Utah Royals FC UTA

0‑1‑3 , 0‑1‑0 Home

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Final
Sat, Apr 14

Chicago Red StarsCHI

2‑1‑2 , 1‑0‑1 Away

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Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 19,203

Colaprico, Red Stars spoil Utah’s home opener

A crowd of 19,203 turned out for Utah Royals FC's inaugural home game

Danielle Colaprico scores her first goal of 2018.

Sandy, Utah — It was the inaugural home game for Utah Royals FC, but Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico spoiled the party at Rio Tinto Stadium.

 

A near-capacity crowd of 19,203 turned up for Saturday’s game in Utah with the home side in search of their first NWSL win after two draws to start the season.

 

But Colaprico’s first half goal proved the difference and handed Utah Royals FC their first NWSL loss.

 

The environment was unbelievable,” Utah captain Becky Sauerbrunn said after the game. “Kudos to Utah for showing up and supporting us. It was something special today. I feel like I was part of something special. It’s disappointing that we didn’t get the win to kind of add to the wonderful day. But to play in front of a crowd like that. … This is why we play soccer. It was wonderful.”

 

Colaprico gave the Red Stars the lead in the 27th minute. Alyssa Mautz served a ball into the box in the direction of Yuki Nagasato, playing her first game of the season after missing the first two due to a hamstring strain. Utah Royals FC defender Rachel Corsie won the header, but her clearance went to Colaprico, alone outside the top of the penalty box. Colaprico took a touch to settle the ball before swinging a right-footed volley shot into the upper right hand corner. Utah goalkeeper Abby Smith dove for it, but the ball was too high to get a hand on.

 

Her goal silenced the crowd for a few moments.

 

Afterwards we realized that the crowd was pretty quiet when we scored. It’s always a good thing when you’re away at a game and the crowd is silent,” Colaprico said.

 

I told her at halftime I’d vote for it for Goal of the Week,” Red Stars coach Rory Dames said. “[Colaprico] has some special abilities. There’s no question about it. When we play her lower, those don’t come out. She hits that kind of stuff in training all the time with either foot. The fact that she did it in that moment, in that situation, with the crowd that was here — I’m happy for her.”

 

The goal gave the Red Stars their first lead of the season, and eventually their first win — after a 1-1 draw on the road vs. Houston and a 3-2 loss at home to Portland.

 

The loss leaves Utah still in search of their first NWSL win, as well as their second goal of the year. After scoring in the third minute of their opening game, Utah has been shutout for the last 267 minutes.

 

Utah’s offense got a big boost late in Saturday’s game with the return of a key offensive player.

 

Forward Amy Rodriguez entered the game in the 77th minute, her first game since tearing her ACL on April 16, 2017. Rodriguez subbed in to the loudest cheers of the afternoon and was involved in a few late chances as Utah tried to level the match.

 

 

Rodriguez missed all of 2016 due to the birth of her son, so she had only played in one game over the last two years before Saturday.

 

“It was quite the adrenaline rush,” Rodriguez said on Lifetime to Dalen Cuff after the game.  “I’m so excited to put on the cleats again, put on the jersey. It just feels great to be out there again.”

 

 

“It’s bittersweet because of the loss,” Rodriguez told reporters after the game.

 

Rodriguez said she was loosely targeting the home opener for her return, but didn’t know for sure she would play until she was told to start warming up in the 65th minute.

 

 

Utah’s best chance to even the score came in the 56th minute. Diana Matheson found Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir in behind the defense, forcing Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher to make a kick save. The rebound bounced to Brooke Elby, but her shot went wide.

 

The play was similar to Jane Campbell’s stop on Jónsdóttir in Utah’s Week 2 draw with the Dash, which earned Campbell Save of the Week honors.

 

Chicago had a few chances of their own to add to their lead. In the 22nd minute, Nagasato’s shot beat Smith, but hit the post. Then in the 47th minute, Nagasato’s header on a corner kick was cleared off the line by Utah’s Lo’eau LaBonta.

 

Utah Royals FC will next face the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 21, in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. The Red Stars travel home for a midweek meeting with the Dash on Wednesday, April 18.

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
13

Brooke Elby

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
5

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  46'
6

Katie Bowen

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Attacking Midfielder
10

Diana Matheson

Attacking Midfielder
  77'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Striker

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
12

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
  46'
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
8

Amy Rodriguez

Substitute
  77'
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  62'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
7

Taylor Comeau

Defender
2

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Midfielder
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
  27'
11

Sofia Huerta

Midfielder
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  80'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Striker
  90 + 1'

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
  80'
13

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute
  90 + 1'
25

Erin Yenney

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Utah Royals 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Summer Green tries a through ball, but Stephanie McCaffrey is caught offside.

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Stephanie McCaffrey replaces Yuki Nagasato.

90'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Abby Smith tries a through ball, but Erika Tymrak is caught offside.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Summer Green replaces Alyssa Mautz.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Amy Rodriguez replaces Diana Matheson.

75'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

72'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Elise Thorsnes following a set piece situation.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak tries a through ball, but Elise Thorsnes is caught offside.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a corner.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

60'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals).

59'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez following a set piece situation.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Johnson.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

46'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez following a set piece situation.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez replaces Kelley O'Hara.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Utah Royals 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Rachel Corsie tries a through ball, but Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir is caught offside.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Brooke Elby (Utah Royals).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals).

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37'

FREE KICK WON

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elise Thorsnes.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

31'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katie Bowen tries a through ball, but Lo'eau LaBonta is caught offside.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta with a cross following a corner.

29'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Taylor Comeau.

27'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

25'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Desiree Scott tries a through ball, but Brooke Elby is caught offside.

22'

POST

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

20'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a set piece situation.

17'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals).

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Elise Thorsnes with a cross.

3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Diana Matheson following a set piece situation.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
46
Sydney Miramontez
Kelley O'Hara
62
Erika Tymrak
Lo’eau LaBonta
77
Amy Rodriguez
Diana Matheson
80
Summer Green 19
Alyssa Mautz 4
90 +1
Stephanie McCaffrey 9
Yuki Nagasato 12
27
goal

Danielle Colaprico 24

CHI

Goals & Assists

27′ Chicago Red Stars
Danielle Colaprico

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Utah Royals FC
  Sydney Miramontez
  Kelley O'Hara
62′ Utah Royals FC
  Erika Tymrak
  Lo’eau LaBonta
77′ Utah Royals FC
  Amy Rodriguez
  Diana Matheson
80′ Chicago Red Stars
  Summer Green
  Alyssa Mautz
90 + 1′ Chicago Red Stars
  Stephanie McCaffrey
  Yuki Nagasato


UTA

Match Statistics


CHI

13
Shots
10
1
Shots On Goal
2
3
Shots Blocked
4
3
Corners
4
9
Crosses
17
6
Offsides
1
10
Fouls
6
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
423
Total Passes
411
70.7%
Passing Accuracy
71.8%
50.4%
Possession
49.6%
63
Duels Won
65
11
Tackles Won
22
0
Saves
1
6
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
13 D Brooke Elby 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
5 D Kelley O'Hara 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
6 DM Katie Bowen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 62 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
23 AM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 2
10 AM Diana Matheson 77 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
20 F Elise Thorsnes 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 2
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Amy Rodriguez 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 28 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 1 10 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Comeau 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
15 M Michele Vasconcelos 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
24 M Danielle Colaprico 90 1 0 1 1 4 0 3 2
11 M Sofia Huerta 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 M Alyssa Mautz 80 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
12 F Yuki Nagasato 89 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 S Lauren Kaskie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 S Erin Yenney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 0 13 1 0 0 0 0