Chicago Red Stars CHI

11‑7‑6 , 7‑3‑2 Home

1
Final
Sat, Jun 17

Washington SpiritWAS

5‑15‑4 , 2‑8‑2 Away

1

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 3,189

Press, Chicago equalize for draw against Spirit

Red Stars keep unbeaten streak alive in Week 9

Christen Press converted a second-half corner kick for the Chicago Red Stars to salvage the draw at home. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

By Meg Linehan

Christen Press and the Chicago Red Stars salvaged a draw against the Washington Spirit at home thanks to a penalty kick late in the second half. The Spirit looked on the verge of their first win on the road this season, but Press converted the penalty to even things up at 1–1, much to the delight of the 3,189 fans at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

The Spirit held an advantage most of the match thanks to forward Francisca Ordega’s goal in the 42nd minute. Forward Cheyna Williams sent a long pass forward for Ordega, who held off two Chicago defenders to slip it past Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. The first half strike was Ordega’s third goal of the season.

Ordega said Lifetime after the game that the point on the road was a disappointment. “I think we let the opportunity slip away because we were hoping to win. We worked really hard for this, and as you can see, we played really well. We did our best, but we couldn’t get the result we wanted.”

Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé nearly kept the clean sheet on Saturday, making three saves, including one on Chicago midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo in the 51st minute.

Despite missing key players in the starting XI thanks to injuries — including forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Tori Huster — the Spirit did enjoy the return of defender Caprice Dydasco for her first appearance of the 2017 season during the second half.

As Washington head coach Jim Gabarra said on Lifetime at the half, the result on the road shows progress for his team. “It’s a credit to the back end of our roster, and players who are getting the opportunity to show they can do it in this league. We’re without five starters who we thought would be in our line up when I put the roster together. I couldn’t be happier. I think we’re pulling together as a team. This is one of the toughest places in the league to play, and I think we’re giving them some problems.”

While the Spirit may have given the Red Stars some problems, Chicago maintained their edge in possession and shots on goal and looked to equalize in the second half. Christen Press’s penalty kick ensured the Red Stars stayed unbeaten at home this season, and stretches their six-game streak without a loss.

Chicago midfielder Julie Ertz said on Lifetime after the game that there were positives along with the point at home. “When you’re down a goal to show that you have resilience is huge in the beginning of the season, knowing that it could happen at the end of the season as well. But all in all, we got a tie and we’re a little disappointed. We love getting our wins, especially at home.”

Red Stars defender Casey Short discussed the second-half turnaround on Lifetime after the game, saying that she and team pushed through some tiredness. “I think it was our mentality. The first half, we didn’t do what we needed to do. Second half, we came out, we put a few passes together and broke some lines and were successful.”

Red Stars midfielder Taylor Comeau left the match with an injury in the 75th minute after a collision with Spirit midfielder Kristie Mewis. Comeau was immediately evaluated by the Red Stars’ team doctor, and was subsequently transported to a local hospital for chest x-rays as a precaution.

The Red Stars will hope to keep their streak alive at Toyota Park next week when they face Sky Blue FC on Sunday, June 25 while the Spirit will host the Portland Thorns on Saturday, June 24.

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
  68'
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
  31'   68'
7

Taylor Comeau

Defender
  80'
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
4

Alyssa Mautz

Defensive Midfielder
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Attacking Midfielder
11

Sofia Huerta

Forward
23

Christen Press

Forward
  82'

substitutes

18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
  68'
19

Summer Green

Substitute
  68'
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
30

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
  80'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute
13

Morgan Proffitt

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
  81'
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Midfielder
  61'
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  62'
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
  89'
20

Cheyna Williams

Midfielder
  70'
19

Kristie Mewis

Forward
14

Francisca Ordega

Forward
  42'

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
16

Cameron Castleberry

Substitute
3

Caprice Dydasco

Substitute
  61'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
  89'
7

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Substitute
  70'
12

Katie Stengel

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, Washington Spirit 1.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, Washington Spirit 1.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lauren Kaskie (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Arielle Ship replaces Havana Solaun.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Sarah Gorden.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

83'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Lauren Kaskie tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

82'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Washington Spirit 1. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

81'

YELLOW CARD

Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Chicago Red Stars. Christen Press draws a foul in the penalty area.

81'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) after a foul in the penalty area.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Lauren Kaskie replaces Taylor Comeau.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars).

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

77'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Chicago Red Stars).

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

72'

FREE KICK WON

Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit).

71'

FREE KICK WON

Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Line Sigvardsen Jensen replaces Cheyna Williams.

70'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

70'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Sarah Gorden replaces Samantha Johnson.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Summer Green replaces Katie Naughton.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit).

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

62'

YELLOW CARD

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62'

FREE KICK WON

Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

62'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

61'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco replaces Alyssa Kleiner.

60'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cheyna Williams following a set piece situation.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

52'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Whitney Church.

51'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

51'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 0, Washington Spirit 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 0, Washington Spirit 1.

45'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

45'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 0, Washington Spirit 1. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cheyna Williams with a through ball.

39'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit).

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

37'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

33'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Chicago Red Stars).

31'

YELLOW CARD

Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

30'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Casey Short.

25'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Sofia Huerta tries a through ball, but Alyssa Mautz is caught offside.

25'

FREE KICK WON

Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

23'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Taylor Comeau.

21'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

16'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

5'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

3'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
61
Caprice Dydasco 3
Alyssa Kleiner 22
68
Summer Green 19
Kathleen Naughton 5
68
Sarah Gorden 14
Samantha Johnson 16
70
Line Sigvardsen Jensen 7
Cheyna Williams 20
80
Lauren Kaskie 30
Taylor Comeau 7
89
Arielle Ship 2
Havana Solaun 9
42
goal

Francisca Ordega 14

Assisted by: Cheyna Williams 20

82
goal

Christen Press 23

Penalty Kick

31
yellow card

Kathleen Naughton 5

62
yellow card

Meggie Dougherty Howard 29

81
yellow card

Shelina Zadorsky 4

WAS

Goals & Assists

42′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega
Assisted by: Cheyna Williams
82′ Chicago Red Stars
Christen Press
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

31′ Chicago Red Stars
Kathleen Naughton
62′ Washington Spirit
Meggie Dougherty Howard
81′ Washington Spirit
Shelina Zadorsky

Substitutions

61′ Washington Spirit
  Caprice Dydasco
  Alyssa Kleiner
68′ Chicago Red Stars
  Summer Green
  Kathleen Naughton
68′ Chicago Red Stars
  Sarah Gorden
  Samantha Johnson
70′ Washington Spirit
  Line Sigvardsen Jensen
  Cheyna Williams
80′ Chicago Red Stars
  Lauren Kaskie
  Taylor Comeau
89′ Washington Spirit
  Arielle Ship
  Havana Solaun


CHI

Match Statistics


WAS

9
Shots
5
4
Shots On Goal
2
3
Shots Blocked
2
8
Corners
3
22
Crosses
7
2
Offsides
0
12
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
422
Total Passes
326
71.8%
Passing Accuracy
58.9%
57.3%
Possession
42.7%
44
Duels Won
45
10
Tackles Won
15
1
Saves
3
18
Clearances
20

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
16 D Samantha Johnson 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 D Taylor Comeau 80 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 3 3 5 0 1 2
8 DM Julie Ertz 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
4 DM Alyssa Mautz 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
10 AM Vanessa DiBernardo 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 1
11 F Sofia Huerta 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
23 F Christen Press 90 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 2
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 S Summer Green 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Lauren Kaskie 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Morgan Proffitt 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 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
6 D Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
22 M Alyssa Kleiner 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
9 M Havana Solaun 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 M Cheyna Williams 70 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
19 F Kristie Mewis 90 0 0 2 2 3 0 2 3
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 5 3
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Cameron Castleberry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Caprice Dydasco 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Line Sigvardsen Jensen 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Katie Stengel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 1 9 3 1 0 0 0