Chicago Red Stars CHI

6‑2‑2 , 5‑0‑2 Home

2
Final
Sun, Jun 25

Sky Blue FCNJ

5‑5‑1 , 2‑4‑1 Away

1

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 3,720

Red Stars come from behind to win 2-1 at home over Sky Blue FC

The Red Stars have not lost since April 29

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Sofia Huerta scored the game-winning goal for the Red Stars in Week 10 vs. Sky Blue FC. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

Sky Blue FC got off to another hot start on the road, but couldn’t hold on in the second half as the Chicago Red Stars came from behind for a 2-1 win on Sunday at Toyota Park in front of a crowd of 3,720 in Bridgeview, Illinois. Chicago’s two goals came in a span of four minutes in the second half thanks to Vanessa DiBernardo and Sofia Huerta.

The win extends Chicago’s unbeaten streak to seven games.

Sky Blue rookie midfielder Madison Tiernan didn’t quite break Raquel Rodriguez’s fastest NWSL record this week, but her 3rd minute goal but the Jersey side out in front 1-0 to stun the home crowd.

Roughly 120 seconds into the game, Red Stars defender Samantha Johnson and Sky Blue forward McKenzie Meehan battled for the ball in the box, with Meehan just knocking the ball off Johnson at the last moment to earn the Jersey side the corner kick. Midfielder Taylor Lytle sent a perfect corner kick right to the head of Tiernan on the right side of the six yard box and Tiernan flicked it into the back of the net for her first NWSL goal.

The Red Stars nearly equalized in the 21st minute with a header of their own as Huerta sent a cross to Jen Hoy, who headed it down and towards the goal frame, but the ball bounced just wide right. Hoy would get another shot — this time with her right foot — in the 31st, but again her effort went just wide right.

Midfielder Alyssa Mautz entered in the second half and brought a bit of new life to the Red Stars offense. In the 57th minute, her long-range volley forced a diving save from Sky Blue FC rookie goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan.

In the 63rd minute, defender Katie Naughton intercepted a ball on Chicago’s defensive side of the field and played a long ball up into the attack. Christie Pearce won the ball in the air for Sky Blue, but DiBernardo stole the rebound away from midfielder Sarah Killion. DiBernardo took a few strides towards the goal, put the ball on her right foot, and dialed up a shot from 25 yards out that beat Sheridan to tie the game.

The score didn’t stay tied for very long. In the 67th minute, left back Casey Short found space on the left wing and sent a low cross into the box to Huerta. With her back to goal, Huerta trapped the ball with her left foot, turned and sent a low left-footed shot in between two Sky Blue defenders and into the bottom right corner of the goal.

In the 75th minute, midfielder Danielle Colaprico went down an apparent right leg injury and had to be helped off the field. She was replaced by Taylor Comeau who had to leave last week’s match after suffering a lung contusion.

It’s the first comeback win of the season for the Red Stars and the first time that Sky Blue FC has lost when scoring first.

Following the game, Chicago sits firmly in second place in the NWSL with 20 points, four clear of Sky Blue FC in third place with 16 points.

The Red Stars now hit the road for a Wednesday night game in Seattle followed by Saturday in Orlando. Sky Blue FC gets to head home to host Orlando on Wednesday before heading down to North Carolina to face the Courage in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime on Saturday, July 1.

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
  76'
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
11

Sofia Huerta

Defensive Midfielder
  67'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Attacking Midfielder
  63'
2

Jennifer Hoy

Forward
  46'
23

Christen Press

Forward

substitutes

4

Alyssa Mautz

Substitute
  46'
7

Taylor Comeau

Substitute
  76'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
30

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
33

Erin Simon

Defender
  53'
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Defensive Midfielder
  87'
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
2

McKenzie Meehan

Attacking Midfielder
6

Taylor Lytle

Attacking Midfielder
  71'
73

Madison Tiernan

Attacking Midfielder
  3'
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward

substitutes

5

Maya Hayes

Substitute
  87'
8

Erica Skroski

Substitute
  53'
10

Daphne Corboz

Substitute
  71'
12

Kim DeCesare

Substitute
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
19

Kelley O'Hara

Substitute
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, Sky Blue 1.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, Sky Blue 1.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes replaces Raquel Rodríguez.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

81'

OFFSIDE

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

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'

OFFSIDE

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

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Taylor Comeau replaces Danielle Colaprico because of an injury.

76'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

75'

START DELAY

Delay in match Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz replaces Taylor Lytle.

71'

FREE KICK WON

Christie Pearce (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz.

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

67'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 2, Sky Blue 1. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Casey Short with a cross.

66'

OFFSIDE

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by McKenzie Meehan.

63'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Sky Blue 1. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

61'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue).

59'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

57'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

57'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

54'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

53'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Erica Skroski replaces Erin Simon.

50'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Danielle Colaprico.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Erin Simon (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Alyssa Mautz replaces Jennifer Hoy.

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 0, Sky Blue 1.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 0, Sky Blue 1.

45'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Casey Short.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mandy Freeman.

38'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue).

32'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Erin Simon.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

29'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Erin Simon tries a through ball, but Taylor Lytle is caught offside.

27'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Casey Short with a cross.

23'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erin Simon.

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta with a cross.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

18'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

16'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Erin Simon.

14'

OFFSIDE

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

13'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

13'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Erin Simon (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christen Press with a cross.

5'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

3'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 0, Sky Blue 1. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

3'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
46
Alyssa Mautz 4
Jennifer Hoy 2
53
Erica Skroski 8
Erin Simon 33
71
Daphne Corboz 10
Taylor Lytle 6
76
Taylor Comeau 7
Danielle Colaprico 24
87
Maya Hayes 5
Raquel Rodriguez 11
3
goal

Madison Tiernan 73

Assisted by: Taylor Lytle 6

63
goal

Vanessa DiBernardo 10

67
goal

Sofia Huerta 11

Assisted by: Casey Short 6

NJ

Goals & Assists

3′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan
Assisted by: Taylor Lytle
63′ Chicago Red Stars
Vanessa DiBernardo
67′ Chicago Red Stars
Sofia Huerta
Assisted by: Casey Short

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Chicago Red Stars
  Alyssa Mautz
  Jennifer Hoy
53′ Sky Blue FC
  Erica Skroski
  Erin Simon
71′ Sky Blue FC
  Daphne Corboz
  Taylor Lytle
76′ Chicago Red Stars
  Taylor Comeau
  Danielle Colaprico
87′ Sky Blue FC
  Maya Hayes
  Raquel Rodriguez


CHI

Match Statistics


NJ

12
Shots
8
5
Shots On Goal
4
1
Shots Blocked
1
7
Corners
5
26
Crosses
25
4
Offsides
1
5
Fouls
7
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
379
Total Passes
450
71%
Passing Accuracy
74.2%
46.2%
Possession
53.8%
50
Duels Won
48
17
Tackles Won
11
3
Saves
3
14
Clearances
13

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Casey Short 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 76 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0
8 DM Julie Ertz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
11 DM Sofia Huerta 90 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 0
10 AM Vanessa DiBernardo 90 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
2 F Jennifer Hoy 45 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
23 F Christen Press 90 0 0 4 4 0 2 1 0
4 S Alyssa Mautz 45 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
7 S Taylor Comeau 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Lauren Kaskie 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 8 3 0 0 0 1
15 D Kayla Mills 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Christie Pearce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
33 D Erin Simon 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 DM Raquel Rodriguez 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 AM McKenzie Meehan 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 3 1
6 AM Taylor Lytle 71 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0
73 AM Madison Tiernan 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
5 S Maya Hayes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Erica Skroski 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Daphne Corboz 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Kim DeCesare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kelley O'Hara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 2 12 3 0 0 0 0