Chicago Red Stars CHI

8‑6‑5 , 6‑3‑2 Home

1
Final
Sun, Aug 20

FC Kansas CityKC

6‑8‑5 , 3‑6‑2 Away

3

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 3,314

FC Kansas City leaves Chicago with all three points in 3-1 win

Leroux, Bowen and Kelly all scored to help keep FCKC in the playoff picture

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Sydney Leroux celebrates her goal with FC Kansas City during the first half against the Chicago Red Stars. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel for isiphots.com)

FC Kansas City scored twice in six minutes during the first half thanks to Sydney Leroux and Katie Bowen, and kept the lead until the final whistle in the 3-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars. Forward Shea Groom provided both assists, and substitute Maegan Kelly scored the final insurance goal with a chip over Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart saved a penalty from Red Stars forward Christen Press during first-half stoppage time after Casey Short drew a foul in the box. But midfielder Julie Ertz provided the lone tally at Toyota Park for Chicago on Sunday, denying Barnhart the clean sheet.

Leroux kicked off scoring thanks to Shea Groom first stripping the ball from the Red Stars, then threading through traffic and feeding Leroux as she called for it near the penalty spot. While Naeher came out and went for the save with her feet, Leroux’s low finish went into the left corner of the goal to put FC Kansas City up on the road 1-0.

Six minutes later, Groom stripped Sam Johnson and had plenty of options in the box for the final touch past Naeher. Defender Katie Bowen had the wide open look at goal for the 2-0 lead.

Groom would be involved in one other key play before the end of the first half, but this time it involved being shown a yellow card for the foul on Casey Short. Press stepped up for the PK, but Barnhart guessed correctly with her diving save.

Chicago came out swinging at the start of the second half, but it took them until the 64th minute to end Barnhart’s clean sheet. After a nifty give-and-go with Yuki Nagasato, Julie Ertz scored her third goal of the season, and first since May to get the Red Stars within one.

Finally, FC Kansas City substitute Maegan Kelly chipped Naeher for the insurance goal in the 80th minute:

Chicago has now lost their last three games, all in an eight-day span, all at home in Toyota Park. The Red Stars are third on the table, but tied with the Orlando Pride at 29 points and only ahead thanks to their head-to-head record against the Pride. Despite the 56.5% edge in possession and outshooting Kansas City 24 to 9 on Sunday, the Red Stars couldn’t earn a result at home. The rest of their season doesn’t get much easier either, with only one home game remaining, and games against the top two teams in September.

FC Kansas City pushed into seventh on the table tonight, only six points back from the final playoff spot, and with their five final games against the Orlando Pride, Sky Blue FC, the Red Stars, Seattle Reign FC and the Houston Dash, sneaking into the top four is doable if they extend their new three-game winning streak.

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
  90 + 3'
6

Casey Short

Defender
  26'
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
  83'
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
  71'
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
  64'
7

Taylor Comeau

Defensive Midfielder
  80'
11

Sofia Huerta

Attacking Midfielder
23

Christen Press

Forward
12

Yuki Nagasato

Forward

substitutes

18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
  80'
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
30

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
  83'
4

Alyssa Mautz

Substitute
  71'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacking Midfielder
  67'
6

Katie Bowen

Attacking Midfielder
  71'   29'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  45'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward
  89'   23'

substitutes

21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
  89'
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
  71'   80'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
  67'
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, FC Kansas City 3.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, FC Kansas City 3.

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Caroline Flynn replaces Sydney Leroux.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Lauren Kaskie replaces Samantha Johnson.

83'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Summer Green replaces Taylor Comeau.

80'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, FC Kansas City 3. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a cross.

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shea Groom with a through ball.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Maegan Kelly replaces Katie Bowen.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Alyssa Mautz replaces Arin Gilliland.

70'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

67'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Shea Groom.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

66'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

64'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, FC Kansas City 2. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a through ball.

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christen Press.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross following a corner.

56'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christen Press with a cross following a corner.

51'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 0, FC Kansas City 2.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 0, FC Kansas City 2.

45'+2'

POST

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a corner.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

45'+1'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

45'

YELLOW CARD

Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Chicago Red Stars. Casey Short draws a foul in the penalty area.

45'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) after a foul in the penalty area.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

40'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shea Groom.

36'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Rebecca Moros tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

33'

MISS

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

32'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 0, FC Kansas City 2. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shea Groom.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Naughton.

28'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

26'

YELLOW CARD

Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

26'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

23'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 0, FC Kansas City 1. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shea Groom.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Christina Gibbons.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

13'

OFFSIDE

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

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta following a set piece situation.

6'

FREE KICK WON

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

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

4'

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 Casey Short.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Casey Short with a cross.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
67
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
71
Alyssa Mautz 4
Arin Gilliland 3
71
Maegan Kelly 44
Katie Bowen 6
80
Summer Green 19
Taylor Comeau 7
83
Lauren Kaskie 30
Samantha Johnson 16
89
Caroline Flynn 21
Sydney Leroux 14
23
goal

Sydney Leroux 14

Assisted by: Shea Groom 2

29
goal

Katie Bowen 6

Assisted by: Shea Groom 2

64
goal

Julie Ertz 8

Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato 12

80
goal

Maegan Kelly 44

Assisted by: Lo’eau LaBonta 9

26
yellow card

Casey Short 6

45
yellow card

Shea Groom 2

90 +3
yellow card

Alyssa Naeher 1

KC

Goals & Assists

23′ FC Kansas City
Sydney Leroux
Assisted by: Shea Groom
29′ FC Kansas City
Katie Bowen
Assisted by: Shea Groom
64′ Chicago Red Stars
Julie Ertz
Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato
80′ FC Kansas City
Maegan Kelly
Assisted by: Lo’eau LaBonta

Disciplinary

26′ Chicago Red Stars
Casey Short
45′ FC Kansas City
Shea Groom
90 + 3′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Naeher

Substitutions

67′ FC Kansas City
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Brittany Ratcliffe
71′ Chicago Red Stars
  Alyssa Mautz
  Arin Gilliland
71′ FC Kansas City
  Maegan Kelly
  Katie Bowen
80′ Chicago Red Stars
  Summer Green
  Taylor Comeau
83′ Chicago Red Stars
  Lauren Kaskie
  Samantha Johnson
89′ FC Kansas City
  Caroline Flynn
  Sydney Leroux


CHI

Match Statistics


KC

24
Shots
9
7
Shots On Goal
7
5
Shots Blocked
0
7
Corners
1
35
Crosses
7
1
Offsides
1
4
Fouls
5
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
442
Total Passes
362
71.5%
Passing Accuracy
65.5%
56.7%
Possession
43.3%
46
Duels Won
45
15
Tackles Won
19
4
Saves
6
11
Clearances
36

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 83 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 71 0 0 4 4 3 0 0 0
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
8 DM Julie Ertz 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
7 DM Taylor Comeau 80 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
11 AM Sofia Huerta 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
23 F Christen Press 90 0 0 7 7 0 1 0 0
12 F Yuki Nagasato 90 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 1
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Lauren Kaskie 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Alyssa Mautz 19 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 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 3 9 4 0 0 1 0
3 D Becca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Sydney Miramontez 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DM Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 AM Brittany Ratcliffe 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 AM Katie Bowen 71 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
2 AM Shea Groom 90 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 2
14 F Sydney Leroux 89 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
21 S Caroline Flynn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 19 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
88 S Alexa Newfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 1 24 6 1 1 0 0