Washington Spirit WAS

5‑15‑4 , 3‑7‑2 Home

1
Final
Sat, Aug 26

Chicago Red StarsCHI

11‑7‑6 , 4‑4‑4 Away

2

Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,469

Christen Press scores late game-winner, Red Stars beat Spirit 2-1

The Red Stars remain in third place in the NWSL

Chicago Red Stars forward Christen Press scored her 10th goal of the season on Saturday. (Photo credit: Jose Argueta/isiphotos.com)

Chicago Red Stars forward Christen Press scored her 10th goal of the season in the 87th minute, off an assist from Julie Ertz, to give Chicago a 2-1 win on the road over the Washington Spirit in front of a crowd of 3,469 at the Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex Boyds, Maryland.

The win stopped the bleeding for the Red Stars (9-6-5, 32 points), who lost three straight home games in a span of eight days last week and needed a win to stay in third place in the NWSL standings.

The loss eliminated the Spirit (4-11-4, 16 points) from playoff contention.

Press scored the game-winner just six minutes after the Spirit equalized. Ertz sent a long ball over the top as Press made a run down the left wing. Press got in behind the Spirit defense, collected the pass in stride, and cut around Spirit goalkeeper Didi Haracic before finishing from a tight angle to make it 2-1.

With the goal, Press becomes just the third player in NWSL history to score 10 or more goals in a season twice, joining Kim Little (2014 and 2015) and Jessica McDonald (2014 and 2016). Press scored 10 goals in 11 games in 2015. It’s her 34th career NWSL goal, moving her into sole possession of second place all-time.

Spirit forward Cheyna Williams tied the match 1-1 in the 81st minute, heading home a well-placed free kick from Mallory Pugh for her fourth goal of the season. The goal came on the Spirit’s first and only shot on goal in the match. Press fouled Caprice Dydasco to set up the free kick.

It’s the first assist of Pugh’s NWSL career.

Red Stars midfielder Kristie Mewis, who was just traded on Monday to Chicago by Washington, scored against her former team to opening the scoring. Starting in her first game with her new club, Mewis scored on assist by Danielle Colaprico in the 23rd minute to make it 1-0. Colaprico chased down a ball on the left wing that looked like it may have been out of bounds, but no whistle blew and Colaprico knocked it towards the area before passing it back to Mewis in the box. Mewis took a few touches before hitting it past two defenders and Haracic for her first goal with her new team.

Spirit rookie forward Arielle Ship was stretchered off in the 70th minute after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury.

Spirit forward Francisca Ordega (right knee chondral defect) entered as a substitute in the 90th minute, her first appearance since July 8 because of injury.

The Red Stars will next take on the first-place North Carolina Courage at home on Sunday. The Red Stars are just one of four teams to beat the Courage this year, and they’ve done so twice: a 3-1 road win on May 21 followed by a 3-2 home win on May 27.

The next game for the Spirit is also against the Courage, as they welcome North Carolina to town for a midweek meeting on Wednesday night.

Washington Spirit

21

DiDi Haracic

Goalkeeper
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Defender
  90'
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
  90 + 3'
5

Whitney Church

Defender
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
11

Mallory Pugh

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
  60'
20

Cheyna Williams

Forward
  81'
2

Arielle Ship

Forward
  70'

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
10

Estefanía Banini

Substitute
  60'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  70'
1

Stephanie Labbe

Substitute
14

Francisca Ordega

Substitute
  90'
12

Morgan Proffitt

Substitute
18

Kelsey Wys

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

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
  70'
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
15

Kristie Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
  81'   23'
11

Sofia Huerta

Attacking Midfielder
23

Christen Press

Forward
  87'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Forward
  64'

substitutes

7

Taylor Comeau

Substitute
  81'
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
4

Alyssa Mautz

Substitute
  66'   64'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 2.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 2.

90'+6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

90'+6'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+4'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini tries a through ball, but Cheyna Williams is caught offside.

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Francisca Ordega replaces Alyssa Kleiner.

87'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 2. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

86'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Whitney Church.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

84'

FREE KICK WON

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

83'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

83'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

82'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Alyssa Kleiner.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Taylor Comeau replaces Kristie Mewis.

81'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh following a set piece situation.

80'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

79'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Casey Short.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cali Farquharson.

78'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

74'

OFFSIDE

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

73'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

70'

YELLOW CARD

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Arielle Ship because of an injury.

69'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

66'

YELLOW CARD

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

66'

START DELAY

Delay in match Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

66'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Alyssa Mautz replaces Yuki Nagasato.

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini replaces Havana Solaun.

55'

OFFSIDE

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

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

54'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

52'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars).

START

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

45'+1'

END 1

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

45'

FREE KICK WON

Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

45'

OFFSIDE

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

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Alyssa Kleiner tries a through ball, but Cheyna Williams is caught offside.

40'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from very close range is too high following a set piece situation.

39'

POST

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kristie Mewis following a set piece situation.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit).

39'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mallory Pugh following a set piece situation.

32'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

31'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

30'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27'

FREE KICK WON

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

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

23'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Yuki Nagasato.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mallory Pugh with a cross following a corner.

9'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie Ertz.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

7'

FREE KICK WON

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

6'

OFFSIDE

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

6'

OFFSIDE

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

4'

FREE KICK WON

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

3'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
60
Estefanía Banini 10
Havana Solaun 9
64
Alyssa Mautz 4
Yuki Nagasato 12
70
Cali Farquharson 17
Arielle Ship 2
81
Taylor Comeau 7
Kristie Mewis 15
90
Francisca Ordega 14
Alyssa Kleiner 22
23
goal

Kristie Mewis 15

Assisted by: Danielle Colaprico 24

81
goal

Cheyna Williams 20

Assisted by: Mallory Pugh 11

87
goal

Christen Press 23

Assisted by: Julie Ertz 8

66
yellow card

Alyssa Mautz 4

70
yellow card

Danielle Colaprico 24

90 +3
yellow card

Estelle Johnson 24

CHI

Goals & Assists

23′ Chicago Red Stars
Kristie Mewis
Assisted by: Danielle Colaprico
81′ Washington Spirit
Cheyna Williams
Assisted by: Mallory Pugh
87′ Chicago Red Stars
Christen Press
Assisted by: Julie Ertz

Disciplinary

66′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
70′ Chicago Red Stars
Danielle Colaprico
90 + 3′ Washington Spirit
Estelle Johnson

Substitutions

60′ Washington Spirit
  Estefanía Banini
  Havana Solaun
64′ Chicago Red Stars
  Alyssa Mautz
  Yuki Nagasato
70′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Arielle Ship
81′ Chicago Red Stars
  Taylor Comeau
  Kristie Mewis
90′ Washington Spirit
  Francisca Ordega
  Alyssa Kleiner


WAS

Match Statistics


CHI

7
Shots
9
1
Shots On Goal
4
2
Shots Blocked
3
5
Corners
4
20
Crosses
13
2
Offsides
5
18
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
420
Total Passes
361
64%
Passing Accuracy
59.8%
54%
Possession
46%
43
Duels Won
53
5
Tackles Won
14
2
Saves
0
16
Clearances
35

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
22 D Alyssa Kleiner 89 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 M Mallory Pugh 90 0 1 2 2 4 0 1 1
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
9 M Havana Solaun 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 F Cheyna Williams 90 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 2
2 F Arielle Ship 70 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Estefanía Banini 30 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
17 S Cali Farquharson 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Stephanie Labbe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Francisca Ordega 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Morgan Proffitt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Kelsey Wys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
21 G DiDi Haracic 90 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 90 0 1 0 0 4 0 5 1
8 DM Julie Ertz 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 DM Kristie Mewis 81 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
11 AM Sofia Huerta 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
23 F Christen Press 90 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
12 F Yuki Nagasato 64 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0
7 S Taylor Comeau 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Vanessa DiBernardo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Alyssa Mautz 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
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 1 7 0 0 0 0 0