Chicago Red Stars CHI

11‑7‑6 , 7‑3‑2 Home

2
Final
Sun, Sep 3

North Carolina CourageNC

16‑7‑1 , 7‑4‑1 Away

1

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 3,745

Chicago Red Stars pick up massive home win over Courage, 2-1

Julie Ertz provided the game-winning goal in the 84th minute

Julie Ertz and Yuki Nagasato celebrate their combined efforts that led to a Red Stars goal at home (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel for isiphotos.com)

The Chicago Red Stars earned a much-needed win at home in Toyota Park, thanks in large part to the defensive and offensive contributions of Julie Ertz. Ertz provided the game-winning goal in the 84th minute, thanks to her header off forward Yuki Nagasato‘s ball in front. Nagasato had a goal of her own in the 52nd minute for the second half comeback against the league-leaders North Carolina Courage.

Forwards Jessica McDonald and Lynn Williams linked up for the Courage’s opening goal in the 15th minute.

Chicago head coach Rory Dames must have given quite the speech in the locker room as the Red Stars came up with an equalizer, after pressure from Ertz caused a turnover in the midfield. Forward Christen Press found a wide-open Nagasato for the finish:

Ertz and Nagasato linked up for the game-winner, as Ertz redirected Nagasato’s ball in to the box past Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland. The Red Stars scored two goals on only three shots on goal for the match. The Courage owned possession in the match with 56.2% overall, and also outshot the Red Stars 21-7.

Ertz also received a yellow card during the rather physical match, and North Carolina midfielder McCall Zerboni finally picked up her fifth yellow card of the season after being one card away from the automatic suspension since June 3.

Midfielder Morgan Brian made her debut for the Red Stars following the trade made late last month between Chicago and the Houston Dash.

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
  40'
8

Julie Ertz

Defensive Midfielder
  73'   84'
4

Alyssa Mautz

Defensive Midfielder
  46'
7

Taylor Comeau

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
23

Christen Press

Forward
11

Sofia Huerta

Forward

substitutes

13

Morgan Brian

Substitute
  64'
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
30

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute
12

Yuki Nagasato

Substitute
  46'   52'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
7

McCall Zerboni

Defensive Midfielder
  77'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Attacking Midfielder
  78'
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacking Midfielder
9

Lynn Williams

Attacking Midfielder
  15'
14

Jessica McDonald

Forward
  72'

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
12

Ashley Hatch

Substitute
  72'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Substitute
  78'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

84'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 2, North Carolina Courage 1. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a cross.

83'

OFFSIDE

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

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Erceg.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

78'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Debinha replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

77'

YELLOW CARD

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

77'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

YELLOW CARD

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Ashley Hatch replaces Jessica McDonald.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

68'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

65'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Morgan Brian replaces Taylor Comeau.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

63'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63'

FREE KICK WON

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

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

61'

OFFSIDE

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

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Erceg following a fast break.

56'

FREE KICK WON

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

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alyssa Naeher.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, North Carolina Courage 1. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christen Press.

50'

OFFSIDE

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

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a headed pass following a corner.

48'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

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

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43'

START DELAY

Delay in match Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage) because of an injury.

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

41'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

40'

YELLOW CARD

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

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

40'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

35'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Taylor Comeau.

34'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

31'

MISS

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

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

27'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

16'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

13'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

9'

OFFSIDE

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

6'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

4'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

1'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

1'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
46
Yuki Nagasato 12
Alyssa Mautz 4
64
Morgan Brian 13
Taylor Comeau 7
72
Ashley Hatch 12
Jessica McDonald 14
78
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
Denise O'Sullivan 8
15
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Jessica McDonald 14

52
goal

Yuki Nagasato 12

Assisted by: Christen Press 23

84
goal

Julie Ertz 8

Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato 12

40
yellow card

Danielle Colaprico 24

73
yellow card

Julie Ertz 8

77
yellow card

McCall Zerboni 7

NC

Goals & Assists

15′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Jessica McDonald
52′ Chicago Red Stars
Yuki Nagasato
Assisted by: Christen Press
84′ Chicago Red Stars
Julie Ertz
Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato

Disciplinary

40′ Chicago Red Stars
Danielle Colaprico
73′ Chicago Red Stars
Julie Ertz
77′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni

Substitutions

46′ Chicago Red Stars
  Yuki Nagasato
  Alyssa Mautz
64′ Chicago Red Stars
  Morgan Brian
  Taylor Comeau
72′ North Carolina Courage
  Ashley Hatch
  Jessica McDonald
78′ North Carolina Courage
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
  Denise O'Sullivan


CHI

Match Statistics


NC

0
Shots
0
0
Shots On Goal
0
0
Shots Blocked
0
0
Corners
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Offsides
0
0
Fouls
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
Total Passes
0
0%
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Possession
0%
0
Duels Won
0
0
Tackles Won
0
0
Saves
0
0
Clearances
0

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Casey Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 DM Julie Ertz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DM Alyssa Mautz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 AM Taylor Comeau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 F Christen Press 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 F Sofia Huerta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Morgan Brian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michele Dalton 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
30 S Lauren Kaskie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Yuki Nagasato 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Taylor Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DM Samantha Mewis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DM McCall Zerboni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 AM Denise O'Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 AM Kristen Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 AM Lynn Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Makenzy Doniak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Ashley Hatch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Sam Witteman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0