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Chicago Red Stars Clinch Playoff Spot with 2-0 Win Against Angel City



CHICAGO, Ill. (October 2, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars clinched a spot in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs with a 2-0 win over Angel City FC. The Red Stars will take on San Diego Wave FC October 16 in San Diego.

KEY MOMENTS:

12’ An interception in Angel City’s territory gives Vanessa DiBernardo an opportunity for a shot on goal, but her attempt goes just wide of the goal

28’ Angel City is able to get the ball past the Red Stars defense, but Alyssa Naeher makes a big save to keep things level


33’ Malloy Pugh skirts Angel City’s defense to take a shot on goal, but Angel City’s keeper is able to step in front of the ball and save the shot


36’ Arin Wright makes a run across the Chicago box to put her foot in the way of a clear shot for Angel City


45+2’ Sarah Luebbert dribbles into Angel City’s box with ease, completing a pass to Mal Pugh who is able to bury it in the back of the net and give the Red Stars the lead


57’ Angel City is awarded a penalty kick, but the attempt hits the far-right post and goes out for a goal kick


76’ Yuki Nagasato breaks away from Angel City to take a shot and it connects with the back of the net extending the lead to 2-0

GAME NOTES:


  • With the win tonight, Chicago clinched a spot in the NWSL playoffs for the seventh straight year

  • The Red Stars were able to out shoot Angel City (14 to 7) and took more shots inside the box than the visitors (9 to 4)

  • Morgan Gautrat played a pivotal role in the Red Stars midfield, completing 14 passes in the final third of the field and contributing on defense with 16 recovered balls

Goals by Half 1 2 F CHI 1 1 2

LA 0 0 0

Scoring Summary:

CHI: 45+2’ Mallory Pugh (Luebbert), 76’ Yuki Nagasato

LA:

Disciplinary Report

CHI: 63’ Yellow Card Danielle Colaprico

LA: 67’ Yellow Card Megan Reid, 74’ Yellow Card Clarisse Le Bihan

Lineup

CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Tatumn Milazzo, Amanda Kowalski, Arin Wright, Danielle Colaprico, Morgan Gautrat (Sarah Griffith), Vanessa DiBernardo, Rachel Hill, Yuki Nagasato, Mallory Pugh (Ella Stevens), Sarah Luebbert (Jill Aguilera)

LA: A. Schult, J. Spencer (T. Lussi), M. Reid, A. Riley (H. Breslin), S. McCaskill, C. Rocarro, D. Weatherholt, J. Endo (M. Vignola), S. Charley, C. Le Bihan (M. Hammond)