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Chicago Red Stars Fall to San Diego Wave 2-1

CHICAGO, Ill. (May 15, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars fell to the San Diego Wave 2-1 in the Red Stars’ first trip out west to face the new club. Rookie Ava Cook scored the club’s lone goal, making this her first goal as a professional.


5’ San Diego makes a run into the Red Stars box and take a shot with Alyssa Naeher making a great save

9’ A Red Stars corner kick rattles around in the San Diego box and falls to Bianca St-Georges who takes a shot that goes just wide of the post

10’ Amanda Kowalski dribbles into San Diego’s half and takes a shot from distance that goes just wide of the upper ninety

35’ Red Stars defense successfully shut down a San Diego run into the box

41’ San Diego makes a run into the Red Star box, ending with a close attempt but goes wide

55’ Goal by Alex Morgan after a yellow card for Sharples gives San Diego a penalty kick 67’ Save again by Naeher as San Diego continues heavy pressure in the Red Stars' third 73’ Tatumn Milazzo ends a run by San Diego’s Turnbow with a clutch slide 88’ A cross lofted into the Chicago box finds San Diego’s Kaleigh Riehl who is able to capitalize 89’ An immediate answer to San Diego, Jill Aguilera makes a cross, ricochets to Yuki Nagasato who touches it to Cook and she is able to bend one into the net GAME NOTES:

  • Ava Cook scored her first NWSL goal and broke San Diego’s streak of no goals allowed so far this season

  • With a depleted roster due to injury, the Red Stars’ younger players stepped up to play big minutes. In total, five rookies made appearances for the Red Stars today

Next Game

Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride May 22, 2022, 6:00 p.m. CT at Exploria Stadium

Goals by Half

1 2 F

CHI 0 1 1

SD 0 2 2

Scoring Summary:

CHI: 90’ Cook (Nagasato)

SD: 55’ Morgan, 88’ Riehl

Disciplinary Report

CHI: 53’ Sharples yellow card

SD: 89’ Sheridan yellow card


CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Amanda Kowalski, Kayla Sharples, Tatumn Milazzo, Bianca St-Georges (Sam Fisher), Zoe Morse, Vanessa DiBernardo (Danielle Colaprico), Alyssa Matuz (Jill Aguilera), Yuki Nagasato, Rachel Hill (Sarah Griffith), Ava Cook

SD: Kailen Sheridan, Naomi Girma, Emily Van Egmond, Amirah Ali, Jodie Taylor (Turnbow), Alex Morgan (Breide), Kristen McNabb, Kaleigh Riehl, Tegan McGrady, Christen Westphal, Taylor Kornieck