Chicago Red Stars Lose to Kansas City Current 2-1



CHICAGO, Ill. (April 24, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars ended Challenge Cup play with a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Current today.

KEY MOMENTS:

‘6 Alyssa Naeher stops a dangerous shot from Kansas City

‘35 Kansas City gets a 1v1 against Naeher but Naeher does well to stop the shot and keep things level

‘49 Lorea finds the back of the net for Kansas City

‘51 Bianca St-Georges receives a ball from Ella Stevens and sneaks the shot past the Current’s keeper to tie the match

‘65 DiBernardo takes a shot on goal after the ball bounces around the Current’s 18-yard box, but their keeper is able to coral the shot

‘76 A cross for Kansas City finds Kristen Hamilton who is able to get it past Naeher GAME NOTES:

  • Despite the loss, the Red Stars were able to control possession (57%), take more shots in the box (7) and complete more passes in the final third (109) than Kansas City

  • DiBernardo and Wright showed their veteran leadership today and were among the top five players in shots, shots on target, chances created, completed passes in the final third and crosses attempted

  • St-Georges had a dynamic Challenge Cup, finding herself in dangerous positions to score in multiple games. St-Georges efforts finally paid off this game when she was able to sneak in a shot after a floating cross from Ella Stevens found her in the box. That is St-Georges' second Challenge Cup goal in her career

Next Game

Chicago Red Stars vs. Racing Louisville FC April 30, 2022, 7:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium

Goals by Half 1 2 F

CHI 0 1 1

KCC 0 2 2

Scoring Summary:

CHI: ‘51 St-Georges

KCC: ‘49 Lorea, ‘76 Hamilton

Disciplinary Report

CHI: 45+1 Arin Wright yellow card

KCC: ‘74 Kristen Edmonds yellow card

Lineup

CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Amanda Kowalski (Alyssa Mautz), Kayla Sharples, Tatumn Milazzo, Zoe Morse, Vanessa DiBernardo, Danielle Colaprico, Arin Wright, Bianca St-Georges, Yuki Nagasato, Sarah Griffith (Ella Stevens)

KCC: Cassie Miller, Izzy Rodriguez (Lorea), Elizabeth Ball, Taylor Leach, Jenna Winebrenner, Mallory Weber (LaBonta), Desi Scott, Kristen Edmonds, Victoria Pickett (Curran), Elyse Bennett (Del Fava), Kristen Hamilton (McCain)