Chicago Red Stars Take Down Gotham FC 2-0
CHICAGO, Ill. (August 7, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars beat New Jersey/New York Gotham FC by a score of 2-0 at SeatGeek Stadium tonight. Orland Park native, Tatumn Milazzo, opened up the scoring for the Red Stars in the first half, and rookie Ava Cook added a goal of her own in the second half off of a free kick from Mallory Pugh.
13’ Ava Cook narrowly misses an opportunity to score as Gotham’s keeper is able to regain possession of the ball a few feet away from the goal
27’ Mallory Pugh’s shot from inside the box goes just wide of the goal
30’ A pass from Sarah Luebbert sets up Yuki Nagasato to shoot from inside the box but the attempt goes just high of the net
39’ Tatumn Milazzo slides under a charging Gotham forward to regain possession of the ball for the Red Stars, stopping a break away
45+4’ Danielle Colaprico crosses a ball into the box that Milazzo is able to get her head on to score a goal during stoppage time
55’ Pugh sets up Sarah Luebbert with a cross to take a shot on goal from inside the box, but Gotham’s goalkeeper is able to stop the shot
66’ Cook is able to take advantage of a free kick from Pugh to score the second goal of the match
The Red Stars dominated the match, with 60.4 percent possession, 1.7 expected goals and 39 touches in the opponent’s box compared to Gotham’s 39.6 percent possession, 0.15 expected goals and 4 touches in the Red Stars’ box.
The midfield of DiBernardo and Colaprico for the Red Stars proved once again to be crucial for the Red Stars. The two combined for six chances created for the team, and 16 recoveries between the pair.
Bianca St-Georges and Sarah Luebbert were dangerous for the Red Stars on offense. The two took turns making runs down the wings both combining for two shots on target and a few crosses into Gotham’s box.
Angel City FC vs. Chicago Red Stars August 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m. CT at Banc of California Stadium
Goals by Half
1 2 F
CHI 1 1 2
NJY 0 0 0
CHI: 45+4’ Milazzo (Colaprico), 66’ Cook (Pugh)
NJY: 33’ Yellow Card Kristie Mewis, 87’ Yellow Card Nicole Baxter, 90+2’ Yellow Card Cameron Tucker
CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Zoe Morse, Arin Wright, Tatumn Milazzo, Bianca St-Georges (Jill Aguilera), Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Sarah Luebbert (Rachel Hill), Yuki Nagasato, Ava Cook (Ella Stevens), Mallory Pugh (Sarah Griffith)
NJY: Michelle Betos, Caprice Dydasco (Jenna Bike), Ellie Jean, Mandy Freeman, Estelle Johnson, Taryn Torres (Nicole Baxter), McCall Zerboni (Jennifer Cudjoe), Kristie Mewis, Paige Monaghan (Nahomi Kawasumi), Taylor Smith (Cameron Tucker), Margaret Purce