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Chicago Red Stars Tie 2-2 Against The Portland Thorns



CHICAGO, Ill. (May 28, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars tied the Portland Thorns 2-2 tonight at SeatGeek Stadium. Mallory Pugh opened up the scoring in the fourth minute and Rachel Hill’s goal later in the half helped the Red Stars walk away with one point.

KEY MOMENTS:

‘4 Pugh takes advantage of a breakaway, outrunning Portland defense and scoring an early goal for the Red Stars

6’ Portland’s Hina Sugita scores off of a Thorns corner kick to quickly tie the score

19’ Hill edges out the Thorns to score the second goal for the Red Stars, assisted by Ava Cook

25’ Alyssa Naeher shuts down an open header toward goal from Portland

47’ Portland’s Sophia Smith finds and opening off of a Portland corner kick and scores for the Thorns GAME NOTES:

  • Vanessa DiBernardo made her presence felt throughout the game and on both sides of the pitch. For the Red Stars, DiBernardo ranked in the top five in passes, passes in the final third and recoveries. An all-around effort from the captain.

  • Chicago’s defense stood strong against a mighty Thorns attacking group. The backline, along with Naeher, were able to keep the Thorn’s attack at bay withstanding 12 shots from the Portland side with 8 coming from inside the box.

  • Ava Cook played an integral part tonight, playing a majority of the match, getting a few shots on goal and assisting on the two Chicago goals.

Next Game

Chicago Red Stars vs.Washington Spirit June 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m. CT at Segra Field

Goals by Half

1 2 F

CHI 2 0 2

PDX 1 1 2

Scoring Summary:

CHI: ‘4 Mallory Pugh (Cook), Rachel Hill (Cook)

PDX: ‘6 Hina Sugita (Ryan)

Disciplinary Report

CHI:

PDX: 58’ Beckie yellow card, ‘82 Sam Coffey yellow card

Lineup

CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Tatumn Milazzo, Kayla Sharples, Zoe Morse, Vanessa DiBernardo, Danny Colaprico, Mallory Pugh (Griffith), Yuki Nagasto (Fisher), Bianca St-Georges (Aguilera), Ava Cook (Stevens), Rachel Hill (Kowalski)

PDX: Bella Bixby, Becky Sauerbrunn (Klingenber), Meghan Nally, Kellu Hubly, Natalia Kuikka (Pogarch), Janine Beckie, Sam Coffey, Hina Sugita, Yazmeen Ryan, Morgan Weaver (Sinclair), Sophia Smith