In a Rainy Showdown, Red Stars Fall to Louisville 3-0
CHICAGO, Ill. (June 26, 2021) - Former Red Stars Yuki Nagasato and Savannah McCaskill return for the first time as the Chicago Red Stars fall to Racing Louisville FC 3-0 on Saturday, June 26th.
32’ - Vanessa Dibernardo’s shot hits off the crossbar and goes out of play, leading to a corner.
38’ - Louisville’s Ebony Salmon gets free and scores to put Louisville up by one.
55’ - Danny Colaprico’s tackle on Louisville’s Yuki Nagasato leads to her second yellow, ejecting her from the game.
56’ - Nagasato’s shot from inside the box gives Louisville a 2-0 lead.
62’ - Louisville’s Savannah McCaskill scores inside the box to give her team a 3-0 lead.
In Casey Krueger’s probable last home match since being named an alternate for the 2020 Tokyo Games, she played the entire 90 minutes of the game. Krueger lead the team in successful duel percentage with 85.7%, 28 passes with an accuracy percentage of 75%, 47 touches, and two tackles.
Tierna Davidson was involved in Chicago’s run of play throughout the game, leading the team in touches with 75 touches. She also finished with two clearances, a tackle and interception each, and led the team in total passes with 55.
Saturday’s game was most likely the last home game for Krueger, Davidson, and Alyssa Naeher until late summer. All three, as well as trainer Emily Fortunato, were recognized at the end of the game with flowers and cards as they will travel to Tokyo for the Summer Games along with Julie Ertz who is still recovering from an injury sustained earlier in the season.
The Red Stars travel to take on the Washington Spirit on Friday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Chicago Red Stars vs Racing Louisville FC
June 26, 2021
SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0
Racing Louisville 1 2 3
Goal Summary LOU: Salmon 38’ (Kizer), Nagasato 56’, McCaskill 62’
Disciplinary Report LOU: Nagasato 29’ (yellow) CHI: Colaprico 11’ (yellow), 55’ (second yellow card, red card)
Lineup OL: GK Betos, D Fox, D Martin, D Bonner (Merrick 75’), D Simon (Ashley 75’), M Olofsson, M McCaskill, M Nagasato, M Milliet (Ekic 64’), M Kizer, F Salmon (Miramontez 72’)
CHI: GK Naeher, D Wright (Sharples 66’), D Davidson, D Gorden, D Krueger, M Colaprico, M DiBernardo (Stanton 74’), M Gautrat (Doniak 75’), F Pugh, F Watt (Luebbert 75’), F Hill (Johnson 60’)