Match Preview: Chicago vs Houston
2022 NWSL Challenge Cup, Match 4
Chicago Red Stars vs Houston Dash
SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, IL
April, at 7:00 P.M. CT
The Chicago Red Stars kickoff the back half of their Challenge Cup schedule Saturday, against the Houston Dash at SeatGeek Stadium at 7:00 p.m. CT.
Where to Watch
Stream: Paramount+, Twitch (international)
CHI: A gritty performance from the Red Stars backline and Alyssa Naeher in goal kept things level and earned the team one point to keep the Red Stars in second place in the NWSL central division.
HOU: Houston fell to Kansas City 3-0 keeping them in third place in the central division with three points.
Now Starting for the Chicago Red Stars...: Three Red Stars rookies made their first professional starts for the club last game, with Mikenna McManus making her first official appearance as a professional. All three made their presence felt with Ava Cook and Sara Griffith taking two shots each and McManus attempting two crosses into the Louisville 18-yard box.
New Look Back Line: A back line featuring Mikenna McManus, Tatumn Milazzo, Zoe Morse, Kayla Sharples and Arin Wright accounted for 24 possessions won and nine aerial duels won. The line also stepped up when facing pressure from Louisville’s attack and helped the team secure a point in the Challenge Cup.
Well Known Foes: The Red Stars picked up a 3-1 win over the Dash in Houston to open this year’s Challenge Cup. Chicago has never lost a home match to Houston (W5 D4), winning four of the last five meetings at SeatGeek Stadium.