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Matchday Preview: Red Stars vs. Courage



2021 NWSL Regular Season, Match 5

Chicago Red Stars vs North Carolina Courage

SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, IL

June 5th at 1:00 PM CT

CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars return home this weekend to take on the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, June 5th at 1:00 p.m. CT.


Where to Watch

Paramount+, Twitch (International)


Previous Results

CHI: Mallory Pugh scored just four minutes into the game as Chicago fell to the Houston Dash, 2-1.

NC: The North Carolina Courage are coming off a 5-0 victory against Racing Louisville FC.

Storylines

Magnificent Mal: Mallory Pugh has wasted little time becoming acclimated to her new home in Chicago, receiving her first two league honors as a member of the Red Stars. Pugh has been involved in every goal Chicago has scored this season, scoring one and assisting the other two, on her way to winning the NWSL’s Player of the Week and being named to the Team of the Month for May.

Statistical Stars: Throughout an already action-packed first two weeks of the season, the Red Stars and Courage rank among two of the best teams in multiple categories entering Saturday. Chicago and North Carolina are in the top five as a team in shots and shots on target, as well as crosses and shots faced.

Top Tier Matchup: If recent history is anything to go by, fans attending Saturday afternoon’s game will be treated to an epic matchup. In the last six meetings between the Red Stars and the Courage since 2018, both teams each won two games respectively as well as playing to two 1-1 draws. The last time these two teams played was in the 2019 NWSL Championship, where the Red Stars made the franchise’s first appearance in the title game but fell to hosts North Carolina.