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Red Stars show grit, unfortunately fall to Orlando 2-0

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 8, 2021) - The Red Stars battled and showed grit all 90 minutes, but ultimately fall to the Orlando Pride 2-0 Sunday, August 8.


14’ - Orlando’s Jodie Taylor’s shot gets past Cassie Miller to give the Pride an early lead

28’ - Mallory Pugh’s curled shot attempt is just knocked out of play with one hand by Orlando’s Ashlyn Harris

89’ - Sydney Leroux scored for Orlando to give the Pride a 2-0 lead.

90+1’ - Pugh’s shot attempt barely misses the top right corner, narrowly bringing the Red Stars back within one.


  • Tatumn Milazzo once again had quietly a very well put together game in her first time seeing Orlando. Milazzo led the team in touches (58), interceptions (4), and tied for the team lead in clearances. She also totaled 31 passes and a 67.7% passing accuracy rate.

  • Sarah Gorden prevented several Orlando attacks from taking off, having won back possession 14 times for a team lead. Gordon also had 48 touches, 42 passes and a 71.4% clip for passing accuracy.

  • The upcoming week for the Red Stars will see Chicago play three games in seven days, all on the road. The first road test will be next Sunday as Chicago takes on North Carolina for the second time this season, followed by Wednesday at Louisville in a game that doubles as an NWSL game and one that is part of the inaugural Women’s Cup. Chicago will then conclude their week on Saturday where they will take on either Paris Saint-Germain or FC Bayern Munich, pending the results of Wednesday’s games.

Next Game

The Red Stars travel to play the North Carolina Courage next Sunday, August 15 at 5:00 p.m. CT.

Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride August 8, 2021 SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)

Attendance 3,298

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0 Orlando Pride 1 1 2

Goal Summary ORL: Taylor 14’ (Krieger), Leroux 89’ Disciplinary Report ORL: Taylor 43’, Turner 45+2’, Kornieck 69’

Lineup ORL: GK Harris, D Petersen (Strom 90+1’), D Turner, D Krieger, D Riley (McClernon 46’), M Jonsdottir, M Dougherty Howard (Tymrak 63’), M Viggiano, F Taylor (Kornieck 63’), F Leroux, F Marta (Washington 90+4’)

CHI: GK Miller, D Milazzo, D Sharples, D Gorden, D Mautz (Doniak 73’), M Woldmoe, M Colaprico (Stevens 72’), M Gautrat (Johnson 62’), F Pugh, F Watt, F Hill (Luebbert 73’)