Inside the 18: Starting XI

Inside the 18: Starting XI

The Chicago Red Stars will kick off for their home opener at SeatGeek Stadium against Portland Thorns FC (2:30 p.m. CT; NBC Sports Chicago). Here is the Starting XI, presented by Magellan: Lineup Notes: Forward Katie Johnson earns her first start and appearance for...
Get to Know: Portland Thorns FC

Get to Know: Portland Thorns FC

A look at the 2018 NWSL Runners Up ahead of Chicago’s home opener CHICAGO – A week removed from facing the reigning National Women’s Soccer League Champions, the Red Stars are tasked with taking on the other 2018 NWSL Championship finalist, the Portland Thorns....
3 Keys to the Match — Chicago vs Portland

3 Keys to the Match — Chicago vs Portland

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars opened the 2019 NWSL regular season last weekend with a 1-1 draw against defending champions North Carolina Courage, led by Sam Kerr’s early goal in the 26th minute and a phenomenal performance by veteran goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher....
Player to Watch: Yuki Nagasato

Player to Watch: Yuki Nagasato

CHICAGO – The matchup between the Chicago Red Stars and Portland Thorns FC features a number of elite players who represent the United States and Australia on the international level. For Portland, you have the talents of Tobin Heath and Caitlin Foord facing off...