CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars lose a heartbreaker to Sky Blue FC thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Paige Monaghan. Sam Kerr’s late equalizer was not enough, as Monahan scored two goals and goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has five saves to propel the hosts to victory.
6’ Julie Ertz makes a quick pass to Sam Kerr who starts a great run near midfield to get past Dorsey and is able to get a shot off under pressure that is saved by Sheridan’s fingertips.
20’ Sky Blue gets their first chance of the game with Carli Lloyd finding Jen Hoy in the 18-yard box, but Sarah Gorden turns on the afterburners and slides in to stop a dangerous shot attempt.
32’ Kerr and Ertz connect again to create a chance for Chicago. After forcing an interception near the Sky Blue goal, Kerr passes the ball to a charging Ertz. She fires a missile headed for goal, but Sheridan rises to tip the ball over the crossbar.
69’ A free kick is awarded to Chicago and Savannah McCaskill hits a perfectly weighted ball from 22 yards out, but Sheridan again is able to push it over the crossbar and deny the Red Stars.
71’ Paige Monaghan makes a great run at the edge of the box and her shot hits the upper corner of the goal to give Sky Blue the lead.
86’ Kerr makes a great run into the 18-yard box and gets a shot off, but it’s Sheridan again who is in the right position to make the save.
90+1’ A Chicago goal starts all the way from Alyssa Naeher as she hits it into the box where enough heads get to the ball for it to land at the feet of Sam Kerr who hits the one-time volley into the back of the net.
90+2’ Monaghan gets the late game-winning goal from a shot from distance.
- Danielle Colaprico made her 100th NWSL appearance. The 2015 NWSL Rookie of the Year has made all of her NWSL appearances with the Red Stars and becomes the fourth Red Stars player to reach the milestone this season.
- Sam Kerr scores her 13th goal of the season, continuing to cement herself at the top of the NWSL Golden Boot race.
- Julie Ertz led Chicago in tackles made (4) and aerial duels won (14)
- Arin Wright was Chicago’s ball magnet today. She led the team in total touches (66).
The Red Stars return to SeatGeek Stadium for another weekday showdown, this time against the Orlando Pride on Wednesday, August 21 with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 pm CT.
Sky Blue FC vs Chicago Red Stars
August 14, 2019
Yurcak Field. Piscataway, New Jersey
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Sky Blue FC 0 2 2
Chicago Red Stars 0 1 1
NJ: Paige Monaghan (71’)
CHI: Sam Kerr (90+1’)
NJ: Paige Monaghan (90 +2’)
NJ: Kenie Wright (Yellow Card, 55’)
CHI: Yuki Nagasato (Yellow Card 61’), Katie Naughton (Yellow Card 63’)
CHI: GK Naeher, D Wright, D Gorden, D Naughton, D Short, M Ertz ©, M Brian (Sanchez 65’), M DiBernardo (Colaprico 77’), F Nagasato, F Johnson (Sanchez 65’), F Kerr
NJ: GK Sheridan, D Dorsey (Wright 40’), D Johnson, D Skorski, D Johnson, M Rodriguez (Doyle 88’), M Lloyd, M Eddy, M Killion ©, F Hoy, F Monaghan
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.