Sydney triumphs over Perth 4-2
CHICAGO — Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico will return to the Windy City a champion after helping Sydney FC claim the Westfield W-League Grand Final Championship over Perth Glory in a 4-2 victory.
The matchup featured five Red Stars; with Colaprico representing the Sky Blues and Chicago teammates Sam Kerr, Alyssa Mautz, Katie Naughton and Nikki Stanton looking to bring the maiden title to Perth Glory.
After falling behind early, Kerr converted from the penalty spot after being taken down by Colaprico to bring the game level again early in the first half. In the second half, Mautz would give Perth life with a goal from a corner taken by Stanton, bringing the deficit to one goal.
However, it was Colaprico’s side who ended up with the winner’s medals at the end of the game. The midfielder was named to the W-League squad of the season earlier in the day.
Colaprico will now shift her focus to representing the U.S. WNT in the SheBelives Cup, with Kerr also preparing to represent her country as Australia participates in the Cup of Nations hosted by Australia. Stanton, Mautz, and Naughton will return to Chicago to prepare for the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) preseason. Kerr and Colaprico will return to Chicago after their international duties.