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June 14, 2023

Chicago Red Stars Fall in Kansas City 4-0

Despite a promising first half, the Chicago Red Stars were unable to stave off the Kansas City Current attack and fell 4-0 in the club’s third UKG Challenge Cup match. The team heads back to Chicago for a rematch against Portland Thorns FC Sunday, June 18, at SeatGeek Stadium.  



14’ Kansas City’s Kristen Hamilton finds space to take a shot, but Chicago’s Kayla Sharples gets her foot in front of the shot to stop the danger 


27’ The Current’s Debinha takes a shot from 30 yards out, but Alyssa Naeher safely guides it out of play 


41’ Kansas City go on a breakaway that ends with a shot by Michelle Cooper that’s saved by Naeher 


54’ Kansas City’s Debinha receives a pass at the top of Chicago’s 18-yard box, takes a shot and curls it past a diving Naeher, 1-0 Kansas City 


59’ Off a corner kick, Vanessa DiBernardo receives a ball in Chicago’s box after a scramble, and gets the ball into the net  


62’ The Current’s Larsson, at the top of Chicago’s penalty area, passes the ball to CeCe Kizer who gets another goal for the home team 


64’ Ava Cook dribbles into space and takes a shot from 20 yards out, but Kansas City’s keeper scoops it up for the save 


66’ Chicago’s Cheyna Matthews dribbles at the Current’s defender, cuts to her right and takes a shot at goal that rebounds back for another shot for Matthews, but it hits to post and goes out of play 


70’ DiBernardo finds Debinha in Chicago’s penalty area and she gets the ball into the net 



  • Tonight marked Addie McCain’s first start and appearance in a Red Stars jersey. The midfielder makes her debut with the club against her former team, Kansas City 
  • Kayla Sharples played her first big minutes tonight since coming off of the season-ending injury list. The defender won the most tackles for the Red Stars, had a shot on goal and outran multiple Current attackers to 50/50 balls that she cleared from danger 


Next Game 

Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns June 18, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium 


Goals by Half  

            1 2 F 

CHI  0 0 0 

KCC 0 4 4 


Scoring Summary: 


KCC: 54’ Debinha (Mace), 59’ DiBernardo, 62’ Cece Kizer (Larson), 70’ Debinha (DiBernardo) 


Disciplinary Report 

CHI: 82’ Taylor Malham (Yellow Card) 

KCC: 20’ Michelle Cooper (Yellow Card), 54’ Hailie Mace (Yellow Card) 



CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Kayla Sharples (Tatumn Milazzo), Taylor Malham, Tierna Davidson (Casey Krueger), Sophie Jones, Sam Fisher, Cheyna Matthews, Addie McCain (Ava Cook), Jill Aguilera, Jenna Bike, Ella Stevens 

KCC: Cassie Miller, Elizabeth Ball (Soto), Garielle Robinson, Izzy Rodriguez, Kate Del Fava, Hailie Mace, Vanessa DiBernardo (Childers), Debinha (Winebrenner), Morgan Gautrat (Kizer), Michelle Cooper, Kristen Hamilton (Larsson) 

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