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Chicago Red Stars Fall to Kansas City Current 6-3

The Chicago Red Stars fell to the Kansas City Current 6-3 in an action-packed match. With the loss tonight, the Red Stars are now mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. The Red Stars return to Chicago next week for their final regular-season match of the 2023 season against OL Reign at SeatGeek Stadium.  



12’ With a give and go, Chicago’s Penelope Hocking and Bianca St-Georges send Chicago off on a fast break toward Kansas City’s goal. Hocking dribbles it thirty yards before finding Ella Stevens open for a shot that’s picked up by the Current’s goalkeeper 


14’ Two minutes later, Kansas City go on a run of their own and find the back of the net, 1-0 Kansas City 


20’ Off a corner kick, Chicago deliver a ball into the Current’s 18-yard box that bounces off a couple of Chicago players before falling to the feet of Kayla Sharples who buries it to tie the match, 1-1  


22’ The Current go on the attack after Chicago’s goal, string passes together and get the lead back, 2-1 Kansas City 


45+1’ Chicago’s Arin Wright sends a long ball into Kansas City territory that lands at the feet of one of their defenders. The defender passes it back to their goalkeeper who is unable to get their foot on the ball and it goes into the back of the net for an own goal, 3-2 Kansas City 


50’ The Red Stars’ Julia Bianchi receives a deflected ball just outside of Kansas City’s 18-yard box. The midfielder takes the shot from distance that gets the fingertips of the Current’s keeper before hitting the woodwork and ending the danger, 3-2 Kansas City 


52’ Debinha gets free behind Chicago’s backline goes to goal and extends the Current’s lead, 4-2 Kansas City 


63’ Chicago’s Tatumn Milazzo receives the ball in the attacking third runs into the Current’s 18-yard box and sends a diagonal pass back to a trailing Julia Bianchi who takes a shot that is deflected by a Current player and lands at the feet of Chicago’s Bianca St-Georges who puts it away to pull the score within one, 4-3 Kansas City 


90+1’ The Current’s Michelle Cooper, on a run toward the Red Stars’ goal, dumps the ball off to Cece Kizer and the forward gets the ball into the net, 5-3 Kansas City 


90+7’ Kansas City find an attacker behind the Red Stars’ backline who gets the ball into the net, 6-3 Kansas City 



  • With her goal tonight, Bianca St-Georges is now tied with Ella Stevens for most goals on the team (4) 
  • Chicago Red Stars have scored in their last 5 games in the National Womens Soccer League, their longest run of games with a goal in the competition since a run of 8 games from 2nd October 2022 to 7th May 2023 
  • Chicago Red Stars have scored in 17 of their 21 games, only Portland Thorns (19) have scored goals in more matches in the National Womens Soccer League this season. 


Next Game 

Chicago Red Stars vs. OL Reign October 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium 


Goals by Half  

             1 2 F 

CHI.     2 1 3 

KCC.    3 3 6  


Scoring Summary: 

CHI: 20’ Kayla Sharples (Nagasato), 63’ Bianca St-Georges
KCC: 14’ Izzy Rodriguez (Debinha), 22’Lo’eau LaBonta (Spaanstra), 44’ Alexa Spaanstra (Rodriguez), Stine Ballisager (45+1’, Own Goal), 52’ Debinha (Loera), 90+1’ CeCe Kizer (Cooper), 90+7’ Larsson (Loera) 



Disciplinary Report 

CHI: 38’ Yuki Nagasato Yellow Card, 81’ Bianca St-Georges Yellow Card, 90+5’ Kayla Sharples Yellow Card 




CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Arin Wright, Kayla Sharples, Tatumn Milazzo, Julia Bianchi, Cari Roccaro (Ally Schlegel), Jill Aguilera (Taylor Malham), Bianca St-Georges, Penelope Hocking (Cheyna Matthews), Yuki Nagasato, Ella Stevens (Ava Cook) 


KCC: Adrianna Franch, Izzy Rodriguez, Stine Ballisager, Elizabeth Ball, Kate Del Fava, Debinha (Mimmi Larsson), Lo’eau LaBonta, Alex Loera, Alexa Spaanstra (Curran), Kristen Hamilton (Cece Kizer), Michelle Cooper 

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