Chicago Red Stars Drop First Challenge Cup Match 2-0 to Houston Dash

The Chicago Red Stars opened Challenge Cup play tonight against the Houston Dash and were unable to walk away with points after a 2-0 loss.  



5’ Houston score off a free kick lofted from left to right into Chicago’s 18-yard box that Houston’s Olivieri is able to get a foot on and past Alyssa Naeher  

45+1’ A pass finds Jenna Bike open on the right side of Houston’s 18-yard box, but her shot is deflected by Houston’s Campbell 

58’ A free kick from Houston comes dangerously close to the Red Stars’ goal, but Naeher is able to get a hand on it and push it out of harms way 

61’ Jenna Bike carries the ball 20 yards up the pitch and takes a right-footed shot but Houston’s keeper corral’s the ball 

72’ Houston converts a penalty kick awarded after a foul in the box by the Red Stars on Houston’s Alozie 

 90+3’ Arin Wright slides a pass to Ally Schlegel who gets behind the defense and sends a pass to a trailing Ella Stevens, but Stevens’ shot goes over the crossbar  



  • Brenna Lovera and Julia Bianchi made their first NWSL starts tonight
  • German national, Sandra Starke, made her first NWSL appearance


Next Game 

Chicago Red Stars vs. New Jersey/New York Gotham FC May 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium 


Goals by Half  

            1 2 F 

CHI 0 0 0 

HOU 1 1 2 


Scoring Summary: 


HOU: 5’ Olivieri (Sánchez), 76’ Ordóñez (Penalty Kick) 


Disciplinary Report 

 CHI: 32’ Yuki Nagasato (Yellow Card) 

HOU: 68’ Madelyn Desiano (Yellow Card), 86’ Bárbara Olivieri (Yellow Card) 



CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Arin Wright, Tatumn Milazzo (Tierna Davidson), Casey Krueger, Bianca St-Georges, Julia Bianchi, Yuki Nagasato (Nagasato), Jenna Bike, Samantha Fisher (Sandra Starke), Sarah Griffith (Jill Aguilera), Brenna Lovera (Schlegel)  

HOU: Jane Campbell, Allysha Chapman (Jennings), Caprice Dydasco (Desiano), Katie Lind, Jyllissa Harris, Sophie Schmidt (Viggiano), Bárbara Olivieri, Sophie Hirst, Maria Sánchez (Petersen), Diana Ordóñez (Salmon), Michelle Alozie 

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