Chicago Red Stars Fall in Home Opener Against Houston 1-2

The Chicago Red Stars dropped their first match at home against the Houston Dash by a score of 1-2.  




3’ Houston gets an early break away and is able to convert to score the first goal of the game  


14’ Alyssa Naeher goes one on one against Ebony Salmon who gets in front of goal on a break and is able to make a stop to keep the score 0-1 


18’ Mallory Swanson’s free kick from outside the left side of Houston’s 18-yard box gets deflected by a Houston defender and into the net to tie the score 1-1  


55’ A foul by a Chicago defender in the team’s 18-yard box on Diana Ordóñez is reviewed by officials on VAR and determined to be a penalty. Ordóñez converts the penalty and puts Houston up 1-2.  



  • Mallory Swanson was on a mission this afternoon at SeatGeek. The forward ranked first on the team in shots (4), chances created (4) and crosses attempted (16) 
  • Alyssa Naehers stepped up multiple times for the team today. On a couple of occasions, Naeher was forced into a one-on-one battles, or instances where the keeper had to show quick reflexes. The experienced veteran that she is, the captain was able to step up and keep the score close.  


Next Game 

Mexico vs. Chicago Red Stars April 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium 


Goals by Half  

         1 2 F 

CHI 1 0 1 

HOU 1 1 2 


Scoring Summary: 

CHI: 18’ Jacobs (own goal) 

HOU: 3’ Sánchez (Salmon), 59’ Ordóñez (PK) 


Disciplinary Report 


HOU: 50’ Sophie Schmitt (yellow card) 



 CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Casey Krueger, Tierna Davidson, Tatumn Milazzo, Cari Roccaro, Yuki Nagasato, Jenna Bike (Bianac St-Georges), Arin Wright, Ella Stevens (Ava Cook), Penelope Hocking (Cheyna Matthews), Mallory Swanson 

HOU: Jane Campbell, Allysha Chapman, Natalie Jacobs, Ally Prisock, Caprice Dydasco, Maria Sánchez (Tucker), Marisa Viggiano, Joelle Anderson (Solaun), Ebony Salmon (Gareis), Diana Ordóñez 

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