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May 12, 2023

Chicago Red Stars Lose 3-0 to Racing Louisville FC

The Chicago Red Stars fell 3-0 to Racing Louisville FC tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The team now drops to 1-5-1 on the season.  
 
KEY MOMENTS: 
 
18’ Yuki sends a pass into the box that is controlled by the foot of Ella Stevens, who then slots a pass to Penelope Hocking who takes a shot but is just offsides  
 
23’ Louisville find a wide-open attacker in Chicago’s 18-yard box, but before they’re able to cause any harm, Tatumn Milazzo takes the ball off their feet with a well-timed slide tackle 
 
33’ Louisville is awarded a penalty attempt. The attempt goes off the post, bounces off of Alyssa Naeher and gets into the net, 1-0 Louisville   
 
42’ Tierna Davidson puts a foot out to block a Louisville shot, the rebound falls to a Louisville attacker who takes a shot that is saved by Naeher and goes out for a corner kick 
 
43’ The corner kick finds the head of a Louisville player who directs it to the opposite side of Naeher’s momentum, but the keeper quickly recover’s gets a hand on it and the ball is cleared from danger 
 
45+4’ A foul late into added time awards Louisville another penalty that they convert, 2-0 Louisville 
 
55’ a cross into Chicago’s 18-yard box finds a wide-open Louisville attacker who heads the ball toward goal, but Naeher makes the save 
 
69’ Louisville take a strong shot directly at Chicago’s goal, but Naeher places herself perfectly to corral the shot 
 
76’ Jenna Bike’s cross from the right wing into Louisville’s 18-yard box finds Hocking who takes a shot that goes off the woodwork, bounces back to her for a second shot that is deflected for a corner kick 
 
83’ Hocking takes the ball up the field, sends it wide to an awaiting Bike who takes a shot that Louisville’s keeper deflects over the crossbar 
 
84’ Chicago swing the ball from right to left, find an open Casey Krueger who takes a strong shot, but it goes directly into the arms of Louisville’s keeper  
 
89’ Louisville’s Goins faces up two Red Stars in the box, takes a left footed shot that goes past the outstretched leg of Naeher and finds the back of the net, 3-0 Louisville 
 

GAME NOTES: 

  • Alyssa Naeher made her 150th regular-season appearance with her start tonight. She becomes the first goalkeeper in NWSL history to reach the milestone.  
  • Naeher had nine saves tonight in goal. Only once has Naeher had more saves in a single match in her Red Stars career (11 in 2018 against North Carolina). 
  • Despite the lopsided score, the Red Stars out possessed Racing (56.6 to 43.4) and had a higher passing accuracy (84.9 to 80.1) 
 
Next Game 
 
Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars May 21, 2023, 4:00 p.m. CT at Providence Park 
 
Goals by Half  
        1 2 F 
CHI 0 0 0 
LOU 2 1 3 
 
Scoring Summary: 
 
CHI: A. Naeher (35′)(OG) 
LOU: Wang Shuang (50′) P. Goins (89′) 
 
Disciplinary Report 
 
CHI: 6’ Julia Bianchi (Yellow Card), 27’ Bianca St-Georges (Yellow Card) 
LOU: 53’ Erceg (Yellow Card), 90’ Howell (Yellow Card) 
  
Lineups 
 
CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Casey Krueger, Tierna Davidson, Tatumn Milazzo, Cari Roccaro, Yuki Nagasato, Bianca St-Georges (Bike), Arin Wright (Aguilera), Ella Stevens (Schlegel), Penelope Hocking, Julia Bianchi (Starke) 
 
LOU: Katie Lund, Lauren Milliet, Carson Pickett, Abby Erceg, Julia Lester (Pikkujämsä), Jaelin Howell, Ary Borges, Savannah DeMelo (Baggett), Wang Shuang (Chidiac), Paige Monaghan (Kgatlana), Uchenna Kanu (Goins) 

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