Chicago Red Stars Clinch Playoff Spot with 2-0 Win Against Angel City

The Chicago Red Stars clinched a spot in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs with a 2-0 win over Angel City FC. The Red Stars will take on San Diego Wave FC October 16 in San Diego.



12’ An interception in Angel City’s territory gives Vanessa DiBernardo an opportunity for a shot on goal, but her attempt goes just wide of the goal

28’ Angel City is able to get the ball past the Red Stars defense, but Alyssa Naeher makes a big save to keep things level

33’ Malloy Pugh skirts Angel City’s defense to take a shot on goal, but Angel City’s keeper is able to step in front of the ball and save the shot

36’ Arin Wright makes a run across the Chicago box to put her foot in the way of a clear shot for Angel City

45+2’ Sarah Luebbert dribbles into Angel City’s box with ease, completing a pass to Mal Pugh who is able to bury it in the back of the net and give the Red Stars the lead

57’ Angel City is awarded a penalty kick, but the attempt hits the far-right post and goes out for a goal kick

76’ Yuki Nagasato breaks away from Angel City to take a shot and it connects with the back of the net extending the lead to 2-0

  • With the win tonight, Chicago clinched a spot in the NWSL playoffs for the seventh straight year

  • The Red Stars were able to out shoot Angel City (14 to 7) and took more shots inside the box than the visitors (9 to 4)

  • Morgan Gautrat played a pivotal role in the Red Stars midfield, completing 14 passes in the final third of the field and contributing on defense with 16 recovered balls

Goals by Half

        1 2 F

CHI 1 1 2

LA 0 0 0


Scoring Summary:

CHI: 45+2’ Mallory Pugh (Luebbert), 76’ Yuki Nagasato



Disciplinary Report

CHI: 63’ Yellow Card Danielle Colaprico

LA: 67’ Yellow Card Megan Reid, 74’ Yellow Card Clarisse Le Bihan



CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Tatumn Milazzo, Amanda Kowalski, Arin Wright, Danielle Colaprico, Morgan Gautrat (Sarah Griffith), Vanessa DiBernardo, Rachel Hill, Yuki Nagasato, Mallory Pugh (Ella Stevens), Sarah Luebbert (Jill Aguilera)

LA: A. Schult, J. Spencer (T. Lussi), M. Reid, A. Riley (H. Breslin), S. McCaskill, C. Rocarro, D. Weatherholt, J. Endo (M. Vignola), S. Charley, C. Le Bihan (M. Hammond)

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