CHICAGO – Chicago converted every penalty kick attempt in the shootout as the Red Stars defeated OL Reign to advance to the NWSL Challenge Cup semifinals. The Chicago Red Stars held OL Reign scoreless in regulation, with Alyssa Naeher making six saves on the night.
11’ – Katie Johnson’s curling shot attempt on goal to open up scoring early in the game hits the top of the crossbar, then bounces out of play.
30’ – Jess Fishlock looks to put OL Reign on top with a shot to the far post, but Alyssa Naeher makes a diving save.
58’ – Sofia Huerta’s header off of a corner kick instantly finds Naeher, who punches the ball away.
67’ – Kealia Watt makes an attacking run into the box of OL Reign, but pushes the shot just inches wide.
The Red Stars take on Sky Blue FC in the semifinal round of the NWSL Challenge Cup on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9 p.m. CT.
OL Reign vs Chicago Red Stars
July 18, 2020
Zions Bank Stadium (Herriman, UT)
Goals by Half 1 2 F PK
OL Reign 0 0 0 3
Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0 4
CHI: J. Ertz (PK), V. DiBernardo (PK), K. Watt (PK), R. Hill (PK)
OL: Y. Momiki (PK), D. Jenkins (PK), B. Balcer (PK)
CHI: GK Naeher, D St. Georges, D Ertz, D Gorden, D Short, M McCaskill (Stevens 72’, Doniak 77’), M DiBernardo, M Colaprico, F Watt, F Hill, F Johnson (Vasconcelos 72’)
OL: GK Murphy, D Barnes, D Brooks, D Cook, D Cox (Momiki 72’), M McNabb, M Fishlock (Balcer 67’), M Jenkins, M Cruz, M Huerta (Quinn 91’), F Taylor (Jimenez 72’)
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