Inside the XI: Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride

CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars continue their busy month at SeatGeek Stadium against the Orlando Pride on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm on NBC Sports Chicago Plus. Here is the Starting XI, presented by Magellan:

    • Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher is starting in her seventh match this season. The number one goalkeeper has earned three clean sheets in 2019 and managed a 75% save rate. 
    • Defender Casey Short has put together one of the best seasons ever for an NWSL defender in 2019. With a goal and two assists the defender has been getting forward and a threat to the opposing teams’ backline.
    • Julie Ertz will captain the squad once again. She will slide back into the defense in her 87th NWSL game.
    • Sarah Gorden will make her 18th start this season for Chicago. She’s managed to earn a staggering 83% tackle success rate in 2019, along with 41 clearances and 24 interceptions. 
    • Tierna Davidson will make her seventh start of the 2019 season. She has an impressive 31 clearances while maintaining a 88% tackle success rate. 
    • Danielle Colaprico earned her 100th appearance in the NWSL and the Chicago Red Stars in the last match for Chicago. The versatile midfielder has a 74% pass success rate this season.
    • Morgan Brian will be earning her 51st career NWSL appearance. Her vision has been key this season for Chicago as she has managed an 80% success rate which has her in the top-three in the league. 
    • Midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo will play her 18th game of the NWSL season. A leader on the field, DiBernardo has provided 24 key passes on the attack for Chicago, along with finishing two goals for herself. 
    • Yuki Nagasato has been pure fire in 2019 as the Japanese international has scored five goals and added five assists. 
    • Arin Wright will start her 17th game this season. The versatile Wright has shined as a forward and in defense this season.
    • Sam Kerr has 13 goals in just 14 games this season she is averaging a goal every 96.4 minutes she plays. On top of that, Kerr works off the ball as she has a 100% tackle success rate. 
    • Available off the bench for Chicago are Savannah McCaskill, Maria Sanchez, Brooke Elby, Katie Johnson, Mackenzie Arnold, Katie Naughton , and Nikki Stanton.


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