Inside the XI: Reign FC vs Chicago Red Stars

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars take on the Reign FC on Sunday, July 28th. Here is the Starting XI, Presented by Magellan. 

  • Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher starts her 107th NWSL game. She made 4 previous appearances for Chicago this season prior to her international duty with the US WNT at the FIFA World Cup.
  • Casey Short will start her 13th game of the season in her 64th NWSL appearance.
  • Katie Naughton starts in defense. She is one of two Red Stars to start all 13 games for Chicago this season. 
  • Sarah Gorden starts her 13th game of the season. She has made 38 appearances in the NWSL.
  • Tierna Davidson starts in defense for Chicago. She was the youngest member of the World Cup-winning team this summer for the USA.
  • Midfielder Julie Ertz captains the Red Stars. She will make her 84th NWSL appearance and her fifth in 2019.
  • Morgan Brian will start in the midfield. This is her 49th NWSL career appearance.
  • Midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo makes her 14th appearance for Chicago this season. She is ranked third in all-time NWSL assists. 
  • Arin Wright starts makes her 13th appearance this season and the 98th of her career. 
  • Yuki Nagasato makes her 14th appearance this season and has started every game for Chicago in 2019. 
  • Forward Sam Kerr starts her 11th game this season. She is the current NWSL Golden Boot leader with ten goals.
  • Nikki Stanton, Savannah McCaskill, Emily Boyd, Brooke Elby, Kayla Sharples, Zoey Goralski, and Katie Johnson are available off the bench.


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