Inside the 18: Starting XI

The Chicago Red Stars are ready for some game action under the lights and throw in some snow to make it even better. A match against Reign FC kicks off at 12:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium. Here is the Starting XI, presented by Magellan:

Lineup Notes:

  • Alyssa Naeher leads the team in goal. She has started in every game for the Red Stars this season.
  • Casey Short will line up on defense for the Red Stars. She played in her first game of the season last weekend.
  • Defender Sarah Gorden earns her second start of the season. The game marks her 17th career start for the Red Stars and is her 28th overall appearance.
  • Tierna Davidson will start in her third straight game. The rookie was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
  • Julie Ertz captains the squad for the third-straight game. The game marks her 83rd appearance for Chicago.
  • Midfielder Danny Colaprico is appearing in her 90th game for Chicago. The 2015 NWSL College Draft pick just past 7,500 total minutes in her professional career.
  • Katie Naughton will start in her 57th game for the Red Stars and leading from the central defense position.
  • Midfielder Morgan Brian will earn her first start for Chicago in 2019. The game marks her 40th start in the NWSL.
  • Forward Katie Johnson played her first minutes for Chicago with a 90-minute performance that saw her perform well with fellow internationals Sam Kerr and Yuki Nagasato.
  • Yuki Nagasato is coming off a stellar game against Portland where she notched a brace including the tying goal in the 90th minute.
  • Forward Sam Kerr played in her 100th game in the NWSL in last week’s match versus the Portland Thorns. The Australian international has scored 61 goals during her 100 appearances.
  • Emily Boyd is available off the bench for goalkeeper, while Alyssa Mautz, Michele Vasconcelos, Vanessa DiBernardo, Maria Sanchez, Brooke Elby and Zoey Goralski are part of the 18.

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