Inside the XI: Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars take on the Washington Spirit on Saturday, August 10. Here is the Starting XI, Presented by Magellan. 

    • Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher makes her sixth start of the season and her 108th overall NWSL appearance. She has made 15 saves this season.
    • Tierna Davidson starts in defense for Chicago. This will be her sixth NWSL appearance since being drafted first overall in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
    • Sarah Gorden starts her 15th game of the season. She has made 40 appearances in the NWSL.
    • Katie Naughton starts in defense. She is one of two Red Stars to start all 16 games for Chicago this season. 
    • Casey Short will start her 15th game of the season in her 66th NWSL appearance.
    • Midfielder Julie Ertz captains the Red Stars. She will make her 85th NWSL appearance and her sixth in 2019.
    • Danielle Colaprico will make her 99th NWSL appearance and her 12th start of the season. 
    • Midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo makes her 16th appearance for Chicago this season. She is ranked third in all-time NWSL assists. 
    • Yuki Nagasato makes her 16th appearance this season and has started every game for Chicago in 2019. 
    • Arin Wright starts at forward. She will make her 100th NWSL appearance, all of which have come with the Chicago Red Stars. 
    • Forward Sam Kerr starts her 13th game this season. She is the current NWSL Golden Boot leader with 12 goals.
    • Nikki Stanton, Savannah McCaskill, Morgan Brian, Maria Sanchez, Mackenzie Arnold, Brooke Elby and Katie Johnson are available off the bench.


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