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Match Preview: Chicago vs North Carolina

2019 NWSL Regular Season – Week 5

Chicago Red Stars vs North Carolina Courage

SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, Illinois

May 12 – 5:00 PM CT

CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars are back at SeatGeek Stadium for its second matchup against North Carolina this season, with the first that ending in a draw for the NWSL season opener.

Where to Watch

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

Stream: NBC Sports App, Yahoo Sports

Additionally, authenticated regional subscribers of NBC Sports Chicago can view the live stream of the game at

Opponent Form

North Carolina is coming off a 0-0 draw against Sky Blue FC in last week’s matchup and is looking to even the playing field against Chicago this week. North Carolina has outshot its opponents 103-32 so far this season, averaging over 25 shots per game. Forward Lynn Williams leads the charge in averaging nearly six shots per game and has recorded two goals and two assists so far this season.

What to Watch For

Electric Offense: The Courage are the highest-scoring team in the NWSL this season with 10, with the Red Stars right behind them with 8 goals this season. The teams also feature players like Chicago’s Sam Kerr and Yuki Nagasato, who have combined for 5 goals in 4 games this season. On the other side, North Carolina’s Williams finished runner up in the 2018 Golden Boot race and has two goals of her own already this season.

Aussie Extraordinaire Sam Kerr: The North Carolina Courage are the reigning champions, coming off a historically dominant season. On the other side is Chicago, featuring the game’s most prolific goalscorer in Kerr. The Aussie has scored in three out of the five matches she has played against the Courage since starting her Chicago career, and with the two foes pitted against each other this Sunday, she will look to make an impact in a big game.

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