CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars secured their first point in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup on Wednesday, July 1 with a 0-0 draw against the Portland Thorns. The Red Stars starting lineup saw six players earning their first NWSL start, with three more seeing their first NWSL appearances as substitutions.
13’ – Emily Boyd just gets a hand up at point-blank range and blocks Morgan Weaver’s right-footed attempt at the center of the goal to prevent an early deficit.
47’ – Kayla Sharples looked to connect on a header from the center of the box for her first NWSL goal but missed to the left of the net.
84’ – Savannah McCaskill gets a set-piece opportunity after a Portland foul, but her attempt on goal bends just too past the goal.
89’ – Portland’s Emily Ogle’s shot from the center of the box was blocked by the left leg of Hannah Davison, who got into position at just the right time to prevent the goal
The Chicago Red Stars will play their third game in the NWSL Challenge Cup as the designated away team against the North Carolina Courage on Sunday, July 5th at 11:30 a.m. CT
Portland Thorns vs Chicago Red Stars
July 1, 2020
Zions Bank Stadium (Herriman, UT)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Thorns 0 0 0
Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0
CHI: 49’ Makenzy Doniak (yellow card)
POR: 80’ Tyler Lussi (yellow card)
CHI: GK Boyd (Miller 45’), D Bingham, D Davison, D Sharples, D Goralski, M McCaskill, M Colaprico (Rohan 45’), M Stevens, F Doniak (Hill 69’), F Luebbert (Vasconcelos 69’), F Johnson (Redei 77’)
POR: GK Bixby, D Klingenberg (Menges 45’), D Smithers, D Westphal, D Pogarch, M Horan (Rodriguez 68’), M Ogle, M Boureille, F Sinclair (Salem 81’), F Weaver (Lussi 56’), F Charley (Everett 81’)
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