Julie Johnston takes day off with groin injury in preparation for later stages
Group G: USA vs. France, 1-0
Chicago forward Christen Press entered for the second straight match for the U.S. Women’s National Team, helping the side earn a 1-0 victory over France. Defender Julie Johnston was pulled last minute due to a groin injury and replaced by Boston Breakers captain, Whitney Engen.
Hope Solo played lights out in net, earning her 102nd shutout in international play and 15th of 2016. The goalkeeper came up with huge saves throughout the match, ultimately guiding the USWNT to earn three more points. The Women’s National Team hopes to advance to the quarterfinals out of a strong Group G.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will matchup against Colombia on Tuesday, August 9, at 5 P.M. (Central). Join the Chicago Red Stars staff and Local 134 at A.J. Hudson’s for all United States Olympic matches.
The Chicago Red Stars return from their Olympic break at home on September 4 to battle Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and the Seattle Reign*. You can view all upcoming Red Stars home matches here.
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