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Chicago Falls to North Carolina in the NWSL Championship

October 27, 2019 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Chicago Red Stars News Release

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Chicago Red Stars huddle
(Chicago Red Stars)

CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars fell to the North Carolina Courage 4-0 in the NWSL Championship game on Sunday, October 27.

Chicago finishes the season as the 2019 NWSL Runners-Up. They finish second in the NWSL standings with 44 points. The team broke a franchise attendance record in July, hosting 17,388 fans at SeatGeek Stadium. They advanced to the franchise's first-ever championship game with a 1-0 defeat of Portland at SeatGeek Stadium.

Key Moments

3' Vanessa DiBernardo gets an early chance to fire a shot on goal that just misses the target

13' Alyssa Naeher does well to stop a one-on-one chance and make a quick save

20' Sam Kerr creates some separation and fires a shot, but it ends up in the hands of the goalkeeper.

89' A nice set piece sets up Chicago with a chance on goal and Casey Short hits a great shot, but it bounces off the post.

Game Notes

Morgan Brian led the team with 52 total passes, 67 total touches, and 5 total crosses.

Sam Kerr tracked back defensively well, leading the team with 10 total duels

Julie Ertz led the Red Stars with two tackles and had six clearances and five blocks.

North Carolina Courage vs Chicago Red Stars

October 27, 2019

WakeMed Soccer Park (Cary, NC)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

North Carolina Courage 3 1 4

Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0

Scoring Summary:

NC: Debinha 4'

NC: Jessica McDonald (Lynn Williams) 26'

NC: Crystal Dunn 45+5'

NC: Sam Mewis (Abby Dahlkemper) 61'

Misconduct Summary:

CHI: Vanessa DiBernardo (Yellow Card) 47'

CHI: Julie Ertz (Yellow Card) 67'

NC: McCall Zerboni (Yellow Card) 74'


CHI: GK Naeher, D Short, D Naughton, D Ertz ©, D Gorden, M Colaprico (Elby 84'), M Brian, M DiBernardo (Stanton 75'), F Nagasato, F McCaskill (Johnson 46'), F Kerr

NC: GK Labbe, D O'Reilly (Rocarro 89'), D Dahlkemper, D Erceg, D Hinkle, M Mewis, M O'Sullivan, M Debinha, F Dunn (Zerboni 62'), F McDonald (Hamilton 75'), F Williams

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.

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