Know Your Opponent | Chicago Red Stars

Know Your Opponent | Chicago Red Stars

Key Transactions

While the Red Stars have not made any transactions since their last matchup with the Pride, their lineup is expected to be at full strength for Wednesday’s match with all of their U.S. WNT players having returned to the team ahead of last weekend’s match against the Houston Dash. 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson are all expected to feature for the Red Stars on Wednesday.

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After dropping three-consecutive results to end the month of August, the Red Stars earned a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dash this past Sunday in Bridgeview. Chicago now sits at third in the league standings with 32 points and four games remaining in its regular-season campaign.

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Sam Kerr found the back of the net twice for the Red Stars on Sunday against the Dash, extending her league-lead in goals this season with her 14th and 15th finishes of the year. Kerr sits atop the league by six goals, with Portland’s Christine Sinclair sitting at second in NWSL with nine finishes this season. 


Following their 2-1 victory at Chicago on August 21, the Pride now hold a 3-6-1 record over the Red Stars in Club history, with each of their three victories coming in their last three visits to SeatGeek Stadium. The road side has earned a victory in the last five meetings between the two clubs dating back to May 2, 2018 with the Pride looking to end that streak at home on Wednesday.

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Wednesday’s match will be nationally broadcast on ESPNews as a part of the NWSL’s agreement to televise 14 league matches across ESPN platforms this season. The midweek contest will mark the second time the Pride have been featured on ESPNews this season and the first at Exploria Stadium. The Pride’s previous nationally televised match came on Sunday, July 14 against the Portland Thorns at Providence Park.


UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.