The Chicago Red Stars have found themselves on a winning streak after winning their last two matches.
The club has welcomed back their U.S. national team players in Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Morgan Brian, and Tierna Davidson - and with their return helped unite 17,388 in the stands last Sunday when they beat North Carolina Courage, 2-1.
The Red Stars will try and keep their current win streak going as they travel west to take on Reign FC in their new home in Tacoma, Washington at Cheney Stadium.
Where We Last Saw Them
Red Stars and Reign FC last played each other back on June 23, in Bridgeview at SeatGeek Stadium. Red Stars struggled to finish their opportunities on goal throughout the match, and Reign FC would go on the win the game, 0-1, on a late goal from Jess Fishlock. It would mark their third consecutive loss on the season at the time.
Starting Lineup We’d Like To See
The Red Stars shifted some things around against the Courage last match in an effort to keep their primary personnel on the pitch while managing player rotation for players who returned. Arin Wright playing on the top line, keeping Sarah Gorden at centerback, all moves that proved to be a winning combination.
Keys To The Match
Game Recognize Game: Both teams have split their series in the regular season so far with each team getting a win over the other. Red Stars currently hold the tiebreaker on goal differential, but a loss against this team would give Reign FC the potential advantage. A record crowd is expected to be on had for this match, and it’ll be rooting against Chicago.
You Looking Unfamiliar: Reign FC have gone through some massive roster changes over the last several weeks. While they have lost players to injuries, they have recently welcomed back several of their players back from World Cup duty, and have signed additional players to the roster - including former Red Star Rosie White.
Players To Watch
Reign FC: Ifeoma Onumonu played a big role in the win for the Reign back in June, and she could cause problems for Chicago again.
Chicago Red Stars: Big crowds love Sam Kerr, and she loves them. Keep your eyes on the current NWSL golden boot leader.
How To Watch
Kickoff: Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. CT at Cheney Stadium
Stream: Yahoo Sports
TV: Match available for viewing on July 29 via NBC Sports Chicago
Feeling high on the Red Stars? Do you think they’ll get a win on the road? Who do you want to see get a start? Make sure you leave your thoughts in the comments below!