It’s crazy to think tonight could be the final Red Stars match of 2020. Right now, there’s no guarantee the NWSL will have teams return to local markets for a regular season, so a loss means the tournament—and possibly the season—are over.
A win will see the Red Stars take on the winner of the Washington Spirit-Sky Blue on Wednesday, when the tournament shifts to Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
A reminder: the NWSL isn’t using extra time in the tournament, meaning if the two teams are tied after 90 minutes, the match goes straight to a penalty shootout to decide the winner.
Chicago Red Stars vs. OL Reign
Saturday, July 18, 2020
NWSL Challenge Cup Quarterfinal | Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, Utah
Kickoff: 9:00 p.m. CT
Streaming: CBS All Access (see the note below for some tips)
Live Tweets: @HotTimeOldTown (by TJ)
How do I watch this match?
If you live in the U.S., you’ll need to have a CBS All Access subscription to watch the quarterfinals and semifinals of this tournament. You get one week for free, and then it’s $6 a month. That means if you remember to cancel, you can watch today’s matches, and the semifinals next Wednesday, for free.
If you live outside of the U.S., you can watch for free on Twitch.
Chicago Red Stars - OUT: Alyssa Mautz (Left Knee), Arin Wright (Postpartum), Yuki Nagasato (Left Leg), Tierna Davidson (Right Lower Leg), Morgan Gautrat (Right Leg), QUESTIONABLE: Danielle Colaprico (Right Ankle), Zoe Redei (Right Hip)
Friday saw the Portland Thorns knock off the defending league champion North Carolina Courage 1-0, and the Houston Dash-Utah Royals match, which was 0-0 after 90 minutes, ended with Houston winning the penalty shootout.
The Washington Spirit take on Sky Blue FC Saturday at 11:30 a.m. CT.
What do you think, are the Red Stars moving on tonight? With the Courage gone, who’s your favorite? Jump in the comments below and start the conversation!