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Chicago Red Stars vs. North Carolina Courage: Gameday Guide & How to Watch

It’s match day number three in the NWSL Challenge Cup

Soccer: NWSL Challenge Cup-Chicago Red Stars vs Washington Spirit
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Sure, it’s a rematch of the two 2019 NWSL finalists, but if the NWSL Challenge Cup has taught us anything, it’s that previous form, rivalries and matchups don’t matter much in the middle of a short, quick tournament.

Except for North Carolina. They’re still really good. The champs beat the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening match, and followed it up with a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit. After a 2-1 loss to the Spirit and a 0-0 draw with the Thorns, the Red Stars are looking for their first win of the tournament.

Chicago was the only team in the tournament to swap out all 11 starters from match one to match two, and today’s XI looks quite a bit like the veteran team that played the Spirit.

Chicago Red Stars vs. North Carolina Courage

Sunday, July 5, 2020

NWSL Challenge Cup Game #3 | Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, Utah

Kickoff: 11:30 a.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 this tournament. You get one week for free, and then it’s $6 a month. That means if you remember to cancel, it’s only $6 to watch the entire tournament. Maybe, though, you’ll fall in love with all that CBS All Access has to offer, and keep it. We can’t be sure.

If you live outside of North America, you can watch for free on Twitch.

Injuries

Red Stars: OUT Alyssa Mautz (Left knee), Arin Wright (Postpartum) QUESTIONABLE Zoe Redei (Right thigh), Danielle Colaprico (Right ankle), Tierna Davidson (Left leg)

Courage: OUT Merritt Mathias (Left Knee), Ally Watt (Right Knee ACL) QUESTIONABLE Jessica McDonald (Right thigh)

Some Light Pregame Reading

Lineups

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