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Chicago Red Stars fall out of playoff position after losing goal packed thriller to OL Reign 3-2

But, the remaining schedule looks favorable for the Red Stars

Tatumn Milazzo celebrates after scoring her first career NWSL goal
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The Chicago Red Stars now sit one spot outside the final NWSL playoff position, after dropping a 3-2, golazo-packed thriller to OL Reign Sunday night in Tacoma.

The match featured the first NWSL goal for Red Stars defender Tatumn Milazzo, who absolutely smashed a rebound into the right upper 90 from 25 yards out.

Reign’s Jess Fishlock and Rose Lavelle also crushed goals from outside the box. The win officially punched the Reign’s postseason ticket.

Absolutely ridiculous.

Here’s the good news for Chicago—they finish with two of the final three at home, and all three opponents currently sitting outside the playoff picture. Wednesday they host Orlando (8th place, 28 points). Then it’s home again against Kansas City (10th place, 12 points), before traveling to Exploria Stadium to face Orlando. There’s a logjam from 3rd through 8th, so the Red Stars can land anywhere in that pack with three solid performances to close the regular season.