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NWSL Championship Quick Recap: Chicago Red Stars fall to Washington Spirit 2-1

A Kelley O’Hara goal in the 97th minute lifted Washington to the title

NWSL: National Womens Soccer League Championship-Washington Spirit at Chicago Red Stars Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Red Stars will have to settle for runners-up yet again.

Chicago dropped the NWSL Championship 2-1 to the Washington Spirit Saturday afternoon at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Red Stars opened the scoring late in first half stoppage time, with a far post header by Rachel Hill.

The Spirit equalized in the 67th minute, after Andi Sullivan converted a penalty.

The two teams went into extra time tied at 1. Kelley O’Hara broke that tie in the 97th minute, burying a cross from Trinity Rodman, which was enough to propel the Spirit to the championship.

Stay tuned to Hot Time in Old Town for more post game coverage.