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