May 29, 2016
Soccer News Net staff
Red Stars unbeaten in six
SKY BLUE FC 1, CHICAGO RED STARS 1
|Sofia Huerta scored her first goal of the season for the Red Stars.
Photo courtesy of Chicago Red Stars
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The first-place Chicago Red Stars extended their unbeaten run to six games, playing to a 1-1 tie with Sky Blue FC before a 2,502 crowd at Toyota Park Sunday night.
Sofia Huerta gave the Red Stars (4-1-2, 14 points) the lead with her first goal of the season in the 34th minute. Substitute Leah Galton tied the score in the 69th minute.
Huerta's goal in the 34th minute was the first real opportunity of the game. Danielle Colaprico threaded a pass through the backline to release Huertsa, whose move around onrushing netminder Caroline Stanley put her in a less-than-ideal position. then put enough power on the tight-angled finish to send it past recovering defender Kristin Grubka and into the back of the net.
Sky Blue got the equalizer in the 69th minute. Taylor Lytle swung in a cross from the right that found wide-open Galton at the far post. The forward took the ball down and fired it into the far-side netting to leave Dalton without a chance for her first pro goal.
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SEATTLE REIGN 0, PORTLAND THORNS FC 0
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Thorns FC recorded their third clean sheet of the season and extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches in a scoreless draw against Cascadia-rival Seattle Reign FC in front of 18,114 fans on Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.
The only unbeaten team in the NWSL through the first seven games this season, Thorns FC (3-0-4, 13pts) are 2-0-1 at Providence Park .
Portland goalkeeper Michelle Betos made her third start of the season in the match, earning a clean sheet and recording four saves. Seattle's Hayley Kopmeyer made two saves.