Utah Royals FC Fall To Chicago On The Road
CHICAGO, Ill. – Utah Royals FC couldn’t get a goal as they fell on the road to the Chicago Redstars 2-0.
The Royals were on their heels defensively as goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made a season-high six saves.
In the fifth minute, the National Women’s Soccer League leading goal scorer Sam Kerr found the back of the net.
Utah’s best chance in the match to get a goal was in the 72nd minute when Amy Rodriguez fired a shot to the top-left corner of the goal, but was denied by Chicago.
Not our night. pic.twitter.com/wsi2aOgin4
— Utah Royals FC (@UtahRoyalsFC) August 4, 2019
Former Utah forward Brooke Elby put the game away in the 85th minute to put the Redstars up for good.
The Royals didn’t have defenders Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and striker Christen Press, who were with the United States Women’s National Team on their victory tour following their second consecutive World Cup title.
The Royals are in seventh place in the NWSL standings with 18 points. They are one point behind the Houston Dash for sixth place. Utah will return home on Wednesday to face Sky Blue FC at Rio Tinto Stadium. The match will begin at 8 p.m. and can be seen on KSLSports.com or the KSL TV app.