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Red Stars capture away win over Spirit


The Chicago Red Stars narrowly defeated the Washington Spirit 1-0 Friday night to secure three points in the NWSL standings.

The game’s lone goal came in the 33rd minute off a Mallory Pugh corner kick. After some jostling in the box, Kayla Sharples nodded the ball toward the goal, where Julia Roddar helped her finish into the back of the net.

Friday marked Chicago’s first win in four games and the club’s third victory of the regular season.

Next up: Washington will stay at home to host the Courage on July 10. The Red Stars will travel back to Chicago to take on the Dash on July 11.