Connect with us

Chicago Red Stars

NC Courage, Chicago Red Stars NWSL semifinal rescheduled for Tuesday in Portland

Storm clouds rise above fuel storage tanks as rain from Hurricane Florence falls in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 13, 2018. - Hurricane Florence edged closer to the east coast of the US Thursday, with tropical-force winds and rain already lashing barrier islands just off the North Carolina mainland. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Hurricane Florence’s impending strike to the Carolinas forced the National Women’s Soccer League to reschedule its semifinal match between the North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars. The match, originally scheduled for Sunday in Cary, N.C., will be played at 9 p.m. ET at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

The uncertainty surrounding the match earlier this week put a strain on coaches and players trying to prepare. Both the Portland Thorns and the Red Stars offered up their home fields to host the game. The league decided to go with the neutral territory, rather than hand Chicago the home-field advantage North Carolina earned by finishing first in the regular season.

“The NWSL worked in partnership with North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars to make the decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, players and staff,” read a statement released by the league Thursday evening.

The match will be broadcast live on ESPNEWS and will be streamed live on the ESPN App. International fans can watch the game on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com. General admission tickets are on sale for $10.

The other semifinal between the Portland Thorns and Seattle Reign will also be played at Providence Park, Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, as will the Sept. 22 championship match.

 

Comments

comments

Advertisement

NWSL Schedule/Results

Advertisement

NWSL standings

PosClubPWLDPts
118141345
21784529
31874728
41886428
51775526
61867523
71756621
817211410
91601333

Newsletter

Facebook

Advertisement

NWSL Calendar

November 2018
S M T W T F S
« Sep    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

More in Chicago Red Stars