CARNEY, KLEIN SHINE AS RED STARS DOWN BOSTON, 4-0
Posted by iamhannah on April 25, 2009
Bridgeview, Ill. (April 25, 2009) – A downpour just before halftime accented a flood of goals on the field as the Chicago Red Stars beat Boston, 4-0, Saturday night before 4,118 at TOYOTA PARK. Karen Carney and Brittany Klein each scored a goal and logged a pair of assists in the win.
The Red Stars attacked early and often in the match, even playing without Brazilian striker Cristiane who is serving international duty. Chicago outshot Boston 20-8 – including a 10-3 margin in shots on goal.
A Boston handball in the 21st minute set up Chicago’s first goal. On a free kick, Carney found Carli Lloyd at the top of the box, and the Red Stars forward buried her shot for her first points of the season.
The Red Stars added two more goals before the half on similar shots by Megan Rapinoe and Carney. In the 39th minute, Rapinoe fired a bullet from the right side of the box that breezed past Breakers goalkeeper Kristin Luckenbill. Three minutes later, Carney angled a shot from nearly the same spot on the pitch. The England native put a perfect spin on the ball to hit the bottom of the crossbar and find the back of the net. Klein assisted on both goals.
Chicago added a fourth goal after intermission. Playing into the right side of the box, Carney crossed to Lindsay Tarpley who played the ball to the top of the box and a waiting Klein. After being robbed of a goal on a deflection in the first half, Klein buried her second opportunity for her first score of the season.
Red Stars keeper Caroline Jönsson posted her third clean sheet of the season by stopping all three shots on goal she faced in the match.
Four goals sets a Women’s Professional Soccer team scoring record, breaking the mark of three Boston posted in its previous match. The win moves Chicago into second place in the WPS standings with eight points, two behind leader Los Angeles.
The Red Stars return to action on Sunday, May 10th at TOYOTA PARK for a rematch with Natasha Kai and Sky Blue FC. In recognition of Mother’s Day the Chicago Red Stars, in partnership with the Mexican Board of Tourism, are providing free admission to all mothers. Tickets are available by calling (866) WPS-2009 or logging on to www.chicagoredstars.com.
Boston Breakers (2-2-0) vs. Chicago Red Stars (2-0-2)
April 25, 2009 – TOYOTA PARK
1. CHI – Carli Lloyd, 1 (Karen Carney, 1) 21
2. CHI – Megan Rapinoe, 1 (Brittany Klein, 1) 39
3. CHI – Karen Carney, 1 (Klein, 2) 42
4. CHI – Brittany Klein, 1 (Carney, 2; Lindsay Tarpley, 1) 52
Boston Breakers – Luckenbill (Lipsher, 62); Mitts, LePeilbet, Weber, Scott; Bishop, Lilly, Hucles, Moore (Chapman, 63); Schmedes, Rodriguez (Latham, 45).
Chicago Red Stars – Jönsson; Dalmy, Dieke, Igwe (Spilger, 75), Krzysik; Klein, Rapinoe, Carney (Garriock, 61; Masar, 70), Östberg; Tarpley, Lloyd.
SHOTS: BOSTON – 8 CHICAGO – 20
SHOTS ON GOAL: BOSTON – 3 CHICAGO – 10
SAVES: BOSTON – 6 CHICAGO – 3
FOULS: BOSTON – 6 CHICAGO – 16
CORNER KICKS: BOSTON – 3 CHICAGO – 3
OFFSIDES: BOSTON – 9 CHICAGO –1
BOSTON – Anglea Hucles (caution; Reckless Tackle) 30
CHICAGO – Marian Dalmy (caution; Reckless Tackle) 73
CHICAGO – Nikki Krzysik (caution; Reckless Tackle) 82
Referee: Veronica Brito
Referee’s Assistants: Veronica Perez, Miguel Panduro, Jr.
4th Official: Stephanie Toth
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: 45 degrees with intermittent rain
Courtesy of: Chicago Red Stars