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Flash Seek Fifth Home Win Against Chicago Red Stars

06/30/2016 11:30 AM -

WNY Flash Offense Looks to Stay Hot Against Chicago

Flash Continue Seven Game Homestretch

The Western New York Flash (6-4-0) are looking to keep their offensive firepower going as they host the Chicago Red Stars (5-2-3) in a highly-anticipated matchup between two of the top teams in the National Women’s Soccer League.

In the previous match with Chicago, the Flash fell at the hands of Casey Short’s goal in the 28th minute. The goal was the only score of the game, as the Red Stars came away with a 1-0 victory. Chicago has won their last two matches against the Flash and is unbeaten against Western New York in their last three meetings – but the Red Stars have had a difficult time in Rochester, winning just once in four previous games as the visitors.

The Flash are coming off of an offensive outburst after beating Boston 7-1 last weekend. Forward Jessica McDonald scored the ninth hat trick in NWSL history and added an assist while forward Lynn Williams contributed two goals and an assist. Midfielder Samantha Mewis had two assists and Makenzy Doniak and Taylor Smith each recorded their second goal of the season in the win.

McDonald’s hat trick against Boston, the third-fastest in NWSL history, was enough to earn her the NWSL Player of the Week award. McDonald was the third player in the history of the league to have three goals and an assist in a game. She now has 26 career NWSL goals, the second most of all-time.

Western New York has scored 17 goals at Rhinos Stadium this season – where they are in the midst of a seven-game home stand – to give them the best home offense in the league.

Chicago enters the match on the heels of a 2-0 loss against Portland Thorns FC in Week 10 as the Red Stars were shutout for just the second time this season.

The loss to the Thorns snapped an eight-game unbeaten run for the Red Stars. Chicago has won their last two matches against the Flash and is unbeaten against Western New York in their last three meetings – but the Red Stars have had a harder time against their hosts Friday, winning just once in four previous games at home.

After ten matches, the Flash sit tied for second place in the NWSL table with Chicago at 18 points. Both teams have the opportunity to close the gap on first place, as an undefeated Portland side sits five points ahead in the standings.

The match kicks off at 7:00 pm ET. Tickets are available at wnyflash.com and a live stream will be available on youtube.com/NWSL



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