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Chicago opens at home with 1-0 victory over Kansas City

The Chicago Red Stars played their first home game of the 2017 NWSL season, defeating FC Kansas City 1-0 on a goal from Julie Ertz.

Ertz, who started at midfield, finished a low ball across the penalty area from Sofia Huerta from the top of the 6-yard box.

Just five minutes in, Christen Press hit a dipping ball towards the left side of the goal, but was denied by a diving Nicole Barnhart.

She also missed a penalty kick early in the second half after Ertz was taken down in the box. Among her other notable misses were a shot off the post in the 65th minute.

Barnhart came up big on another occasion, denying Ertz who got low to re-direct a cross from Casey Short towards goal.

With all the action, it was only a one-goal game.

The Red Stars will be on the road next week as they take on the Thorns on Sat. April 29 at 1:00 p.m. PT at Providence Park. The match will air live on Lifetime.

FC Kansas City will travel to New Jersey to take on Sky Blue on Sun. April 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET. The match will available to stream on the go90 app.

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