Entering into the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup, everyone knew the Chicago Red Stars needed to find a way to score goals and quickly create a chemistry between their veterans and a bevy of new signings. And to no one’s real surprise, the Red Stars have struggled for most of the tournament in that regard, scoring only twice over five games and with neither of those goals coming from their front line players.
However, in Saturday night’s quarterfinal against OL Reign, which Chicago won in a penalty-kick shootout after a scoreless 90 minutes, creating chances wasn’t the problem — they just couldn’t finish them.
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