When the Chicago Red Stars went into the locker room at halftime of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League Championship, down 3-0 and on their way to a 4-0 defeat, perhaps nothing demonstrated their collective frustration more than an on-field argument between Savannah McCaskill and then teammate Sam Kerr.
McCaskill had come to the team in a midseason trade, and many thought she could be the missing piece, the tiny bit of extra offensive punch the Red Stars needed to get over the top after four straight seasons of losing in the semifinals.
As it happened, however, the 23-year-old finished her 18 games with Chicago with only one goal and one assist and was subbed out at halftime of the championship game. Then, before the long offseason began, she sat down with head coach Rory Dames — where he pushed her to reach for the next level in her game.
“I needed to continue to work on my game fitness and being able to play 90 minutes, so that was just my overall goal going into the offseason,” McCaskill said in response to a question from The Equalizer this week.
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