In Week 1, Chicago United FC was short-handed and lost a tough fought game to TFAS 0-1. Even though several players were out due to injury in Week 2, Chicago United FC dominated Ship My Pants from start to finish to capture their first win of the season in a 1-0 game.
The lone goal was scored by a ringer, Harrison, who blew several opportunities in the first half but dumped the ball in the corner of the net 4 minutes into the 2nd half. United could have easily scored 4 or 5 more goals in the game, but every shot seemed to be right at the keeper or over the bar. Mangan had a rough game, kicking 2 or 3 should-be-goals directly at the keeper. We’ll attribute the misses to rust as it had been 3 weeks since he even touched a soccer ball. Stand-out players in Week 2 were Amanda Manfredi, CJ Alfirevic, Brier Goetz, and Raquel Schonenberg who each played the entire game.
Next week Chicago United FC takes on Windy City Devils at 8:00PM on Friday, August 23rd. Windy City Devils is also 1-1 on the season and has a history of hard-fought games with Chicago United FC.
Defender Joe Blaylock was lost for the season in Week 1 due to a ruptured achilles tendon.
Forward Brigit Larson placed herself on the PUP list for the next few weeks due to a knee ailment.
Midfielder Catherine Shea was out due to a strained quad. She’s listed as day-to-day.
Utility player Lauren Hannifan was out due to illness.
Chicago United FC is looking for a local bar to sponsor their team and become their post-game watering hole. If you are a bar owner in the Chicago area, preferably near the Lincoln Park South fields, and would like to sponsor Chicago United FC, please e-mail HookTSB@gmail.com. Total Sports Blog and Zooma are current sponsors of Chicago United FC.