The first game of the NWSL Playoffs will feature the Chicago Red Stars hosting NJ/NY Gotham FC at Toyota Park on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. tune into CBS Sports Network (TV) in Canada and the USA, and on Twitch (stream) internationally to watch the match.

NWSL Playoffs will kick off Sunday with two afternoon games, beginning with a meeting between the Red Stars and Gotham at 3 p.m. ET, followed by a clash between the Washington Spirit and the NC Courage at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Chicago will play in front of a home crowd at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, where they have won their previous four games. Additionally, the Red Stars finished their season with three straight wins – two against the Orlando Pride and one against Kansas City – and are looking to extend their streak during playoffs.

On the other hand, Gotham FC has not won a game since Oct. 17, drawing their last three against Kansas City and Louisville twice. However, Gotham is on a nine-game undefeated streak extending to Aug. 29. The team has shown resilience on the pitch and has proven to be one of the toughest teams to beat this season. 

Chicago Red Stars vs. Gotham FC: Head-to-head 

Despite the Chicago Red Stars finishing above NJ/NY Gotham FC in the 2021 regular season, Gotham won four of the eight games the two sides met in. The other four games were evenly split between Chicago wins and goalless draws.

The scoring records in the eight games were fairly even, with Red Stars leading the way with 11 goals compared to Gotham. 

Chicago Red Stars vs. Gotham FC: Players to watch

Kelia Watt – Chicago Red Stars

Winger Kelia Watt proved to be Chicago’s big-moment player toward the end of the season. Watt scored two game-winning goals against the Orlando Pride in October, and another in a 2-1 win against the Portland Thorns in late September. As a result, the 29-year-old led the Red Stars in goals (5) and assists (4) this season. 

Carli Lloyd – Gotham FC

The game between Gotham FC and the Chicago Red Stars could be striker Carli Lloyd’s last game as a professional footballer. However, the 39-year-old will do everything in her power to win and continue fighting for the NWSL title. Lloyd scored her fourth goal of the season against Racing Louisville to help her team reach the first round of playoffs.

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November 7, 2021 3:00pmSeatGeek Stadium Bridgeview, Illinois

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