The North Carolina Courage hosted the Chicago Red Stars for the 2017 NWSL semifinal match. The Red Stars have won the previous three matches against North Carolina and this game marked their four competition of the season to see who would advance to the NWSL Championship.
The North Carolina made their way to Edinburg, Texas and the Houston Dash were the 12th shutout for the Courage, who also won the NWSL Shield and are equivalent to the Seattle Reign in 2014 for the most wins within the season.
The match that was to take place last Sunday for the North Carolina Courage against the Houston Dash was postponed and rescheduled for tonight. The North Carolina Courage 1-0 victory tonight insures their home field advantage for the playoffs in October.
The Washington Spirit host North Carolina Courage for the last meeting this season. After two victories for the Courage, the Spirit must bring a challenge to the table as the tenth place team faces the first place team in the NWSL.