Washington beats Chicago to win NWSL title


Kelley O’Hara scored a 97th-minute winner to earn Washington Spirit a comeback win over Chicago Red Stars, sealing the club’s first NWSL Championship title.

Earlier, Rachel Hill opened the scoring for Chicago with a goal in the fifth minute of first-half stoppage time before Andi Sullivan leveled for Washington with a 67th-minute penalty after Tara McKeown was fouled by Tierna Davidson.

O’Hara’s decisive strike came via a far-post header following a left-wing cross from NWSL Rookie of the Year Trinity Rodman. It was the two-time USWNT World Cup winner’s first goal of the season.

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