Winless Red Stars are short-handed

[NWSL SCHEDULE: Week 5] A gap has already opened in the NWSL, where three teams remain unbeaten at the top of the standings and the three teams at the bottom are winless. Sky Blue FC will look to move into second place with a win over the winless Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday.

The Red Stars remain short-handed with three U.S. national team veterans Shannon Boxx, Amy LePeilbet and Lindsay Tarpley all sidelined with knee injuries.

German veterans Inka Grings and Sonja Fuss won't join the Red Stars from FC Zurich in Switzerland until May 20, while U.S. U-23 Jen Hoy won't arrive until the next month.

NWSL SCHEDULE, WEEK 5
Wednesday, May 8
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago
Saturday, May 11
Washington vs. Boston
Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle
Western NY vs. FC Kansas City
Sunday, May 12
Chicago vs. Portland

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
10 Portland 3-0-1 7/3
7 Boston 2-0-1 7/3
7 FC Kansas City 2-0-1 4/1
6 Sky Blue FC 2-1-0 4/3
4 Western NY 1-2-1 4/5
2 Washington 0-2-2 4/6
1 Seattle 0-3-1 2/6
1 Chicago 0-2-1 2/7

NWSL SCHEDULE, WEEK 6
Thursday, May 16
Seattle vs. Washington
Portland vs. Sky Blue FC
Saturday, May 18
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
Sunday, May 19
Portland vs. Washington
Seattle vs. Sky Blue FC

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