Watch: How North Carolina and Chicago prevailed in the NWSL semifinals

Defending champion North Carolina beat Reign FC (4-1) while Chicago shut out Portland (1-0) to reach next Sunday's NWSL final.

After 87 minutes of scoreless play, Heather O’Reilly converted a penalty kick for the Courage in the 88th minute. Chicago earned overtime thanks to Ifeoma Onumonu's strike in the 3rd minute of stoppage time. North Carolina settled it in overtime with goals by Debinha and Crystal Dunn sandwiching an own goal.

Sam Kerr scored the gamewinner for the Chicago Red Stars 9th minute.

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