The Chicago Red Stars got themselves back into the win column on July 1 with a 1-0 victory over the San Diego Wave FC.
Defender Tatumn Milazzo and forward Ella Stevens connected in the first half to get the game's only goal.
Emily Boyd tended goal for the first time in 2023, collecting her first shutout of the year to make a statement. Boyd faced 15 shots from San Diego, making four saves, four clearances and four punches during the match.
The Red Stars head to Houston on Friday, July 7, to take on the Dash at Shell Energy Stadium at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Chicago Fire FC (5-7-8) wrapped up a three-game road trip with a 3-1 loss at Orlando City SC (8-5-7) on June 30.
Xherdan Shaqiri had the Fire's lone goal of the evening, while Facundo Torres scored twice in a winning effort for his team.
The Fire will return to the lakefront to face Nashville SC at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, July 8, at Soldier Field. The match will be broadcast on Apple TV+, transmitted locally in English on WLS-AM 890 and in Spanish on TUDN 1200 AM.