Mallory Pugh returned to the scoresheet with a first half goal and Tatumn Milazzo scored her first career NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) goal in the second.
However, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the OL Reign by a score of 3-2 on Oct. 10 in Tacoma, Washington.
During the match's 69th minute, rookie defender Milazzo took advantage of Vanessa DiBernardo's shot deflection and scored, bringing the Red Stars within one goal (3-2). The Red Stars could not get any closer, however.
According to The Seattle Times, players from both teams linked arms at Cheney Stadium's center circle to recognize the six years it took for former players Sinead Farrelly's and Mana Shim's allegations of sexual coercion and verbal harassment against former coach Paul Riley to be heard.
The solidarity also spread internationally. In the United Kingdom, players from the Liverpool and Sheffield United women's teams locked arms prior their Oct. 9 game, Yahoo! Sports noted.
One day after The Athletic published its report on the allegations, NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird resigned.
The Red Stars return home to take on the Orlando Pride on Wed., Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. CT.