Minnesota Aurora draws 1-1 against Chicago City SC

CHICAGO – Kaylie Chambers scored in her first game with the Aurora to help the team remain undefeated through four games this season with a 1-1 draw against Chicago City SC on Sunday.

Chambers’ equalizer for the Aurora (2-0-2) came in the 28th minute. Saige Wimes frustrated a Chicago player by drawing a foul and a yellow card. Giada Zhou took the free kick and served the ball directly to the head of Chambers, who will be a junior midfielder at Utah State this fall and was a first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2023.

Chicago City (3-0-1), last year’s Heartland Division champions, opened the scoring in the ninth minute, storming into the penalty box. Aurora goalkeeper Taylor Kane came up to make a play, but she was called for a foul. Sophia Jaime converted a penalty to give Chicago an early 1-0 lead.

Neither team scored after Chambers’ goal, although the Aurora had their chances. Zhou sent a free kick over the crossbar after Chicago City’s Eva Pattison was shown a yellow card in the 68th minute. In the closing minutes, the Aurora also hit the goal post as they sent a series of shots into the net that failed to give them the lead. Instead, they earned their second draw in three matches, having previously failed to draw since the first match in team history last year.

The Aurora return home Thursday night to take on Rochester FC at TCO Stadium.

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