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The Washington Spirit are coming off of three straight draws on the road and look to start their first winning streak of the season on Wednesday when they return home to host the Chicago Red Stars. The 2021 NWSL champions were shut out in their home opener 1-0 by Angel City FC before recording ties against Portland Thorns FC, OL Reign and Orlando Pride. Meanwhile, Chicago is looking to keep being a threat on the road after defeating the Pride in Orlando 4-2 on May 22.  You can see what happens next when you stream the match live on Paramount+.

Kickoff from Segra Field in Washington D.C. is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday and will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan

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How to watch Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars

  • Spirit vs. Red Stars date: Wednesday, June 1
  • Spirit vs. Red Stars time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Spirit vs. Red Stars streaming: Paramount+
  • Spirit vs. Red Stars tickets: See tickets at StubHub

NWSL picks for Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit

Before you tune in to Wednesday's match, you need to see the Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit picks from SportsLine's soccer insider Brandt Sutton. Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 92-68 in his last 160 soccer picks, returning over $2,600 for $100 bettors.

For Spirit vs. Red Stars, Sutton is picking Chicago to win by a score of 2-1. The expert points to Red Stars forward Mallory Pugh as the player to watch. Pugh enters Wednesday's match full of confidence after scoring three goals in her last two games, and she has the potential to be the difference-maker against the Spirit.

Sutton also notes that Chicago has shown at this early point of the season that it can be a formidable opponent on the road. The Red Stars ended their 2021 campaign winning two of their three final road games and appear to be trying to repeat that success, having defeated the Pride in Orlando 4-2 last weekend. Pugh scored twice in that match.

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