Category: NWSL

IS CONTROVERSY OVER POSING NUDE A THING OF THE PAST?

In another era, the very thought of athletes posing nude, no matter how artfully, would have led to a revolt by parents, the town council and the church. Morals clauses would have been put into effect, and the person posing would have been shunned by ‘decent’ townsfolk.  Today, it seems that a very different era... Read more »

Chicago Red Stars: Strong Core and Young Talent Makes for Promising Season

Chicago Red Stars: Strong Core and Young Talent Makes for Promising Season
As the Chicago Red Stars  (0-1) take on FC Kansas City (1-0)  at home on Saturday, April 22, it’ll mark their 10th consecutive season as a professional women’s soccer team. Established in 2007 by former Chicago Fire executive Peter Wilt, the team began play at Toyota Park in 2009, and remained a fixture at the... Read more »

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too
If you listened to any report on Chicago television news Tuesday night regarding the ESPN the Body Issue, you’d think Chicago Cubs All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta was the only Chicago athlete posing nude for the cameras. Two other athletes…superstars in their own right…were ignored almost universally: 2016 Olympics-bound forward Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s... Read more »
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Eight Questions with...Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue

Eight Questions with...Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue
Alyse Lahue, the General Manager of the Chicago Red Stars, has been with the women’s professional soccer league since its inception in 2007. Studying under former Chicago Fire Executive Peter Wilt, LaHue learned the secrets of building a successful franchise. Last year, the Red Stars earned their first berth in the National Women’s Soccer League... Read more »

Chicago Red Stars Return to Toyota Park in 2016

Chicago Red Stars Return to Toyota Park in 2016
Last season, the Chicago Red Stars earned their first playoff berth in the NWSL, on the strength of Women’s World Cup gold medalists Christen Press, Lori Chalupny, and Julie Johnston, playing to sellout crowds at Benedictine University/Village of Lisle Sports Complex, their home since 2011. On December 11, General Manager Alyse LaHue announced the Red... Read more »

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports
Happy Thanksgiving, my Token Female friends! I usually grouse on these pages 364 days of the year about the lack of coverage of women’s sports…the lack of inclusion for women radio sports anchors…the general state of women and equality in America.  And in 2015, I found just a few reasons to be grateful: 1)  U.S.... Read more »
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Shannon Boxx ends a storied 16-year soccer career 'for family'

Shannon Boxx ends a storied 16-year soccer career 'for family'
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Red Stars’ Shannon Boxx, fresh off a Women’s World Cup victory, startled a media gathering with the announcement that she would retire. At the time, it sounded as if she’d finish the NWSL season, hopefully helping the Chicago Red Stars make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.... Read more »

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter
I first learned the word “fat” when I was in middle school. I never knew that I was the fat kid in school until a boy told me that I was too fat. I thought, “What does that mean?” I had always been so athletic and into sports; I didn’t think I was that fat.... Read more »

Watch Party Monday follows a stormy Saturday for Chicago Red Stars

Watch Party Monday follows a stormy Saturday for Chicago Red Stars
From our friends at the Chicago Red Stars:  The Chicago Red Stars announced plans for two watch parties for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s round of 16 game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. On Monday, June 22, they’re holding a watch party in the city at AJ Hudson’s Public House, and another, held simultaneously... Read more »
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Where to Watch the Womens World Cup

Where to Watch the Womens World Cup
The Chicago Red Stars are going all out for soccer’s biggest stage, as the Womens World Cup  gets underway Friday night. The Red Stars, who currently own the best record in the NWSL at 4-0-3, are hosting watch parties throughout the Chicago area during the tournament.. All the better to watch the Red Stars’ talent... Read more »