Posts tagged "Soccer"

Day in court is coming for Hope Solo...why is she still playing?

Day in court is coming for Hope Solo...why is she still playing?
“Once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated.” Hope Solo, on her Facebook page, June 2014  Soccer star Hope Solo has a day in court…soon. A judge in Kirkland, Washington set January 20th as the day she faces two counts of fourth-degree... Read more »

Chicago Red Stars dethrone Solo, undefeated Seattle Reign

Chicago Red Stars dethrone Solo, undefeated Seattle Reign
Has the controversy surrounding Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo finally gotten the best of her? Though she was unavailable for post-game comment, it would appear so in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the surging Chicago Red Stars. It was the first loss of the season for the Reign (13-1-3).  Solo was making just her second start... Read more »

Toyota Park a Lucky Place for Chicago Red Stars

Toyota Park a Lucky Place for Chicago Red Stars
From 2009-2010, the Chicago Red Stars women’s professional soccer team called Toyota Park home.  In 2012, they returned to the Bridgeview, Illinois facility to win the National Women’s Cup Final. Five seasons after they first stepped into Toyota Park, the Red Stars returned home in a special anniversary celebration, a first-ever doubleheader match with the... Read more »
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Will USWNT's Alex Morgan Join Expansion Houston Dash?

Will USWNT's Alex Morgan Join Expansion Houston Dash?
U.S. women’s national soccer team and Portland Thorns star forward Alex Morgan broke hearts around the world by announcing her engagement to  longtime boyfriend Servando Carrasco of the MLS’s  Houston Dynamo. And now, an interesting scenario is developing in the wake of the news that the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced the founding of its ninth club and... Read more »

Who's That Little Girl Promoting The NFL?

Who's That Little Girl Promoting The NFL?
They keep pulling her back in. If you were parked in front of your flatscreen from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon and evening (as I was), an NFL commercial featuring a young girl with long hair and football cleats was urging viewers to “tell your story” by going to the NFL website. The commercial also... Read more »

Chicago Red Stars: When A Golden Boot Is No Kick In the Pants

Chicago Red Stars: When A Golden Boot Is No Kick In the Pants
The Chicago Red Stars announced their end of season team awards today, with Lori Chalupny earning the Golden Boot and MVP awards and German international Sonja Fuss taking Defender of the Year. The awards were voted on by media, players, coaches and staff. Chalupny, one of the Red Stars team captains, led the way with... Read more »
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Can Hope Solo Stop The Red Stars' Playoff Chances?

Can Hope Solo Stop The Red Stars' Playoff Chances?
In a word: Yes. As the National Women’s Soccer League‘s (NWSL) inaugural season approaches the playoffs, the Chicago Red Stars (6-7-5, 23 pts.) are battling for the fourth-place spot. But first, they have to stop Seattle Reign FC tomorrow night, on the Red Stars’ home field: Benedictine University Sports Complex in Lisle.  Gametime is 6:00 p.m.... Read more »

US Soccer Celebrates Centennial With Free US vs. Honduras On Big New Screen, Soccer Stars

US Soccer Celebrates Centennial With Free US vs. Honduras On Big New Screen, Soccer Stars
Think about this: If  U.S. Soccer didn’t exist, neither would Abby Wambach. Landon Donovan. Carli Lloyd. Chris Rolfe. Mia Hamm. Julie Foudy.  David Beckham would still be a worldwide phenomenon (those abs, those legs!), but his presence in the US would have been limited to advertising and friendlies between countries. Soccer in the United States is... Read more »

Is the 3rd Time The Charm for US Professional Women's Soccer???

Is the 3rd Time The Charm for US Professional Women's Soccer???
Will the third women’s professional soccer league finally be the charm in the United States? A coalition made up of officials from the US, Canadian and Mexican Federations surely hope so. The timing might just be right, following the US Women’s National Team’s gold medal-winning efforts in the 2012 Summer Olympics. And after the inroads... Read more »
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FINALE: The Weekend Sports Report for 1-28-12 on WKRS

FINALE: The Weekend Sports Report for 1-28-12 on WKRS
AKA: IT”S NEVER GOODBYE….it’s always “See You Later!” Weekend Sports Report – 1/28/12 internetfm.com Les, Steve and I welcome Don Guzan from the D-Plantman show, who joins us for the last ever (for now) show on WKRS. He’s filling in for Packer Dave, who still in hiding two weeks after the Green Bay loss in the... Read more »