Posts tagged "WPS"

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 »

Chicago Red Stars Get First Win In Front of 12,446 fans

Chicago Red Stars Get First Win In Front of 12,446 fans
The Chicago Red Stars women’s professional soccer team  (1-4-2, 5pts) got their first win of the season last weekend, blazing past the league-leading Portland Thorns (6-2-1, 19pts) in a 2-0 defeat  in front of 12,446 Thorns fans at Jeld-Wen Field over the weekend. Zakiya Bywaters scored in the first half for Chicago, while Jackie Santacaterina added one in the... Read more »
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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 »

Toyota Park Hosts Free Soccer Weekend as Red Stars Seek First US National Cup

Toyota Park Hosts Free Soccer Weekend as Red Stars Seek First US National Cup
Just ahead of the opening games at the London Olympics, where the US National Women’s soccer team are gearing up to take take on the world, there’s some hopefuls vying for a National Championship right here, Chicago Red Stars and former WPS stars Lori Chalupny, Amanda Cinalli, Juliana Sitch, and  DePaul’s own Erin Pekovich and Elise Weber... Read more »

Thank God It's Friday: New Days Dawning for Kerry Wood, Chicago Red Stars

Thank God It's Friday: New Days Dawning for Kerry Wood, Chicago Red Stars
Wow…”The Windy City” is living up to its hallowed nickname this weekend…lots of hot air and hotter temperatures will heat up the NATO summit, a vicious Cubs-Sox series at Wrigley Field, and the opening of a new women’s soccer league in town. Look what’s happened just today: From early morning on, Chicago commuters were warned about the street... Read more »
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SKY BEGINS 2012 WITH MONSTER DEAL AND 2011 IN WOMEN'S SPORTS

SKY BEGINS 2012 WITH MONSTER DEAL AND 2011 IN WOMEN'S SPORTS
Happy New Year…and a delightful, healthy and prosperous 2012 to all of you! As this new year dawns, I am more excited than ever to cover women’s sports and sports in general. From the 40th Anniversary of Title IX to the Women’s NCAA Finals in Denver, Colorado to the London Olympics, in September, this year is going... Read more »

All Summer Long: Chicago Women's Pro Sports Schedule Sizzles

Courtney Vandersloot addresses the media after being drafted by the Chicago Sky Over the next few days, Chicagoans are guaranteed the warmest temperatures of the season…80 and above…and that always puts me into a good mood. Why? I start thinking about summer….the end of my severe allergy season, and the beginning of the women’s professional... Read more »

Hope Solo latest to join "Nakey" Athletes in the Age of Social Media

Hope Solo latest to join "Nakey" Athletes in the Age of Social Media
I follow a lot of athletes on Twitter. For the most part, I hear about workouts, causes they’re fighting for, their children, and occasionally, personal stuff (“Never date a pole dancer,” advised one very famous athete…..thanks JC, I’ll keep that one in mind!)  But Hope Solo…the US goalkeeper who kept America’s Women’s World Cup dreams of... Read more »
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