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Euro Cup 2009 Archives

Katie Chapman! Can I get a heck yeah?

The Chicago Red Stars have signed Arsenal and England National Team midfielder Katie Chapman to their roster for the upcoming 2010 season.  Chapman will bring leadership to the squad, as she has accumulated 73 international caps since joining the team in 2000.  Read more about Chapman's signing with the Stars here

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Katie Chapman training for the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Women's 2009 Euro Cup. [Photo Credit: England Women's Team Facebook profile]

England lose to Germany in Euro Cup Final

England lost to Germany Thursday in the Euro Cup 2009 Final with a score of 6-2.  Red Stars' own Kaz Carney tallied for England in the first half.  Hats off to both teams for putting on an impressive goal scoring display- check out all the goals and the award ceremony in Little Miss Soccer's video below.

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England, Carney Advance to Euro 2009 Finals

Earlier today Karen Carney and the English National Team fought Holland well into extra time before Jill Scott (England) scored the game winning goal in the 116th minute of play. Kelly Smith of the Boston Breakers scored earlier in the match but the Dutch ladies bounced back and scored a goal just minutes after the England team- tying the game at 1-1.

England will face the winner of the Norway & Germany Semi-final in the Euro Cup Finals on Thursday, September 10th. Norway & Germany face off tomorrow- follow the match at Little Miss Soccer.

You can view video highlights from today's game below and read more on the match here.

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England moves on to the Semi-finals

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Here's Red Stars player Karen Carney in training before England's match against Finland in the Quarter-finals. England defeated Finland 3-2 today and moves on to Euro Cup 2009's Semi-finals, which will take place on Sept 6th & 7th.

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Surprise, surprise- it's Brittany Klein!

Most women's soccer fans expect Red Stars players such as Carli Lloyd, Lindsay Tarpley, Cristiane, and Megan Rapinoe to get called up to their perspective national team squads, as well as to the WPS All-Star game, but I think few would have expected to hear that Brittany Klein was one of three Red Stars players added to either of these team's rosters.  

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Brittany Klein uses her body to win the ball against FC Gold Pride's forward, Christine Sinclair. 

Klein along with Rapinoe and Cristiane will be making appearances in St. Louis this weekend when the WPS All-Stars play against Swedish league champions UmeĆ„ IK. You can watch the game live on Fox Soccer Channel and webcast at on Sunday at 4PM (CT). 

If you follow me on Twitter you might have read my tweet that said: @nikhak you'll never guess which red stars player got called up to the national team.  And of course, it's Klein! Besides for Klein getting called up as a substitute for the inaugural WPS All-Star team- she's also been called up to train with the USWNT along with Red Stars players, Lloyd and Rapinoe.  If training goes well for Klein- it's quite possible she'll earn her first international cap. 

Early on in the season when the Stars played against Sky Blue FC at Toyota Park- Klein quickly became one of my favorite players on the roster.  Sure, it's easy to appreciate the national team talents- Lloyd, Tarpley, Rapinoe- and to love the flare of the international players- Cristiane, Karen Carney, Frida Ostberg, but what about 5'3" Klein previously of Pali Blues and Santa Clara?
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Carney & England fall to Italy in their first Euro Cup match


Karen Carney and the England National Team weren't celebrating like they are in this photo today. They lost their first match of the women's Euro Cup 2009 to Italy 2-1. England played most of the game with 10 men when Casey Stoney was handed a red in the 28th minute of play. Goals: Williams (England) 38 ', Panico (Italy) 56', Tuttino (Italy) 80' [Photo borrowed from England Women's Team Facebook Page]

Red Stars player, Karen Carney, joins the English National Team for Euro Cup 2009

Karen Carney (also known by teammates as Kaz) will be traveling to Finland this weekend- she and the England National Team take on Italy in Euro Cup 2009 play for their first match of the tournament. 

Check out this video of Kaz's teammates sharing their thoughts on the tournament. I mean, after all, who doesn't love a British accent?

Correction: England's first match is actually on Tuesday, August 25th against Italy.

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