Chicago takes center stage on a major Sunday for United States soccer

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and the United States Women's National Team seek their fourth World Cup trophy this Sunday in France. (US Soccer)By Andrew Hattersley Sunday is shaping up to be one of the biggest days in recent memory for US Soccer, as both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in finals, with … Continue reading Chicago takes center stage on a major Sunday for United States soccer

Watch Chicago Red Stars’ Alyssa Naeher’s crucial save for the USWNT against England

by Juan Pimiento An intense, back-and-forth FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal between the United States Women's National Team and England featured a huge Chicago-related moment that save the match for the Americans. With a late equalizer looming, Chicago Red Stats goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stepped up in the clutch to block Lionesses' captain Stephanie Houghton's penalty … Continue reading Watch Chicago Red Stars’ Alyssa Naeher’s crucial save for the USWNT against England

‘Just inspirational’: Craig Harrington on his journey and life as a Chicago Red Stars coach

Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Craig Harrington. (Image Provided by Shaina Benhiyoun Photography)by Sandra Herrera Last year, the Chicago Red Stars expanded their coaching staff to include two First Assistant Coaches, Gary Curneen and Craig Harrington.Harrington took the time to chat with Second City Soccer about his journey to the Red Stars and how he has … Continue reading ‘Just inspirational’: Craig Harrington on his journey and life as a Chicago Red Stars coach

Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz is one of 20 players with connections to local soccer representing the United States this summer. (Chicago Red Stars) by Juan Pimiento This summer will be full of action for the different United States national teams across all levels, from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup to the 2019 … Continue reading Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Kerr, rookies lead the shorthanded Chicago Red Stars’ visit to Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars seek their first road victory when they visit Houston Dash on Sunday, May 19. (Chicago Red Stars) by Sandra Herrera   Chicago Red Stars got back to winning last weekend after going up against reigning NWSL champions North Carolina Courage on Mother’s Day. The team was shorthanded this week after losing club … Continue reading Kerr, rookies lead the shorthanded Chicago Red Stars’ visit to Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars Round-Up: World Cup shakes up the roster ahead of Courage rematch

Chicago Red Stars face a rematch against North Carolina Courage with several key players missing. (Chicago Red Stars) A long week of events for Chicago Red Stars as they are back in Bridgeview this weekend for a match against North Carolina Courage. Roster News The U.S. Women’s National Team announced their World Cup roster last … Continue reading Chicago Red Stars Round-Up: World Cup shakes up the roster ahead of Courage rematch

Where are they now? Three local players get their first taste of NWSL action with Red Star players on World Cup duty

By Andrew Hattersley With departure comes opportunity. That was the case for a trio of local players after four Chicago Red Stars were named U.S Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis’ 23-player roster to represent the United States in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This opened the door for a three former college … Continue reading Where are they now? Three local players get their first taste of NWSL action with Red Star players on World Cup duty

NWSL PA President Brooke Elby discusses the Red Stars’ win, match postponement

Chicago Red Stars' Brooke Elby, author of her team's third goal in their 3-0 victory Sunday over Reign FC, discusses the postponement of the match originally scheduled for Saturday, April 27. (Mixed Zone photo by Sandra Herrera) After a riveting 4-4 draw last week against Portland Thorns FC, Chicago Red Stars were ready to get … Continue reading NWSL PA President Brooke Elby discusses the Red Stars’ win, match postponement

Chicago Red Stars scoring goals but looking for their first win against Reign FC

The Chicago Red Stars seek their first victory of the 2019 NWSL season in their third outing against Seattle Reign FC on Saturday, April 27. Chicago Red Stars hosted their home opener against Portland Thorns FC last weekend, in Seat Geek stadium.  Heading into match day, the buzz around the club was at an all-time … Continue reading Chicago Red Stars scoring goals but looking for their first win against Reign FC

Chicago Red Stars carry momentum, culture shift, into game day

Chicago Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson sports the club's 2019 home kit revealed on Sunday, April 14. (Twitter/Chicago Red Stars) by Sandra Herrera   As the Red Stars prepare to take on Portland Thorns FC this weekend for their home opener, they will be carrying with them the momentum of a rather groundbreaking week for … Continue reading Chicago Red Stars carry momentum, culture shift, into game day