Chicago Red Stars

Discussion in 'Chicago Red Stars' started by ButlerBob, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Andy Crossley

    Andy Crossley Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Love the video, especially love the song selection.
     
  4. chapulincolorado

    Jul 14, 1999
    McAllen, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  5. twinssoccerdad

    twinssoccerdad New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Indiana
    So who do you think they should get in the WNT player allocation?
     
  6. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Just off the top of my head, premier/starters WNT players that are from "around" the Chicago area:

    Lindsey Tarpley, Kalamazoo, MI
    Heather Mtts, Cincinnati, OH
    Leslie Osborne, Brookfield, WI
    Amy Lepeilbet, Crystal Lake, IL
    Kate Margraff, Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Kristin Luckenbill, FC Indiana Goalkeeper
    Kerry Hanks, Noter Dame forward
    Lauren Cheney, Indianapolis, IN (maybe in a couple of years when she
    graduates from UCLA)

    I would love to have Lindsay Tarpley in Chicago. I think she would be perfect to Captain our team. She would be my first choice.
     
  7. lucky13dad

    lucky13dad Member

    May 16, 2006
    Region 2
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great list and a great choice of captain. Whenever the Red Stars and Emma Hayes mention "exciting, attacking" soccer I think of Tarpley. Regarding Mitts, I think I read in a recent issue of Fairgame about her desire to go back to Philadelphia (this was before the announcement of Philadelphia's WPS team). Maybe we can bring her boyfriend in as a backup QB for the Bears and get her for the Red Stars.:)
     
  8. WPSFan

    WPSFan Member

    Jun 4, 2008
  9. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I asume that the supporters season tickets would be like Section8 tickets for the Fire and would be standing section. At Fire games, no matter where my ticket is, I love standing in the Concourse behind section8. There I can move around and socialize with people. I love doing that. I'm going to take a couple of days and figure out which plan is best for me and make a decision. But I will buy a season ticket package.
    I hope that The Red Stars get support from not only Chicago area, but from all over the midwest. Chicago is a beautiful, clean city with tons of stuff to do, especially during the summer time.
    I'm also hoping for double headers with the Fire.
     
  10. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I forgot to mention Jen Buczkowski, a standout at Notre Dame and a U-21 US National Team player, who is from Chicago, would be a perfect fit for the Red Stars.
     
  11. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just put my deposit down on tickets. I'm looking forward to seeing the team play next year. I think Peter and Marcia have put together a great front office and coach and the team will be exciting to watch.
     
  12. snipoppers16

    snipoppers16 New Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Chicago
    Another notable player from the area would be Brittany Bock, who I believe is a senior at Notre Dame next year.

    Edit:

    I don't think anyone has mentioned Ella Masar yet as a possibility. She's a bit obvious, given the U of I connection with McDermott.
     
  13. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Agree with Masar. Saw her play last year with Illinois and was impressed.
    There are many very good players in the college ranks that never get a Senior NT call-up although I believe she played in the U-21 team.
     
  14. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Bye the way, the last I heard, Danielle Slaton is an assistant at Northwestern. It wouldn't hurt to give her a tryout. She played for McDermott with the Carolina Courage. I saw her play in a Beach Soccer Tournament last summer in Chicago and she still had her skills.
     
  15. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If we're expanding names beyond WNTers, former Freedom captain Jennifer Grubb grew up in the Chicago suburbs, though she's now working in New Jersey.
     
  16. Super Sting

    Super Sting Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    As disappointed as I am with the name. As a Red Star Belgrade fan, I wasn't too thrilled, but oh well. I would love for the Red Stars to play before or after Fire games as I would check some games out for sure.
     
  17. ASR10

    ASR10 Member

    Roma
    Italy
    Jul 15, 2006
    Barksdale, LA
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    hmm glad to see they finally have a name, last i heard before i left for basic(which was sept) was my step fathers former boss was majority owner of the team. the other big owner was/is pepsi but as i said that was in aug
     
  18. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Red Stars hire more staff. They have hired two marketing staff and in what I think is a very interesting way. They hire more of a traditional marketing person and then another person to do internet marketing. On the traditional side they hired Jeff Roth. He previously was the marketing person for And 1 basketball comapany. He helped to build a strong brand there with less dollars going against big brands. That sounds like the type of skills that would be very helpful. On the internet side they hired Amanda Vandervort. Who has a soccer background in playing and college coaching, but has been working in online marketing for the past few years. It looks like Marcia and Peter continue to put a strong group together.




    http://www.womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid3380.aspx?team=chicago
     
  21. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Chicago seems to be far ahead of the other startup teams.
     
  22. Cool Rob

    Cool Rob Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Chicago USA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Red Stars are hosting a US-Brazil watching party in Schaumburg on Sunday. I'm taking my daughter and it should be a blast!
     
  23. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    You know what? I was thinking about joining the party if I can make it.
     
  24. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Here's the announcement from the team.
    http://www.womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid3416.aspx?team=chicago


    They are actually having a viewing party for each game.

    July 13th
    - Viewing party for fans of all ages presented by GameWorks
    Game time 3pm. Party starts at 1:30pm with a special presentation prior to the game.

    July 16th
    - Viewing party for fans 21+ years of age hosted by Windy City Wanderers FC
    Game time 9pm. Party starts at 7:30pm with a special presentation prior to the game.
     
  25. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Are you going to any of them?
     

Share This Page