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  • Red Stars rally to earn tie Jul 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Red Stars scored a pair of goals over the final minutes to rally from a 3-1 deficit and tie FC Kansas City 3-3 Sunday afternoon in Lisle.

  •  Midfielder Shannon Boxx, right, a former Notre Dame standout, will play for the Chicago Red Stars in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League.

    New women’s soccer league plans to get it right Jan 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Women's Watch explores the relaunch of a women's professional soccer league in the United States, and talks with Chicago Red Stars head coach Rory Dames about the business model behind the new National Women's Soccer League.

  • Jackie Santacaterina, left, of Geneva, and Naperville native Michele Weissenhofer are hoping to lead the Chicago Red Stars into the championship game of the WPSL tournament this weekend in Lisle.

    Red Stars fighting the good fight — for free Jul 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    Jackie Santacaterina and Michele Weissenhofer are among the local players hoping to help the Chicago Red Stars re-enter professional women's soccer next season. They're competing - for free - in the Women's Premier Soccer League playoffs this weekend at Benedictine University in Lisle.

  • Scouting the Women’s Premier Soccer League championship Jul 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    An at-a-glance look at the Women's Professional Soccer League championship this week in Lisle:

  • Kristine Lilly, the last remaining player from the U.S. teams that transformed women’s soccer from a fringe college sport into an international phenomenon, is retiring. The 39-year-old midfielder is the only player to take part in all five Women’s World Cups. (AP Photo/Jae C. Jong,File)

    U.S. soccer superstar Lilly retiresJan 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    Kristine Lilly, the last remaining player from the U.S. teams that transformed women’s soccer from a fringe college sport into an international phenomenon, is retiring.

  • The owners of the Chicago Red Stars are confident they’ll have investors in place by the Dec. 15 deadline to remain part of Women’s Professional Soccer for the 2011 season.

    Red Stars have one month to secure local investorsNov 16, 2010 12:00 AM
    The clock is ticking for the Chicago Red Stars. On Tuesday, the Red Stars and Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced that the Chicago franchise has been granted a Dec. 15 deadline to secure investment toward the league’s reserve funding requirement for participation in the 2011 season.

  • Megan Rapinoe, here getting past a Chinese Taipei goalkeeper in a 2006 match, has been added to the U.S. National Team headed to Italy. The Red Stars midfielder will be joined by Red Stars goalkeeper Jullian Loyden on the national squad.

    Two Red Stars named to U.S. National soccer teamNov 12, 2010 12:00 AM
    U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage named her 24-player preliminary roster on Friday for a two-game playoff against Italy and two Chicago Red Stars players made the squad. Red Stars midfielder Megan Rapinoe and goalkeeper Jillian Loyden were named to the roster as the U.S. heads to Padova, Italy, for the first leg on Nov. 20, followed by the potential qualifying clincher on Nov. 27 at Toyota Park for a berth in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

  • Bandits, Red Stars face ebb and flow of difficult marketNov 5, 2010 12:00 AM
    Call it the equilibrium of the sports universe. As one professional women's sports team in Chicago looks to march full steam ahead, another seems to be proceeding with caution.

  • Karina LeBlanc

    Red Stars make WPS trade for goalkeeper Oct 12, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Red Stars have traded a pair of 2011 picks in the Women's Professional Soccer Draft to Philadelphia for goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc.

  • Phoenix forward Candice Dupree collected 8 rebounds and 32 points in her first WNBA playoff game Thursday against the San Antonio Silver Stars. The former Chicago Sky all-star was part of a three-team trade before the season.

    Why Sky deserves asterisk for that blockbuster tradeAug 28, 2010 12:00 AM
    With the WNBA playoffs under way, it's easy to feel like the Chicago Sky got the short end of the stick in the blockbuster three-team trade that preceded the season.

  • Hand ball in 79th minute dooms Red StarsAug 23, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Red Stars had two comebacks in them Sunday afternoon against league-leading FC Gold Pride.

  • Red Stars play to scoreless tieJul 5, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Red Stars and Washington Freedom battled to a scoreless draw Sunday in Women's Professional Soccer action at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

  • Kate Markgraf (15) of the Chicago Red Stars competes against Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ in April.

    Markgraf happily redefining 'soccer mom'Jun 19, 2010 12:00 AM
    Everyone needs some "me" time. For Kate Markgraf, that's what soccer has become. It's no longer just a passion, a longtime love or even a job.

  • WPS names 4 Red Stars as all-star game reservesJun 15, 2010 12:00 AM
    Women's Professional Soccer announced 14 reserves on Monday for the 2010 WPS All-Star Game. Four Chicago Red Stars were selected for the festivities: Brazilian forward Cristiane, England midfielder Karen Carney, goalkeeper Jillian Loyden and defender Kate Markgraf.

  • St. Viator product Weber caps crazy stretch with Red StarsJun 7, 2010 12:00 AM
    A difficult couple of weeks got a little more difficult for Elise Weber in the 11th minute of the Red Stars' 0-0 draw with the expansion Atlanta Beat on Sunday night.

  • Chicago Red Stars head coach Emma Hayes, left, was excited about her first draft class in 2009: Lindsay Tarpley, Kate Markgraf and Carli Lloyd. Only Markgraf is still with the team, and the Red Stars released Hayes on Monday.

    Red Stars fire head coach Hayes, begin search for new leaderMay 25, 2010 12:00 AM
    Six games into its second season, the Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer have relieved head coach Emma Hayes from her duties with the struggling club.

  • Buffalo Grove club to host Red Stars soccer exhibitionMay 21, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer and their W-League affiliate Chicago Red Eleven will meet for an exhibition match at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Buffalo Grove.

  • Early deficit, and another Red Stars lossMay 15, 2010 12:00 AM
    For the third time in six games this season, the Chicago Red Stars gave up a goal in the first 10 minutes.

  • Red Stars Blue after another tough lossApr 26, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Red Stars don't want to see Sky Blue FC again for a while. For the second time in two weeks, Sky Blue defeated the Red Stars 1-0 Saturday night, this time at Toyota Park but again leaving the Red Stars feeling snakebit.

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