Author: Sandra Herrera

Why You Should or Should Not Be Freaking Out About the Red Stars

Chances are if you follow the Chicago Red Stars and are reading this after watching the last home loss against Kansas City, you’re about FourFive seconds from wildin’. Or if you’re ever the optimist, you’re possibly looking forward to the playoff positioning race. Whichever, here are some words to either […]

No Regrets: How Mexican International Katie Johnson is Impacting the NWSL

After a Week 8 match-up against the Chicago Red Stars and earning her first start, Katie Johnson spoke with Backline Soccer about NWSL draft day, rookie life, and making an impact in the league as a Mexican International and Mexican-American player. During the second round of the annual NWSL draft, […]

WoSo Remix: Chance the Rapper and Chicago Red Stars

This is part three of a three-part series. [Part 1, Part 2] **DISCLAIMER** Yes, this is a women’s soccer article referencing a rap album. Yes, there is foul language. Yes, this is your Parental Advisory. Back in August, Backline Soccer published Part One of this WoSo Remix series featuring Chance The […]

WoSo Remix: Chance the Rapper and Chicago Red Stars

This is part two of a three-part series. [Part 1] *DISCLAIMER* Yes, this is a women’s soccer article referencing a rap album. Yes, there is foul language. Yes, this is your Parental Advisory. Back in August, Backline Soccer published Part One of a WoSo Remix series featuring Chance the Rapper and […]

WoSo Remix: Chance The Rapper and Chicago Red Stars

This is the first installment of a three-part series. *DISCLAIMER* Yes, this is a women’s soccer article referencing a rap album. Yes, there is foul language. Yes, this is your Parental Advisory. If you’re from Chicago and are unfamiliar with hip hop or have been living under a rock the last […]

In a time when our country is most divided, is the national women’s team most inclusive?

In case you missed it, there was a presidential election in the United States this past Tuesday. No matter how you voted, or whether you were able, you might have had some feelings about it the following day. There’s Nothing Like an Election to Remind You How Divided We Are […]

Chicago’s Best Football Team Isn’t the Bears, or the Fire

Last Sunday marked an eventful day for professional women’s sports leagues in Chicago. Both the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL clinched their playoff spots in their respective leagues. Just last month, the Chicago Bandits won their fourth league championship for National Pro […]

Rapinoe Kneels Amid Violent Weekend in Chicago

A special moment took place in Chicago this weekend, before an intense match between the Chicago Red Stars and the Seattle Reign, both fighting for playoff positions. Although not in the starting lineup and on the pitch for the national anthem, Seattle Reign’s Megan Rapinoe took a knee as the […]