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 […]

Unsung Hero of the Week: Hip-Hip Horan Leads Portland

Kelley Piper In this weekly series, I will be highlighting a player from the weekend who was their respective team’s unsung hero, win, lose or draw. A player who does the dirty work, does the little but important things in a game and someone who didn’t exactly fill up the […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 9

The NWSL returned from the short FIFA break this past weekend and the action was non-stop. There were a combined 20 goals scored across the league this weekend, some unexpected losses and some big upsets. Honestly, we’re just so thrilled to be watching club WoSo again, all the excitement was […]

Route Two Soccer – Chicago 2 – 0 Houston: How to Control a Midfield

With Ertz in the holding role, Press dropping back, and the fullbacks ranging forward, Chicago overloaded the midfield and dominated the game. After suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Houston to open the season, Chicago fared far better in week 4, producing a suffocating performance that allowed them to reverse […]

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 […]

Around the World of WoSo: FAWSL Winners and College Soccer

FSU & UVA couldn’t beat the elements:   In a top three showdown between Florida State (2) and University of Virginia (3), I expected goals and plenty of highlight reel material. Both teams did manage a goal, but the game was called in the 100th minute due to excessive lightening. […]

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 […]