i have (temporarily?) stopped posting on my blog and have been posting regular updates on my
Twitter account - @RedStarsCEO. i have also begun writing a weekly column on the global soccer blog
"Pitch Invasion". The column is on the business of soccer in the United States. i hope you've
enjoyed the posts here (i'll keep the posts here for archive purposes) and will continue to follow
me on Twitter and Pitch Invasion.
One of the more vocal Red Stars fans is Pott Rodriguez (to the left with Megan Rapinoe). Pott can
pack a punch and she took issue with this week's SBI Power Rankings and decided to write her own.
SBI's Christi Mann ranked the undefeated Red Stars 5th in the 7 team WPS, while Pott has the
undefeated Red Stars 3rd.
In honor of Tarps' game winning goal versus Saint Louis Athletica Saturday night in front of 5,008
fans at St. Louis(many of whom cheered for the Red Stars), we bring you new and old videos of the
Red Stars star.
This one's a slide show with some pics of a very young Lindsay.
i've been asked to blog this week on BigSoccer.com. i'm soliciting questions for a Q&A on Friday
and hope to cover most of these topics during the week:
1) MLS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2) Stand and Deliver: A reminder of supporters culture from Brandon Kitchens
3) WPS: A message to WPS 2014 and 2019 from WPS 2009
4) WPS Predictions: team and individual
5) Red Stars: Three years in the making
6) WUSA: Lessons learned.
It was great to attend the Chicago Fire Foundation's Season Kickoff Luncheon yesterday at the
Sheraton Hotel. It is one of my favorite events of the year, because it brings together every
corner of the Chicago soccer community and all of the Fire's stake holders.
The Chicago Red Stars were well represented by former Fire staffers Pat McNamara and Greg Zaskowski
as well as Alyse LaHue, Amber Simons (who is also serving as the Red Stars Foundation's Executive
Director), Marcia McDermott and me.
i was talking to my niece Ingrid yesterday and she told me she was going to go live on a farm. This
came as a bit of a surprise as she currently goes to grade school and lives in very urban
Turns out she's going to "Farm Camp" for five weeks and plans to return afterwards.
Quietly. and far from even the limited spotlight that pro women's soccer receives, there are seven
month-long chemistry experiments under way at soccer outposts across the country. These
experiments, conducted by Professors Hayes, DiCicco, Sawyers, Gabarra, Barcellos, Montoya and
Rogers, are all now just about half finished.
Just a ridiculous amount of American soccer news flooding my inbox this week and most of it is
MLS Expansion - Vancouver, which was announced today, and Portland later this week.
DC Stadium - The soap opera continues
WPS Expansion - Philly is going to be a great franchise.
Maybe it's because i was a journalism major in college. Maybe it's because i was a wire service
sports writer for three years. Maybe it's because i have a big ego and like seeing my name in
print, but i've always enjoyed talking to reporters.
This morning i had scheduled interviews with New York Times soccer writer Jack Bell and the
Associated Press' Rachel Cohen.
This was my Twitter message yesterday morning on the way to Toyota Park:
"Today: Advisory Board mtng, Pick Your Seat Day, CRS Fndation board candidate intervw, talk to
ISSA, 1st CRS exhibitns @ Lk Barrngtn. Whew!"
Consolidating yesterday's whirlwind of Red Stars activity into 140 characters really didn't do the
During these days of economic crisis when every television, newspaper and Twitter report is of
certain doom and gloom*, it was refreshing to participate in two days of WPS owners meetings this
week that included a number of positive indicators for the League's launch and future.
Individual teams and the League both had good reports on ticket sales, sponsor direction and
Actually, if you'd like to buy a jersey, don't click on the picture, click here instead.
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WPS unveiled all its uniforms last night at a fashion event in New York City. The Chicago Red Stars
jersey design was inspired by Puma's 2005 Chicago Fire third strip which was a solid light blue
jersey with four red stars across the chest.
After watching Fulham top West Brom at the Highbury Pub early this morning, i joined Red Stars
Account Executive Carrie Sear at Milwaukee's Pius XI High School to speak to the Wisconsin Soccer
Coaches Association. By the way, there are funnier school nicknames out there, but i've always
found it humorous that the women's athletic teams at Pius are nicknamed the "Lady Popes".
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The Chicago Red Stars held their open tryouts last week at the impressive McCook Athletic &
Exposition (MAX) center. We had a great turnout both in terms of numbers and quality. Players came
from across the area, the country and the world.
i'm not sure what the Red Stars top international draft pick is saying in this video, but she sure
has a nice smile and there are some gorgeous goals by her and Marta on the video below...i sure
hope we sign her!!