Ask the fans: Are the Red Stars ready for their third straight win?

In their fourth match of the season, the Chicago Red Stars take on the Boston Breakers Saturday at Harvard’s Jordan Field. The Red Stars have come out on top in their last two matches and are looking for their third consecutive win of the season against the Breakers.

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Per the Red Stars, “The match holds special implications for new Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who became a fan favorite over the course of her combined five years with the Breakers, prior to joining her current team this offseason.”

I asked the fans, including a few devoted Chicago Local 134 supporters, what they’re most interested in seeing in tomorrow’s game, and here’s what they had to say.

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Red Stars do it again! Second win at home in 2016.

In their first ever meeting, the Chicago Red Stars faced the Orlando Pride at Toyota Park today. Both teams are 1-0-1 (W-D-L) in their first two games of 2016.  Many women’s soccer fans anticipated this game to be a battle of US Soccer players.  The Pride have stars, Alex Morgan (forward) and Ashlyn Harris (goalkeeper) while the Chicago Red Stars have Christen Press (forward), Julie Johnston (defender), and Alyssa Naeher (goalkeeper).

As reported by the Chicago Red Stars, coach Rory Dames had no plan to adjust his lineup or style of play to defend the dangerous attack of Morgan:

In terms of preparing for Saturday’s meeting with first-year club Orlando Pride, the man (Rory Dames) in charge of Chicago isn’t too interested in adapting to an opponent that has only played two NWSL games in its history and is still very much working to find its own identity.

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The Crosstown Podcast: Europe and USA Face Off

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat soccer with Juan Pimiento of The Man Uverse on our new podcast, Crosstown Podcast.

While our favorite teams span over continents – Juan follows Manchester United of the Premier League, and I follow local Chicago teams including the Chicago Fire and the Chicago Red Stars – we were still able to share stories and exchange notes over our shared passion of fútbol.

Join us as we discuss:

  • EPL vs MLS
  • MLS Expansion
  • Manchester United’s new manager options
  • Chicago Fire’s rebuilding season
  • Chicago Red Stars