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Offline Aphrodites Child

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2010, 12:23:45 PM »
Emma Hayes fined for criticizing referee

This just in via @Kibby56: Emma Hayes fined $300 & given 4hrs of community service for comments (public criticism of game officials) made on April 11 2010 (via #wps)



any chance of introducing this (community service) over here for Messrs Ferguson and company...

at least it is re-assuring - or not as the case may be - to know that refereeing standards show great uniformity on a global scale

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« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2010, 01:51:28 PM »
Oh lord if that happened over here every game someone would have a fine or community service.  Ferguson and Wenger would never be at the training ground.

How are you meant to vent your anger or disappointment  ::)  just stand there and shake your head.

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2010, 02:18:22 PM »
How are you meant to vent your anger or disappointment  ::)  just stand there and shake your head.
Report the referee to the authorities  :D it does not work though..

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« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2010, 02:27:51 PM »
Then they ban the person who complains  ;)

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2010, 12:08:46 AM »
The Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer head out on the road for their next two matches, starting with a 5 p.m. CT tilt Saturday against the Boston Breakers.
This is the first match between the two squads this season, and Boston holds the all-time series lead with a 2-1-0 record against Chicago.

The Red Stars are coming off a 1-0 loss Sunday against the defending Sky Blue FC at Toyota Park. Chicago (0-2-1) has had a difficult stretch to start the 2010 season, with two matches against Sky Blue (both 1-0 losses) and a 1-1 home draw against Saint Louis Athletica.

The Breakers (1-0-2) started the 2010 season with a 2-1 win over the Washington Freedom and have posted 1-1 draws against the Philadelphia Independence and Athletica.

NEEDING AN OFFENSIVE SPARK

The Red Stars have only scored one goal through three matches, the lone tally being Casey Nogueira's game-tying strike against Saint Louis Athletica during Chicago's 1-1 draw on April 17. But Chicago is facing the squad in which the Red Stars posted their best offensive performance in team history. During the inaugural WPS season, the Red Stars defeated the Breakers, 4-0, on April 25, 2009, at Toyota Park. Three of this year's Red Stars scored a goal - Megan Rapinoe, Karen Carney and Brittany Klein. Chicago also out-shot Boston, 20-8 (10-3 shots on goal advantage). The Red Stars did all of this without Brazilian forward Cristiane, who was away on international duty.

RAPINOE BACK, BUT ASLLANI OUT

On Wednesday, the Red Stars announced that midfielder Megan Rapinoe was cleared to play following her recovery from mononucleosis. Rapinoe traveled with the team for the Boston matchup and is available to participate in the match. The Red Stars were dealt a blow, however, when they learned that midfielder/forward Kosovare Asllani fractured a rib during Sunday's match against Sky Blue. Medical staff said that Asllani would be out 3-4 weeks from Sunday's occurrence.

FAMILIAR FOES

Breakers midfielder Chioma Igwe started in 11 of 15 games for the Red Stars during the 2009 season. Igwe has been a regular fixture in the early going for Boston this season, starting in all three matches and logging 244 minutes. ... Boston defender Amy LePeilbet is a familiar figure in the Chicagoland area. The Crystal Lake, Ill., native was named the 2009 MedImmune Defender of the Year and started for the WPS All-Stars in their 4-2 win over Sweden's Umea IK last year.

LAST WEEK'S RECAP

On two occasions the Red Stars were whistled offside on two premium scoring opportunities, but Sky Blue FC cashed in with the lone goal en route to a 1-0 win Sunday at Toyota Park. Tasha Kai once again delivered with Sky Blue's lone goal. She also had the only tally during both teams' season opener, which was a 1-0 victory over Chicago on April 11. This past weekend, the Red Stars once again held the shots advantage (17-8) over their opponent.

JAM-PACKED SATURDAY

For the first time in WPS history, four games will be played simultaneously this Saturday on the east coast. Aside from the Red Stars-Breakers match, the top two teams in WPS in Sky Blue and FC Gold Pride square off, the expansion Philadelphia Independence and Atlanta Beat meet once again, and the Washington Freedom and Saint Louis battle as part of a WPS-Major League Soccer doubleheader at RFK Stadium, opening prior to the D.C. United-New York Red Bulls match.

WHO'S NEXT

Following the Boston match, the Red Stars travel to the other coast when they battle the Bay Area's FC Gold Pride at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 8. The Red Stars' all-time series against FC Gold Pride is even at 1-1-1. The Gold Pride have been busy in the offseason, most notably acquiring Brazilian striker and four-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Marta in the 2010 WPS Dispersal Draft.

TUNE IN ONLINE

Red Stars home matches are broadcast in both English and Spanish on www.ChicagoRedStars.com. The team's next home match is at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, against the expansion Philadelphia Independence. Rob Coons will have the English play-by-play, and Jorge Trujillo and Enrique "Tico" Fernandez will provide the Spanish webcast.

QUOTABLE

"I think it hurts them to lose that because they've got great character and great spirit. And as I've learned with all the teams I've been around, it is going to be their character and spirit that's going to determine do they have the fight to crawl through games and grab the wins when they're there, or not. I'm sure those guys will tell you, if this loss affects them massively, then we'll use it to our advantage going into our game next week."

-- Red Stars Head Coach Emma Hayes

following the team's 1-0 loss to Sky Blue on Sunday

The Chicago Red Stars are members of Women's Professional Soccer and play their home games at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. The Red Stars are playing in their second season in the eight-team WPS. Red Stars home games for the 2010 WPS season are available through a webcast at www.ChicagoRedStars.com. Their next home match is at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, against the expansion Philadelphia Independence. For more information about the Red Stars, log on to www.ChicagoRedStars.com or call 866-WPS-2009.

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4001494

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2010, 02:47:00 AM »
Emma Hayes has been sacked, not too surprising as resulys wee poor and football quality not there apparently.

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2010, 03:47:37 AM »
Emma Hayes has been sacked, not too surprising as resulys wee poor and football quality not there apparently.

Sorry to hear that news as she is a talented coach.  Hopefully she'll find another job soon.  You never know she could end up back at Arsenal in some capacity.  Wonder how things will pan out for Karen Carney and Katie Chapman over the next year or so?  Emma had a lot to do with both players joining the club.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 03:53:38 AM by John »
YOU NEVER WIN OR LOSE AS AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU NEVER WIN OR LOSE AS A TEAM - WE ALL WIN OR LOSE TOGETHER AS A CLUB

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2010, 12:23:14 AM »
WPS Chicago Red Stars to Head Coach Emma Hayes: Na-Na-Na, Hey Hayes, Good-Bye

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (May 25, 2010) — The Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer announced Monday that they have relieved Emma Hayes of her duties as head coach and director of soccer operations. According to a club press release, "The search for a new head coach begins immediately."

At press time there is no indication from the Red Stars as to their time table for finding a new coach or who might serve as interim coach.

There has been a growing sentiment among fans that Hayes may have been the primary factor behind the talent-laden team's underachievement. This began to come up last season when the Red Stars were eliminated from playoff contention.

As the Red Stars have continued to be plagued by similar problems this season, despite a major change of personnel, it appeared that Hayes was the club's weakest link.

The reality of this became especially evident in her comments to the press following a heartbreaking loss to the expansion Philadelphia Independence on May 15th. Hayes seemed at a loss as to why her defense continued to have momentary but fatal lapses, why her forwards couldn't finish, or why her club couldn't stay confident and composed after falling behind.

The Red Stars finished sixth out of seven teams with a 5-10-5 record in their inaugural season in 2009 and are 1-4-1, in seventh place (of eight clubs, post expansion), after six games in 2010.

While no one takes any delight in someone's personal failure or firing, the Red Stars are a soccer club and their only objective is to win championships. When it becomes clear that their leader is unable to find a winning formula, the only realistic option is to make a change.

Sources close to the franchise have indicated that Hayes may have not lasted as long as she did were it not for her close relationship with general manager Marcia McDermott.

McDermott's face told the story in the tunnel of Toyota Park following the Philadelphia loss. Something in my gut told me then that this decision might be coming.

You could read between the lines of her statement yesterday and discern her anguish at having to pull the trigger.

"I want to thank Emma for her hard work and assistance with the launch of the Red Stars franchise," McDermott said. "This was a difficult decision to make because she poured her heart into the organization. We felt it was time for a change as we move forward and look to put together a successful run this season."

Hayes was named the first head coach and director of soccer operations for the Red Stars on May 15, 2008. She came with a resume of achievement as assistant coach of Arsenal Ladies in her native England, preceded by Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors at Iona College, and was the youngest to win Coach of the Year in the W League, where she was head coach of the Long Island Lady Riders.

At the outset it appeared Hayes would duplicate her previous achievements in WPS. The Red Stars opened league play in 2009 with a 2-0-2 record and for one week enjoyed the top position in Bleacher Report's Power Rankings. It was all downhill from there however, until Hayes finished with a combined 6-10-6 record. Subtracting that initial four-game stretch, her record was 4-10-4.

Hayes is only the second head coach to be fired in WPS. Ian Sawyers, another England native, was relieved of his duties as Sky Blue FC coach in the middle of last season. Sky Blue FC went on to win the title.

The Red Stars host Bay Area's FC Gold Pride at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Toyota Park. Before the match, Italian powerhouse A.C. Milan is training from 5 to 6 p.m. A.C. Milan's training session is open to fans who purchase a ticket to the Red Stars vs. FC Gold Pride match and for all Chicago Fire season ticket holders. (The Fire play A.C. Milan in an international friendly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30).

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/396752-wps-chicago-red-stars-to-head-coach-na-na-na-hey-hayes-good-bye

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Re: Chicago Red Stars
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2010, 02:06:06 PM »
Emma Hayes has been sacked, not too surprising as resulys wee poor and football quality not there apparently.

They had poor results last season & played nowhere near as well as they have been so far this season. I just don't understand why they let her go after only 2 months, considering they started the season with players coming back from injury/illness. Unless of course she's coming to Brum & bringing Carney back with her....then I don't care!  :D