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Chicago Gaels/Chicago Red Eleven
« on: April 24, 2009, 10:54:32 PM »
Gaels become Red Eleven in Chicago

Club names Tony Anglin coach of WPS’ Red Stars affiliate

USL News Release
Thursday, December 11, 2008
 
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Gaels have announced that they will continue operations in the USL W-League in 2009 as the Chicago Red Eleven under the new ownership of Ted Gradel. Gradel has purchased the franchise and looks to build upon the success that Gaels’ owner Mark Boyle has established in the past four seasons for the Chicago area franchise.

The Red Eleven franchise has been active in the past month with a number of other noteworthy developments.

Larry Sunderland will serve as Technical Director, a role he fills for both the Chicago Fire of the USL Premier Development League and the Chicago Fire Juniors. W-League 2008 Coach of the Year Tony Anglin, who led the Atlanta Silverbacks to a 13-0-1 record in 2008, will be the head coach for the Red Eleven in 2009.

“Our first priority was to find the best possible coach available – someone to create a training environment that results in a winning side and, equally as important, aids in the development and identification of future professional players,” said Sunderland. “With that said, Ted and I felt Tony Anglin was the right person. His experience coaching in the league, his passion for moving players forward, and his professionalism on and off the field are unquestioned.”

The balance of the coaching staff includes Benedictine women’s head coach Robyn Serge and St. Xavier Chicago women’s assistant coach and Gaels staff coach Evan Strehlau.

Home games for the Red Eleven will be played at the beautiful 3,000 seat stadium of Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

The Chicago Red Eleven will also serve as the exclusive W-League affiliate of the Chicago Red Stars of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for the state of Illinois.

“The Red Stars are pleased to continue our relationship with Chicago’s W-League team under its new leadership,” said Chicago Red Stars President and CEO Peter Wilt. “I’ve enjoyed working with Larry Sunderland for more than 20 years, and I look forward to working with him again, along with owner Ted Gradel, to launch the Red Eleven. This club will serve as a great place for the Red Stars to watch players who aspire to progress to WPS.”

Red Stars head coach Emma Hayes, who was instrumental in bringing Tony Anglin in as Red Eleven head coach, added, “we are excited to work with Red Eleven and to support them in putting together a competitive roster.”

“We are extremely excited and proud of our relationship with the Red Stars,” said Red Eleven Owner Ted Gradel. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our girls to be seen by the Red Stars coaching staff on a regular basis.” 

http://www.chicagoredeleven.com/home/311120.html
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:59:26 PM »
Red Eleven looking to find heaven at Lisle-Benedictine Sports Complex

Benedictine Athletic News
29/1/2009
Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
 
Men’s lacrosse. Women’s field hockey. Professional softball. National track and field. High school football. Drum and bugle competition.

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex has made a myriad of events available to residents of the western suburbs. Now, local “football” fans will be able to enjoy women’s soccer in the comfort of this state-of-the-art facility.

The Chicago Red Eleven, a developmental league affiliate of the Chicago Red Stars of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league, has announced that it will play its 2009 home schedule at the 3,000-seat Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex on the campus of BenedictineUniversity.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring exciting women’s soccer to the western suburbs,” said Dave Kunka, director of Sports Complex Operations. “Soccer continues to grow in popularity as both a spectator and participation sport. Fans will be able to watch some of this country’s future women’s soccer stars at the Sports Complex.”

The Red Eleven, which played as the Chicago Gaels during the 2008 season, is coming off an 11-4 campaign and second-place finish to the Indiana Lionesses in the Midwest Division of the W-League Central Conference.

The team features college-age players from throughout the Chicago area. Last year’s roster included WheatonCollege’s Kristen Eggert (Glenbard South H.S.), LoyolaUniversity’s Mary Dale (Freeport H.S.), and Notre Dame’s Jen Buczkowski (Elk Grove H.S.), a member of the U-21 National Team.

The Red Eleven will be coached by Tony Anglin, who led the Atlanta Silverbacks to a 13-0-1 record in 2008 and was named the W-League “Coach of the Year.” He will be assisted by BenedictineUniversity head women’s coach Robyn Serge and St. Xavier women’s assistant Evan Strehlau.

The team will play six games at the Sports Complex during the 2009 season.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 11:04:49 PM »
Chicago Red Stars and Red Eleven announce affiliation agreement
 
Bridgeview, Illinois - The Chicago Red Stars of Women’s Professional Soccer and the Chicago Red Eleven, playing its inaugural season as a member of the W-League, have announced an affiliation agreement between the two organizations. With the agreement, the Red Eleven becomes the exclusive amateur affiliate of the Red Stars, as well as the team’s exclusive W-League affiliate in the state of Illinois.

The affiliation agreement will not only involve player personnel development, but also strives to build a strong tie that fosters the growth of women’s soccer in the Chicagoland area and the entire state of Illinois. Among the two organizations’ synergies will be cross promotions involving signage at both teams’ home games, merchandise sales, player appearances, web site links and participation in youth camps and clinics.

Another component of the agreement will be an exhibition game between the Red Stars and Red Eleven, tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 30 at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., the Red Eleven’s home match venue.

The affiliation agreement is a winning proposition for all concerned, according to Red Stars General Manager Marcia McDermott.

“The Chicago Red Stars are happy to partner with the Red Eleven,” McDermott said.  “This agreement provides a fantastic opportunity to help expand the reach of women’s soccer in Illinois.  We look forward to working with the club and its fans to increase awareness and participation in our sport.”

Red Eleven owner Ted Gradel echoed McDermott’s sentiments about the agreement.

"The Red Eleven is proud and excited about our affiliation with the Red Stars," said Gradel. "They are a first-class organization and are committed to doing things the right way. I believe this will be great for women’s soccer in this region and for the fan base of both organizations. There will be lots of mutually beneficial opportunities for fans and the community, thanks to this affiliation agreement."

The Red Eleven kick off its 2009 campaign on May 17 at FC Indiana in Indianapolis.

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 11:35:10 AM »
Four Women’s Professional Soccer players are a part of Red Eleven’s heritage

Naperville, Illinois

Four former Chicago Gaels – the predecessor team to what is now the Chicago Red Eleven W-League women’s soccer club – are currently on Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) rosters for 2009. The quartet includes Jenny Hammond and Jen Buczkowski with Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY), as well as Erin Walter and Erin Kane with St. Louis Athletica.

The Chicago Gaels ceased operation as a W-League team after the 2008 season and were reorganized as the Chicago Red Eleven in 2009. The Red Eleven is the exclusive amateur affiliate of the Chicago Red Stars of the WPS league, as well as the team’s exclusive W-League affiliate in the state of Illinois

“We are obviously very proud of the ‘heritage’ of the Red Eleven as we begin competition in the W-League in 2009,” said team owner and general manager Ted Gradel. “These young women were key players for the Chicago Gaels and now have taken that next step. We will hold them up as an example to our players that they can indeed develop on our team and get ready for that next level.

“While these players may not have worn the Red Eleven uniform, they are certainly viewed as a part of the franchise’s ‘family’, so to speak. We will eagerly follow their professional careers in the WPS league and wish them all the success in the world.”

Hammond is a defender from Mission Viejo, California. The Gaels were her fourth W-League team. Hammond played college soccer at Clemson, where she led the Tigers to the NCAA tournament all four seasons. She is currently an assistant coach for the Eastern Illinois University women’s soccer team.

Buczkowski, a midfielder from Elk Grove Village, Ill., spent four seasons with the Chicago Gaels and was voted All-Central Conference honors in both 2006 and 2008. She also played for the Chicago Cobras in 2004. She has an impressive international resume, as well, as a member of the United States Under-23 National Team from 2006 to 2008, a part of the Nordic Cup winning U.S. U-21 National Team in 2005 and a two-time member of the United States’ U-19 National Team in 2003 and 2004. Collegiately, Buczkowski was a three-time All-America selection for Notre Dame (where she set a school record for matches played with 103).

Kane, a goalkeeper and native of St. Charles, Ill., was a four-time first-team All-Horizon League selection from 2005-08 for UW-Milwaukee (the first goalkeeper to ever be so honored all four seasons). She was a freshman All-American in 2005 when she had a shutout streak of 717 minutes.

Walter is a midfielder who hails from Elk Grove Village, Ill., and played for DePaul University from 2002 to 2005 (leading the Blue Devils to the NCAA tournament in 2003). Walter was a third team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as a junior, as well as third team All-Conference USA.

The Red Eleven opens its season on May 17 at FC Indiana. The team’s home opener is on May 27 (7:00 p.m.) versus West Michigan at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The Red Eleven will play a home exhibition match versus its WPS affiliate, the Chicago Red Stars, on Saturday, May 30.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 11:38:47 AM »
Es Muy Buena! Mexican National Team star Gonzalez to play in Chicago

Red Eleven announces roster addition

Naperville, Illinois – The Chicago Red Eleven has announced that former Olympian and veteran women’s soccer player Monica Gonzalez has agreed to play for the club for the 2009 W-League season. The Red Eleven is the exclusive amateur affiliate of the Chicago Red Stars (of the Women’s Professional Soccer league), as well as the team’s exclusive W-League affiliate in the state of Illinois.

Gonzalez’s addition brings an immediate wealth of experience and recognition to the Red Eleven’s roster. Gonzalez has a total of 83 caps as a charter member of the Mexican National Team from 1999-2008. She served as the team’s captain from 2003-07 and has 10 goals to her credit. She played in the 2007 Pan American Games, the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the 1999 Women’s World Cup. She earned FIFA World All-Star accolades in 2007.

Gonzalez, 30, played professionally for the Boston Breakers (2002 and 2003) of the old Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) league, where she was the 11th pick overall in the 2002 draft. She was a 2003 WUSA All-Star, as well.

Gonzales, who is slated to be a defender for the Red Eleven, has played every field position in international play during her career.
On the collegiate level, Gonzalez enjoyed an outstanding four-year career at the University of Notre Dame (1997, 1999-2001). Gonzalez helped lead the Irish to the NCAA final four in women’s soccer in 1997, 1999 and 2000. During her UND career, Gonzalez tallied 17 goals and had 17 assists. She started all 21 of the team’s matches during her final season in 2001, when she earned both NCAA Division I All-American honors, as well as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America recognition in the same season.

Gonzalez holds dual US-Mexican citizenship. Born in Corpus Cristi, Texas and raised in Richardson (a Dallas suburb), Gonzalez currently calls Mexico City, Mexico home. She has three brothers and is the daughter of Arturo and Becky Gonzalez.

The Red Eleven opens play on May 17 at FC Indiana. The team’s first home game is May 27 in Lisle, Illinois.

http://www.chicagoredeleven.com/home/322507.html

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 11:32:56 PM »
Japan National Team member Yamamoto to play for Red Eleven

Naperville, Illinois
Thursday, 7th May, 2009

The Chicago Red Eleven has announced that former Olympian and veteran women’s soccer player Emi Yamamoto has agreed to play for the club for the 2009 W-League season. The Red Eleven is the exclusive amateur affiliate of the Chicago Red Stars (of the Women’s Professional Soccer league), as well as the team’s exclusive W-League affiliate in the state of Illinois.

Yamamoto was a member of Japan’s National Team in 2003-04 and participated in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. She was also a representative on the Japanese team in the 2003 Asian Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2003 (played in the United States). In all, Yamamoto has a total of 22 international caps to her credit.

She has also been a member of the Tasaki Perule Football Club in Japan from 2000-08. She was the top rookie in the L-League in 2000 and her teams have won three All-Japan championships in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

Prior to bursting onto Japan’s national – and the international – soccer scene in 2000, Yamamoto earned a name for herself as a stand-out high school and youth player. She began her soccer career by playing on her elementary school’s boys soccer club team in 1988. By 1997, she was a member of her youth soccer team that placed third in the All-Japan Junior championships. In 1998, her team won the Japanese Youth Soccer Championship and Yamamoto earned the tournament’s “MVP” award. She followed that with an All-Japan High School championship in 1999.

“Emi will be a great addition for the Chicago Red Eleven,” said head coach Tony Anglin. “She is very charismatic and an exciting player to watch. Emi is able to play in several positions, and she comes to us with a wealth of experience. She will also add to the ‘international’ flavor of our team’s roster for this inaugural season for our organization."
 
The Red Eleven opens W-League play on May 17 at FC Indiana. The team’s first home game is May 27 in Lisle, Illinois.

http://www.chicagoredeleven.com/home/328678.html

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Re: Chicago Gaels/Chicago Red Eleven
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 09:47:16 PM »
Someone has popped up in the Red eleven roster at number 16 ;)

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Re: Chicago Gaels/Chicago Red Eleven
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 10:12:22 PM »
Well spotted shlj  :D

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Re: Chicago Gaels/Chicago Red Eleven
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 10:52:34 PM »
I wonder if at some point she will hook up with Karen Carney.

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Re: Chicago Gaels/Chicago Red Eleven
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 11:27:36 PM »
whose that?

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 11:37:33 PM »
Gem aka dopey aka dave ;D

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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 11:40:39 PM »
aka Gemma Davison  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 12:08:56 AM »
I was thinking about going New Jersey for the week-end but might end uo in Chicago instead on Saturday lol as the red stars are playing the red eleven

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2009, 12:34:21 AM »
The Red Eleven (and Gemma :)) made it to the post-season Conference play-offs in Indiana. Ottawa were the opposition for the Central Conference semi-final and came out on top of the Red Eleven in a 4-2 win.

Ottawa downs Chicago 4-2

Fury return to conference final to play FC Indiana
Ottawa Fury News Release - www.ottawafury.com

Friday, July 24, 2009
Lafayette, Indiana

The Ottawa Fury Women put themselves one step closer to that elusive W-League title with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Red Eleven in the Conference Semifinals.

The Fury found themselves down 1-0 early, but Michelle Evans and Amber Hearn got them back on track before halftime and Ottawa added two more in the second half before Chicago tallied late sealing a 4-2 win and a place in Sunday's Conference Final against the 2008 league finalist FC Indiana Lionesses, who blanked the Buffalo Flash 3-0 later in the evening.

Ottawa returned to Indiana for a second straight year, but found themselves trailing after 11 minutes when Gemma Davison notched her seventh of the season putting the Fury on notice early.

Michelle Evans responded in the 20th minute direct from a free kick that pulled Ottawa even with her seventh of the season.

Building on the momentum from the tying goal the Fury continued to press and were rewarded in the 31st minute when Amber Hearn tallied from close range putting the Fury ahead going into halftime.

The second half opened with both teams battling to set the tone. With scoring chances sparse Amber Hearn blasted home her second of the night from 35 yards out giving the Fury a two-goal cushion after 76 minutes.

Six minutes later Hearn continued her dominance of the Chicago defence this time passing to Tina Romagnuolo, who hammered home the cross for a 4-1 Fury lead.

A Fanta Cooper cross in the 90th minute deceived Fury keeper Jasmine Phillips at the far post cutting the lead to 4-2, but that was all the damage that Chicago would be able to muster against the Fury, who are hoping that the third time is the charm as they look to win the conference title for the first time in three years.

http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/home/350569.html

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