#SquadGoals

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squadFrom Lifetime.com’s post “Real #SquadGoals: How NWSL’s Most Dedicated Fans Are Changing the Game“:

“Much has been written about the fierce and rowdy Riveters — with anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 fans in attendance at home games. While they are the largest supporters group in the NWSL, the other nine teams in the league also have supporter groups that are just as proud. Groups like Cloud 9 (Sky Blue), the Spirit Squadron (Washington Spirit) and Chicago Local 134 (Chicago Red Stars) all bring amazing energy to the games.”

See you Saturday for Chicago vs. Houston live on Lifetime from Toyota Park – tailgate starts at 1:00pm!

5/6 – #CHIvHOU at home, live on @lifetimetv, & Pace Toyota Park Express running

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Packed schedule for this Saturday’s game!

  • 1:00pm – Local 134 tailgate begins in the North Lot, coordinated by Isabel
  • 1:00pm – Pace Toyota Park Express starts running from the Midway CTA Orange Line Station directly to Toyota Park.
    • The buses start 2 hours before kickoff and run every 20 minutes. Fare is $1.75.
  • 1:00pm – Julie Foudy Hosts #SockTalk at Toyota Park
    • Joining her are ESPN reporter Jessica Mendoza, former U.S. Women’s National Team defender Kate Markgraf and inspirational speaker, Amy Liss.
    • #SockTalk tickets cost $45, which includes a copy of “Choose to Matter” and a pair of Chicago Red Stars socks, and can be purchased here. Proceeds of the event will benefit Girls in the Game.
  • 3:00pm – Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash
    • Join us in the Harlem End, Section 118 for chants and drums and fun.
  • 30 minutes after the match concludes Pace Toyota Park Express starts running back to Midway CTA Orange Line Station.
    • Fare is $1.75.

 

2017 Chicago Local 134 Membership

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While any person who wants to join us for games and tailgates is welcome, we are able to fund our efforts thanks to our dues-paying members. Don’t forget to join us this year!

For just $20 you can be an official member. Your donation gets you:

  • A direct link to the cheapest season ticket price – just $180 goal line season tickets in the official supporters’ section (118, the Harlem End)
  • Brand new Chicago Local 134 sunglasses
  • A discount on our (soon-to-be-revealed) 2017 t-shirt
  • Access to our member’s-only communication stream

Donating above and beyond the standard $20 amounts will earn you eternal gratitude and maybe even drumming privileges.

What does your $20 fund?

  • Tailgate food and drinks
  • Banners & sign-making supplies
  • Game day transportation
  • Drum upkeep + other misc. items purchased for the group at-large.

The more members we have, the more we can do to make CRS game days memorable!

Donate here:

Join Local 134

Expect an email upon purchase with ticketing information. Direct all questions to chicagolocal134@gmail.com or @ChicagoLocal134 on Twitter.

Press, Short show off new USWNT kits

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Christen Press and Casey Short helped to unveil the new 2017 U.S. National Team kit on Instagram this week. The new kids feature a bold red color palette. The USWNT will introduce the kit at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup taking place from March 1-7.

For CRS fans, it’s especially nice to see Short in on the reveal, as she is still a relatively new call-up to the national team. Look for info soon about Local 134 watch parties for SheBelieves Cup games next month.

More jersey info, according to U.S. Soccer:

With the pervasive red aesthetic, the U.S. National Teams will feature in a core color of the United States flag as they embark on an exciting and important year of competitive international competitions.

Similar to the current home jersey, the red jersey is adorned with several patriotic flares throughout the material, including “1 Nation” and “1 Team” on the inside cuffs of the sleeve, in addition to “USA” displayed on the neckline. The slim cut provides a distraction-free fit while preserving range of motion. The USA crest and the Swoosh logo are heat transferred for a flexible, breathable finish that does not interfere with athlete performance. The U.S. red jerseys are available for sale now on ussoccerstore.com.

Simple and iconic, the new shorts are red with black elastic side tape and the socks are red with a touch of orange on the calf. The shorts are slim and tailored to the body, with a cut specifically designed to aid movement and comfort.

The socks feature NikeGRIP technology paired with sleeves that further protect ankles and other high-risk areas on the lower leg.

Nike leverages sustainable innovation for its soccer kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivaled performance and lower environmental impact. The kit’s shirt and shorts are constructed with recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles melted down to produce a fine yarn. Each kit is made using approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, enough to cover about 5,200 soccer fields.