The Red Stars’ owner, Arnim Whisler, has filled out a bracket and you can challenge him to win not just bragging rights, but also a Red Stars Prize Pack.
In a nice touch, this is a women’s tournament bracket, so you still have another day to make your picks before the first game tips off on Friday.
Join Arnim’s group here!
The Red Stars open the season just like last year, taking on the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday, April 15th.
The team’s home opener at Toyota Park will be Saturday, April 22nd versus rival FCKC. Join us for the game as we prove the Red Stars are BEST IN THE MIDWEST!
Make sure you’re following @chicagoredstars on Instagram today!
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.