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June 19, 2015 

Chicago, Ill. – The Chicago Red Stars announced plans for two watch parties for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s round of 16 game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. On Monday, June 22, there will be a watch party in the city held at AJ Hudson’s Public House, and another held simultaneously in Downers Grove at Ballydoyle Irish Pub and Restaurant.

Both watch parties for the game will feature Red Stars player appearances and exciting giveaways and contest prizes, such as tickets, merchandise, and items signed by World Cup players.

Chicago defender Julie Johnston, defender-midfielder Lori Chalupny, midfielder Shannon Boxx and forward Christen Press are all part of the American roster that will compete against Colombia on Monday.

Press scored the game winner and her first World Cup goal in the team’s opening game of the group stage. Johnston has had a breakout tournament: She was named FIFA Player of the Match after her stellar performance in the United States’ last group game against Nigeria, making critical goal saving tackles. She was also voted NWSL Women’s World Cup Player of Group Stage for matches two and three.

The Red Stars official social media hashtag for the World Cup is #CRSWWC for posts relating to any of their players competing in the World Cup. All Chicago fans planning to be in Canada during the World Cup are encouraged to take pictures of themselves in their Red Stars gear and to tag @chicagoredstars and use the hashtag #CRSWWC when sharing on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for a chance to win awesome prizes throughout the tournament.

Chicago Red Stars 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16 Watch Party Schedule

Monday, June 22
USA vs. Colombia 7 pm CT

Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (co-hosted by Soccer 2000)

AJ Hudson’s Public House, 3801 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 (co-hosted by Chicago Local 134)

Events starts: 6:30 p.m. CT

(Photo Credit: Cynthia Hobgood)

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