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December 1, 2022

Chicago Red Stars Free Agency Update

Midfielders, Danielle Colaprico and Morgan Gautrat, and forward, Rachel Hill, have informed the Chicago Red Stars that they do not plan to re-sign with the club. The three became free agents following the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season and will pursue playing options elsewhere.

Colaprico joined the Red Stars in 2015 from the University of Virginia and immediately made an impact on the team, playing and starting in 20 matches, scoring one goal and was named as the NWSL’s Rookie of the Year. The New Jersey native played seven regular seasons with the Red Stars, as well as the 2020 Challenge Cup and Fall Series, and is one of a few players in the league to reach 100 appearances and 10,000 minutes all with one team. Colaprico is one of two players to play every game of the Red Stars’ record-setting seven playoff appearances.

Gautrat joined the Red Stars in 2017 from a trade with the Houston Dash. The two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion’s experience and ability made the Red Stars’ midfield a formidable part of the team’s success. Gautrat departs the club having made 83 regular-season appearances, including 73 starts, scoring six goals and making four assists. Gautrat was named to the NWSL’s Best XI of the month four times as a Red Star, once in September of 2019 and three times in July, September and October of 2021.

Since joining the Red Stars, Hill has been an instrumental part of Chicago’s offense, scoring the Red Stars’ lone goal in the 2021 NWSL Championship versus the Washington Spirit. As a Red Star, Hill has played 102 regular-season matches, starting 67, and scored six goals. She made her 100th regular-season appearance Sunday, September 25 when the Red Stars faced off against the Portland Thorns.

The Red Stars extend their deep gratitude for the contributions Danny, Morgan and Rachel made to club over the years, and wish them the best of luck in the next stage of their careers.

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