Chicago Red Stars to Participate in Inaugural International Women’s Cup

Chicago joins Racing Louisville FC join two UEFA Champions League clubs in tournament 

CHICAGO (January 19, 2021) — The Chicago Red Stars have signed on to play in the inaugural International Women’s Cup, a first-of-its-kind event expected to bring top European clubs to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Ky. 

The Red Stars will join NWSL expansion franchise Racing Louisville FC and two UEFA Champions League clubs to be named in the coming weeks for games on Aug. 18 and 21. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Louisville will host Chicago before the international visitors meet to cap a doubleheader at Lynn Family Stadium, a soccer-specific facility with a capacity of 15,304 fans.

On Saturday, Aug. 21, the IWC’s Day 1 winners will meet in the gold medal game and the losers in a bronze medal game when the NWSL sides see international competition. 

“It’s an honor to participate in the inaugural International Women’s Cup,” said Chicago Red Stars Head Coach Rory Dames. “This is a great opportunity to face world-class talent from around the globe. We’re excited to represent Chicago on an international stage and showcase the ability the NWSL possesses.” 

“I think the IWC is a fantastic initiative,” said Racing Louisville FC Head Coach Christy Holly. “You talk about building out the profile of the club not just on a state-wide level or national level, but we’re looking to be considered one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the world. The ability to bring in world-class talent to the city is definitely a first, and it’s something we want to do on a consistent basis.” 

The IWC is backed by a team of seasoned soccer and entertainment professionals with experience putting on numerous high-profile games around the world. 

Racing Louisville FC season ticket members will receive first right to tickets once on sale. Others interested in tickets should sign up at for the latest information. 

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