CHICAGO — The Red Stars Reserves begin their season tonight on the road against the FC Pride at 6 pm CT. This is the fifth season the team has been part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). The Reserves will play five homes games and five road games this season as part of the regular season.
In 2018, the Reserves won their first nine games of the season by two goals or more and did not concede a goal until eight games in. The team made it all the way to the WPSL Championship Semifinal, where they lost a hard-fought game against Pensacola FC.
The team will play a majority of their home games at Oak Brook Polo Fields, with two games taking place at Evergreen Bank Group Field. Streaming of select WPSL matches are available at MyCujoo.tv.
This will be Brian Kibler’s second season as head coach of the Red Stars Reserves. In his first season as the coach of the Reserves, Kibler led the club to a record of 11-1-1, being named the North Conference Coach of the Year.
Erin Yenney and Chandra Eigenberger return to the team for the 2019 season. Eigenberger had 7 goals in 6 games last season. Defender Emily Hess makes her return after a stellar regular season that finished with four assists in five games played.
The Chicago Red Stars Reserves has been a proven pathway to the NWSL. Zoey Goralski and Jenna Szczesny previously played for the Reserves prior to making their NWSL debuts for the Chicago Red Stars in the past weeks. Orlando Pride defender Joanna Boyles has also spent time on the Reserves team last season along with Brianna Visalli and Alexa Ben, who are playing overseason in Europe.
2019 Red Stars Reserves Roster
Goalkeepers: Mackenzie Wood, Jaelyn Cunningham
Defenders: Camryn Biegalski, Tamae Douglas, Caitlin Haislip, Emily Hess, Amanda Kowalski, Tatumn Milazzo, Annika Schmidt, April Stewart
Midfielders: Erin Yenney, Regan Steigleder, Cassie Rohan, Rachel McCloskey, Chandra Eigenberger, Isabella Cook, Hannah Bebar
Forwards: Ainsley Ahmadian, Madison Alexander, Jordan Brewster, Patricia George, Sydney Griffin, Corynne Griffith, Haley Johnson, Callie O’Connor, Lexi Pelafas, Maddie Pokorny, Caroline Weiss, Zoe Redei
2019 Red Stars Reserves Season Schedule
*All Red Stars Reserves home games will be played at Oak Brook Polo Fields. The June 22nd and 26th game will be played at Evergreen Bank Group Field.
Friday, May 31: Away against FC Pride (6 PM CT)
Sunday, June 2: Away against Indy Saints FC (6 PM CT)
Wednesday, June 5: Home against FC Pride (6 PM CT)
Sunday, June 9: Home against Green Bay Glory (4 PM CT)
Friday, June 14: Away against Green Bay Glory (7 PM CT)
Sunday, June 16: Away against Milwaukee Torrent (3 PM CT)
Wednesday, June 19: Away against Chicago City SC (6 PM CT)
Saturday, June 22: Home against Milwaukee Torrent (6 PM CT)
Wednesday, June 26: Home against Chicago City SC (7 PM CT)
Sunday, June 30: Home against Indy Saints FC (3 PM CT)