UNC star returns to Midwest for pro career

CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars announced today that the team has acquired the rights to forward Summer Green from the Seattle Reign FC. In exchange, Seattle will receive Chicago’s 37th pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft and an international roster spot for 2017.

The 30th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft out of University of North Carolina, Green missed her rookie season in Seattle due to a knee injury in the NCAA Tournament. A standout for the Tar Heel team, Green finished her collegiate career with 18 goals and 20 assists and several accolades, including being named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List.

“We had our eye on Summer in the last draft and wanted to bring her to Chicago,” Chicago Red Stars head coach Rory Dames said. “She is a quality flank player and has a knack for creating opportunities in the final third. We look forward to having her compete in the 2017 season for us.”

Season tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 Chicago Red Stars season at Toyota Park and can be purchased here or by calling 773-697-8699.

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