December 13, 2010

Red Stars Out...Hope for 2012 Return

The Chicago Red Stars have announced that they will not be part of WPS for the 2011 season. The team's owners were not able to attract the additional investors needed to compete in the coming season. Unlike other WPS teams that have folded, the Red Stars plan on keeping the organization running in hopes of fielding a team in 2012.

WPS will move forward with a six team league in 2011. For all intents and purposes, the league will become an east coast league, in location if not in talent. All six teams are in the eastern time zone and Atlanta will now be both the farthest west and farthest south franchise in WPS.

Red Stars' players will become free agents immediately.