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Ella. Ballin’. What else?

(via womenssoccer)

Another beer bus to the Chicago Red Stars’ next home match on Sunday, July 14th!

Kick It Social is collaborating with the Chicago Red Stars to host a beer bus to their upcoming match and also working with Section 8 Chicago as they host a watch party for Chicago Fire’s upcoming match against Vancouver Whitecaps.

Join us for the soccer festivities!

Chicago Red Stars v. Kansas City 

Beer Bus and Match Ticket $20 Buy bus/match ticket here:

Upon return, stay and watch the Chicago Fire take on Vancouver Whitecaps at the Section 8 Chicago hosted watch party.



1pm: Bus Pick-Up from The Anthem, 1725 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

3pm: Kickoff

5pm: Section 8 Chicago Watch Party at The Anthem

6pm: Kickoff Fire @ Vancouver

6:30pm: Bus returns

Footy love, nikhak

Get on the bus!

This Saturday, April 24th there will be a (beer) bus leaving from the Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact watch party hosted by Section 8 Chicago and then headed out to the Chicago Red Stars vs Portland Thorns game at Benedictine University.

I’m excited & proud to say that I helped coordinate this bus trip. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to unite soccer in Chicago - Kick It Social (my part-time employer) and Chicago Red Stars are co-sponsoring the bus, while Section 8 Chicago has helped with promotion and ticket sales

Some cities are fortunate enough to have their men’s and women’s clubs working together, promoting one another, or at the very least have a friendly relationship with each other.  Those cities, clubs, teams are fortunate - not every city has the same unity between soccer teams & organizations.  If it can’t be done on the club level though, let us, the supporters, at least try to connect everyone, every team together

Join us! Get a ticket here.

C’mon you men in red! C’mon you Stars!

Footy love & Chicago soccer pride, nikhak 

I attended the Chicago Red Stars inaugural NWSL match this past Sunday at Benedictine University vs Seattle Reign FC, which ended in a 1-1 draw with goals from Christine Nairn (10’ - SRFC) and Lori Chalupny (19’ CRS).

I cannot wait to see more of this team (CRS), especially when their German internationals are here to play.

Footy love, nikhak

If you’re missing WPS then this game is one not to miss. Watch the live webcast as the only two undefeated teams in WPSL Elite face off this afternoon.

C’mon you Stars!

Footy love, nikhak






Live webcast!

In August I met up with some fine gents of Section 8 Chicago’s Hot Mess CF97podcast along with special guest Peter Wilt (former CEO of the Chicago Red Stars and first President and General Manager of the Chicago Fire). Peter and I were asked to be guest speakers on this paticular episode to discuss this summer’s Women’s World Cup as well as the Chicago Red Stars.  Needless to say, I was flattered they asked me to join them.  Peter has been an incredible inspiration and a wealth of knowledge to me over the years.  I was excited, yet nervous (obvs!) to share the mic with him.  In the end, everything turned out to be more fun than I could have imagined (or maybe it was the whiskey).   

This particular episode of the podcast is appx 2 hours long, but if you have 30 minutes on your hands while you’re surfing the net, on your commute to work, or need to kill time while you’re on the john then you should listen to the 30+ minutes when Peter and I discuss (and possibly share a little gossip) the WWC and the Chicago Red Stars:HOT MESS EPISODE 5: THE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH EPISODE.  Women’s soccer chat chimes in at appx the one hour mark, and if you’re up for listening to more Chicago Fire and US Soccer related fun then don’t hesitate to listen to the rest of the podcast.  The men of Hot Mess CF97 wouldn’t disappoint you - would they?

If you have a chance to listen to the podcast, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

Footy love, nikhak

It’s been a while since I really showed my Red Stars love.




Failed Pinoe leap? Or just another fun goal celebration?

i miss chi-town. 

This was adorbs. Ella slid so Pinoe didn’t quite know what to do with her leaping options limited so this happened.

(via fuckyeahwomensprosoccer)

Cristiane hamming it up with the fans in Chicago. 

Youngins! When was this taken? These two former Red Stars look like babies. 
fuckyeahredstars: What counts.

Youngins! When was this taken? These two former Red Stars look like babies. 

fuckyeahredstars: What counts.

I have a love/hate relationship with these two. They both possess mad skill, yet neither of them really executed for the Red Stars in 2010. Thumbs down to that. 

feelitinmyboneslove: pinoe and cristiane. wps all stars 2009.