Red Stars U19 Claim State Cup With Strong TC Ties!
The Chicago Red Stars U19 team claimed its first IYSA U19 State Cup title last night with a 1-0 win over Windy City Pride. The Red Stars U19 team is the official U19 team of the Chicago Red Stars, and is head coached by Team Chicago Technical Director Phil Nielsen. The U19 team is under the Chicago Red Stars NWSL pro team and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves WPSL team.
The team also has a strong Team Chicago connection on the field as former Team Chicago Academy-Santos players AJ Jakuszewski, Hannah Rodgers, Heather Handwork, Olivia Schmitt, and Talise Romain are on the roster. In last night’s State Cup final Heather Handwork assisted on Emma Groffsky’s game-winner halfway through the first half.
With the win the Red Stars U19s will head to the USYSA Region II Championships in the Fox Cities, Wisconsin June 20-24th.