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The Lowdown: Red Stars seek gains on, off field

The Lowdown: Red Stars seek gains on, off field

Dan Lauletta December 30, 2014 150

In two NWSL seasons the Red Stars have yet to make the playoffs, missing narrowly both years. They have also failed to make a significant impression at the gate, languishing near the bottom of

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Johnston replaces Dunn on USWNT qualifying roster

Johnston replaces Dunn on USWNT qualifying roster

Jeff Kassouf October 14, 2014 13

Julie Johnston has replaced Crystal Dunn on the United States women’s national team roster for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. An MRI revealed Dunn has a mild MCL sprain in her right knee, according to

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Johnston wins NWSL Rookie of the Year

Johnston wins NWSL Rookie of the Year

Dan Lauletta August 22, 2014 24

Julie Johnston of the Chicago Red Stars has been voted 2014 NWSL Rookie of the Year.  The No. 3 overall pick out of Santa Clara played in 21 games for the Red Stars, most

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USWNT’s, Chicago’s Johnston confident after successful rookie year

USWNT’s, Chicago’s Johnston confident after successful rookie year

Jennifer Gordon August 20, 2014 7

Chicago Red Stars rookie Julie Johnston’s first season in NWSL started and ended much the same way. The Phoenix, Ariz., native scored both the first and last goal of the year for her club

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Press scores twice, Red Stars rally late to tie Flash, keep playoff hopes alive

Press scores twice, Red Stars rally late to tie Flash, keep playoff hopes alive

Rusty Silber August 16, 2014 190

LISLE, Ill. — Playoff hopes are alive in Chicago — for now. The Chicago Red Stars tied the Western New York Flash 3-3, converting their third penalty kick of the match in second-half stoppage

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The Lowdown: Red Stars rookies make early impact

The Lowdown: Red Stars rookies make early impact

Dan Lauletta April 22, 2014 83

Julie Johnston and Vanessa DiBernardo were teammates on the U-20 U.S. side that won the World Cup in 2012. And they were linked together in Chicago when the Red Stars made them the 3rd

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The Lowdown: Philly draft conjures 2010 memories

The Lowdown: Philly draft conjures 2010 memories

Dan Lauletta January 22, 2014 22

The soccer world descended on Philadelphia last week for the NSCAA Coaches Convention.  The NWSL College Draft was a tiny blip on the radar at the convention, but for fans of the women’s game

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Draft grades: KC strikes gold, others underwhelm

Draft grades: KC strikes gold, others underwhelm

Steve Bruno and Jen Gordon January 22, 2014 64

Friday’s NWSL College Draft featured one of the most talented classes of college players ever to vie for the pro ranks. Of the 36 spots, a quarter of those were filled by players from

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Red Stars snag U-20 WC vets Johnston, DiBernardo

Red Stars snag U-20 WC vets Johnston, DiBernardo

Dan Lauletta January 18, 2014 44

PHILADELPHIA — The buzz heading into draft day was about Crystal Dunn going No. 1 to the Spirit and about the Dash having been given the No. 2 pick as part of their roster

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Looking at 2014 NWSL College Draft prospects

Looking at 2014 NWSL College Draft prospects

Jennifer Gordon January 12, 2014 21

The 2014 NWSL College Draft class of prospects is loaded with talent, and for an expanding league, that’s good news. Here’s a preview of the top players at each position. The rookie draft will

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