Ella Masar will again be a Chicago Red Star in 2013. The Equalizer has confirmed that the 26-year-old forward will return to the team she played for in WPS from 2009-10.
No signings, however, are yet official despite terms to deals being in place for players and teams throughout the league. Players and teams are unable to officially comment (though there has been some tweeting going on).
Masar scored eight goals in 38 appearances for Chicago before making the move to magicJack in 2011. She scored four goals in 16 games for magicJack, a club that was marred by off-field problems with owner Dan Borislow, as Masar detailed in her Feb. 1, 2012 blog title “No more silence.”
Masar played with PSG in France during the 2011-12 season, alongside midfielder Allie Long.
Masar was one of the top free agent forwards on the market and is a good get for a Chicago team currently looking defensive-minded.
Chicago on Monday officially announced that U.S. defender Amy LePeilbet will have surgery on her left ACL, meaning the Red Stars can sign a fifth free agent on the open market, which actually closes on Thursday.
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