Katie Chapman to the Red StarsBy: Melissa | December 2nd, 2009
You have to admit, WPS seems to be doing something right since their first official offseason is bringing in a few more big-name internationals. Today, the Red Stars announced they signed England & Arsenal midfielder Katie Chapman. The good news for Chicagoans is that coach Emma has been coaching her for years and knows her really really well. The bad news though is I suspect the money that brought in Chapman may have been the money they intended to use to bring back Cristiane. And from the press release, I gather Chapman will likely slide right into the position Cristiane held (when she wasn’t injured) last season. Here’s a very fit Cristiane (with Marta) helping Santos FC win last night’s Brazilian league finals:
(so, where will she go?)
In other news, Atlanta announced they will build a 8,300 seat stadium. They are also saying it will be the first soccer specific stadium in the world for a women’s team. Is that true? For some reason, I remember reading somewhere there was at least one in Europe. But I’m too swamped with work to go research it so congrats Atlanta on being first with that.