So, through a strange turn of events I’ve been tapped to write articles for Bleacherreport.com as a Chicago Red Stars correspondent.
Let me explain. The Women’s Profession Soccer League (WPS) launched in April of this year. They have 7 teams, including one in Chicago that plays at Toyota Park. So my mom and I have gone to their two home games thus far and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It’s great soccer, a great stadium and close to home. Well, I was reading a blog post about the games at Bleacher Report and I noticed the author wrongly attributed two goals. So I left a comment kindly correcting the oversight. The same thing happened on the blog post about the next game, and again I politely pointed out the mistake.
Well, a few days later the author of the posts, John Howell, asks if I would be interested in writing about the Red Stars for the site. I figure what the hey, might as well since I keep pretty up to date about the league anyway. Little did I know this would start a barrage of emails and welcomes from the Red Stars public relations team and the contributors at Bleacher Report. This might have been a bigger task then I thought.
So, I wrote my first official article (a preview of the Mother’s Day match up between the Red Stars and Sky Blue FC from New Jersey) and posted it Tuesday morning.
If you want to read the full article, click here. It’s a pretty cool site with tons of international and domestic sports reporting. I should be doing several more articles for them in the near future so keep your eyes peeled. I’ll try to update here letting you know when to check there.