Heading to the Chicago Red Stars are Shannon Boxx (USA), Amy LePeilbet (USA), Keelin Winters (USA), Erin McLeod (CAN) , Carmelina Moscato (CAN) , Maribel Dominguez (MEX) and Dinora Garza (MEX).
— Amy LePeilbet (@AmyLePeilbet6) January 11, 2013
— Carmelina Moscato (@cmoscato4) January 11, 2013
Here’s a closer look at the new members of the Chicago Red Stars family:
Shannon Boxx (USA, M)
Played for Notre Dame and was part of the school’s first national championship in 1995. Named to the All-Big East team three times and is tied for the school records for games played (101). Became the first uncapped player ever to be named to a US World Cup team and the first USWNT player to score three goals in her first three matches. Named a finalist for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award. Signed by the Los Angeles Sol (WPS) in 2009 and was named the team captain. Named a WPS All-Star in 2010 while playing for the St. Louis Athletica (WPS) and FC Gold Pride (WPS). Boxx is a three-time gold medalist for the United States.
Amy LePeilbet (USA, D)
Played on the United States U-21 national team and made her first USWNT appearance in 2004. Member of the 2012 Olympic gold medal team. Three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection while playing for Arizona State University. Drafted fourth overall by the Boston Breakers (WPS) in the 2008 WPS Draft. Named the 2009 and 2010 WPS Defender of the Year.
Keelin Winters (USA, M)
Captain of the 2008 U-20 team that won that U-20 Women’s World Cup. Attended the University of Portland during which she was named Soccer Buzz First Team Freshman All-America and WCC Freshman of the Year during her first year with the Pilots. She ended her career with the Pilots by being named the WCC Player of the Year. Drafted in the first round of the 2011 WPS draft by the Boston Breakers (WPS) and scored in her very first WPS match.
Erin McLeod (CAN, GK)
Was the starting goalkeeper for Canada at the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Olympics. She played in goal during the bronze medal match of the 2012 Olympics while netting a clean sheet. Played with fellow National Team player Carmelina Moscato, as well as USWNT player Ali Krieger at Penn State University. In 2005 she was named a 2005 Hermann Trophy semifinalist and a First Team All-American (along with Krieger).
Carmelina Moscato (CAN, D)
Made her Canadian U-20 national team debut at the age of 16. and played for Canada during the 2002 U-19 World Championship. Part of the 2012 Olympic bronze medal team.
Maribel Dominguez (MEX, F)
Played for the Kansas City Mystics in 2002-2003 and the Atlanta Beat in 2003. She scored 17 goals and was awarded the MVP of the WUSA tournament while playing for the Beat.
Dinora Garza (MEX, M)
Played for Mexico in the 2011 World Cup. Has 9 international goals for Mexico in 35 appearances.
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