The Chicago Red Stars announced today the signing of former University of Illinois forward Niki Read. With today’s signing, the Red Stars now add their third Illini player to the 2014 roster. Per club and league policy, terms of Read’s contract were not disclosed.

Read joins Illinois teammates Vanessa DiBernardo, who was drafted by the Red Stars in the 1st round of the 2014 NWSL college draft, and Jackie Santacaterina, who has been a member of the team since 2010.

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