Weekly Adventure: Chicago Red Stars Game

Did you know that the US has professional women’s soccer again? Well neither did I, till Jules told me a couple of weeks ago, when we decided to go see Chicago’s team – the Red Stars. There were only a couple of flaws in our plan 1- the team plays in Lisle, IL (at Benedictine University) which is incredibly far away and 2-we do not have cars. So we went on a real honest to God adventure. I forgot to bring my camera – so here’s Julia’s iPhone documentary of our delightful Sunday afternoon trip:

We took the Metra all the way out to Lisle

We took the Metra all the way out to Lisle

We went on an epic suburban hike to get to the stadium

We went on an epic suburban hike to get to the stadium

Found a strip mall where we can get our cigarettes and our fortunes read

We arrived at the stadium and matched the chairs (but unforunately not the team)

We arrived at the stadium and matched the chairs (but unfortunately not the team)

The Red Stars and the Portland Thorns (who are unforunately really really good)

This is Alex Morgan – Olympic Gold Medalist – also plays for Portland (Photo Credit: Ives Galarcep)

These girls were Red Stars super fans, and had coordinated dance moves, Jules and I were big fans

These girls were Red Stars super fans, and had coordinated dance moves, Jules and I were big fans

The crowd was actually pretty full which was really nice to see, and some guy named Corey asked some girl named April to prom during half-time over the loudspeaker, so that was adorable.

These little girls were waiting to get autographs from the players which was adorable

Then we hiked back to the Metra station - past a convent - where there is a fake dog weathervane inexplicably in the middle of a field

Then we hiked back to the Metra station – past a convent – where there is a fake dog weathervane inexplicably in the middle of a field

Then we waited a long time for another train and watched from freighters go by

Overall a success but next time we’re inviting a friend with a car.

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