Bright Red Star: Rachel Quon

As a professional soccer player, Rachel Quon is proving that women can pursue their passions and make a living doing it. Now in her second year with the Chicago Red Stars, Rachel is on top of her game and loving every minute. Growing up in Lake Forest, Rachel started her soccer career with AYSO and then moved to the Lake Forest […]

Soccer Jerseys Can Play Another Day!

Have old soccer jerseys from seasons past collecting dust in your kid’s closets? Lizzy Tracy, a Loyola Academy student has teamed up with the Wilmette Park District to collect soccer jerseys and donate them to a school in Chicago that would otherwise not be able to afford them. Donate your old jerseys Saturday, May 28 […]

Outside The Goal: Sports Alternatives to the Major Leagues

There’s more to sports than major league baseball, football, basketball and hockey. The Chicago area offers up a plethora of sports teams and activities beyond the Blackhawks, Bulls, Bear, Cubs and White Sox. If you’re looking to watch or do something different, we’ve got a bunch of great suggestions: Football: Arena football is an adrenaline-pumping, […]

Hey, Batter Batter!

What to do? You’ve spent $57 on Dippin’ Dots, cotton candy and hot dogs. Even your iPhone can no longer entertain the kids. And it’s only the second inning. Sound familiar? Just because you’ve spent $200 (if you’re lucky) on seats, doesn’t guarantee your kids are going to have fun at a sporting event. After […]

Parents in the Penalty Box: Soccer, The New Social Nexus

Come fall, I’d save my “best” outfit of the week—Spanx underneath my one pair of $200 jeans and Frye motorcycle boots (I’m a Bloomingdales shopping kind of rebel)—for my two older boys’ kindergarten soccer games.   The good outfit came out on Saturday mornings because kindergarten soccer seems to be the social nexus of the […]