Pioneers in professional women’s soccer
The Chicago Red Stars are founding members of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and one of the most successful professional women’s soccer clubs in the US, having finished runners-up in the league in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and appeared in six NWSL semi-finals. As the oldest club in US women’s soccer, the Red Stars are regarded as pioneers in the professional women’s game – just like the She-Wolves. After launching in 2007, the Illinois-based club invested considerable effort into establishing a professional women’s league and has been home to numerous international stars.
The Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg therefore share similar philosophies, as well as other key traits which make a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge within a clearly defined framework seem both logical and consequential. As well as a similar global approach, the two clubs set particular store by social responsibility and sustainability, while the identification and nurturing of young talent has played a key role in the success of both sides. The partnership will improve both clubs’ access to talented youngsters around the world.