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Red Stars Host Wambach, Washington Wednesday Night

June 30, 2009 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Chicago Red Stars News Release

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - The Chicago Red Stars will host one of the most successful national team players in U.S. women's soccer history when Abby Wambach and the Washington Freedom come to town for a 7:30 pm match Wednesday at TOYOTA PARK.

With 99 goals in 128 international matches, Wambach ranks fifth on the U.S. Women's National Team all-time goal scoring list. The Rochester, N.Y., native has scored two goals for the Freedom (4-4-4, 16 pts) this season.

The Red Stars (2-6-5, 11 pts) enter the game on a nine-match winless streak and have played a Women's Professional Soccer-record 403 consecutive minutes without a goal. Chicago sits just five points back of Washington in the WPS standings; the Freedom are currently in fourth position and possess the last playoff spot.

Wednesday marks the only midweek home game for the Red Stars this season, and Chicago will once again play shorthanded. Midfielder Chioma Igwe will miss the match after earning the first yellow card accumulation suspension in league history by drawing her fourth caution of the year during Saturday's loss at Los Angeles.

The match will be available for fans to watch via webcast on with both English and Spanish language audio feeds.

Fans coming to the game can take advantage of the Red Stars' 1, 2 Combo ticket package, which offers a Corner ticket to both the Wednesday's game with Washington and the Los Angeles Sol's August 2nd visit to TOYOTA PARK for just $30. Tickets are available by calling (866) WPS-2009 or logging on to

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