Yuki made her debut on the Chicago Red Stars active roster after rehabilitating from an injury at a home match on Aug 12 and is already making an impact on the team. The Red Stars are on a two match winning streak with Yuki scoring the tying goal and winning assist in their last match on the road the league leading North Carolina Courage FC garnering Woman of the Match honors. Three more regular season matches remain for the Red Stars before playoffs begin.
After sustaining a wrist injury in Cincinnati, Kei will miss the remainder of the season to rehabilitate and prepare for next year. Kei is handling this injury with both dignity and grace, and is working hard with the intention of coming back stronger than ever in 2018. We are pleased to be playing a role in his rehabilitation and performance training journey here in Chicago and wherever he needs us and can’t wait to see him back on the court! Let’s go Kei!
After a 2016 ending with a hip injury and many doctors recommending surgery, Kevin worked hard both on and off the court to rehabilitate and train for what is turning out to be a hallmark 2017 season highlighted by his current US Open run. Last night Kevin defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 in Arthur Ashe stadium, to reach his first US Open final on Sunday, Sept 10, against Rafa Nadal. We are truly proud of Kevin and all the hard work he put in both on and off the court to get there. Good luck on Sunday!
Congratulations to Shota Iiizuka and Japan’s 4×100 relay team for their Bronze medal victory in the recent IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. This medal is a solid follow-up to the team’s silver won in the same event in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. We can’t wait to have Shota back training with us in Chicago soon!
With the NBA summer off-season symbolizing rest and relaxation for many players, it has been busy as ever for Enes Kanter. Enes has been doing community work and basketball camps all over the country and followed that up with a generous $25K donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Enes has also been busy in the gym and on the practice courts making recent headlines for a star-studded pick up game including Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant to name a few. Big things are ahead next season for Enes!
Recently traded to the L.A. Dodgers to beef up their roster for the upcoming post-season, Yu got a solid win in his first two starts with the team. In last night’s game, he etched his name in baseball history again, becoming the fastest starting pitcher ever to reach the 1,000 strikeout mark in MLB history. Such a great achievement! Looking forward to a great playoff season for Yu and the Dodgers.
Now a part of the Orange County SC, Charlie starred in a successful opening night at their new Champions Soccer Stadium earning a shutout over the Tulsa Roughnecks FC in a 0-0 draw on Aug 15. Charlie continues to be a force in goal for the team as they reach the Fall portion of their schedule. Well done Charlie!