CHICAGO - Red Stars fan Steph Cordeiro stated that she was, “super excited to start the 8th year of trying to convince USWNT fans to support a team in the league,” as the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) approached opening weekend.
“It’s that time of the year where I try to convince all the rest of my friends that dedicate their time, money and energy to the United States Women to spend even an eighth of their attention on a local team,” stated Cordeiro to The Nutmeg News.
Reportedly, Cordeiro frequently encouraged friends that come out to watch the USWNT to come with her to Red Star games by offering them free beer, a free ride and even free tickets.
“I find it amazing that people can spend $4,000 on tickets to France, tickets to games, lodging and travel around the country and they can’t spend zero money and 2 hours of their time to come out to an NWSL game,” stated Cordeiro. “It’s almost like they really are not interested in local soccer and growing the game Maybe Chicago needs to win more games against 6-0 against Belguim.”
Cordeiro stated that she still enjoys watching the USWNT and plans on supporting the team during the upcoming 2019 Women’s World Cup, but instead of going into debt by following the team around France she bought season tickets to the Red Stars and used the other 3800 dollars she would’ve spent following the team on paying down her student loan debt.
“I’m really excited for the 2019 season and can’t wait to try to convince one person to come to more than one game with me for the next few months.”
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Cordeiro gets a non-committal “maybe” from her friend Anna about going to the season opener.