Lori Chalupny, Chicago Red Stars & USWNT

Lori Chalupny at St Louis Soccer Park, March 2014

Lori Chalupny at St Louis Soccer Park, March 2014

Current Club: Chicago Red Stars
College: North Carolina Tar Heels – All-American, NCAA Champion
High School: Nerinx Hall Marker, two-time NSCAA & Parade Magazine All-American
Club: JB Marine

Personal information
Full name Lori Christine Chalupny
Date of birth 29 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

2015 October 25 – Lori’s Final USWNT match, vs Brazil, in the Citrus Bowl

Chalupny’s teammates reminisce

Sauerbrunn “Growing up she was THE name of women’s soccer in St. Louis.”

Reminiscing with Heather O’Reilly and Ashlyn Harris, teammates since U19 World Cup in 2002

In Her Own Words
Those who know me well know that I’ve never been one for many words. I like to sit back and observe. So, it’s time to do just that. I will always be rooting for whoever is talented and fortunate enough to wear the National Team jersey and hope they enjoy it as much as I did.

Thanks for the memories.

LOVE THIS (I’m a former six year Cubs Season ticket holder)

2018 August 18 – My report on Lori’s International retirement with quotes from Sauerbrunn and Delabar

2015 July 20-22 – Pursuit Soccer Camp with Fire & Ice WPSL in Columbia and at Maryville

2015 July 19 – Chalupny assists at Maryville Saints HS Soccer ID Camp

2015 July 18 – Chalupny scores in return to Chicago Red Stars


2015 July 9 – Chalupny Reflects on World Cup Gold

2015 July 9 – Women’s World Cup is sweetest title for Chalupny

2015 June 22 – US Defeats Colombia, Advances to Quarterfinal
Defender Lori Chalupny made her first appearance of the 2015 World Cup when she came in for Ali Krieger in the second half. It was her seventh World Cup appearance of her career.

2015 June 04 – Bringing World Cup soccer to youth
Lori spent time with Holy Redeemer School fourth- and fifth-graders on May 19 in a visit to her alma mater, Nerinx Hall

2015 May – Lori Chalupny – The USWNT’s Feel-Good Story
A story from the US Youth Soccer Association monthly magazine Fuel on Lori’s career. Notes she was the cover story of the first issue in 2010.


2015 April 14 – Sauerbrunn and Chalupny part of 23 player roster for WWC 2015
Lori Chalupny becomes the second player in U.S. history to be named to non-consecutive Women’s World Cup rosters, following Brandi Chastain (1991, 1999). Chalupny was a member of the 2007 Women’s World Cup team.

2015 April 02 – Passion to Play Led St. Louis Soccer Star Lori Chalupny to Return to National Team For Another World Cup

2015 April 01 – Homecoming for Lori and Becky
The game April 4th against New Zealand will be Lori’s 99th cap with the USWNT

2015 March 13 Fox Fox Midwest with Lori

2015 March 13 Lori excited to play with US Women’s Team in St. Louis

2015 January 26 – Chalupny enjoys bonus time with USWNT

2015 January 2 – Chalupny named to WNT Roster for January Camp

Lori started the final three matches at the Brasilia Friendlies at Left Back

2014 December 21 – US finishes with Scoreless Draw against Brazil in Final
Chalupny started and played 51 minutes in the match, again at left back, as she continues to work her way back with the USWNT.

Lori Chalupny, USWNT vs Argentina, 18 Dec 2014

Lori Chalupny, USWNT vs Argentina, 18 Dec 2014

2014 December 14 – Chalupny earns first cap in 5 years in loss to Brazil
The US led 2-1 when Chalupny was replaced by Ali Krieger in the 31st minute as the former Captain works back into shape for the highest level of the game

2014 December 5 – Chalupny named to USWNT Roster for Brasilia Friendlies

2014 December 5 – Sports Illustrated interview Symptom-free, Lori Chalupny to rejoin USWNT after concussion battle
“Lori has not reached out to U.S. Soccer at any time to request a re-evaluation,” the USSF said. “If she did, we would consider her request.” In August, she finally did, having not suffered another concussion since the last time she was with the national team.

“I didn’t pursue this until just now,” Chalupny said. “With the World Cup coming up, that was definitely a motivation of mine, but it’s something that I’ve been kind of thinking about and trying to figure out the best way to go about it for years.”

“This is an invite based on performance,” (USWNT Head Coach Jill) Ellis said. “This is not just an invite to invite Lori back in. I think she’s been one of the best players in the league.”


Recent News
2013 September 24 – UPDATE: U.S. Soccer responds on Lori Chalupny concussion situation
2013 September 3 – Missing Woman: Concussion debate strands Lori Chalupny in USWNT Purgatory
2013 August 28 – NWSL Best XI includes Chalupny in Midfield
2013 July – Red Stars Coach Rory Dames considers Chalupny a league Top 5 player
2013 Jun – NWSL Player of the Week and an interview on ESPNW
2013 Feb – Red Stars add Chalupny and Masar
2013 Feb – Lori Chalupny Returns to Chicago Red Stars
2012 Mar Red Stars Sign Lori Chalupny for 2012 Season
2011 Dec – Chalupny signs with the Philadeplhia Independence until WUSA collapsed which led to her next team (above)
2011 Aug – Chalupny joins Washington University coaching staff

Chalupny has also captained the US Women’s National Team and earned a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, in addition to being a member of the 2007 World Cup team. She has earned over 90 CAPS representing her country. A member of the U.S. national U-16, U-19, and U-21 teams, Chalupny earned her first cap for the senior team on March 7, 2001 against Italy. She scored her first national-team goal on May 9, 2004 against Mexico. Although she played left back at the 2005 Algarve Cup, she has more recently been used as an outside midfielder.[9]

In January 2006, Chalupny suffered a concussion after two blows to the head in a game against France. She was ordered by her doctors to take several months off, and did not return to national team play until July 2006.

2006 July 29 Head Strong: WNT Defender Lori Chalupny Returns to U.S. Lineup

2005 December 22 – Chalupny named Young Female Player of the Year
Under-20 MNT midfielder Benny Feilhaber and WNT defender Lori Chalupny won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.

On February 5, 2013, she rejoined the Chicago Red Stars in the new National Women’s Soccer League. Chalupny captained the Red Stars in 2013 season, played 18 matches and scored 5 goals, the highest scored by a member of the team; and was named to NWSL 2013 best eleven.

On August 8, 2012, she joined AIK Fotboll Dam in the Swedish Damallsvenskan.

After the folding of the WPS in early 2012, she played for the Chicago Red Stars in Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite, appearing in ten games and scoring five goals.

During the 2010 and 2011 seasons, she played for the Atlanta Beat in the WPS and respectively appeared in 15 and 17 games and scored 2 goals in each season.

lori-chalupny-stlouis-athletica-via-WPSOn September 16, 2008, she was one of the three players drafted for Saint Louis Athletica in the WPS allocation of national team members, with the new league starting play in April 2009. Chalupny scored the first home goal of Athletica’s season off of a corner kick in a 1-0 win against FC Gold Pride. She was team captain, made the All-Star team, and was nominated for WPS’s Player of the Year award the same year.

In April 2006, Chalupny joined River Cities Futbol Club of the Women’s Premier Soccer League.

Lori played at the University of North Carolina, winning an NCAA title in 2003. Lori finished her college career with 30 goals and 32 assists from the midfield. She was a team captain her junior and senior season. She was an All-American and NCAA Champion at the University of North Carolina.

She was named NSCAA and Parade All-American as a junior and senior while playing for the Nerinx Hall Markers, located in Webster Groves, MO.

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