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Red Star women's soccer Friday night in Buffalo Grove

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The Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer and United Soccer Leagues W-League affiliate Chicago Red Eleven are gearing up for an exhibition match at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Schwaben Athletic Club, 301 Weiland Ave., in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Admission is $10, and ages 6 and under are free.

Red Stars developmental goalkeeper Meghann Burke is slated to get the start against Red Eleven. Regular Red Stars starting goalkeeper Jillian Loyden is with the U.S. Women's National Team in Cleveland, Ohio, and backup Kelsey Davis is away with the U-23 national team.
The exhibition also serves as an important tuneup for Red Eleven's W-League season, which gets underway on May 29, when the team hosts the Buffalo Flash in Lisle, Ill.

In other news:
US vs. GERMANY: The U.S. Women's National Team faces Germany at 5 p.m. Saturday in Cleveland (ESPN2). The Red Stars' Marian Dalmy, Loyden, Kate Markgraf and Megan Rapinoe were named to U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage's 22-player training roster, and 18 will suit up for the match.  Midfielders Karen Carney, Katie Chapman and Megan Rapinoe all participating with their national teams.

ALL-STAR VOTING: Fan voting for the 2010 WPS All-Star Game started yesterday at http://www.womensprosoccer.com/allstars. Fans can now go online and vote for their favorite WPS stars over the next two weeks to decide the two teams for the 2010 WPS All-Star Game. Fans can vote for two (2) goalkeepers, six (6) defenders, eight (8) midfielders and six (6) forwards up to a maximum of 25 times with balloting closing on  June 4.
The 2010 WPS All-Star Game presented by U.S. Coast Guard Reserve will be played on June 30 at KSU Soccer Stadium in Atlanta. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel starting at 6:30pm.
A total pool of 36 players will be selected as WPS All-Stars, with 22 starting players chosen through voting by teams, players, media and fans, and the other 14 reserve players chosen by Coaches' and Commissioner's picks. The international player and domestic

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