Alyssa Mautz took the sector with the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday for the remaining time, saying her retirement earlier than kickoff.
The midfielder first made her debut for Sky Blue FC within the Women’s Professional Soccer League in 2010, earlier than becoming a member of the Red Stars in 2012, the place she would spend most of her profession. She has turn out to be a staple for the crew, scoring 16 objectives and eight assists in 142 video games through the common season.
“I just want to thank the Chicago Red Stars for allowing me to pursue my dream of playing professional soccer for the past 10 years. This club and community has felt like my second family/home,” stated Mautz.
“Thank you to my teammates who have made this the best team to play for and fight for on the field. Thank you to my coaches who believed in me playing at this level. Thank you Arnim and ownership for believing in this league to enable women to play professional football.”
Mautz has been a part of the Red Stars since the inaugural NWSL season in 2013, and stands as one of only six players to have been drafted by the same club for all ten league seasons.
“Mautz is the definition of Chicago Red Stars soccer. The tradition and mindset she helped create at this membership is one in all the explanations for its continued success. There are usually not sufficient phrases to explain what she means to this membership and to me personally , says Michelle Lomnicki, Chicago Red Stars Associate General Manager and former teammate of Mautz.
“I’m grateful for the five years I’ve played alongside her because she’s always been an incredibly caring teammate, with an infectious personality that lights up the locker room. I’m excited for the next step in her career.”
She leaves because the crew sits third within the NWSL standings, serving to the crew to twenty factors from 13 video games and a report of 5W-3L-5D.