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Softball Fri Dec 04 2009

Red Stars, Fire Make Moves

chapman-signing.jpgChicago's pro soccer franchises aren't letting the grass grow under their feet, with both the Red Stars and the First making moves to improve their fortunes for next season.

The Red Stars went across the pond to bring in Arsenal midfielder Katie Chapman, 27, described as a physical player who "handles the brunt of the dirty work". Chapman isn't a stranger to scoring as she booted in a score to help lead Arsenal to a 2-1 win over Sunderland to win the FA Women's Cup on May 4. In 2002, Chapman netted the game-winner for Fulham during a 2-1 FA Cup victory over Doncaster Belles.

pappa.jpgThe Fire, meanwhile, are bringing midfielder Marco Pappa back into the fold following a productive season that saw him appear in all 30 games, racking up five goals and four assists. With the move, Pappa, who was loaned to the Fire from Guatemalan club CSD Municipal, is now under contract to the team until 2012.

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