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Red Stars’ Casey Krueger expecting first child

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Chicago Red Stars’ and USWNT defender Casey Krueger is expecting her first child with husband Cody Krueger.

According to the announcement, Krueger is due in July of 2022.

The 2022 NWSL season kicks off in March with group play for the Challenge Cup.

Krueger had a successful 2021 season with the Red Stars, starting in all 16 games that she played. She had a 70.8 percent success rate on her passes as the Red Stars made it all the way to the NWSL Championship, where they lost to the Washington Spirit.

Krueger recently signed a multi-year contract extension with Chicago, keeping the Naperville native close to home.

The defender also earned a spot on the USWNT Olympic roster this summer, first being named as an alternate before rosters were expanded to 22 players.