Monday, April 28, 2008

Red Stars Lead Grows

The first of the four finalist weeks is in the books and the Chicago Red Stars have padded their lead. Red Stars scored 397 (41.2%) voting points this week to increase their lead over second place 1871 to more than 800 points. The Wind outscored 1871 this week, but still trails 1871 by 255 points and Red Stars by more than 1,000 points in the cumulative voting.

No more names will be eliminated through the sweepstakes. Fans can continue to vote on the three finalists through May 16th and the team name is expected to be announced in early June. Fans can vote on line at www.chicagoprowomenssoccer.com.

Cumulative voting through 4/28:

Red Stars......3924.....39.7%
1871...........3106.....31.4%
Wind...........2851.....28.9%
Riot...........2300 Eliminated April 21st
Blues..........1564 Eliminated April 14th
Union..........1056 Eliminated April 7th
Stinking Onions..611 Eliminated March 31st
Massacre......526 Eliminated March 24th
Towers........183 Eliminated March 17th
Progress.......109 Eliminated March 10th

Weekly vote: 4/21-4/28:

Red Stars......397.....41.2%
1871...........232.....25.2%
Wind...........309.....33.6%

A reminder that this poll is advisory and the final choice is up to the Chicago WPS Board of Directors...not saying that we would do this, but we could pick a name that has already been eliminated or go off the board totally and pick a name that wasn't even voted on...like Chicago Bootleggers for instance - whaddya think of that one? Let me know by commenting below. Thanks.

3 comments:

Patrick said...

Bootleggers is perfect! Where was that name when the competition began?

peter said...

It was suggested after we started the Sweepstakes. Anyone else prefer Bootleggers to the three finalists?

Matt said...

1871 TILL I DIE!