The Chicago Gaels of the United Soccer Leagues W-League were rebranded the Chicago Red Eleven Thursday by new team owner Ted Gradel, who bought the rights to the franchise from Mark Boyle after four seasons.
The Eleven will continue to serve as the official affiliate to the Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer, which starts its debut season in April 2009.
Gradel also announced Tony Anglin, who won the 2008 USL W-League Coach of the Year award after leading the Atlanta Silverbacks to a 13-0-1 record, will become the Eleven's new head coach.
Larry Sunderland, who currently serves as technical director for the Chicago Fire in the USL Premier Development League and the Fire Juniors, will hold the same position with the Eleven.
The rest of the coaching staff will consist of:
- Robyn Serge, head coach of the women's soccer team at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, which will serve as the team's home field
- Steve Berry, current assistant director of coaching with the Fire Juniors
- Evan Strehlau, assistant women's soccer coach at St. Xavier Chicago