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[2/14/2017]
2017 Calendar Raffle
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[2/3/2017]
2017 FORCE Season Kicks Off!
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[1/5/2017]
Join the 2017 Chicago Force
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[11/10/2016]
Join the 2017 Chicago Force
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[2/5/2016]

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[1/18/2016]
2016 Tryouts Ongoing
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[11/8/2015]
2015 Force Banquet
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[11/7/2015]
2016 Tryouts 2
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[9/20/2015]
2016 Tryouts 1
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[2/20/2015]
2015 Calendar Raffle
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[12/10/2014]
2015 Tryouts 2
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[10/29/2014]
2015 Tryouts 1
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[10/19/2014]
2014 Force Banquet - A Night of Celebration
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[9/24/2014]
Coach Konecki and Wide Receiver Jeanette Gray Receive WFA Honors
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[7/23/2014]
Chicago Force Inspires Girls in the Game
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[6/9/2014]
2014 National Conference Playoff Bracket
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[6/9/2014]
Congratulations to the 2014 Force All-Americans
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[6/9/2014]
2014 Alumni Day and a Hall of Fame Induction
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[6/4/2014]
MELISSA SMITH INDUCTED INTO CHICAGO FORCE HALL OF FAME
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[5/11/2014]
This spring the Chicago Force have been busy on and off the field!
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[5/1/2014]
The Swagger of a Star Quarterback
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[4/5/2014]
Two Force Players Honored with Cook County Unsung Heroine Award
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[2/14/2014]
Buy your ticket here to win!
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[1/6/2014]
Chicago Force Receive Championship Rings, City and State Proclamations.
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[12/17/2013]
Buy your 2014 Chicago Force calendar here!
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[12/1/2013]
A Wonderful Night for an Exceptional Season.
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[9/3/2013]
QB Sami Grisafe Sings Anthem at Wrigley Field
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[9/3/2013]
Laura Ricketts Keeps Promise
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[7/26/2013]
2013 SILVERSPORT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
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[7/15/2013]
FORCE SET FOR REMATCH WITH BOSTON
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[7/6/2013]
TEAM USA WINS GOLD, Defeats Canada in IFAF World Championship
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[7/1/2013]
Team USA Overwhelms Sweden 84-0, Force players Shine
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[6/10/2013]
10 Force Players Receive All-American Honors
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[3/26/2013]
Force Home Opener
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[3/25/2013]
Interview with Down & Dirty radio
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[2/17/2013]
Team USA features 11 Chicago Force Players
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[2/14/2013]
Buy your ticket here to win!
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[2/11/2013]
Future Chicago Force Player
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[2/9/2013]
Chicago Shines at Team USA Tryouts
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[1/10/2013]

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[12/27/2012]
FANS! GEAR UP FOR THE 2013 SEASON at our NEW online store!!
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[12/18/2012]

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[12/10/2012]
Buy your 2013 Chicago Force calendar here!
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[10/24/2012]
Chicago Force holds annual awards banquet
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[10/18/2012]
TRYOUTS FOR THE CHICAGO FORCE WOMEN'S TACKLE FOOTBALL TEAM!
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[9/17/2012]
TRYOUTS FOR THE CHICAGO FORCE WOMEN'S TACKLE FOOTBALL TEAM!
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[8/6/2012]

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[8/5/2012]

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[8/5/2012]
Access to Championship Game Replay:
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[7/22/2012]
Force Look Ahead to Play-offs
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[7/10/2012]
Free Ticket Promo
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[7/9/2012]
Behind the Scenes with Coach Konecki
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[7/9/2012]
Cubs Owner Laura Ricketts Supports Force
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[7/7/2012]
7 Force Players named to All-American Squad
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[6/28/2012]
Lewandowski Guides Force on Defense
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[5/5/2012]
Chicago Force Establish Hall of Fame, Induct Schaffrath & Bache
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[5/5/2012]
Chicago Force Host Alumni for 10 Year Anniversary
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[4/14/2012]
2012 Home Opener
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[4/12/2012]
WEBCASTS FOR ALL FORCE HOME GAMES
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[4/9/2012]
Intra-Squad Scrimmage Prepares Force
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[4/9/2012]
Force set to open 2012 Season
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[3/31/2012]
Chicago Force Raffle Winners
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[1/25/2012]
Chicago Force Player Calendar
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[1/9/2012]
The Business of Sports
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[12/20/2011]
Open Try-Outs
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[12/20/2011]
Berggren Excels In Rookie Season With Force
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[12/18/2011]
Force Look for Help for 2012 Season
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[10/27/2011]
Force Team Banquet Celebrates 2011 Season
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[10/24/2011]
2012 Tryouts
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[10/14/2011]
GOLF OUTING A SUCCESS - 80 and Sunny
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[9/12/2011]
Chicago Force Serves at Melrose Park Taste
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[8/10/2011]
Chicago All Stars Shine
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[7/26/2011]
Sky Fitness Festival
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[7/2/2011]
Women's Football Alliance Announces All American Teams
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[6/28/2011]
Force to Host Conference Semi-Final
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[6/23/2011]
PLAYOFFS! Not just Chicago storms causing a BLACKOUT in town
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[6/2/2011]
FORCE Players Volunteer at Sheffield/Belmont Festival
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[6/1/2011]
Women’s Football League: a Force to be Reckoned With
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[5/12/2011]
It's a suite deal!
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[3/31/2011]
Crowd comes to their feet at Exhibition
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[3/31/2011]
Chicago Force prepare for Upcoming WFA Season
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[2/23/2011]
Tri-Fitness Featured on WGN News
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[2/18/2011]
Ross Forman
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[1/17/2011]
Vital Injury Prevention Sessions Start
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[12/20/2010]
Individual Tryouts in January
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[12/1/2010]
Chicago Announces Schedule
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[11/18/2010]
CHICAGO FORCE PART OF HISTORIC UNIFICATION OF WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
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[11/2/2010]
Future Force Hopefuls strut their stuff on Boy's teams
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[10/21/2010]
Local Student Wins ESPN Award
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[10/15/2010]
UPCOMING TRY-OUTS!!
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[10/11/2010]
5th Annual Force Golf Outing a Success
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[10/1/2010]
The Force moves forward to help unify Women's Football
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[9/13/2010]
FORCE VOLUNTEER AT MELROSE PARK FESTIVAL
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[7/6/2010]
USA Wins Gold Medal at Inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football
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[7/2/2010]
Team USA Wins to Advance to Gold Medal Game
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[6/27/2010]
USA Records 63-0 Victory over Austria to Open IFAF Women's World Championship
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[5/26/2010]
Alumni Weekend
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[5/25/2010]
JENNIE MCNULTY'S COMEDY SHOW
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[5/25/2010]
Force Players assist NFL with Flag Football Clinic
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[5/11/2010]
Chicago Tribune Series
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[4/22/2010]
USA FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 45 Member Roster for 2010 Women’s National Team
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[4/16/2010]
VICTORY FLIP!!!
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[4/16/2010]
Girls in the Game
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[4/12/2010]
Final Raffle Winner: Ricky Marks
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[4/12/2010]
2Guys and a Mic interview Head Coach John Konecki
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[4/5/2010]
Otis Wilson to perform Coin Toss
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[3/26/2010]
Chicago Force Ready for 2010 Season Kickoff
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[3/13/2010]
Force Coaches to lead USA Football's Women's Team
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[3/12/2010]
Girl Scouts Meet the Force
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[2/22/2010]
Force Adds Intern for 2010
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[2/11/2010]
Chicago Force hold Physicals at AthletiCo
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[2/7/2010]
Season just around the corner
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[1/3/2010]
Head Coach encouraged by what he sees at recent tryouts
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[12/29/2009]
Force Players Stuff the Bus for Charity
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[12/23/2009]
2010 Season Schedule Announced
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[12/12/2009]
2010 Tryouts a Success!
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[11/19/2009]
Force Players Teach Flag Football for Girls
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[11/12/2009]
Warner Bros Pictures invites Force to movie preview
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[10/27/2009]
Force Banquet Celebrates 2009 Season
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[10/6/2009]
Force Golf Outing is a Fall Classic
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[9/29/2009]
Megan Finnegan: A Powerful Person
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[9/12/2009]
UPCOMING DECEMBER TRYOUTS!!
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[8/9/2009]
Force All-Stars Represent
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[7/2/2009]
Help the Force get the whole team to KC!
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[6/25/2009]
The Force place 13 on the 2009 IWFL All-Star Team!!!
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[6/1/2009]
Force Players "Give Girls Game"
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[5/12/2009]
Chicago Pride interviews Force wide receiver
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[4/20/2009]
Robbie Leeann Topp performs the coin toss
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[4/18/2009]
Force Win Home Opener on Alumni Night
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[4/11/2009]
Force Dominate In Season Opener
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[4/8/2009]
Intra-squad Scrimmage a Success
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[4/6/2009]
St. Baldrick's follow up story
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[3/20/2009]
Intra-Squad Scrimmage and Media Day
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[3/13/2009]
Coaches will shave their heads for charity
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[3/12/2009]
2009 Force Schedule
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[2/15/2009]
Thanks Dr. Weber
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[2/5/2009]
Andersonville AthletiCo hosts Player Physicals
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[2/5/2009]
Win MONEY and support the Force
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[1/9/2009]
A Recap of 2009 Try-outs
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[1/8/2009]
Brittney Payton tries out for Chicago Force
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[1/8/2009]
Force Gears for Another Run
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[11/24/2008]
IWFL AND USA FOOTBALL PARTNER TO STRENGHEN AMERICA’S FAVORITE SPORT
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[11/3/2008]
2008 Team Banquet / Awards
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[9/30/2008]
Force Players Golf for Children's Charity
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[9/30/2008]
Force golf outing a HUGE success
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[9/2/2008]
Force Volunteer at the Taste of Melrose Park
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[8/28/2008]
Chicago Hope Academy
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[8/15/2008]
Force has 15 selected for the 2008 IWFL All-Star Team!!!
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[7/18/2008]
Jon (The Coach) Cohn and the coin toss
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[7/8/2008]
The Chicago Force featured on Nike
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[6/30/2008]
UNDEFEATED FORCE CONTINUE CHAMPIONSHIP QUEST
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[6/24/2008]
Future Chicago Force player - 2018
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[6/24/2008]
Undefeated Force Hosting Playoffs this Saturday 6/28
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[6/24/2008]
Chicago Force helps to "Give Girls Game"
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[6/9/2008]
Chicago Force meet the new head of CPD and former Philly FBI chief Jody Weis
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[5/12/2008]
IWFL Announces 2008 Championship Game Venue
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[4/17/2008]
Chicago Steel meets the Chicago Force
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[4/9/2008]
2008 Scrimmage Game Day
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[3/25/2008]
Media Day Full Contact Game Scrimmage
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[3/18/2008]
2008 Chicago Force Team Captains
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[3/8/2008]
2008 Season Approaches
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[1/31/2008]
Chicago Force kicks off 2008 with first fundraiser
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[1/22/2008]
2008 Contract Signing
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[11/26/2007]
2008 Try-Out press release
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[11/26/2007]
2007 Awards Banquet
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[11/19/2007]
Last Try-out for 2008 Season
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[9/17/2007]
Chicago Force Players chosen for 2007 All Star Squad
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[6/30/2007]
Chicago Cubs suite winner!
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[6/24/2007]
The Force and Chicago's On-Air Local News
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[6/24/2007]
The Force Celebrates Youth Football Day with Under Armour
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[5/18/2007]
Jeannie Tanner to sing National Anthem at Home Opener
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[4/11/2007]
Media Day Full Contact Game Scrimmage
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[8/3/2006]
UPCOMING EVENT: Chicago Force BOWLING Fundraiser
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[7/10/2006]
Chicago finishes the season 6-3 with a hard fought game against the Demolition.
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[6/27/2006]
Chicago Force WIN and advance to PLAYOFFS!
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[6/24/2006]
Chicago Force Finish 6-2
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[6/20/2006]
Check out our fans at our AWAY Kansas City game!
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[6/17/2006]
Chicago Force wins 42-0 against KC Storm
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[6/12/2006]
The Force on CBS Channel 2 - Thursday, June 15 at 5pm.
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[6/10/2006]
The Force suffer their second loss of the season, now 4-2.
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[5/27/2006]
Chicago Force weekend WIN against Predators 36-8
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[5/22/2006]
Chicago Force weekend WIN against Iowa Crush 20-6
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[5/19/2006]
Chicago Force live on WGN TV
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[5/16/2006]
Chicago Force Suffers First Season Loss. Current Record: 2-1
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[5/10/2006]
Force Dominate in Road win over Predators
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[4/26/2006]
The FORCE on The Score AM 670 Mike North Show
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[4/26/2006]
Chicago Forces WINS Home Opener
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[4/25/2006]
HOME OPENER SATURDAY, April 29th
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[4/22/2006]
Chicago Force Honored at 100 Champions Event
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[3/26/2006]
Fundraiser at T's Bar and Restaurant
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[3/26/2006]
NEW! Calendar of Events posted on site
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[2/28/2006]
PLAYER NEWS: Directions to Practice Fields
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[1/20/2006]
We are still recruiting
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[1/10/2006]
New Home for the Force..LANE TECH
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[1/10/2006]
Player's Corner Unveiled on Site
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[12/20/2005]
2006 Bowling Fundraiser
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[12/12/2005]
Dec 17th (Sat) Tryout Directions and Details!!!
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[11/4/2005]
2nd Tryout Directions and Details Posted
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[10/31/2005]
Force Banquet and Tryout Photos Posted
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[10/29/2005]
Come Meet our Tryout Rookies
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[10/26/2005]
2005 End of Season Awards Announced!
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[10/20/2005]
Chicago Force Banquet just days away.
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[10/20/2005]
1st Tryout Details and Directions Posted
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[10/11/2005]
15 yr old Girl QB steps in and wins Highschool Varsity Game.
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[10/10/2005]
Chicago Force Management Changes Hands
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[10/4/2005]
Original Force Founder, Lisa Cole, dedicates a mile at the Chicago Marathon
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[10/1/2005]
Unveiling of New Website
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[10/1/2005]
Chicago Force Banquet Scheduled
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--7/6/2010--
USA Wins Gold Medal at Inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football

The United States won the first IFAF Women's World Championship gold medal with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden, today.

Courtesy video highlights of the game, produced by the Swedish football federation, are available here.

Earlier in the day, Finland won the Bronze medal with a 26-18 win over Germany, while on a good day for Scandinavia, host Sweden took fifth place overall by beating Austria 20-18.

USA Football's Women's National Team head coach John Konecki said afterwards, "Canada was an excellent team and we had to work hard to prepare and play against them. I feel honored to have coached Team USA. It is a remarkable group of women."

Defensive Most Valuable Player Sharon Vasquez of the Pittsburgh Passion added: "It was amazing to win the gold medal. It was very emotional. We played an awesome team and it feels great to be in this moment."

The United States now hold all IFAF tackle football world titles with the USA Football Women's National Team joining their male counterparts, who won the senior crown in 2007 against Japan, and the juniors (aged 19 and under), who beat Canada to lift the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship.

A strong defensive start for Team USA forced Canada to punt on its first drive and the offensive powerhouses took over immediately.

On Team USA's opening drive, Jessica Springer lined up in the wildcat and plowed her way through the Canadian defense for a first down to Canada's 20-yard line. Giving the ball right back to Springer, she ran straight into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown and with Emily Williams' extra point USA went up 7-0 with 9:45 left in the first quarter.

The defensive pressure continued on Canada's next drive as Jeanamarie Fisher of Portland Shockwave sacked Canada's quarterback Saadia Ashraf for a loss of four yards quickly making it third and long. More pressure from USA forced Ashraf to throw the ball away as Canada punted.

The United States quickly attacked again with a 34-yard gain by Desiree Weimann followed by a 26-yard touchdown by Mia Brickhouse and the United States went up 15-0 with a successful two point conversion by Springer with 7:18 left in first quarter.

Canada's Julie Paetsch started to have success late in the first quarter picking up three big runs of 10, 19, and 11-yard gains but then the USA tightened up the defense and did not allow Canada to pass the 24-yard line. On fourth and seven, Canada opted to go for it but Amy Satterfield stopped the run as the United States took over on its own 19-yard line.

Not letting up, USA attacked again with a screen play for Weimann followed by an 18-yard run by Brickhouse who found some room down the middle with some great blocking by game MVP Jamie Menzyk.

Springer showed her power again with a 27-yard run and then with a hand off to Weimann who went untouched down the middle for a 25-yard touchdown as the United States increased their lead to 22-0 with 1:36 remaining in the first quarter.

With another quick three and out due to defensive pressure led by defensive lineman Olivia Griswold, the United States found the end zone again as quarterback Jenny Schmidt connected with Offensive Most Valuable Player Rusty Sowers to the three-yard line for first and goal. Springer then plowed her way into the end zone for her second touchdown of the game. With a direct snap to Springer for two the United States built a 30-0 lead.

And on first and goal, Brickhouse found a gap running into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown going up 37-0.

Canada moved the ball into U.S. territory as quarterback Ashraf connected with Alia Palmer for an 11-yard gain. On third and seven, Ashraf was forced to scramble out of the pocket for an incomplete pass. Going for it on fourth down, Tracy Adams and Griswold immediately put pressure on the quarterback who again had to throw the ball away with the U.S. taking over on their own 39-yard line with 4:47 left in the half.

On the first play of the drive, Springer took the ball running through the Canadian defense for a 59-yard touchdown and with an extra point gave the United States a 43-0 lead.

With 53 seconds remaining in the half, the United States got the ball back. Quarterback Schmidt took the ball herself, weaving in and out for a 20-yard gain and with time running out quarterback Sami Grisafe connected with Sowers for a 31-yard touchdown to end the first half with a commanding 51-point advantage.

The second half started similar to the first, as Sowers returned a punt for 20 yards, giving USA good field position starting on the 50-yard line. The drive saw multiple runs: a 7-yard gain by Danilynn Welniak, a 14-yard gain by Onetha Cannon, and ended with a 16-yard touchdown run by Julie Shockley with 9:56 left in the third quarter.

Canada's Alex Black returned the kickoff into US territory to the 34-yard line, but could not capitalize with the USA defensive pressure forcing another Canada punt.

Canada picked up their defense, with a tackle for a loss and on third down stopped Welniak one yard short of first down forcing the U.S. to punt for the first time in the game.

After a false start, and a tackle for a loss by Jeanamarie Fisher followed by a sack, Canada took an intentional safety when backed up to their own five-yard line as USA went ahead 60-0.

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