The Chicago Red Stars were born as "Chicago Professional Women's Soccer" September 4, 2007 along with six other charter franchises of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). The gestation period for CPWS was more than two years as it began as an idea of FC Indiana owners Gary and Dale Weaver and Shek Borkowski.

The FC Indiana owners brought in long time Chicago Fire President and General Manager Peter Wilt in early 2006 to lead their efforts to establish a Chicago team in the new fully professional league. The group spent the next six months assembling a broad based ownership group that included a unique partnership with the Illinois Women's Soccer League, so the team would represent the entire Chicago soccer community.

Home Opener
The Chicago Red Stars vs. St. Louis Athletica
Saturday, April 17
7:00 p.m.
Toyota Park