Lori Chalupny in starting lineup of Chicago Red Stars
on May 2, 2015
|Full name||Lori Christine Chalupny|
|Date of birth||January 29, 1984|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|J.B. Marine S.C.|
|2002–2005||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|2006–2007||River Cities Futbol Club||0||(0)|
|2009–2010||Saint Louis Athletica||24||(3)|
|2012||Chicago Red Stars (WPSL-E)||13||(5)|
|2012||AIK Fotboll Dam|
|2013–2015||Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)||45||(11)|
|United States U-16|
|United States U-19||21|
|United States U-21||14|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 18, 2015|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 25, 2015 (UTC)
Lori Christine Chalupny (born January 29, 1984) is a former American soccer defender who last played for the Chicago Red Stars and the United States women's national soccer team. She is a gold medalist from 2008 Beijing Olympics, and a bronze medalist in 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted by China. She was also on the roster of the United States national soccer team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. She is the current head woman's soccer coach of Maryville University in St. Louis.
Chalupny was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of five, Lori spent time at an after-school program playing soccer with other boys in the program. Chalupny recalls:
"I'd literally turn black from the asphalt."
She then went on to play soccer at Nerinx Hall High School where she was also on the Honor Roll her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She also played for club soccer team, J.B. Marine S.C..She was named NSCAA and Parade All-American as a junior and senior.
Chalupny played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2002 to 2005 and won an NCAA championship title with the Tar Heels as a sophomore in 2003.After missing much of her freshman season due to injury, she played in 16 games, scored three goals and served seven assists. She was subsequently named to the All-ACC First Team, the NSCAA Second-Team All-American, and the ACC All-Freshman Team. During her second year with the team, she helped the team go undefeated with a 27–0–0 record and win the NCAA championship starting 26 of 27 games, scoring 11 goals and serving 12 assists. She was named First-Team All-ACC and NSCAA All-American the same year. In 2004, she scored six goals and served five assists in the 23 games in which she played. In addition to being named Most Valuable Player by Soccer America, she was named First-Team NSCAA All-American for the second consecutive year and First-Team All-ACC for the third. During her final year with the Tar Heels, she scored ten goals and served eight assists playing as a midfielder. The Tar Heels finished the season with a 23–1–1 record under her leadership as captain for the second consecutive year. She finished her college career with 30 goals and 32 assists from the midfield.
In April 2006, Chalupny joined River Cities Futbol Club of the Women's Premier Soccer League.
On September 16, 2008, Chalupny was one of the three players drafted for Saint Louis Athletica in the 2008 WPS Player Allocation of national team members, with the new league starting play in April 2009. She scored the first home goal of the season off of a corner kick in a 1–0 win against FC Gold Pride. She was team captain, made the All-Star team, and was nominated for WPS's Player of the Year award the same year. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons, she played for the Atlanta Beat and appeared in 15 and 17 games respectively and scored 2 goals in each season.
After the folding of the WPS in early 2012, she played for the Chicago Red Stars in Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, appearing in ten games and scoring five goals.On August 8, 2012, she joined AIK Fotboll Dam in the Swedish Damallsvenskan.
On February 5, 2013, she rejoined the Chicago Red Stars in the new National Women's Soccer League.Chalupny captained the Red Stars during the inaugural season, played 18 matches and scored 5 goals, the highest scored by a member of the team; and was named to NWSL 2013 best eleven.
In 2014 National Women's Soccer League season, Chalupny captained Chicago Red Stars to fifth place, played in a team high of 23 matches and 2003 minutes, and scored five goals.
At the end of the 2015 National Women's Soccer League season she retired from professional soccer.
A member of the U.S. national under-16, 19 and 21 teams, Chalupny earned her first cap for the senior team on March 7, 2001 against Italy. She scored her first goal for the U.S. senior team on May 9, 2004 against Mexico. Although she predominantly played left back at the 2005 Algarve Cup, she also played as an outside midfielder.
In January 2006, Chalupny suffered a concussion after two blows to the head in a game against France. She was ordered by her doctors to take several months off, and did not return to national team play until July 2006.She started at midfield in all six of the United States' games at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, and scored two goals, one of which was the game-winning goal in the U.S. 1–0 win over Nigeria on September 18, 2007. The goal, coming just 57 seconds into the game, was the second-fastest in Women's World Cup history.
Chalupny played in four games for the U.S. at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the first game, she received a punch intended for the ball from the keeper and left the field. She scored one goal against Japan in the semi-final. The U.S. team won the tournament and took the Olympic gold medal. During the 2009 Algarve Cup, Chalupny was named co-captain of the team. She played every minute of five matches in 2009, captaining the U.S. team in a 1–0 win against Germany after co-captain Christie Rampone became pregnant.
From 2009 to November 2014, Chalupny was not called to play for the United States women's national soccer team due to a history of concussions.However, after approaching the U.S. Soccer Federation in 2014 and passing numerous tests, she was called up by the team in December 2014. National team head coach Jill Ellis selected Chalupny as part of the roster for the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia. Ellis also selected her for the national team roster for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
In August 17, 2015, Chalupny announced that she was retiring from international soccer after Celebration Tour. She said: "there is no better way to go out than as a world champion and this just seemed like the right time to put a cap on my international career"
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
|Lineup||Start – played entire match|
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.|
|penalty or pk||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
|Result||The final score.|
Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|Light-purple background color – exhibition or closed door international friendly match|
|Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament|
NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player
|May 9, 2004||Albuquerque||Mexico||19||Lindsay Tarpley|
|Jun 26, 2005||Virginia Beach||Canada||Start||12||unassisted|
|Jan 30, 2007||Guangzhou||China||Start||46+||unassisted|
|Four Nations Tournament|
|May 12, 2007||Frisco||Canada||28||Lindsay Tarpley|
|Sep 18, 2007||Shanghai||Nigeria||Start||1||Abby Wambach|
|World Cup: Group B|
|Sep 30, 2007||Shanghai||Norway||Start||58||unassisted|
|World Cup: third place match|
|Aug 18, 2008||Beijing||Japan||Start||44||Amy Rodriguez|
|Sep 20, 2008||Bridgeview||Ireland||Start||19||Lindsay Tarpley|
|Apr 4, 2015||St. Louis||New Zealand||76||Megan Rapinoe|
|May 17, 2015||Carson||Mexico||46||Abby Wambach|
In 2011, Chalupny was an assistant coach for the Washington University women's soccer team.From 2013 to January 1, 2018 she was the assistant coach at Maryville University. As of January 1, 2018 she became the head coach of Maryville University.
Chalupny is a two-time winner of the women's Keough Award for outstanding soccer player from the St. Louis area, and won US Soccer's Youth Player of the Year Award in 2005.
Chalupny was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series in FIFA 16 , the first time women players were included in the game.
Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Chalupny and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a Ticker tape parade in New York City.Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio. In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House.
| WNT captain |