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Fire to Host Club América July 10th

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club has announced its 2013 friendly against Club América that will take place on July 10th at Toyota Park.  The Fire have previously hosted Mexican sides Santos Laguna and C.D. Guadalajara in 2012 and 2011, respectively.  The Fire do have some history with América, having played them twice before, in 2006 and again in 2009.  Both games ended in 2-1 defeats at the hands of the Mexica ...

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Fire Clinch Playoff Berth for First Time Since 2009!

The Fire entered the 2012 with high expectations after a late season surge in 2011 that resulted in the team almost qualifying for the playoffs after having been sitting in last in the conference for much of the season.  The surge, led by newcomers Sebastian Grazzini and Pavel Pardo in the midfield and Dominic Oduro, whom the team traded for after their first game of the season, whose resurgence into one of ...

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The Growing Venue Problem in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States.  Simple, right? We should have venues that provide that big-market capacity to boast our teams, and revenues. But we don't, and the numbers are quite surprising. America's #1 sport, Football, and #1 professional sport, the NFL, cater to the smallest capacity in the entire NFL. Can there be a correlation to why the Bears fall short and have the least in ...

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