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Harry Shipp, Chris Ritter named to Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game

Two Chicago Fire rookies have been named to the roster for the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game according to the team. Midfielders Harry Shipp and Chris Ritter will join 18 other players as they take on the Portland Timbers U-23s at Providence Park. The game is part of festivities that will lead up to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Monday August 4th at 9 p.m. CT. Shipp leads the team with six g ...

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Major League Soccer To Announce Expansion In Four to Six Weeks

Major League Soccer had grown from ten teams in 2004 to nineteen in 2012 before not adding a new franchise to the league for the first time since that growth period began.  With an uneven number of teams and a rapidly growing market for soccer in the United States, the league is now all but set to enter the largest city in the United States. Commissioner Don Garber and the league are hoping to have a tentat ...

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MLS Suspends Wells Thompson

The Chicago Fire will be short one option in the midfield for Saturdays game against the Montreal Impact, due to the MLS handing down a one game suspension on defender Wells Thompson. Thompson was suspended for his challenge on Columbus Crew midfielder Agustin Viana in the 12th minute during last Saturday's match. Thompson was issued a yellow card on the play during the came, and the decision from the MLS t ...

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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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NY Cosmos: Major League Soccer Expanding to New York City

Major League Soccer is reportedly close to securing a soccer-specific stadium in Queens, New York City, right across from Citi Field.  The stadium will cost the MLS three-hundred million dollars, while it is normally the responsibility of the team to secure a stadium.  Construction on the stadium is supposed to begin in 2013, when the New York Cosmos begin play in the North American Soccer League (one step ...

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Top Ten Upstart Leagues in History

Since the foundation of the National Basketball Association in 1949 by the merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League, four leagues have reigned supreme as major leagues in the United States and Canada.  While one or two other leagues have cases for the same status, the big four have dominated American sports culture for over sixty years.  However, many other leagues ...

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National Sports Weekly: National Sports Coverage

This is the first edition of ChiCitySports.com's weekly national sports coverage.  We will be covering sports around the United States and Canada, as well as the English Premier League.  In the off-season, relocation, CBA negotiations, trades, and free agency will be the major topics of focus, while in the regular season and playoffs coverage of players and teams that are hot or slumping will be preeminent. ...

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MLS Passes NBA, NHL, in Average Attendance

The Major League Soccer regular season, that has proved to be the most successful in leagues history, has ended.  The league can no longer be ignored.  What will shock some people, but seem obvious to others, is that the MLS per-game attendance from this season was great enough to surpass those of the NBA and the NHL (using their 2010-11 season's figures).  Even more surprising to some, is that there is ano ...

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