Chicago Fire Unveil Mural Highlighting Franchise History

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Today marked the unveiling of the restoration of a 13-year-old mural depicting the storied history of the Chicago Fire on 1030 West 16th street (Carpenter Road an 16th street) in Pilsen.

The restoration, led by local artist Oscar Romero, is part of the Fire’s continued efforts to strengthen relationships within the Hispanic community in support of the Fire’s Hispanic Heritage night match between the Fire and Seattle Sounders FC at TOYOTA PARK on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 PM CT (My50).

“Soccer is more than just a game,” said Fire Head Coach de los Cobos. “It is an expression of self. This mural not only connects the past and present history of the club, it connects the Fire with the members of this community. I’m very pleased to be here and to help commemorate this exciting depiction of Fire soccer in Pilsen.”

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Chicago Fire host SuperLiga 2010; First Game Tonight against Monarcas Morelia

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The World Cup in South Africa is officially over. However, in Chicago, soccer is just getting started. Tonight, at 8:30 PM CT, the Chicago Fire will kick off the SuperLiga 2010 against the Monarcas Morelia. The Chicago Fire and their home stadium, Toyota Park, will be one of four hosts for this year’s SuperLiga.

Every year, eight teams qualify for the SuperLiga tournament and are then split up into two groups. This year, Group A consists of two MLS teams (Chivas USA and Houston Dynamo) and two Mexican clubs (Pachuca and Puebla F.C.). Notable players from this group includes three U.S. National Team players from the 2010 World Cup roster: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca) and Jose Torres (Pachuca).

Joining the Chicago Fire in Group B is MLS Eastern Conference rival New England Revolution along with two other Mexican clubs (Monarcas Morelia and Pumas UNAM). Notable players from this group includes four members of the Mexican National Team’s 2010 World Cup roster: Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM), Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM), Pablo Barrera (Pumas UNAM) and Paul Aguilar (Pachuca).

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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Chicago Fire kickoff luncheon Sells Out

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By Paul M. Banks

CHICAGO, IL- Fans and media alike came out to the 2010 Chicago Fire Kickoff Luncheon at the Swissotel Chicago yesterday. With 750 confirmed guests, the 2010 luncheon was the largest attended in the history of the club and the first sell out. All proceeds from tickets sold benefited the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable sector of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

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Chicago Fire find new Coach in Carlos de los Cobos

Former head coach of El Salvador national team and Mexico’s Club América named Fire’s fifth head coach on brink of club’s thirteenth season

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