Thursday, June 28, 2007

Busy soccer weekend

It was a busy soccer weekend here in Chicago.

First and most importantly, our national team beat Mexico 2-1 to win the Gold Cup. This win affords the US entry into the Continental Champions tournament held in South Africa in 2009. This tournament is normally used as a dry run for the World Cup so winning the Gold Cup allows the US to gather some extra experience playing in South Africa.

The Fire played and beat Polish side Crakovia at Toyota Park 1-0. The story is below. They also have two senior international spots available since Guerrero received his green card and they let go of Bedrosian.

Congratulations to Chicago Soccers and Chicago Magic for being selected into the US National Team club program. The US Soccer story is below.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fire fire Sarachan, players wonder why


I saw that the Fire fired Dave Sarachan. The players are not happy. I may be going out on a limb but is this the first sign of the Blanco era. I find it interesting that the last sentence in the article is how Guppy wants to have a new coach in by the time Blanco gets to the team. Tail wagging the dog? The yahoo article is below.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

US Open Cup and more

RW Adria is representing the Chicago area in the first round of the US Open Cup tonight. Attached is a nice article

The Fire lost last week to Chivas USA 1-0. The MLSnet story is below.

Chicago Soccer still has tickets to the semis and final of the Gold Cup next week.

The Soccer Post has extended a 20% off sale. The link is below.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Over last Weekend

Hey everyone

It was a very positive weekend soccer wise in Chicago

The men's national team beat China 4-1. The Chicago connection of Michael Bradley (Chicago Soccers) and DaMarcus Beasley produced a goal. The recap of the match can be seen below or by going to Thanks to ESPN for the story

The Chicago Fire broke a 5 game winless streak by defeating the Columbus Crew 3-2. The story is below. Thanks to ESPN for the story

Congratulations to Waubonsia Valley as they captured the state title. Great job ladies! The story is below. Thanks to Preps Plus for the story,0,2237783.story?coll=cs-highschool-headlines

A nice uplifting story by Esther Cepeda shows the hard work of people making sure kids in the Chicago area understand the importance of education and culture through the game of soccer. Her report is below.,CST-NWS-SOCCER30.article

Don't forget Chicago Soccer has tickets for the Gold Cup available now.

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