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.