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A Wet Night in the Windy City: Observations from the MLS All-Star Game

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One of our own takes advantage of a trip to Chicago by catching the ASG at Soldier Field. It doesn't go well.

Realio's Log:

2:30 p.m.: I wake from a nap refreshed and excited to go watch some live soccer in a football stadium!! Outside it looks overcast. My app assures me that rain is 0% chance until 11 p.

MLS All-Star Game lands in Chicago this summer

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Chicago will host the 2017 MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field on August 2. MLS Commissioner Don Garber, City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Fire owner Andrew Hauptman were on hand this afternoon to make the formal announcement. Veljko Paunovic will coach the MLS side against an opponent which has yet to be named, but sources indicate to Fire Confidential that Real Madrid will be announced as the competition in the near future.

USMNT: Champions in Chicago

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OTF's Gold Cup coverage concludes with Austin Fido's summation of USMNT's 1-0 win over Panama, and a hymn to DMB...

When DaMarcus Beasley retires from professional sport, it is assumed he will devote himself full-time to the production of jewelry.

Diminished roster of stars set to join Messi in Chicago charity match

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The final stop of Lionel Messi's charity all-star match tour appears ready to be played, though it wouldn't have as many stars as originally planned.

In the wake of Wednesday's cancellation of an Messi-led exhibition match in Los Angeles, growing concerns about the suspension of a similar match in Chicago on Saturday have been eased as organizers insist the match at Soldier Field will take place.

Sources: Chicago’s Soldier Field to host 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

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Just two days after CONCACAF announced that the 2013 Gold Cup would open at the Rose Bowl with the Mexican National Team, sources have confirmed to SBI that the 2013 Gold Cup Final will take place at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Soldier Field hosted the 2007 Gold Cup Final won by the United States (which defeated Mexico thanks to Benny Feilhaber's memorable game-winning goal).

Sedes Copa Oro 2013

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CIUDAD SEDE - ESTADIO (Ubicación del estadio)

- Atlanta - Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
- Baltimore - M & T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
- Chicago - Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
- Dallas - Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
- Denver - Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)
- Hartford - Rentschler Field (East Hartford, CT)
- Houston - BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
- Los Ángeles - Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
- Miami - Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)
- Nueva York - Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
- Portland - JELD-WEN Field (Portland, OR)
- Salt Lake City - Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, UT)
- Seattle - CenturyField (Seattle, WA)

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United States Men's National Team

USMNT: Donovan Does Dallas

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Everyone knows you have to leave early if you want to get anywhere in Chicago on time. (photo:

OTF's Austin Fido is so immersed in CONCACAF, he's started submitting 24-48 hours late...

In the 87th minute of USMNT's Gold Cup semifinal against Honduras, Jürgen Klinsmann lost his shit.

2013 Gold Cup Venues - Soldier Field On The List

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Soldier Field is definitely one of the premier venues that is always mentioned for big soccer games. Whether it is USMNT games or friendlies (like Fire/Manchester United in 2011), Soldier Field is always a great venue to watch a game. Crowds are big, support is loud, and it's an experience everyone should try if you haven't already.

Carlos Bocanegra

Top Three YouTube Videos

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Michael Bradley's goal from the game against Scotland on May 26th was pretty fantastic. It made it into the Top 10 on SportsCenter and has quickly made its way onto the list of most-watched U.S. Soccer videos on YouTube with 394,238 views. That got us thinking... what are the top three most-viewed videos in U.

U.S. Bunch Opens Knockout Stage of Europa League

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U.S. forward Jozy Altidore and his AZ Alkmaar side topped Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht 1-0 on Thursday in Europa League play.

U.S. Men's National Team and AZ Alkmaar forward Jozy Altidore found the win column as AZ Alkmaar defeated midfielder Sacha Kljestan's RSC Anderlecht 1-0 on Thursday in the knockout stage of the Europa League.

Carlos Hits 100 Caps!

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U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra steps on the field for the 100th time today representing the United States, and the 54th time as captain. He becomes the 12th MNT player in history to achieve this milestone. It's truly a proud day for one of the best all-around guys ever to play for the USA.

In honor of the occasion, ussoccer.

Manchester United

Otra vez Chicharito, Mexico 2 Bosnia 1

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Javier Hernández no se cansa. Al ‘Chicharito' le gusta vestirse de héroe cada vez que se pone la playera del Tricolor. El delantero del Manchester United marcó el gol en el último minuto que le dio el triunfo a México 2-1 ante Bosnia en el Soldier Field de Chicago.Impulsados por la fuerte lluvia, México se lanzó al ataque a la misma velocidad que el viento soplaba en Chicago y de inmediato le quitó el frío a la afición azteca, cuando Giovani dos Santos abrió el marcador, tras un rechace del portero a un tiro de Aldo de Nigris.

A tale of two halves: Fire fall to Manchester United 3-1

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The Fire played a good, competitive match yesterday against one of the world's best teams. In fact, they actually controlled large parts of the first half and hung in there in the 2nd half to put in a valiant effort. It was great to see Soldier Field so full for a game that involved the Fire (61,308 officially in attendance).

Chicago vs Man Utd, DC vs Everton and Orlando vs Newcastle: Friendly Roll Call

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This weekend is another big one across the United States for preseason friendlies featuring Premier League clubs. Today, Manchester United plays Chicago in front of a sold-out crowd of 62,500 at Soldier Field. Newcastle United plays Orlando City at...

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Man United Win 7-0 In Seattle

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For the second consecutive game, Manchester United tore an MLS team apart in the second half to run out comfortable winners.

Last week United scored four goals in the second half to beat the New England Revolution 4-1 and last night they scored six (yes 6!) second half goals to beat the Seattle Sounders 7-0.

Man United Romp In Seattle

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For the second consecutive game, Manchester United tore an MLS team apart in the second half to run out comfortable winners.

Last week United scored four goals in the second half to beat the New England Revolution 4-1 and last night they scored six (yes 6!) second half goals to beat the Seattle Sounders 7-0.

Chicago Fire

Marquez injured, could miss Mexico's June World Cup qualifiers

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Thing are not getting any easier for Rafa Marquez.Â

After missing more than half of the New York Red Bulls' matches this season battling injury and disciplinary problems, the Mexican veteran will now likely be out for the beginning stages of World Cup qualifying and possibly beyond with a right thigh injury stemming from a collision in practice.

The Curious Case of the Chicago Fire v. Sporting Kansas City Rivalry

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The Chicago Fire v. Sporting Kansas City (formerly known as the Kansas City Wiz/Wizards) rivalry is odd from a number of standpoints. The most notable of those is that one of the club's fan bases refuses to acknowledge that any rivalry exists.

The Wiz were one of Major League Soccer's original ten teams during the inaugural 1996 season.

BREAKING: Chicago Fire to Host Aston Villa at Toyota Park on July 21

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Kind of speaks for itself. We'll have analysis from an Aston Villa supporter later today. They currently sit 15th in the Barclays English Premier League. Here's the full press release from the Fire:

CHICAGO, IL (March 27, 2012) - The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday that the Fire will take on seven-time English Premier League Champions Aston Villa in an international friendly at Toyota Park on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.

Cory Gibbs Ready to Anchor Back Line in 2012

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When Chicago Fire defender Cory Gibbs recently appeared on Windy City Live to promote the club's new sponsorship deal with Quaker Oats, the most astute of supporters may have noticed something different about his appearance: his jersey did had short sleeves.

"I love my long-sleeves," said Gibbs during a recent interview with Hot Time in Old Town.

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The game had no implications, but the Chivas de Guadalajara fandom came out in full force in the loudest environment at Toyota Park this year.

Chivas' Jorge Mora scored a 61st-minute free kick goal and Guadalajara defeated the Chicago Fire, 1-0, in front of 18,224 at Wednesday's international friendly.

Big Box United

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Of all the people on the train, the one I wanted to talk to the most was the middle-aged man with the graying goatee, traveling with wife and two children. He and his son were wearing Chelsea jerseys. It's not rare to see folks around Chicago in soccer gear, but considering this train and most of its occupants were heading toward Soldier Field, where Manchester United were to take on the Chicago Fire, those two bold blue shirts stuck out.

Better Know A Supporters Group - Section 8

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The Basics

SG Name: Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters Association (ISA) for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club

MLS Club: Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Stadium: Toyota Park

Year SG Founded: The ISA convened officially in 2003, but there are several Fire SGs that predate the ISA.

Fire let lead slip away, falls to Manchester United

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The Chicago Fire weren't favored against Manchester United, especially after the English Premier League side drubbed the Seattle Sounders 7-0 just three days ago.

Still, some of the Fire players felt like they let one slip away after they lost 3-1 to Manchester United at Soldier field.

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The Chicago Fire could not have asked for a better start against the Premier League's Manchester United on Saturday.

They earned an early goal in front of a packed Soldier Field crowd and left a good early impression in their World Football Challenge match.

Video: Manchester United 3 – Chicago Fire 1 (International Friendly Highlights)

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Manchester United came from a goal down to defeat the Chicago Fire by a score of 3-1 in friendly action at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday. The match was part of the ongoing World Football Challenge series. Former USA international Gibbs put the Fire up 1-0 against a young United teams when he headed in [.

United Come From Behind To Beat Chicago Fire 3-1

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61,308 fans watched Manchester United beat Chicago Fire at Soldier Field. United went 1-0 down but goals from Wayne Rooney,

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Manchester United vs. Chicago Fire Gamethread: Soldier Field - 4:00 PM CST - ESPN2

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The game against Manchester United kicks off in less than 4 hours. Tune into ESPN 2 or ESPN Deportes at 4:00 PM CST if you aren't headed out to Soldier Field. The parking lots are already open and the stadium will open at 2:30 PM. Since the game is at Soldier Field, obviously their rules are the law of the land today.

Manchester United vs. Chicago Fire - World Football Challenge #1: Three Questions

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With Manchester United coming to town tomorrow, Saturday, July 23, at 4:00 PM CST to take on the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field, we exchange three questions with Gene Um of The Busby Babe. If you aren't headed to Soldier Field, you can catch the game on ESPN2 or ESPN Deportes. Gene's answer to my first question is below and the other five questions in the exchange are after the break.

Dan Paladini of the Chicago Fire looks ahead to Manchester United

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Chicago's season has not gone according to plan. Still, the Fire are looking forward to their match with Manchester United tomorrow for many reasons. Not only is the team excited to take on a world soccer power, but they're using this as a chance to take a break from MLS action and regroup. Enjoy the moment.

Sizing up this weekend's friendlies

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Whether MLS coaches like it or not, another full wave of friendlies packs the weekend schedule, with games involving European teams taking place in five North American cities.

Four of the games are part of the World Football Challenge, as high-profile teams Manchester United, Real Madrid and Manchester City continue their tours of America.

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Chicago Fire midfielder Patrick Nyarko and forward Dominic Oduro exemplify the type of international draw that Manchester United has.

The Ghanaian duo has followed Man U's brand of soccer since they were kids. And like tens of millions of other Red Devils fans, they have appreciated everything from afar.

MLS Ticker: Toronto FC acquire Dunfield, Schmid extends deal and more

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It appears Toronto FC is trying to do everything it can to ensure it has a better second half of the season.

After signing a pair of designated players in Torsten Frings and Danny Koevermans nearly two weeks ago, Toronto FC acquired midfielder Terry Dunfield in a trade with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday.

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2017 MLS All-Star game to be played at Soldier Field

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Major League Soccer has drawn plenty of big-name clubs to play in its All-Star Game in the past, but while the 2017 inviteeremains unconfirmed, the location will be large.

The league announced on Tuesday that theMLS All-Stars game will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 2. The 2017 event marks the first time since 2010 that the All-Star Game is being held outside of a soccer-specific stadium.

Jeld-Wen Field to Host a 2013 Gold Cup Game [UPDATED]

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Those of you who are looking to watch some top class international soccer in Portland will have only a few more months to wait. Well, possibly. Really it depends on when the schedule actually comes out.

CONCACAF announced today the venues which will host the 2013 Gold Cup matches and Jeld-Wen Field is one of them.

Thursday's TV

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Two international friendlies on ESPN Deportes: Germany - Israel at 2:30pm and France - Serbia at 4:30pm. Univision has the Mexico - Bosnia & Herzegovina friendly at 8:45pm from Soldier Field in Chicago. All Times Eastern

Mexico vs Gales Amistoso rumbo a Brasil 2014

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Una victoria y un empate es el antecedente del Tri contra la Selección de Gales. El juego es el Domingo 27 de Mayo a las 3 de la tarde
Mexico Vs Gales este encuentro entre la selección de México y la selección de Gales tendrá lugar en el estadio Metlife en la hermosa ciudad de East Rutherford, NJ.

Club Deportivo Guadalajara announces roster to face Chicago Fire next Wednesday

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Club Deportivo Guadalajara announced today their roster for their upcoming international friendly against the Chicago Fire presented by Miller Lite at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. CT. Full roster and information are after the break.

Chivas head coach Jose Luis Real heads to Bridgeview with a veteran roster highlighted by Guadalajara defenders Héctor Reynoso and Jonny Magallón, and forwards Alberto Medina and Omar Arellano.

Jogo 0403/2011 - Copa Ouro - México 4x1 Costa Rica

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Mais um jogo da Copa Ouro, foi realizado no dia 12/06/2011, na cidade de Chicago-USA, no Soldier Field, onde jogaram as seleções do México (28º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Costa Rica (56º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2010San Jose 05/09/2009 CRC0:3 (0:1)MEX 2010Mexico City 28/03/2009 MEX2:0 (1:0)CRC 2006Mexico City 17/08/2005 MEX2:0 (0:0)CRC Third stage2006San Jose 09/02/2005 CRC1:2 (1:2)MEX Third stage2002San Jose 07/10/2001 CRC0:0MEX Final round2002Mexico City 16/06/2001 MEX1:2 (1:0)CRC Final round1998Mexico City 09/11/1997 MEX3:3 (2:0)CRC Final round1998San Jose 16/03/1997 CRC0:0MEX Final round1994San Jose 29/11/1992 CRC2:0 (0:0)MEX Second stage1994Mexico City 22/11/1992 MEX4:0 (0:0)CRC Second stage1966Mexico City 16/05/1965 MEX1:0 (1:0)CRC Final round1966San Jose 25/04/1965 CRC0:0MEX Final round1962Mexico City 12/04/1961 MEX4:1 (2:0)CRC Final round1962San Jose 22/03/1961 CRC1:0 (0:0)MEX Final round1958San Jose 27/10/1957 CRC1:1 (1:1)MEX First stage1958Mexico City 20/10/1957 MEX2:0 (0:0)CRC First stage
Copa Ouro
2009Chicago 23/07/2009 CRC1:1 a.

U.S. 2011 World Cup team seeks to step out of the shadows of the 1999 World Cup champions

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You remember that famous 1999 World Cup victory, don't you?


And it has cast a long shadow, as Associated Press Writer Nancy Armour points out:

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Lauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup,
watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.