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Soccer Wed Nov 19 2008

Chicago: A Good Place To Drink And Watch Soccer

The US Soccer Federation is doing its annual Best of... voting and Chicago has 3 bars in the list of nominees: The Globe Pub, Ginger's Ale House, and the Chicago outpost of the Fado chain.

I've been on record as saying The Globe is my preferred viewing spot, but Chicago's lucky to have so many soccer bars, including many that weren't nominated. Which is why I'll be visiting as many as I can during the Fire's offseason and reviewing them in my new series, "Watching Soccer in Bars."

Also, Luis Arroyave's Red Card blog got its first nomination in the Best Blog category. Justifiably so, too. Once you get past the whining about his dating life, the occasional cheesecake celebrity piece, and all the references to terrible music, it's the absolute best place to get news about the Chicago Fire.

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Andrew HuffAuthor Profile Page / November 20, 2008 12:49 PM

Be sure to check out O'Shaughnessy's, at Wilson and Ravenswood. Almost entirely staffed by Irish expats, so soccer's on as much as football right now.

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