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Fire Tue Apr 07 2009

Chicago Fire To Play In Chicago Tonight

The Chicago Fire will play their annual benefit match with UIC at UIC Flames Field at 7pm. The Fire are not exactly fresh off of an opening day victory over the New York Red Bulls where they had to play most of the game shorthanded due to John Thorrington's red card as well as overcome weather bad enough to shut a baseball game down. It's been noted before, but this year's team keeps proving it's made of pretty stern stuff.

Look for some of the Fire's starters to get a rest. Of course, these days the Fire is deep enough that their bench includes Chris Rolfe and Cuahtemoc Blanco, two guys that will be eager to prove that they're fit enough to play 90 minutes. Also look for rookie Baggio Husidic to try and impress his new team against his alma mater. It's a rare chance to see the Fire within city limits and the incredibly reasonable $12 admission fee will go towards the Chicago Fire Foundation.

 
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FireExaminer / April 8, 2009 1:00 AM

One man's humble opinion on the game. http://www.examiner.com/x-4910-Chicago-Fire-Examiner~y2009m4d7-Chicago-Fire-defeats-UIC-30-in-benefit-match

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