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Fire Wed May 19 2010

Chicago is Ready for the Sister Cities Tourney

Tonight marks the opening of the first-ever Chicago Sister Cities International Cup at Toyota Park. The tournament consists of four teams playing over the course of two days, fighting for a cup, prize money and pride. For the Chicago Fire, this is an ideal soccer experience. Not only will they get the chance to compete against top international teams, but also test the strength of their young players.

The three other teams playing in the tournament are Serbia's Red Star Belgade, Poland's Legia Warsaw and Paris Saint-Germain of France. Paris recently won its eighth French Cup, the Red Stars won the Serbian Cup a little over two weeks ago and eight-time Polish Champions Legia Warsaw. With such strong teams competing, the tournament is expected to be full of energy and excitement.

The Fire will take on Paris Saint-Germain tonight at 7 pm to kick off the tournament, followed by the Red Stars and Legia Warsaw. The finals will take place this Saturday starting at 6 p.m. For tickets and information, visit the Chicago Fire website.

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Kelcy / May 20, 2010 10:40 AM

Hi Vanessa!

Wanted to invite you to the Chicago Fire event at Piece next week (Tuesday, May 25). Dykstra, Lowry, Husidic, Nyarko and Carr will be making and serving a special "Il Fuoco" style pizza from 5-7 @ Piece in Wicker Park. Ten percent of proceeds from the event will benefit the Fire Foundation.

Let me know if you are interested! Would love to meet you and introduce you to the guys.


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