Fire teammates to face off in Guatemala-El Salvador friendly

Pappa, Martinez set to clash in international matchup

Chicago Fire Soccer Club midfielders Marco Pappa and Julio Martinez have
been named to the Guatemala and El Salvador National Team's roster,
respectively, for the friendly match between both teams to take place on
March 3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

Both players will leave Guadalajara, Mexico, where the Chicago Fire are
training as part of the second leg of the club's 2010 Preseason Tour, to
join their national teams today. Kickoff for the friendly match is set
for 10:00 PM CT. Following the conclusion of the game, both players will
reunite with the rest of their Fire teammates in Jackson, MS. for the
third leg of preseason.

In the 2009 season, Pappa established himself as one of the club's most
exciting players as the Fire signed the midfielder to a permanent deal
through 2012 and look forward to having his fluid creativity in the team
this season. Meanwhile, Martinez came to the Fire earlier this year to
strengthen the team's midfield for the 2010 MLS season, joining his
former national team coach and current head coach for the Chicago Fire,
Carlos de los Cobos.

Fire fans hoping to secure seats for Opening Night vs. San Jose on
Saturday, April 10th can now purchase group tickets via the front
office. Tickets start at just $18 for groups of 15 or more. Fans wishing
to purchase group tickets can do so by calling 1-888-MLS-FIRE
(657-3473).

Full Season Ticket packages as well as partial season ticket packages
are currently available now by calling 1-888-MLS-FIRE or clicking on the
TICKETS link on the club's official website, www.chicago-fire.com.
Single-game tickets for 2010 Fire matches at TOYOTA PARK are now on sale
to the general public. For more information, please call 1-888-MLS-FIRE
(657-3473).