Daley Proclamation

The Fire sign a new number 10?

Representatives from the Chicago Fire, Paris Saint-Germain, Red Star Belgrade and Legia Warsaw met with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley yesterday afternoon at City Hall to present the Mayor with scarfs and jerseys. The four competing teams from the Chicago Sister Cities International Cup all presented Mayor Daley with mementos of the inaugural international tournament hosted by the Chicago Fire. 

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On Wednesday, May 19 Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled a proclamation naming May 19-22 Chicago Sister Cities International
Cup Days as the Chicago Fire prepare to take on Paris Saint-Germain tonight at
7 PM CT at TOYOTA PARK for the inaugural match of the four-game tournament. T
he Chicago Sister Cities International Cup (CSCIC)
presented by Best Buy, will feature Legia Warsaw vs. Red Star Belgrade
immediately following the first match this evening. The Championship match will
feature the winning clubs and will immediately follow the Consolation match
scheduled at 6:00 PM CT on Saturday, May 22.


In the proclamation, Mayor
Daley praised the game of soccer as one that, “brings together athletes in
friendly competition, and forges new relationships bound by mutual admiration,
solidarity and fair play…and urge all citizens to celebrate the close ties of
friendship and exchange that Chicago shares with Warsaw, Paris and Belgrade.”


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Chicago Fire President Dave
Greeley thanked Mayor Daley for his support of this first-ever tournament.
“Mayor Daley understands that soccer is not only the world’s game, but a sport
that prides itself on tradition and takes pride in its passionate fans. We are
looking forward to hosting fans of the Beautiful Game from throughout the world
at TOYOTA PARK at these matches.”


can purchase tickets to the Chicago Sister Cities International Cup through the
Club’s official website at
www.chicago-fire.com or
by calling the Chicago Fire at 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473). Tickets are also
available via Ticketmaster.


A list of all CSCIC public
activities and events are outlined below:


May 19

7:00 PM
GAME: Chicago Fire vs. Paris Saint-Germain at TOYOTA PARK


GAME: Legia Warsaw vs. Red Star Belgrade at TOYOTA PARK


May 20

4:00 – 6:00
SISTER CITIES COMMUNITY SOCCER CLININC: A youth soccer clinic with 500
participating youths, ages 7-14, from within the Chicagoland community will
interact with Chicago Fire players Steven Kinney, Krzysztof Krol, Justin Mapp, Peter
Lowry and Dasan Robinson. Players representing Paris Saint-Germain, Legia
Warsaw and Red Star Belgrade will also be participating. The Lincoln Park Turf
Field is located off of the North Ave/La Salle St. Exit & Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60614


9:00 PM – 2:00
Red Bull will be hosting a party at Level that is open to fans to
welcome the visiting clubs to Chicago. Level is located at 1045 North Rush
Street Chicago, Illinois 60611


Friday, May 21

5:00 - 6:30
TRAINING: Paris Saint-Germain training session at TOYOTA PARK

Practice Field (7000 S. Harlem Ave.,
Bridgeview, IL 60455)


May 22

6:00 PM
GAME: Consolation Match at TOYOTA PARK


GAME: Championship Match at TOYOTA PARK




1045 North Rush Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Lincoln Park Turf Field

1778-1972 N John C, N Cannon Dr

Chicago, Illinois 60614


S. Harlem Ave.

IL 60455