Fire to Play NSC Minnesota Stars

Fire Announce June 20 Exhibition Match in Minneapolis

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that it will
play a friendly match against the NSC Minnesota Stars at NSC Stadium in Blaine,
Minnesota on Sunday, June 20 at 5:00 PM. The Fire will challenge the Stars
during MLS' first-ever World Cup break.

The NSC Minnesota Stars were founded in 2010 and play in
the USSF Division 2 Pro League. The Stars are coached by former Fire midfielder
Manny Lagos, who appeared 10 times with the Fire from 1998-99.

The Fire match will mark the first time a MLS team has
played at the National Sports Center (NSC) since June 2009, when the Minnesota
Thunder played the Kansas City Wizards. It is also the first time the NSC
Minnesota Stars will play against an MLS opponent.

The match against the Minnesota Stars marks the second
time in 2010 that the Fire will play a USSF Div 2 side, during the 2010
Preseason the Fire defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 in an exhibition match in
Phoenix, AZ.

Ticket information for the Chicago Fire vs. Minnesota
Stars match is available online at or by contacting Rich Zellmer at