Chicago Fire U-20s Clinch 2012 USL North American Title with 3-1 victory over Crew Juniors
BRADENTON, Fla. – The Chicago Fire had relied on the creativity of Luis Medina and Felipe Cortez throughout the Super-20League North American Finals. On Sunday, both found the back of the net, Cortez scoring the game-winner as they took a 3-1 victory against the Columbus Crew at IMG SoccerAcademy to claim the championship, and end their Midwest hopes of winning a third consecutive championship.
“It means a great deal for the club,” Fire coach Steve Morris said. “It’s a very proud club, and we have a lot of tradition and honor, and we want to be among the championships at every level, and for us at 20s to come through and help out, it was a privilege for us to bring a trophy back to Toyota Park."