Players Challenge Fans to "Pizza Friendly"

10% of Piece’s Specialty “Il Fuoco” Pizza and Worryin’ Ale Beer Purchased Will Benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that it will hold a “Pizza Friendly” at Chicago Wicker Park hot spot Piece on Tuesday, May 25 from 5-7 PM in advance of its friendly match against Italian super-club AC Milan on Sunday, May 30 at 7:30 PM CT. Fire players will be making pizzas and serving fans throughout the event. Piece has specially crafted the Il Fuoco (Fire in Italian) Pizza in honor of the match and will feature a special on its award-winning Worryin’ Ale, with a portion of the proceeds from both the Fire pizza and beer being donated to the Chicago Fire Foundation.


WHO: Chicago Fire players Andrew Dykstra, Baggio Husidic, Peter Lowry, Patrick Nyarko and Calen Carr serving you. This event is open to fans and the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM CT

WHERE: Piece - Wicker Park

               1927 W. North Ave.

               Chicago, IL 60622

WHAT: The "Chicago Fire Pizza Friendly" will feature Fire players making and serving fans specialty Il Fuoco pizza - – a unique Fire spin on Piece’s classic New Haven-style thin crust pizza made exclusively in honor of the Fire’s upcoming match vs. AC Milan. A portion of proceeds sold from the Il Fuoco pizza and Piece’s award winning Worryin’ Ale beer will be donated to the Chicago Fire Foundation. The Fire will offer several giveaways during the Pizza Friendly, including Fire scarves, jerseys and other fan favorites.

Check out some of the giveaway items here! 


Piece unites classic New Haven-style thin crust pizza with award-winning microbrews in a spacious loft setting. Piece opened in July 2001 after transforming a roofing company garage into a casual pizzeria complete with a skylite ceiling and sunken lounge area. Sports fans can catch events on a series of eleven 42” plasma TVs that span the length of the bar. Revelers pack the house for games and special events. Brewer Jonathan Cutler has won 19 major awards in nine years of operation. In 2006, Piece and Jonathan won the prestigious World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewpub and Brewmaster Award.


Through grants and contributions to non-profit organizations, the Chicago Fire Foundation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of the Chicagoland community, particularly its youth in the areas of health and wellness, education and the environment. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.4 million dollars in grants and contributions. With the generosity of the Fire organization and the surrounding Chicagoland community, the Chicago Fire Foundation looks forward to further opportunities to expand programming and outreach. The Chicago Fire Foundation raises funds through events such as the annual Season Kickoff Luncheon, the Commemorative Jersey Auction, and 50/50 Raffle. For more information about the Chicago Fire Foundation, visit 

Fans can purchase tickets for the May 30 AC Milan match presented by Best Buy through the Club’s official website at or by calling the Chicago Fire at 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473). Tickets are also available via Ticketmaster.