The Chicago Fire have announced that the “Throwback Game” originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 3, will now be “Chicago Soccer Heritage Night” and has been moved to Saturday, August 30, for the home game against FC Dallas.
The decision to move the recognition event was largely in part to ensure that Chicago Sting founder, Lee Stern, and other players from the Sting would be able to attend. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sting’s final NASL Championship, won against the Toronto Blizzard in 1984.
The August 30 game against FC Dallas also marks one of the Fire’s oldest league rivalries, i.e., the battle for the “Brimstone Cup,” which was first awarded in 2001. The Fire are current keepers of the Cup after winning the last two Brimstone Cup clashes with FC Dallas.
More details for the Chicago Soccer Heritage Night to be announced by the Fire later this summer. Get your tickets to Chicago Soccer Heritage night on August 30 by clicking here.