Rewatch Chicago Fire President/GM Nelson Rodriguez’s second media roundtable

Chicago Fire President and General Manager Nelson Rodriguez addresses media members in the second roundtable of the 2019 MLS season.

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From Soldier Field to SeatGeek Stadium, the history of the International Champions Cup in Illinois

One year after Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund faced off at Soldier Field, the International Champions Cup returns to Chicagoland this Tuesday, July 16. (La Media Inglesa) By Juan Pimiento   Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium, home of the Chicago Fire and the Chicago Red Stars, is ready to host the first match of the 2019 International … Continue reading From Soldier Field to SeatGeek Stadium, the history of the International Champions Cup in Illinois

Can’t make it to Soldier Field? Where to watch the Gold Cup final

The United States Men's National Team and Mexico face off in the final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup this Sunday, July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Getty Images) By Juan Pimiento The world of North American soccer turns its attention to our city, specifically to Soldier Field as the United States Men's National … Continue reading Can’t make it to Soldier Field? Where to watch the Gold Cup final

Watch Chicago Red Stars’ Alyssa Naeher’s crucial save for the USWNT against England

by Juan Pimiento An intense, back-and-forth FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal between the United States Women's National Team and England featured a huge Chicago-related moment that save the match for the Americans. With a late equalizer looming, Chicago Red Stats goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stepped up in the clutch to block Lionesses' captain Stephanie Houghton's penalty … Continue reading Watch Chicago Red Stars’ Alyssa Naeher’s crucial save for the USWNT against England

Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz is one of 20 players with connections to local soccer representing the United States this summer. (Chicago Red Stars) by Juan Pimiento This summer will be full of action for the different United States national teams across all levels, from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup to the 2019 … Continue reading Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Cannon, Mihailovic, Lichaj and Transfermarkt’s top 10 highest-valued players from Illinois

Reggie Cannon is the highest-valued Illinois native, according to Transfermarkt (FC Dallas) by Juan Pimiento   1) Reggie Cannon Photo courtesy of USA Today The subject of this week's Where Are They Now? tops the list at $1.43 million, according to Transfermarkt. The Chicago native is in the midst of his third season with FC … Continue reading Cannon, Mihailovic, Lichaj and Transfermarkt’s top 10 highest-valued players from Illinois

3980 miles closer to the dream: Cade Hagan’s journey from Illinois to Gijón

17-year-old Cade Hagan, from Naperville, Ill., with teammates from Sporting Gijon's youth teams. (El Comercio) by Juan Pimiento Last Saturday, April 13, the websites and social media accounts of those who track young American players caught wind of a remarkable performance by one of Illinois's own: 17-year-old Cade Hagan. Hagan lit up the Spanish youth … Continue reading 3980 miles closer to the dream: Cade Hagan’s journey from Illinois to Gijón