New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire Soccer Club is an American premier soccer club based in Chicago, Illinois, where it shares its name with the world-renowned Chicago Fire. The club competes in the National Premier Soccer League as part of the Eastern Conference of the United Soccer League. The Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, the venue of the MLS Eastern Conference. The first season of this prestigious North American soccer league was held from August to June of this year. Chicago has been ranked as the second best American club for professional football followed by Manchester City and Arsenal in the top three.
As mentioned, Chicago Fire competes in the National Premier Soccer League, or NPSL. The Fire plays its matches at the Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. The club chose to join the league due to its affiliation with Major League Soccer. However, the Fire still has not qualified out of its group of players that have made the playoffs so far. So, according to the roster rules of the NPSL, the Fire has only qualified three out of ten matches this season.
So what is the reason behind the low number of wins this season? Well, according to the head coach of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Frank Volkl, there is a big part of the team’s roster that has not been able to play because of various reasons. Among these are injury, Viguek’s transfer and visa issues. Frank Volkl believes that as long as these issues are resolved this squad will be able to put in some good performances this season and challenge for the playoffs.
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club also has a roster filled with international players. Among these are Carlos Vazquez, Aaronpscilla, Alex Garcia, Andres Guardado, Tony Marin and goalkeeper Matt Busch. So basically every position is filled with international caliber players. This is great for the Fire since they have some of the best soccer players in the world including Spanish legends Carlos Vazquez, who was recently traded to New York City. Also Aaronpscilla and Garcia are from Spain and have great skills, which is another plus for the team.
Another positive for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club this season has been the signing of defender/ midfielder Benowski. Benowski is a young attacking player that is very skilled at playing in the middle field. He is very versatile and can play either in the left or right side. He is also one of the few players on the team that wears a number five.
The Fire has had a successful season thus far but the team has a long way to go to achieve the success that they want. Chicago has a strong professional soccer team and the rest of the country as well as the rest of the soccer world is watching what they are doing on television. Chicago is definitely a team to watch this season. Watch Chicago Fire Soccer on TV and you will see why they are one of the favorites to win the Central Division.