http://www.milwaukeewaveunited.com/ Milwaukee Wave Vice President of Soccer Operations Keith Tozer announced the Milwaukee Wave and Wave United have combined rosters to host a special exhibition game against the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer (MLS). This game closes the season for Wave United, on Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at Uihlein Soccer Park. “Our team has worked hard all season to play top-level soccer. We’re excited to be able to go out against one of the top teams in the MLS,” said head coach Art Kramer. “People are eager to see how the MLS will play in Milwaukee, and we are ready to take on this level of competition. I’m confident the city and surrounding areas will show their support for this special, season-ending match.” The Milwaukee Wave United last met the Chicago Fire in the Fourth Round of the 2003 U.S. Open Cup. The Fire took the match 4-1 at Uihlein Soccer Park to advance to the Quarterfinals. Chicago went on to win the 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, 1-0, versus MLS rival the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. Wave United, in its inaugural season, then went on to lead the A-League in scoring and win the 2003 Regular Season Championship. The Wave United roster includes three players who have MLS experience. United Assistant Coach/player Digital Takawira is a former MLS All-Star with the Kansas City Wizards. Johnny Torres played for the New England Revolution, and Angel Rivillo began his professional career playing with the Dallas Burn. The Chicago Fire is in its eighth season in MLS and currently in second place in the Eastern Standings, just behind New England. The “men in red” come to Milwaukee after seeing action against the Los Angeles Galaxy on September 4, and continue their travels to compete against the Columbus Crew on September 17. The Fire moves into a new stadium in the spring of 2006 in the Village of Bridgeview. Fire general manager and Whitefish Bay resident Peter Wilt helped make this move possible.