Confirmed- Aug 5 Chelsea v MLS

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by Raven49er, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Raven49er

    Raven49er Member

    May 26, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    I just got an email from a friend of mine who is a CFC season ticket holder and CFC supporter. He linked me to an AP news story just now with the following.

    English Premier League champion Chelsea will play
    in the Major League Soccer All-Star game on Aug. 5, the third foreign team
    to play in the midseason exhibition in four years.

    The match was originally scheduled for July 29 but will be pushed back a
    week to accommodate English league player union rules that require a 30-day
    break between the World Cup and the start of club training. The World Cup in
    Germany runs June 9-July 9.

    Four MLS games originally scheduled for Aug. 5 will be moved to the weekend
    of July 29. The New England Revolution-Chivas USA game scheduled for Aug. 6
    will remain as scheduled in Los Angeles so it can be part of a doubleheader
    involving Spanish league champion Barcelona.


    This is perfect. The game is on my birthday, and I will likely have front row seats. Who else is excited?
     
  2. BillQ

    BillQ New Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago, IL
    The game is the day before my 40th birthday here, so nice way to enjoy the weekend.
     
  3. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    So New England and Chivas will be without any of their players that are voted onto the team? Its one thing to miss players to national team duty, but this is stupid.
     
  4. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    I'm trying to generate a little internal excitement about this, but I can't. Not every league needs an all-star game, and I think MLS is in a unique position to dump the traditional game. Instead, they can designate a weekend for international friendlies against big clubs and feature the best match-up on ABC with the others on espn and the duece.

    I say we are in a unique position because the big clubs need these preseason matches anyway, and they all want a piece of the shirt market over here.

    Now, if this were the Fire against Chelsea, I would be all over it.
     
  5. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    I'm glad it's not Fire vs Chelsea. I'd have trouble routing against Chelsea. As it is, it will be easy to route against the All-Stars.
     
  6. murtaugh

    murtaugh Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Totally agreed.
     
  7. QrysDonnell

    QrysDonnell Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    New York
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seeing as I watch most of their games on TV and follow them as my number one team I'd watch Chelsea play just about anyone since it's rare enough that I get a chance to see them. And even against a good opponent you never know what you'll get out of pre-season play. I saw them against AC Milan at Giants Stadium and it was one of the most boring games ever. Still nice to see the boys in the flesh.

    "Carefree..."
     
  8. AzulCrema

    AzulCrema New Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Chicago
    Anyone know when they will start selling the tickets? .. its going to be in bridgeview right?
     
  9. ArsenalGooner

    ArsenalGooner Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Prepare for a huge markup in price! Actually, that's one of the great things about Bridgeview, that whole supply vs. demand thing... They'd obviously mark up the prices at Soldier Field too since it is Chelsea, but they can pretty much get whatever they want right now.

    And, I know, the prices are set by the league, not the Fire.
     
  10. snowblind

    snowblind Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    n side chicago
    chelsea....lollapalooza. chelsea......lollapalooza.....
     
  11. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since they are moving the All Star game from the previous weekend, they will likely be moving games from the 5th to the 29th and 30th of July
     
  12. I'm betting that this game will be included in season ticket packages. If you want the game, you'll have a choice -- pay a lot more for this one game, or, buy a season ticket package for a tad more and get the all-stars plus several other Fire games.
     
  13. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    I think this was discussed ad-nauseum and the all-star game will NOT be part of the season ticket package.
    The bitching already took place about this so I ask that people don't start again. Just go look in the other thread and steam quietly if you must
     
  14. ATL Blue One

    ATL Blue One New Member

    Feb 4, 2001
    ATL
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. Wolves1935

    Wolves1935 New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Prospect Heights
    I'd take that bet, I don't think it will be part of the package. This is an MLS event hosted by the Fire, the league expects a certain amount of $.
     
  16. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    From this thread's first post:
    The New England Revolution-Chivas USA game scheduled for Aug. 6
    will remain as scheduled in Los Angeles so it can be part of a doubleheader
    involving Spanish league champion Barcelona.
     
  17. murtaugh

    murtaugh Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I will say this:
    [​IMG]
    that is one HELL of a ********ing match logo.

    Interesting how the Chicago flag isn't good enough for us, but if the league wants to use it....
     
  18. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ah crap, that is the weekend of Lolla. Dammit...
     
  19. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    Already got tickets for Lolla, so that's pretty much decided for me.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  20. Wolves1935

    Wolves1935 New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Prospect Heights
    ROFL, so true. Watch, the league will make the all-star uniforms the flag jerseys!!!
     
  21. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oops - missed that - that does suck
     
  22. Raven49er

    Raven49er Member

    May 26, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    Here is the extended version of the AP article.
     
  23. Es Brennt

    Es Brennt Member+

    Feb 25, 2003
    Shermer, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Hopefully there will be a breeze off the lake that day, to spare the rest of the city the stench that is Mourinho.
     
  24. IJS

    IJS Member

    Mar 28, 2000
    Naperville
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    And I was heading to Milwaukee that weekend for Xterra triathlon (off road triathlon) and to hang with some friends. Add in the cost of match tickets, the fact I dislike the All Star games anyway; Xterra is still ago for me. I'll record ESPN's broadcast and fast forward the match.
     
  25. Crafty Bernardo

    Feb 13, 2006
    McHenry
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG] Vs. [​IMG] ????

    My money's on the horse.
     

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