Man U in Chicago?

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by genpabloescobar, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. genpabloescobar

    Feb 17, 2002
    Man U is coming back and they're coming to Chi-Town

    Story on the AP wire...

    Three games in the US, one at Giants Stadium and one at Soldier Field are definite, third to be determined.

    Start criticizing...............now.
     
  2. str8ruckus

    str8ruckus New Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Az US
    Friedel ate Wes Brown. He tasted like cotton candy.
     
  3. Agogwe

    Agogwe Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    24 hours later, he shaped his feces like Van Noodleroy's head.
     
  4. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    AEG/SUM got the Real Madrid tour contract.

    So, CW responds by bringing back Man U. It's gonna be interesting next summer.

    I expect both will make Chicago stops.
     
  5. str8ruckus

    str8ruckus New Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Az US
    Sounds like a bowl of Colon Blow to me.
     
  6. genpabloescobar

    Feb 17, 2002
    Ahem, what part of the TOS did I violate to have "Chi-Town" taken out of the title thread?

    :p
     
  7. str8ruckus

    str8ruckus New Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Az US
    The whole thing.
     
  8. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Actually, it was a hiccup of the BS software more than anything. I was merging the two news threads and it decided to grab this one instead.

    I had to split it and give it a new name. No harm intended.
     
  9. genpabloescobar

    Feb 17, 2002
    Gotcha. Explains where the thumb up came from too. I didn't put a thumb up.
     
  10. dlm_Fire

    dlm_Fire Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Chicago
    I went to Manchester last year to see them play (ManU vs Arsenal last December) and had an incredibly good time....

    However, if they aren't playing the Fire when they stop here, I am gonna be hard pressed to go to the game as my moral outrage will be difficult to overcome.
     
  11. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I wouldn't hold your breath.

    Based on what I hear, Real Madrid (and possibly another Spanish team, maybe Valencia) will come together and play some combination of MLS, MFL, and a European team or two while here, which may include the MLS All-Star game. There may be some MLS doubleheaders involved too. They are already in discussions with the Galaxy scheduling a friendly next summer either at HDC or the Rose Bowl.

    ChampionsWorld and Man U however, will be doing a smaller version of last year's tour. 2 or 3 matches against big Euro or SA clubs.
     
  12. Pyro

    Pyro Member

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fulton River District
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What outrage, and why would you want the Fire to play a meaningless, yet competitive game in the middle of our season, that will alreadybe testing our players due to WC qualifying in CONCACAF that could effect six of our players? I'm sorry, but the "neat-o" factor of the Fire playing Man U is outweighted by our in-league concerns. Besides, we'll take 'em out during the World Club Championships.

    If world class teams are playing at NSF, I'll make every effort to be there. That's why I'm there for every FIRE game!
     
  13. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    Couldn't have even come close to saying it better.
     
  14. dlm_Fire

    dlm_Fire Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Chicago
    Why the outrage? I ask you why none for you.

    The Fire have played some great friendlies against foreign clubs, I think it's a bash. I can't see a foreign CLUB team coming to my town to play a different foreign CLUB team as anything other than a slight on us and I don't like it.

    You don't like the friendlies because they are "meaningless"? How much meaning does most of our regular season have anyway? Not all that much.

    The supporter's shield is great and all, but with that in hand and no MLS cup the question that everyone else will rightly have is "So What?".

    If they want to play in the US, they should be playing US teams, it's that simple. The only reason not to is because they (and apparantly some of us) think we aren't worthy.

    F that.
     
  15. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    I couldn't disagree more. First, I have been to the Fire friendlies against Hamburg and Chivas. Sure is fun watching the Rampage reserves wearing fir unis playing some hung over Germans who couldn't give a rat's ass.

    Also, the league games DO mean something to most of us. That's why we go. Also, if you think you can just coast into a low seed and then turn it on in the playoffs, there are plenty of examples to show that you are wrong.

    Finally, this is a Champions World event. They pay Man United a fee, and they set everything up. This has nothing to do with MLS teams not being worthy, and everything to do with a little spat between MLS and Stillitano.

    I would much rather see the Fire play a league game against NY followed by Man United v. Ajax (or AC Milan or Dortmund or Barcelona etc.)
     
  16. dlm_Fire

    dlm_Fire Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Chicago
    Well first, if you missed the Toluca friendly you missed the best one (IMO) but beyond that, calling it the Rampage reserves is an awesome bit of disinformation! Way to go, you!

    Additionally, I didn't say the league games have no meaning, but they are not the sum total of our season (as they are in most other leagues). I enjoy friendlies, I am merely pointing out that calling them meaningless is a cop out.

    We go to see the games because we enjoy and support our team. It does not matter who they are playing or what the circumstances are.

    I haven't missed more than 1 home game a year because I like to watch our team play and want to be there very time, it doesn't matter to me if it's a league match, USOC, MLS cup, some other tournament or a friendly.

    Yes, I know about the problems between WC and MLS, but that doesn't make it right to set up stuff like this and import all the clubs from overseas. Ask a Cubs fan if they thought it would be cool for the Yankees and the Mets to set up some exhibition matches at Wrigley...I bet a lot of them would have a problem with it and I would agree with them.

    So, I put it back down that I think that folks find this acceptible because they don't think that MLS teams SHOULD be playing matches against these clubs, whether they say they think it or not.
     
  17. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Would you feel the same way if the club brought its best players, though?

    Generally, when clubs tour other countries, they play clubs from that country. The only exception seems to be the US.

    If Man U is looking for a scrimmage with their reserves, let them play whoever they like.

    However, if it's true that AEG/SUM are bringing Madrid and their best players over to the US, who wouldn't want a match between them and the best clubs of this country?
     
  18. Fonsos

    Fonsos Member

    Sep 21, 2000
    Chicago
    and what a better way for the league to showcase the product than coupling it with a friendly of this stature. I can guarantee you that the way the Fire plays -- Sexy Ass Football, that one double header would probably boost Fire regular season attendance by a good 5-10%. Yeah, those are big percentages from one game but we're talking one big ass club that is worth more than the GNP of many small countries.

    FYI, from my understanding of a few people who know the history between the league and Stillitano, it has more to do with the league and him. Something that makes you go Hunh???

    100% Red = FIRE!!!!!!
     
  19. Pyro

    Pyro Member

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fulton River District
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the double header idea is great, but I don't think it'll happen with the Man U game.

    Man U is signed up with Championsworld, who ain't exactly cozy with MLS (although there was that DH with Revs/United, more on this later).

    Real Madrid is said to have signed up AEG/SUM to do a tour. I'd be shocked if every one of those games isn't a double header. But the MLS game better be first, or else our Fire will look slow. I had some friends who went to the Barca game at the Big Razor and said the Revs/United game afterwards seemd to be in slow motion. I of course pointed out all the good points about MLS to him, but facts is facts, any MLS team will look slow after watching a Championsleague level game. Case and point, the Rev's attendance didn't receive any bounce after that Championsworld double header.
     
  20. Fonsos

    Fonsos Member

    Sep 21, 2000
    Chicago
    Simply put it's all about the money. You have the dough, and you and your club can also play money utd in a match. Hell, for the right amount of money, you can even win the damn thing. It's all about the money and until MLS or an owner shells out the mega bucks for the match, it may be awhile before we see an MLS side take on any of the World's top 25 richest clubs. We can speculate from now to the high heavens about WC and MLS having bad blood but if MLS drops a Million for a match, we'll see Money Utd playing the Fire or whomever. Course a cut of TV and concessions are also pa[rt of the deal.
     

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