Chicago Fire Visits Pilsen Community

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News The Chicago Fire Soccer Club held its first local practice at Benito Juarez Community Academy Sunday as part of the Practice in the Community. “One of the goals of our club is to strengthen our ties and engage members of the Chicagoland community by providing them with access to our players and our club,” said Chicago Fire Vice President Emigdio Gamboa. “Practicing at Benito Juarez Community Academy allows for us to get closer to the community and use soccer as a way of impacting the individuals in it.”
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced last month that for the first time in the club’s 14-year history the Fire will Practice in the Community. The Fire will hold three practices in the community over the course of the 2011 MLS season. The Fire will venture away from their soccer-specific home of TOYOTA PARK to Practice in the Community, bringing the entire Fire team to Chicago’s South Side for a full training session that is open to the general public. The Fire intends to return to Naperville, where the club played from 2002-2003, to host their next Practice in the Community on Sunday, July 17. For more information on the Chicago Fire, please visit the club’s official website at

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