Posts Tagged ‘MLS’

The Chicago Fire Academy: Developing youth soccer players in a professional setting

March 5, 2012 1 comment

(By Jill Jacoby and Jeremy Mikula)

The Chicago Fire’s Youth Academy looks to produce homegrown talent for the MLS club by fostering local talent in a professional development setting.

Like nearly 17.5 million American children, Victor Pineda, 18, grew up playing soccer in his hometown of Bolingbrook, Ill. While most kids only dream of playing elite soccer, Pineda took his professional aspirations to the Chicago Fire’s youth academy, a part of Major League Soccer’s recent attempt to recruit and train young American talent. Read more…


Fire home opener shows promise, doubt

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Two games into the 2011 MLS season, and the Chicago Fire have been both promising and troubling as the Fire won their home opener against Sporting Kansas City 3-2.

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