For those who would like to revisit Chicago's long and distinguished soccer history the Chicago Riot are conducting Chicago Soccer Heritage Night this coming Sunday at the Odeum in Villa Park. The list of local soccer luminaries is one of the most impressive I can recall, managing to gather members of the Fire, Sting, Power, Mustangs, Shoccers, Horizons, Red Stars, Cats, Vultures, Stingers, and Storm all under one roof.
CJ Brown and Brian McBride will be on hand while former Sting Pato Margetic, Willy Roy, Bret Hall, Frantz Mathieu, Hayden Knight, Mark Simanton, Teddy Krafft, Rudy Glenn, Dave Huson, and Frank Klopas are also scheduled to attend. Some of my best sports memories growing up are of the Sting and the old NASL so it's always good to see members of that organization still involved in the soccer scene locally.
Oh, and there will be a soccer game as an added bonus - the Riot will take on long time indoor soccer mainstay Baltimore Blast.
For more details and the full list of attendees click here.