Chicago Riot

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For riots that took place in Chicago, see Chicago riots.
Chicago Riot
Founded 2010
Dissolved 2011
Stadium Odeum Expo Center
Ground Capacity 3,500
President/CEO Peter Wilt
Head Coach United States Jeff Kraft
League MISL
Website Club home page

The Chicago Riot was an indoor soccer team that played in the Major Indoor Soccer League. They were based in Villa Park, Illinois, near Chicago, and they played their home games at the Odeum Expo Center.


The team is named after the numerous riots in Chicago's history, such as the Lager Beer Riot (1855), the Haymarket affair (1886), the Aldermen's Wars (1916–1921), the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the Memorial Day massacre of 1937, the Division Street Riots (1966), the 1968 Chicago riots which followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Democratic National Convention protests later that year, and the Days of Rage (1969).


Peter Wilt served as the principal owner, as well as the president and CEO. Wilt is a key figure in the history of Chicago professional soccer, having served as the first President/GM of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, later becoming CEO of Women's Professional Soccer's Chicago Red Stars before leaving to start the Riot.


Year League Logo Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2010-11 MISL III ChicagoRiot.PNG MISL, 5th 5-15 Failed to qualify 1,082
Total 5-15
Win % = .250
Win % = N/A

Current squad[edit]

16 November 2010

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 United States DF Chris Brisson
3 United States DF Will Kletzien
5 United States MF Eric Duda
7 Canada MF Semir Mesanovic
8 Montenegro FW Bato Radončić
10 Montenegro MF Novica Marojević
11 Guatemala FW Edward Santeliz
13 United States MF Fred DeGand
No. Position Player
14 United States DF Eric Lukin
16 United States DF Roberto Gallo
19 Croatia GK Ante Čop
20 United States DF Marco Sullo
21 Brazil MF Andre Berenzon
22 Serbia DF Vladimir Knežević
23 United States GK Jeff Richey
88 Serbia FW Zlatko Zebić

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