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

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