Chicago Sister Cities International Cup

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Chicago Sister Cities International Cup
Chicago sister cities logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host country United States
City Flag of Chicago, Illinois.svg Chicago
Dates May 19–22, 2010
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Serbia Red Star
Runners-up France Paris Saint-Germain
Third place Poland Legia Warsaw
Fourth place United States Chicago Fire
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 7 (1.75 per match)
2011 →

The Chicago Sister Cities International Cup often abbreviated as "CSCIC" was a friendly tournament being hosted by the Chicago Fire.[1] The tournament invited football clubs from Chicago's sister cities of Belgrade, Paris and Warsaw to come to Chicago and play against the Fire. Paris Saint-Germain, Red Star and Legia Warsaw were the clubs chosen to represent their respective cities.[2]

Tournament[edit]

The Chicago Sister Cities International Cup got very good media attention for a friendly tournament. The mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley even proclaimed May 19–22 Chicago Sister Cities International Cup Days. In the proclamation, Mayor Daley had great words about the sport stating that it "brings together athletes in friendly competition, and forges new relationships bound by mutual admiration, solidarity and fair play...and urge all citizens to celebrate the close ties of friendship and exchange that Chicago shares with Warsaw, Paris and Belgrade." Mayor Daley received jerseys from all four clubs and welcomed them to their sister city. Media outlets in Poland, Serbia and France covered the games and almost all had very positive reviews on the concept of the tournament. At the start of the tournament the Chicago Fire elected to take on PSG with Red Star v Legia following immediately after. The two winners booked their tickets for the final for the inaugural season while the two losers would have a consolation match for third place.

2010[edit]

Semi-finals

May 19, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Chicago Fire United States 0 – 1 France Paris Saint-Germain
Report Chantome Goal 14'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Attendance: 9,254
Referee: Chris Penzo

May 19, 2010
9:00 p.m.
Red Star Serbia 1 – 0 Poland Legia Warsaw
Trifunović Goal 75' Report
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Referee: Tyler Ploger
Third place match

May 22, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Chicago Fire United States 0 – 3 Poland Legia Warsaw
Report Iwański Goal 59'
Szałachowski Goal 63, 86'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Attendance: 12,234
Referee: Chris Penzo
Final

May 22, 2010
9:00 p.m.
Red Star Serbia 1 – 1 France Paris Saint-Germain
Cadú Goal 73' Report Ceará Goal 90'
  Penalties  
7 – 6
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Attendance: 12,354
Referee: Landis Wiley

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