Chicago Storm

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Chicago Storm
Chicago Storm
Founded 2004
Folded 2010
Current arena Chicago Sports Zone
Based in Melrose Park, Illinois
Colors black, yellow
League Ultimate Soccer League
Head Coach Branko Savic

The Chicago Storm was a team in the Ultimate Soccer League that began play in the 2004-2005 season as a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 2011, it was announced that the Storm would not return for the 2012 season.

History[edit]

The Storm played home games during its first two seasons at the UIC Pavilion on the West Side of Chicago. The team moved its home games to the newly built Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb of Chicago, for the 2006-07 season. Former Chicago Sting and Chicago Fire soccer great Frank Klopas coached the team during its first two seasons, but he was replaced by Steve Morris for the 2006-07 season.

After the MISL folded, the Storm played in the Xtreme Soccer League.[1] After the XSL folded with just one year of play, the Storm joined the Ultimate Soccer League.[2]

The team folded after the 2010 season.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Logo Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2004-05 MISL II CHICAGO STORM OLD LOGO.jpg 6th MISL, 18-21 Failed to qualify 3,408
2005-06 MISL II CHICAGO STORM OLD LOGO.jpg 4th MISL, 13-17 Lost Semifinal 1,530
2006-07 MISL II Mislstorm2.png 2nd MISL, 17-13 Lost Semifinal 2,473
2007-08 MISL II Mislstorm2.png 5th MISL, 15-15 Lost Quarterfinal 3,609
2008-09 XSL Mislstorm2.png 4th XSL, 7-13 No Playoffs 2,611
2009-10 USL Mislstorm2.png 1st USL, 11-1 TBD Not Recorded

Current squad[edit]

As of April 5, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Mexico DF Arturo Alanis
Mexico GK Victor Balderrama
Serbia DF Alex Bogosavljevic
Argentina DF Pablo Castro
Mexico DF Victor Garcia
United States MF Jonathan Hernandez
Mexico DF Juan Hernandez
Mexico MF Felip Hernandez
Serbia GK Ivan Jevtić
Serbia FW Vladimir Knežević
No. Position Player
Poland DF Piotr Kolasinski
State of Palestine FW Awadalla Morad
Mexico MF Jorge Prado
Serbia DF Dušan Radovanović
Brazil MF Roberto Linck
Argentina MF Jorge Luis Raffa
Serbia DF Branko Savić
United States MF Todd Short
United States FW Geovanni Tello
Serbia FW Zlatko Zebić
Brazil DF Guilherme Veiga

Head coaches[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Arenas[edit]

References[edit]

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