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ESPN to Broadcast Chicago Fire at Atlanta United FC Match on Sunday

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Major League Soccer today announced that the Chicago Fire's away match against Atlanta United FC on Sunday, Oct. 21 will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Set to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the match will air in more than 170 countries worldwide. Flex broadcast scheduling during the final two weeks of the regular season allows national broadcast partners to select the most compelling matches while providing live look-ins to pivotal moments throughout the league. International broadcast partners will also carry live look-ins across the league as part of the broadcast coverage for Week 34.

BOOMERS FRONT OFFICE RECOGNIZED WITH AWARDS

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The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, have started the offseason with multiple awards and nominations including winning the Frontier League’s Clint Brown Excellence in Marketing Award as well as the Schaumburg Business Association’s Rookie of the Year Award for GM Michael Larson. In addition, the Boomers were nominated for the Schaumburg Business Association’s Brian H. Burke Business of the Year Award.

MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas set for Chicago in 2019

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On Friday, Jan. 11, MLS expansion-club FC Cincinnati will have the first overall selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, set to take place in Chicago at McCormick Place convention center. The SuperDraft will again serve as a highlight of the United Soccer Coaches Convention and further details, including credentialing information, will be available in December.

President and General Manager Nelson Rodriguez to Host Final Media Roundtable Discussion of 2018

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that President and General Manager Nelson Rodriguez will hold his final media roundtable of the 2018 MLS season on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m. CT at Toyota Park's Heineken Second Star Club.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Recognized at Leaders Sports Awards in London

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club received the Community Award at the Leaders Sports Awards held this week at the iconic National History Museum in London, England. The Fire's P.L.A.Y.S. Program (Participate, Learn, Achieve, Youth Soccer) was highlighted as the top community initiative among entries from more than 15 countries. In partnership with Facebook, the Leaders Sports Awards' Community category identifies and celebrates an organization or group using sport to bring a community together.

RAILCATS’ LYTER PROMOTED, NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

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RailCats General Manager Brian Lyter has been promoted to President of Salvi Sports Enterprises, while the Gary SouthShore RailCats have hired Brian Flenner as General Manager.

RailCats acquire OF Price Jr., RHP Pastora

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats traded infielder Garrett Copeland to the Milwaukee Milkmen on Friday for a player to be named later or cash, acquired outfielder John Price Jr. from the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League to complete the Chuck Weaver trade from May 30 and acquired right-handed pitcher Steve Pastora from the Wichita Wingnuts to complete the Tyler Sullivan trade from July 27, 2017.

Nicolas Hasler, Yura Movsiysan Receive International Call-Ups

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NICOLAS HASLER AND YURA MOVSISYAN CALLED IN FOR INTERNATIONAL DUTY
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that midfielder Nicolas Hasler and forward Yura Movsisyan have been called in to their respective national teams for UEFA Nations League matches.