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  1. Fire re-sign defender Friedrich

    Scott Powers

    The Chicago Fire announced Wednesday they re-signed German defender Arne Friedrich. The 33-year-old Friedrich, a German World Cup veteran, was signed as a free agent on March 7 and made 23 appearances, scored one goal and helped hold opponents to ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  2. This year's playoff squad molded by Klopas

    Scott Powers

    BRIDGEVILLE, Ill. -- Frank Klopas had two options when the Chicago Fire began the 2011 season with a 1-4-6 record. One, Klopas could have resigned. The team was coached by Carlos de los Cobos, but a bulk of the roster was assembled by Klopas, who ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  3. Time in Denmark pays off for Fire's Rolfe

    Scott Powers

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Chris Rolfe's memories of playing soccer and living in Denmark aren't all sunny and joyful. Of course that wasn't what Rolfe intended when he first arrived in the country. He proved himself as a talented forward in the MLS dur...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  4. Chicago Fire sign Dutch forward Sherjill MacDonald

    Scott Powers

    The Chicago Fire announced the signing of Dutch forward Sherjill MacDonald on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  5. Roosevelt ready for soccer team's debut

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- All Graham Brennan had in place when he was hired to be Roosevelt University's soccer coach was a team name. His team, like all Roosevelt teams, would be the Lakers. He had nothing else. No players. No staff. No jerseys. No practice fiel...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  6. Report: Soldier Field to host college hockey

    Scott Powers

    Soldier Field has been home to many events, but never hockey. That will change next year, according a report. As part of a college hockey doubleheader, Wisconsin will face Minnesota and Miami (Ohio) will play Notre Dame at Soldier Field on Feb. 17...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. Miller makes his mark at Northwestern

    Scott Powers

    Tim Lenahan had never plucked a recruit from his native region of South Jersey since he took over the Northwestern men's soccer program in 2001. Lenahan had landed players from North Jersey, New York and Philadelphia, but none from where he grew ...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  8. POTW: Crystal Lake South's Brad Walovitch

    Scott Powers

    Crystal Lake South senior Brad Walovitch needs a good nickname. Right now, his teammates just call him Wally. But when you're the team's starting kicker, punter, kick returner, punt returner, wide receiver and defensive back like Walovitch is for...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  9. POTW: Amundsen's Desroy Maxwell

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Growing up in Jamaica, Desroy Maxwell's childhood was spent with a soccer ball at his feet. Back then, he didn't even know what football was. It was soccer all day and all night all year. But after Maxwell moved to Chicago with his fami...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  10. ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame: Scott Powers' 10 best high school athl...

    Scott Powers

    Getty Images Michael Wilbon says Red Grange should be a lock for the inaugural class. Watch Although Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and others grew up elsewhere before finding their stardom in Chicago, plenty of big-name athletes began their stor...

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  11. Video: Chicago hope

    Scott Powers

    Lexi Youngberg was a key player on her Chicago high school team -- until a boating accident cost a friend his life and Lexi her leg below the knee. Now, after months of rehab, she is making her return to the soccer field....

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. New Trier athletics dominate in 2010-11

    Scott Powers

    The 2010-2011 high school sports year was one to remember for a number of programs. Maine South's football team and Bolingbrook's girls basketball team won their third consecutive state championships. Montini's football team and girls basketball tea...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  13. NU soccer looks to keep season alive

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern junior Oliver Kupe's collegiate soccer career may have peaked as a freshman. With the Wildcats trailing 1-0 to Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2008, Kupe was called upon off the bench in the sec...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  14. Bar has become Chicago soccer headquarters

    Scott Powers

    U.S. Soccer Federation has twice named Globe Pub the country's best soccer bar.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2010
  15. Holland fans gather at Dutch-adopted bar for Brazil game

    Scott Powers

    Dutch supporters adopted Sedgwick's as their spot in 2004.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2010
  16. Brazil brings party to Chicago at World Cup game-watching party

    Scott Powers

    Brazil brings party to Chicago at World Cup game-watching event.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2010