May will be a great month for soccer fans in the windy city. Last week we announced that Chicago will host the Sister Cities International Cup involving the Chicago Fire Welcome Legia Warsaw, Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade.
Noe we hear that the Fire will host host Italian giants AC Milan on Sunday, May 30. The match will be the second between the two clubs. Milan won the first meeting, defeating the Fire 3-1 at Soldier Field in 2005.
“As one of the world’s most storied clubs, A.C. Milan will guarantee an exciting, passionate match for fans of the Fire and the world’s game in their own backyard at Toyota Park,” Fire President Dave Greeley said in a release. “It allows us to showcase Chicago as the world-class city it is and our supporters as the best in MLS.”
AC Milan officials said they are committed to fielding all of their star players who are not participating in World Cup duties, meaning such global stars as Ronaldinho, Clarence Seedorf, and Filippo Inzaghi could be in the Rossoneri side.