Chicago 2016

Chicago 2016 Update: World soccer event to be held in Chicago

2016 Update

And soccer makes three.

Fran Spielman
, City Hall reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, reports that the Windy City is to host the inaugural Chicago Trophy international soccer event in July.

The event, said Spielman, is designed to become the premiere soccer competition in North America. Organized by Platinum One, an Irish sports management agency, the competition will feature four major soccer clubs duking it out over two games, modified round-robin style. (Three points will be awarded for a win, one for a tie and bonus points will be given for goals scored.)

Teams scheduled to compete are Sevilla FC of Spain, Mexico’s Club Deportivo Toluca, Wisla Krakow of Poland and a top-notch Italian team to be announced. The matches will be played at Soldier Field.

This is the third international sports event to be held in Chicago this year. We’re also playing host to an international volleyball tournament later this month at Chicago State University
and the World Amateur Boxing Championships in late October.

I asked before, “What’s next, cricket?” At least soccer is the world’s most popular sport…

…but seriously. What’s next, cricket?