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Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade rosters for Chicago Sister Cities International Cup

Clubs to Arrive in Chicago before Kicking Off Two-Day International Tournament at TOYOTA PARK 

CHICAGO, IL (May 14, 2010) – Club officials from Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade today released the names of the players travelling to play in the Chicago Sister Cities International Cup presented by Best Buy.  The Chicago Fire and Paris Saint-Germain will kick off the tournament on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 PM with Legia Warsaw playing Red Star Belgrade immediately following the first match. The Championship match will feature the winning clubs and will immediately follow the Consolation match at 6:00 PM CT on Saturday, May 22.

Fans can purchase tickets to the first-ever Chicago Sister Cities International Cup through the Club’s official website at www.chicago-fire.com or by calling the Chicago Fire at 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473). Tickets are also available via Ticketmaster.

Paris Saint-Germain Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Grégory Coupet, Willy Grondin, Edel Apoula Edima Bete
Marco Ceará, Sammy Traoré, Zoumana Camara, Sylvain Armand, Christophe Jallet

MIDFIELDERS (4): Claude Makelele, Stéphane Sessegnon, Clément Chantôme, Clément Jérémy,

FORWARDS(6): Ludovic Giuly, Peguy Luyindula, Guillaume Hoarau, Mevlut Erding, Mateja Kezman, Jean-Eudes Maurice

Famed Parisian club Paris Saint-Germain is one of the most decorated outfits in French soccer. Les Parisiens have won two Ligue 1 titles, seven Coupes de France, a record three Coupes de la Ligue and two Trophées des Champions. Featured on PSG’s traveling roster is Les French World Cup finalist and Champions League winner (Real Madrid) Claude Makélélé along with former Barcelona striker Ludovic Giuly and former France national team goalkeeper Grégory Coupet.


Red Star Belgrade Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Boban Bajkovic, Sasa Stamenkovic

DEFENDERS (5): Slavoljub Dordevic, Nikola Ignjatijevic, Nikola Mikic, Vujadin Savic, Milan Vilotic

MIDFIELDERS (7): Vladimir Boganovic, Milan Jeremic, Darko Lazovic, Cadu, Namanja Nikolic, Marko Mugosa, Savio

FORWARDS (5):  Aleksandar Jevtic, Slavko Perovic, Stevan Reljic, Milos Trifunovic, Branimir Subosic

Red Star Belgrade make their TOYOTA PARK debut in the inaugural edition of the Chicago Sister Cities International Cup. The popular Serbian side won the 1991 Champions League on penalty kicks to become only the second Eastern European club to take home the European Cup, after Steaua Bucharest of Romania. Red Star has reached 25 national championships in its 65-year history.


All of the below training times are open to fans and media.

NOTE: All times subject to change; media availability at training session is at the discretion of the technical staff. Media is recommended to contact Chicago Fire Communications to confirm team-related events.

Monday, May 17

6:30 – 7:30 PM                  TRAINING: Legia Warsaw training session at University of Illinois – Chicago (Flames Field – 901 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608)

Tuesday, May 18

8:00 – 9:30 PM                  TRAINING: Red Star Belgrade training session at University of Illinois – Chicago (Flames Field – 901 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608)

Friday, May 21

5:00 – 6:30 PM                  TRAINING: Paris Saint-Germain training session at TOYOTA PARK Practice Field (7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60455)


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on October 8, 1997 as a Major League Soccer expansion team. The Fire won the MLS Cup in its inaugural season in 1998 and was crowned the champion of U.S. Soccer’s national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. In June 2006, the Fire moved into its world-class home of TOYOTA PARK, located in Bridgeview, IL. For more information on the Chicago Fire, please visit the club’s official website at www.Chicago-Fire.com.


Located 15 minutes from downtown Chicago and minutes from Midway airport off of I-55 on Harlem Avenue, TOYOTA PARK is the Midwest’s preeminent outdoor live entertainment and sporting facility. Opened in 2006, TOYOTA PARK not only serves as the home of the Chicago Fire, but also hosts a variety of sporting events, special events and concerts by national and international artists. In 2009, artists ranging from Jimmy Buffett to Phish performed live at TOYOTA PARK. In 2010, TOYOTA PARK will again host Jimmy Buffet and Phish, while welcoming back Eric Clapton and his Crossroads tour.

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