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Chicagoans win in homecomings
by Paul Kennedy, July 23rd, 2012 12:35AM
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[SUMMER OF SOCCER] Michael Bradley returned home and made his U.S. debut for Roma in its 4-0 win over Zaglebie Lubin of Poland in the first soccer match at Chicago's Wrigley Field since 1984.

Bradley, who made a name for himself as a youth player in the Chicago area, had an assist on the third Roma goal scored by Erik Lamela.

The game drew 22,181 fans.

Two other visiting Chicagoans played for Aston Villa Saturday in its 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire before an announced crowd of 16,388 at Toyota Park.

Defender Eric Lichaj started for Aston Villa, while goalie Brad Guzan played the final 21 minutes.

A pro-Chelsea crowd of 38,202 turned out for the first soccer game at the new Yankee Stadium and watched the Champions League winner tie Paris St. Germain, 1-1.

Argentine Javier Pastore put PSG ahead in the 30th minute, while Brazilian teenager Lucas Paizon equalized for Chelsea in the 83rd minute.

PSG played without newly acquired stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.

New signing Quincy Amarikwa gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute, but Adam Morgan equalized 11 minutes later to earn Liverpool a 1-1 tie at Rogers Centre.

The game, which drew 33,087 fans, was new manager Brendan Rogers' first game in charge of Liverpool.



1 comment
  1. Gil Ramirez
    commented on: July 23, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.
    I was at the AVFC - Fire game. It was disappointing. A training session for both sides, billed as a top friendly. There were a lot of first team guys missing on both sides and few chances created. AV showed why they navigated so close to bottom last season, and the Fire just was not interested in making it more appealing to the paying customers. I had good experiences watching Fire friendlies when Blanco was in the team. I specifically remember his first game against Celtic and how lively the team looked the moment he came into the pitch and starting pushing forward. Those were good times for the Fire. These 'aint.

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