Friendly Banter Friday
Let me start out by thanking the MLS scheduling “computer” for assigning such wonderful start times for our regional rivalry with the Columbus Crew! A 7pm start on a Friday on Memorial Weekend is sure to fill the Crew’s stadium. The Crew returns on a Wednesday night in mid-July and the Fire returns to Columbus on the following Sunday evening. Such wonderful start times for traveling fans of both clubs.
Recent “Derby” talk in the lead up to the NY Red Bulls and NYC FC game got me wondering about the match up between the Fire and the Crew. Columbus is our closest rival, but it seems like MLS HQ does not think it’s worthy of publicizing. Then again, there’s a positive out of that, MLS won’t latch on to our fans and reimage them into fans of a team which only exists on paper:
Picturesque Juanacatlan – my father’s home town.
OTF’s Robert Suarez continues his look back at Chicago fútbol life… Continue reading
That’s me in the vest, with my little brother Ricky, posing with a member of the Chicago Tanners Soccer Club in the early 1960’s.
OTF’s Robert Suarez is back with the third installment of his series of memoirs charting a Chicago fútbol life…
My father’s hand written Spanish notation reads: Carlos Garcia, alias El Chavira, left wing for Guadalajara and Oro. Dated 1/5/1956
OTF contributor Robert Suarez is back with the second installment in his series of memoirs charting a Chicago fútbol life…
My father, Ramon Suarez, wore the classic red/black Atlas jersey while we sat on the lakefront at Calumet Park on Chicago’s south side, circa 1954.
OTF is pleased to welcome new contributor Robert Suarez, who brings us the first in his series of memoirs that chart a Chicago futbol life…