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#BuildChicagoNASL: Behind The Scenes

Peter Wilt - Chicago NASL Launch Party

By Peter Wilt, Chicago NASL CEO The events and actions that serve as the building blocks of a new professional soccer team are not always pretty or exciting or fun, but they’re all important to creating a foundation that if all goes well will serve to support a club that will last generations and become one of the most meaningful …

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Chicago’s Ethnic Soccer Clubs: AAC Eagles

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By Marty Tomszak Chicago’s ethnic clubs were the real driving force behind the game before the professional era began and today, many of them still exist. ChicagoNASL.com is exploring the history of some of Chicago’s top amateur ethnic sides. Third in the series, the AAC Eagles. As I walk down Milwaukee Avenue, I am met with sights and sounds familiar to …

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Chicago’s Ethnic Soccer Clubs: Schwaben A.C.

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by Jeff Crandall Chicago’s ethnic clubs were the real driving force behind the game before the professional era began and today, many of them still exist. ChicagoNASL.com is exploring the history of some of Chicago’s top amateur ethnic sides. Second in the series, A.C. Schwaben. Trek up to Chicago’s north suburbs and you’ll find a soccer treasure. Sitting on 18 …

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Chicago’s Ethnic Soccer Clubs: RWB Adria

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by Jeff Crandall Chicago’s ethnic clubs were the real driving force behind the game before the professional era began and today, many of them still exist. Over the next few weeks, ChicagoNASL.com will explore the history of some of Chicago’s top amateur ethnic sides. First up, RWB Adria… A Friday in early March sees me earn an invitation to the …

Why They’re Friends of Chicago NASL

C.J. Brown on his support of Chicago NASL

If you’ve perused this website since its launch a little over two weeks ago, you may have noticed the Friends of Chicago NASL page which includes  a list of prominent individuals who have made local and national contributions to the game and support the movement to bring professional soccer back to the city of Chicago. Chief among them is former …

NASL Offseason Overview

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The 2016 North American Soccer League campaign kicks off April 2 and with it comes a number of big offseason developments. The League will proudly add three teams in 2016, with Rayo OKC and Miami FC joining for the Spring Season before Puerto Rico enters the fold for the Fall campaign. The three new clubs also bring plenty of notable …

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A Rundown of Chicago NASL Team Name Suggestions

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable

What’s in a name? As part of an ongoing fan survey, we’ve asked for your opinions on a name for a potential NASL club in Chicago. A little over a week on from when it first launched, we’ve received some obvious and expected suggestions as well as some unique ideas that touch on the multiple elements related to the city’s …

Chicago’s Copa America Matches Are Set

Soldier Field Soccer

We’ve known for a few months that the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario would be headed to Chicago this summer, but reality truly set in Sunday night as the official draw for the competition took place at the Hammerstein Ball Room in New York City. Soldier Field, which is one of the venues Chicago NASL lists as a potential home …

VIDEO: Recap of #BuildChicagoNASL Launch

Chicago NASL Crowd

We welcomed nearly 200 people to The Globe Pub Lounge on Monday night to launch ChicagoNASL.com and host a Q&A with CEO Peter Wilt and President of Administration Jack Cummins. Watch a quick recap of the night’s proceedings and be sure to take our survey on what you’d like to see from an NASL club in the City of Chicago.

The Meaning of the Chicago Municipal Device

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If you look at the early Chicago NASL icons, the constant identifier is the sight of a “Y” in a circle. While these graphics only serve as a placeholder while the team’s identity is shaped – with your feedback – the selection of this symbol does have meaning behind it. When the Chicago NASL social media accounts launched last week, the …