PSG team available at Chicago

We just got a press release from the Chicago Fire, and they have announced the players that will be traveling to The Windy City (my home) for PSG to take on the Fire. Here is their release. And if you were wondering if PSG was just going to bring their B-Team…well…this should answer your question. Nice to see the French Cup Champs in The Second City!

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. The traveling roster for Legia Warsaw will be released shortly.

The Fire also released the open practice schedules for each team while they train in Chicago in preparation for the Wednesday and Saturday matches. Practices are open to both media and fans. Times and locations are outlined below.

Fans can purchase tickets to the first-ever Chicago Sister Cities International Cup through the Club’s official website at 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 and recently won the coveted Coupe de France. 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.


9 Responses

  1. I just bought a new camera, so I will try to get some kick ass photos from the event. And, now with the press credentials, I can’t wear the Marseille jersey 🙂

  2. Well it looks like Erding won’t be there. He’s having wrist surgery.

  3. I wonder if this will officially be Claude Makelele’s last professional game?

  4. Le Parisien said last week that Claude Makelele had changed his mind again and will play this coming year.

  5. Oh wow! Interesting! Again, in total NHL mode.

  6. I don’t know if I will be able to get to do all the press stuff at the game. I might have to work on Wednesday. If I am not able to make the game on Wednesday, then I will try to get to the one on Saturday (which means that I will have to miss the AC St. Louis game).

  7. Great for psg fan from the other side of the atlantic.
    I just hope they will play better next year

  8. I’m assuming all the Red Star/Serbian fans will be cheering for PSG in their match vs Chicago because of Kezman.

  9. I just want to see the Red Star fans, and see if they are as violent as their reputation. Yeah what a great mix. I wonder is Warsaw is the local hooligan team in Poland 🙂

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: