Chicago Sister Cities International Cup

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Chicago Sister Cities International Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
City Chicago
DatesMay 19–22, 2010
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsSerbia Red Star
Runners-upFrance Paris Saint-Germain
Third placePoland Legia Warsaw
Fourth placeUnited States Chicago Fire
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored7 (1.75 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Sebastian Szałachowski (2)

The Chicago Sister Cities International Cup (CSCIC) was a friendly soccer tournament hosted by the Chicago Fire in May 2010.[1] The tournament invited football clubs from Chicago's sister cities of Belgrade, Paris and Warsaw. Red Star of Belgrade, Paris Saint-Germain, and Legia Warsaw were the clubs chosen to represent their respective cities.[2]


The Chicago Sister Cities International Cup got very good media attention for a friendly tournament. The mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley even proclaimed May 19–22 Chicago Sister Cities International Cup Days. In the proclamation, Mayor Daley had great words about the sport stating that it "brings together athletes in friendly competition, and forges new relationships bound by mutual admiration, solidarity and fair play...and urge all citizens to celebrate the close ties of friendship and exchange that Chicago shares with Warsaw, Paris and Belgrade." Mayor Daley received jerseys from all four clubs and welcomed them to their sister city. Media outlets in Poland, Serbia and France covered the games and almost all had very positive reviews on the concept of the tournament. At the start of the tournament the Chicago Fire elected to take on PSG with Red Star v Legia following immediately after. The two winners booked their tickets for the final for the inaugural season while the two losers would have a consolation match for third place.


Chicago Fire United States0 – 1France Paris Saint-Germain
Report Chantome 14'
Attendance: 9,254
Referee: Chris Penzo
Red Star Serbia1 – 0Poland Legia Warsaw
Trifunović 75' Report
Referee: Tyler Ploger
Third place match
Chicago Fire United States0 – 3Poland Legia Warsaw
Report Iwański 59'
Szałachowski 63, 86'
Attendance: 12,234
Referee: Chris Penzo
Red Star Serbia1 – 1France Paris Saint-Germain
Cadú 73' Report Ceará 90'
7 – 6
Attendance: 12,354
Referee: Landis Wiley


  1. ^ "Fire to host international tournament". 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Chicago Sister Cities". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-19.