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Soccer royalty A.C. Milan coming to Toyota Park

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club, the Chicago Red Stars and A.C. Milan announced today that A.C. Milan will open their training to the general public at Toyota Park on May 29 at 5 p.m.
The Italian club will train prior to the Red Stars' Women's Professional Soccer League match with FC Gold Pride, which kicks off at 7.
The A.C. Milan practice is open to fans who purchase a ticket to the Red Stars match and for all Chicago Fire season ticket holders.  
Fire ticket holders have until Thursday at noon to respond to ( for complimentary tickets for this event. For tickets, visit or, or call the Red Stars office at (708) 496-9500.
The Fire will face A.C. Milan in an international friendly May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the match are included in the season ticket and 10-game packages as Bonus Game 1. Groups of 15 or more are available for all price sections and include a savings off the regular price. Call 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473), or in the Webm go to or visit the club's website
A number of players including play-making midfielder Ronaldinho. The gifted Brazilian and former FIFA World Player of the Year (2004, 2005), will train before four-time FIFA Women's Player of the Year Marta steps on the field representing FC Gold Pride. The Rossoneri will also feature Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf, Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato and current World Cup Champion Filippo Inzaghi.
May 30 will be the second time the Fire and A.C. Milan have met in Chicago. They previously met in 2005 when the Rossoneri edged the Fire 3-1 at Soldier Field.

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