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Fire has a national champion

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While this season has been a trying one for the Fire's first team, at least one of the club's lower level programs is flourishing. The Fire's U-16 Academy team won its national championship on Saturday, beating Cal Odyssey on penalty kicks at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Fire owner Andrew Hauptman, who lives in California, doesn't attend many Fire matches in Bridgeview, but he was on hand to see his U-16s get the job done. They made the Fire the first MLS team to see its Academy team win the title since the program's inception in 2007. The U-16s were honored during halftime of the Fire's SuperLiga match with the New England Revolution on Saturday.
The Fire and Cal Odyssey were tied at 1-1 in regulation time. Fire goalkeeper Robert Euler made a diving stop on Jon-Paul Medina, the key moment in the PK duel. Andrew Connor delivered the final PK that gave the Fire the victory.

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