Head Coach: Dave Sarachan
Investor-Operator Philip F. Anschutz and President Robert Sanderman, having two years of MLS experience with the Colorado Rapids, felt certain that Chicago will prove to be a successful market.
"The Chicago sports market is the next logical step for MLS expansion. We feel it can be a successful market for professional soccer," Sanderman said. "With the large Latino and Eastern European populations, coupled with the sport’s continually growing interest in the Chicago suburbs, soccer has a chance to be extremely prosperous."