Azira invited to Chicago Fire FC’s 25th season celebrations 

Mike Azira in action against Malawi at Namboole

Former Uganda Cranes midfielder Micheal Azira has been invited to be part of the Chicago Fire FC’s 25th season celebrations due Oct. 8-9.

Azira turned out for the club between 2019 and 2020, making 10 appearances. He will be returning as an alumnus at the club.

Chicago Fire’s anniversary weekend will also feature appearances from members of the 1998 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup Championship teams.

The postgame concert will feature artist Lunay and a commemorative jersey auction for fans. The Club’s official 25th-anniversary date on Oct. 8 also marks the 151st anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

According to a statement read on the website, “Chicago Fire will host a 25th Anniversary party at the Museum of Science and Industry.

“The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. CT and is open to the public.

“Guests will enjoy food, refreshments, and appearances from current first-team players and alumni, including members from the ’98 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup Championship teams.”

Confirmed alumni for Oct. 8 event:

  • Chris Armas
  • Micheal Azira
  • DaMarcus Beasley
  • Steve Bernal
  • Jonathan Bolanos
  • CJ Brown
  • Scott Coufal
  • Sergi Daniv
  • Arne Friedrich
  • Ryan Futagaki
  • Sam George
  • Corey Gibbs
  • Kelly Gray
  • Diego Gutierrez
  • Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
  • Nate Jaqua
  • Josh Keller
  • Frank Klopas
  • Roman Kosecki
  • Richard Kotschau
  • Dema Kovalenko
  • Luboš Kubík
  • Tony Kuhn
  • Joel Lindpere
  • Peter Lowry
  • Mike Magee
  • David Mahoney
  • Justin Mapp
  • Brian McBride
  • Patrick McLain
  • Pável Pardo
  • Logan Pause
  • Jerzy Podbrozny
  • Brandon Prideaux
  • Damani Ralph
  • Henry Ring
  • Chris Ritter
  • Rafael Robayo
  • Dasan Robinson
  • Chris Rolfe
  • Gonzalo Segares
  • Dipsy Selolwane
  • Hristo Stoichkov
  • David Vaudreuil
  • Tim Ward
  • Kwame Watson-Siriboe
  • Andy Williams
  • Peter Wilt
  • Daniel Woolard
  • Eric Wynalda

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