Hauptman taking honorable soccer stand

With Chicago Fire team owner Andrew Hauptman in town for the Fire's weekend home opener at Toyota Park, I decided it was time.

Time to sit down with Hauptman and talk about the beautiful game.

Weeks ago I'd plunked down some of the family milk money to purchase four Fire season tickets for myself, Betty and the boys. And I wanted to make sure of the family investment.

"You're in the family now," said Hauptman at breakfast on Friday. "You're a season ticket-holder. Welcome."

The beautiful game has got me by the throat. I'm weak for it. We are the Fire. We are the Fire.

With the Fire's season just beginning, and the riveting European Club championship tournament currently under way, and then the U.S. men's national team playing in the World Cup this summer, I'm all in for soccer.


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