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2019/2020 Season

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3 St Gallen 11 2 5 35
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Chicago Fire appoint ex-FC Basel boss Raphael Wicky as new manager

Ale Moreno delves into how Seattle Sounders and Inter Miami will fare in their 2020 MLS openers.
With the 2020 MLS schedule released, Ale Moreno sifts through some of the key matchups on the horizon.

The Chicago Fire have appointed former FC Basel manager Raphael Wicky as the club's new head coach.

"I am honored and proud to be named the head coach of Chicago Fire FC," Wicky said.

"This is a position that comes with a lot of responsibility and I can promise the fans and everyone at the Club that I will work hard and give my all. During conversations with [club directors] Joe Mansueto and Georg Heitz, I felt that we all shared a similar vision for the Club and how to move it forward. That was...

Chicago Fire hire former FC Basel sporting director Georg Heitz

Ale Moreno delves into how Seattle Sounders and Inter Miami will fare in their 2020 MLS openers.

The Chicago Fire have named Georg Heitz as their new sporting director, the club announced on Friday.

He will oversee the Fire's football operations, including first-team and Academy decisions.

"I'm very ambitious and I've always wanted to win titles. I won titles in Switzerland and I believe I share the same philosophies with the owner [Joe Mansueto]," said Heitz in a phone interview on Friday with ESPN.

"He wants to win and together we want to build a world class organization. It is a huge task....

Sources: Chicago Fire to make ex-FC Basel exec Georg Heitz sporting director

Alejandro Moreno explains why MLS is hopeful expansion side Charlotte can follow Atlanta United's lead.
Don Garber revels in MLS' Southeast expansion after announcing Charlotte will join the league in 2021.

The Chicago Fire are set to hire Georg Heitz as its sporting director, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The Athletic was the first to report the move. Sources told ESPN that an announcement is expected as early as Friday.

Heitz, 50, was previously the sporting director of Swiss side FC Basel from 2009 to 2017, a period in which Basel won eight consecutive league titles as well as three Swiss Cups. Basel also reached the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League in 2012 and 2015, and made it to the semifinals...

FC Zurich condemn racist behaviour after banana thrown at FC Basel player Aldo Kalulu

Basel player Aldo Kalulu had a banana thrown at him as he took a corner at Zurich.
FC Basel player Aldo Kalulu had a banana thrown at him as he took a corner at FC Zurich.

FC Zurich have condemned the fan who threw a banana at FC Basel's Aldo Kalulu as he took a corner in their match on Sunday.

The Swiss club said the banana had been thrown from the part of the St Jakob Park stadium that was occupied by their supporters.

"In the early stages against Basel, a banana was thrown out of FCZ's fan zone towards FCB player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner," Zurich said in a statement.

"The club strongly condemns this racist behaviour and does not tolerate it in...

Xherdan Shaqiri 'like Lionel Messi,' could become Liverpool's best player - ex-Basel manager

Former Basel manager Thorsten Fink has told ESPN FC that Xherdan Shaqiri possesses world-class natural footballing ability like Lionel Messi does and believes he can go on to become the "best player for Liverpool."

Shaqiri has continued to impress in a Liverpool shirt after the Merseyside club triggered a £13.5 million release clause in his Stoke City contract in July.

The ex-Basel attacker scored his second goal for Liverpool against Fulham on Sunday and has been directly involved in five goals...