By JJ Stankevitz
Dominic Oduro was named the Fire's most valuable playerBudweiser Golden Boot recipient as voted on by local media and the Fire's technical staff, while Cory Gibbs was named the team's defender of the year and Steven Kinney received the Fire Humanitarian of the Year award. The trio will be honored before Saturday's season finale against Columbus.
After being acquired by the Fire from Houston in late March, Oduro netted 12 goals for the Fire, tied for the fifth-highest total in MLS. Gibbs was a rock on the back line for the Fire and scored the squad's only goal in a July 23 friendly against English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United.
Kinney missed the entire 2011 season due to an Achilles' injury, but was recognized for his work with the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
The Fire were officially eliminated from the playoffs Thursday night when New York defeated Philadelphia 1-0.
Michael Jordan and Cristiano Ronaldo might come from different sports, but they share something in common in that they are two of the best athletes ever.
The duo came together over the weekend, with the latter posting a photo on Instagram to commemorate the moment. The post's caption — "We made history." — does all the talking. Check it out:
Jordan and Ronaldo are two of the most decorated athletes in sports history. While it's unclear what they were doing, it likely involved greatness in some regard.
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The Blackhawks made a franchise-altering move over the weekend, selecting center Kirby Dach third overall in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Monday, the Blackhawks are holding an introductory press conference for Dach, 18, at the United Center. Here's the important information for those looking to tune-in to the big event:
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Television: NBC Sports Chicago (see channel finder)
Stream: NBCSportsChicago.com or the MyTeams app
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