I started to write this on Monday, then closed my laptop when the news broke about the mass murder at the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade. Writing about soccer suddenly felt pointless. Sadly, this has happened many, many times before, and will continue to happen in the United States until our political leaders actually do something about it. With…

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Chicago Fire beat writer and podcast host for CHGO. Youth soccer coach. Exhausted dad. Former TV news reporter. Taco enthusiast. Follow me on Twitter @patrickmccraney.