BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - The Chicago Fire and Cirque du Soleil teamed up, Wednesday, giving soccer players and show performers alike a chance to show off their skills. Believe it or not, some Cirque du Soleil artists and professional soccer players have a special talent in common: juggling the soccer ball.
Chicago Fire players dusted off their tricks, often unused during a professional match. But they had trouble topping Cirque du Soleil's Laura Biondo and Abou Traoré, who did everything from balancing the ball atop their heads to flipping through the air with the ball between their legs.
Some of the Chicago Fire players attempted to copy the acrobatic feats, but the face-off wasn't much of a contest.
The groups first met at a recent performance of Cirque du Soleil's Luzia, which is in Chicago through Sunday, and had a great time reuniting at Toyota Park.