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The Chicago Riot made big news yesterday as they announced the launch of a new i-Phone application.  Whether or not the Chicago Fire realized there was an i-Phone race going on, Hot Time in Old Town is here to tell you that the Chicago Riot have been awarded the one-time championship trophy. 

Our Sports Central had this quote from Chicago Riot Vice-President Tom Dunmore:

"The Riot's new iPhone app offers iPhone users a free and easy way to stay connected to the club 24/7, with Riot information, photos, Twitter updates from staff and more all included," Chicago Riot Vice President Tom Dunmore said. "The Riot was fortunate to be able to partner with a Chicago-based app developer with the pedigree of 9magnets to create the app."

While Our Sports Central beat us to punch on getting Mr. Dunmore to talk about the i-Phone application, I'll give you a teaser to be on the look out for our upcoming interview with the Chicago Riot VP.  More on the i-Phone app, Chicago Riot's next opponent, the re-scheduled date for this past Saturday's game that was postponed and the latest organization to partner up with Riot is all after the break.

 

For those interested in adding this application to their tool chest, you can check out the app right here.  If you like doing these things right on your i-Phone, simply search for 'Chicago Riot' in the App Store.  Not only does the app allow you to follow the team news/tweets/updates, but you can get up to the minute action on matches and even order tickets through the app itself.  If you are heading to a game and realize you forgot your season tickets at home, you can order them on the way to the Odeum from the warm comfort of your iPhone.  Apart from being awesome, the app is also free.  Double bonus!  When HTIOT editor Tweed Thornton gave the app a test run, the Twitter part was not working but otherwise he gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up.  He said he would use the app to call the Odeum because it is super fast to get the phone dialing the Odeum and he said this way he doesn't need to store the number in his phone.  I'd also like to point out how awesome it is that a newly formed team like the Riot already have an iPhone app, when sadly our Fire have not made that available at this point.  I know MLS dictates certain areas like this one but even a simple app specific to one team that has video highlights, the roster and most importantly a direct route to purchase tickets or at least put in an inquiry to be called back about tickets, would be very valuable.  The 2010 MLS MatchDay App should be viewed as a starting point for team individual apps.  Perhaps the success of the Riot app will get that ball rolling or maybe it will be the straw that breaks the camel's back..

In other Riot news, the recently postponed game against the Missouri Comets has been rescheduled for Feb. 26th.  The Riot also announced that they will be honoring all hard working Boy/Girl Scouts with "Scout Night" that very same day.  I don't know about any of you former scouts out there, but I wish we had something nearly this cool when I was a kid and scouting.  Museums are fun, but they are not exactly exciting indoor soccer action.  Besides, who says you can't earn your 'pass off the wall' or 'slide tackle' merit badge?  I think Netherlands players have those tackle badges fresh out of the womb and in LA they hand out "late to every sporting event in your life" badges along with the birth certificates.

This Sunday, December 19, the Riot travel to Independence, Missouri to take on the Comets at 3:10 PM.  You can see from the standings below that the Riot really need to win this game if they want to get out of the basement cellar.  Missouri and Chicago square off again on January 7 but while Chicago remains idle in that time period, Missouri plays undefeated Milwaukee and undefeated Baltimore.  There's a very real chance of Chicago waking up January 8th and being 2-4 while Missouri is a distant 1-8.  On the flipside, Chicago could come away 0-6 and be looking up at a 5-4 Missouri team.  The Comets have given up an astounding 82 points so far but have also taken advantage of the 3 point goals more than any other team in the league.  Hopefully Jeff Kraft has his forwards primed to come out and score early but also to play tight on the Missouri defenders from behind the 3 goal line.  The game in Milwaukee against the Wave showed just how devastating those three point goals can be as the one Milwaukee got late in the game proved to be the difference in the Riot's 9-8 defeat.  I'm feeling good about the Riot's chances against the Comets as they have played well against some of the top teams in the league while Missouri has been prone to giving up big points.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say Chicago comes home with the first ever Riot win with a final score of 14-7.

Team

GP

W

L

GB

WPCT

FOR

AGAINST

3GF

2GF

3GA

2GA

HOME

AWAY

Milwaukee

5

5

0

-

1.000

71

41

3

31

3

16

2-0

3-0

Baltimore

3

3

0

1

1.000

38

28

2

16

2

11

2-0

1-0

Omaha

5

2

3

3

.400

58

51

2

26

3

21

1-3

1-0

Missouri

5

1

4

4

.200

54

82

6

18

4

35

0-2

1-2

Chicago

4

0

4

4.5

.000

27

46

1

12

2

20

0-1

0-3