SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: PSG and Red Star Rosters for Chicago Tournament

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: PSG and Red Star Rosters for Chicago Tournament

Paris-Saint Germain and Red Star Belgrade have released rosters for the Chicago Sister Cities Cup which begins on Wednesday Night at Toyota Park, outside Chicago.

Red Star omitted star forward Dejan Lekić who is with the Serbian National team in their preparations for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but for the most part are bringing the core of the lineup that helped the team finish 2nd in the Serbian Jelen SuperLiga in 2009-10.

PSG’s roster boasts some huge names in Grégory Coupet, Mateja Kežman and Claude Makélélé, to name but a few.

Makélélé, in addition to having more accent marks in his name than many of the Red star players have vowels, is one of the most decorated players in the tournament, having won a World Cup and European Championship with France and a Champions League title with Real Madrid, as well as numerous domestic titles with the Galacticos and Chelsea.

Interestingly, Mateja Kežman of PSG might be going up against his home town side on Saturday as he was born in Belgrade in 1979, back when it was Yugoslavia. He has 49 caps for Serbia and Montenegro. Incidentally this writer thinks the 31 year-old Kežman would be a perfect Designated Player for the Chicago Fire, you heard it here first.



Grégory Coupet

Willy Grondin

Edel Apoula Edima Bete


Marco Ceará

Sammy Traoré

Zoumana Camara

Sylvain Armand

Christophe Jallet


Claude Makelele

Stéphane Sessegnon

Clément Chant

Clément Jérémy


Ludovic Giuly

Peguy Luyindula

Guillaume Hoarau

Mevlut Erding

Mateja Kezman

Jean-Eudes Maurice



Boban Bajkovic

Sasa Stamenkovic


Slavoljub Dordevic

Nikola Ignjatijevic

Nikola Mikic

Vujadin Savic

Milan Vilotic


Vladimir Boganovic

Milan Jeremic

Darko Lazovic


Namanja Nikolic

Marko Mugosa



Aleksandar Jevtic

Slavko Perovic

Stevan Reljic

Milos Trifunovic

Branimir Subosic

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