2019 edition: Which Chicago pro sports team will win a championship next?
The Cubs won the city’s last title in 2016.
With Major League Baseball on its All-Star break, the North American sports world has all but come to a halt (four U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal matches) resulting in one of the slowest sports news cycles of the year.
The city of Chicago lined the streets for four championship parades in six years this decade, including three for the Blackhawks (2010, ‘13, ‘15) and one for the Cubs in 2016. Which Chicago team will be the first to hoist a championship trophy again?
Last title: Super Bowl XX — 1986
Closest since: Super Bowl XLI — 2007
Last title: Stanley Cup — 2015
Closest since: First round — 2017
Last title: NBA championship — 1998
Closest since: Eastern Conference Final — 2011
Last title: World Series — 2016
Closest since: National League Championship Series — 2017
Last title: MLS Cup — 1998; U.S. Open Cup — 2006
Closest since: Knockout round — 2017; U.S. Open Cup semifinals — 2018
Red Stars (NWSL)
Last title: Never — Founded in 2006
Closest: Semifinals — 2015 to 2018
Last title: Never — Founded in 2005
Closest: WNBA Finals — 2014
White Sox (MLB)
Last title: World Series — 2005
Closest since: American League Divisional Series — 2008
Brandon: Red Stars, Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks, Sky, White Sox, Fire, Bulls
Brad: Bears, Red Stars, Blackhawks, Sky, Cubs, White Sox, Fire, Bulls
Dave: Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Red Stars, Sky, Fire, Bulls
Matt: Cubs, Red Stars, Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, Bulls, Sky, Fire
Shalyn: Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Red Stars, Sky, Fire, Bulls
Shepard: Blackhawks, Red Stars, Bears, White Sox, Sky, Bulls, Fire, Cubs
Which Chicago team will win a championship next?
Sound off in the comments with your list.