The other team created out of "The Great Chicago Merger" was Chicago South. Chicago South was built out of Pullman Company and Pilsen Atletico, both on the Southside of Chicago. The Pullman Company Team was originally started as a factory team for the Pullman Company. The team had much early success and had solid financial backing of the Pullman Company until the factory closed in 1955. The team continued on but struggled financially as the Pullman-Standard Company did not invest as much. Pilsen Atletico on the other hand was a powerhouse. It was started in 1901 and strung together a number of championships in the 60s. The two teams combined talent and money and instantly became a success.
Unlike Chicago North, Chicago South did not take on the history of their previous teams. They won the Premier Championship their first season as a merged club. Since then they’ve added 6 additional Premier championships, 6 open cups, and 4 League Cups. Their greatest run was in the early 2000’s when with Tony Meola in goal, they won 3 championships, an Open Cup, and 2 League Cups in 4 seasons.
The team's identity is heavily focused on its Mexican roots. The Pilsen team originally was made up of Mexican immigrants from the neighborhood. The Pullman owners are still heavily involved but have chosen to take a more silent role in ownership.
The uniforms feature vertical stripes on both the primary and change being bolder with green flanked by gold on the primary, and the change featuring gold pinstripes on white. In the neck tape is the team's nickname "El Viento" or in English "The Wind."
Location: Chicago, IL (Pilsen) / Nickname: El Viento (The Wind) / Stadium: Pilson Grounds / Founded: 1972* Merger