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Encyclopedia > Chicago Fire (soccer)
Chicago Fire
   
Year founded 1997
League Major League Soccer
Nickname La Maquina Roja,
Men in Red, CF97
Stadium Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL
Coach Juan Carlos Osorio[1]
Owner Flag of the United States Andell Holdings
Team colours
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Home colors
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Away colors
First Game
Miami Fusion 0–2 Chicago Fire
(Lockhart Stadium; March 21, 1998)
Largest Win
Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire
(Arrowhead Stadium; July 4, 2001)
Worst Defeat
New England Revolution 5–1 Chicago Fire
(Gillette Stadium; August 30, 2003)
Columbus Crew 6–2 Chicago Fire
(Crew Stadium; October 26, 2003)
All-time Top Scorer
Flag of the United States Ante Razov (76)
Supporter Groups
Section 8 Chicago
Barn Burners 1871, Fire Ultras '98,
Ultras Red-Side, Sector Latino,
Mike Ditka Street Crew, Arsonists, L97
MLS Cup
1998
US Open Cup
1998, 2000, 2003, 2006
Supporters' Shield
2003

The Chicago Fire is a Chicago area professional soccer club with offices in Bridgeview, Illinois, USA. It participates in Major League Soccer. The team was founded October 8, 1997 on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In 1998, their first season in the league, the Fire won the MLS Cup as well as the U.S. Open Cup (the "double"). They have also won the 2000, 2003, and 2006 U.S. Open Cup. Their colors are red and white. While the Fire originally played at Soldier Field, the team now have their own stadium, Toyota Park at 71st and Harlem Avenue. Toyota Park is owned by the Village of Bridgeview and operated by the owners of the Fire, Andell Holdings. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ... Bridgeview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Juan Carlos Osorio (born June 8, 1961 in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda), is a Colombian football (soccer) manager. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... soccer jersey left arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... soccer jersey with white horizontal stripe File links The following pages link to this file: Motherwell F.C. Chicago Fire (soccer) Middlesbrough F.C. 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Year founded 1997 - 2002 (defunct) League Major League Soccer Nickname Fusion Stadium Lockhart Stadium Coach Owner First Game Miami Fusion 0 - 2 D.C. United (Lockhart Stadium; March 15, 1998) Last Game Miami Fusion 0 - 1 San Jose Earthquakes (Lockhart Stadium; October 17, 2001) Largest Win D.C. United 2... Originally built in 1959 as an athletic facility for local high schools, the stadium is part of a sports complex that also includes Fort Lauderdale Stadium. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Wizards, The Wiz, KC Stadium CommunityAmerica Ballpark Kansas City, KS Coach Curt Onalfo Owner OnGoal, LLC. First Game Kansas City Wiz 3–0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 6–0 MetroStars (Arrowhead Stadium; June 20... Arrowhead Stadium is a stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the National Football Leagues Kansas City Chiefs and Major League Soccers Kansas City Wizards. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 1994 League Major League Soccer Nickname The Crew, Americas Hardest Working Team Stadium Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH Coach Sigi Schmid Owner Clark Hunt First Game Columbus Crew 4–0 D.C. United (Ohio Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Columbus Crew 6–1 New England Revolution... Columbus Crew Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium in Columbus, Ohio. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ante Razov (born March 2, 1974 in Whittier, California) is an American soccer striker, who currently plays for C.D. Chivas USA where he is their all time top-scorer in Major League Soccer. ... Section 8 Chicago, the independent supporters association for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, encompasses a number of affiliate supporters groups, and independent fans. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... Date October 25, 1998 Stadium Rose Bowl City Pasadena, California MVP Peter Nowak Attendance 51,350 The 1998 Major League Soccer Cup was the 3rd MLS Cup. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation(USSF) affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way up to the top professional clubs of Major League Soccer. ... The 1998 U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 1998, open to all soccer teams in the United States. ... The 2000 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 2000, open to all soccer teams in the United States. ... The 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 2003, open to all soccer teams in the United States. ... The 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup runs from June through September, 2006. ... 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Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation(USSF) affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way up to the top professional clubs of Major League Soccer. ... Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ...


The Chicago Fire has had a cooperative agreement with Monarcas Morelia, a Mexican First Division football club, since 2001. The partnership incorporates playing, coaching, and executive personnel, as well as sharing of business and development practices. Club Atlético Monarcas Morelia, also known as Monarcas Morelia or simply Monarcas, is a Mexican professional football club. ... La Primera División de México (English: Mexican First Division) is the premier football championship established by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (F.M.F.) (English: Mexican Football Federation). ...


The club also has - through its reserves program, the Chicago Fire Premier amateur team playing in the Premier Development League, and the Chicago Fire Juniors youth teams - a substantial youth development system by American standards. It also has a charitable community entity, the FireWorks for Kids Foundation. The Fire also keeps a close connection with its predecessor team the Chicago Sting by holding frequent commemmorative events, reunions, and wearing Sting-inspired shirts. The team colors are red and white. Chicago Fire Premier are an American soccer team, founded in 2001 as part of the development system for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Contents

History

Chicago Fire's starting eleven line up at the 2006 home opener.

Founded October 8, 1997 in a ceremony on Navy Pier, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club immediately tapped into the ethnic makeup of its city, bringing in Polish players like Peter Nowak, Jerzy Podbrozny, and Roman Kosecki, Mexican Jorge Campos, and Czech Lubos Kubik. While all showed their talent while playing for Chicago (especially Nowak, the captain for 5 years) it was the young American players that overall proved most successful and integral to success continuing to this day. They won the "double" in 1998, beating DC United to take the MLS Cup, and a week later the Columbus Crew to win the U.S. Open Cup. They are the most successful club in the modern U.S. Open Cup, winning championships in 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2006. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Navy Pier seen from the John Hancock Center Navy Pier is a 3,000 foot long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. ... Piotr (Peter) Nowak (born July 5, 1964 in Pabianice) was a Polish football (soccer) player, and currently the assistant to Bob Bradley, head coach of United States mens national soccer team. ... Jerzy Podbrozny (born December 16, 1966 in Przemysl) is a former Polish soccer striker, one of the top scorers in Polish soccer history. ... Roman Kosecki (born February 28, 1966 in Piaseczno) is a former Polish soccer midfielder/striker. ... Jorge Campos Navarrete (nicknamed El Brody or Chiqui-Campos) (born October 15, 1966) is a Mexican football coach and former goalkeeper, one of the most notable Mexican players of the 1990s. ... Lubos Kubik (born January 20, 1964 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech soccer player, currently retired, who played sweeper for Czech national teams and numerous notable clubs. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium RFK Stadium Coach Peter Nowak, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Marco Etcheverry, 191 Goals Jaime Moreno, 76 Assists Marco Etcheverry, 101 Points Jaime Moreno, 218 Shutouts Nick Rimando, 18 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... Year founded 1994 League Major League Soccer Nickname The Crew, Americas Hardest Working Team Stadium Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH Coach Sigi Schmid Owner Clark Hunt First Game Columbus Crew 4–0 D.C. United (Ohio Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Columbus Crew 6–1 New England Revolution... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ...


The club's first head coach, Bob Bradley, suddenly and unexpectedly left after the 2002 season to lead the MetroStars, the club from his home state. After an extensive search the team selected Dave Sarachan, the top assistant on the US national team, to lead. Chicago qualified for the 2003 league final, after a season that saw them resettle at Soldier Field after being forced to play in west suburban Naperville, Illinois while the stadium underwent massive renovations. Despite this, they amassed the best record in the league and captured the 2003 MLS Supporters' Shield, awarded for the regular season's best record. 2003 also saw team captain Peter Nowak retire and take a position in the front office, only to depart a year later to become coach at DC United. In 2006, the club moved into a brand new purpose-built 20,000 capacity stadium at the corner of 71st Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, on the southwest side of Chicago. Bob Bradley (born March 3, 1958 in Montclair, New Jersey) is the current United States National Soccer Teams coach and the all-time winningest coach in Major League Soccer history. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... MetroStars logo 2002-2005 The MetroStars was the name of a soccer club based in New Jersey that participated in Major League Soccer between 1996 and 2005. ... Dave Sarachan (born June 7, 1954 in Rochester, New York) is an American soccer coach, currently the head coach of the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois in the United States, voted the second best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006. ... The MLS Supporters Shield The Major League Soccer Supporters Shield is an annual award given to the Major League Soccer team with the best regular season record, as determined by the MLS points system - much like the Presidents Trophy in the NHL. While MLS is similar to other North American... Piotr (Peter) Nowak (born July 5, 1964 in Pabianice) was a Polish football (soccer) player, and currently the assistant to Bob Bradley, head coach of United States mens national soccer team. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium RFK Stadium Coach Peter Nowak, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Marco Etcheverry, 191 Goals Jaime Moreno, 76 Assists Marco Etcheverry, 101 Points Jaime Moreno, 218 Shutouts Nick Rimando, 18 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April...


Despite success consistently throughout its history, especially in the U.S. Open Cup, the Fire is anxious to win another MLS title. Coach Sarachan entered 2007, his fifth season in charge, under intense pressure from fans and the club to produce a league championship sooner rather than later. After a 3-0-1 start, the Fire won only one game of their next eight, leading to Sarachan's dismissal, and Denis Hamlett taking over as interim head coach on June 20, 2007. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ... Dave Sarachan (born June 7, 1954 in Rochester, New York) is an American soccer coach, currently the head coach of the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... Denis Hamlett (born in Costa Rica) is a former Costa Rican-American soccer defender. ...


Chicago's chief rival is FC Dallas. Since 2001, the two teams compete annually for the Brimstone Cup (established by the fans of both teams), which goes to the victor in the season series between them. While FC Dallas remains the most historically heated rival, recent years have fostered venom between the Fire and the New England Revolution with the clubs ending each other's season every year since 2001. Year founded 1996 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname FCD, Hoops, Toros, Red Stripes Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City... Brimstone Cup logo The Brimstone Cup is a soccer trophy awarded to the yearly winner of the rivalry between the Chicago Fire and F.C. Dallas Major League Soccer teams. ... Year founded 1996 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname FCD, Hoops, Toros, Red Stripes Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


A number of famous players have worn the Fire shirt, including the US internationals Chris Armas, Frank Klopas, Eric Wynalda, DaMarcus Beasley, Josh Wolff, Tony Sanneh, Carlos Bocanegra, and Justin Mapp; and other Americans like Jesse Marsch, C.J. Brown, Ante Razov, Zach Thornton, and Chris Rolfe. Chicago has also brought in established international talent such as Peter Nowak, Lubos Kubik, Hristo Stoichkov, and younger players like Damani Ralph, and Ivan Guerrero. Chris Armas (born August 27, 1972 in The Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American soccer player, who currently plays defensive midfield for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... Frank (Foitos) Klopas (born September 1, 1966 in Prosimna, Greece) is a former Greek-American soccer forward and midfielder and current color commentator for Comcast SportsNet Chicago for Chicago Fire television broadcasts. ... Eric Wynalda (born June 9, 1969 in Fullerton, California) is a former American international center forward, and the joint all-time leading scorer for the U.S. National Team (along with Landon Donovan). ... DaMarcus Lamont Beasley (born May 24, 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American soccer player who is currently playing for Scottish Premier League side Rangers as well as the United States. ... Joshua David Josh Wolff (born February 25, 1977 in Stone Mountain, Georgia) is an American soccer player, who currently plays forward for the TSV 1860 München of the Second Bundesliga. ... Tony Sanneh (born June 1, 1971 in St. ... Carlos Bocanegra (born May 25, 1979) is a Mexican-American soccer player who currently plays for Fulham of the English Premiership. ... Justin Mapp (born October 18, 1984 in Brandon, Mississippi) is an American soccer midfielder, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. ... Jesse Marsch (born November 8, 1973 in Racine, Wisconsin) is an American soccer defensive midfielder, the first player to win three MLS Cup championships. ... C.J. Brown (born June 15, 1975 in Eugene, Oregon) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. ... Ante Razov (born March 2, 1974 in Whittier, California) is an American soccer striker, who currently plays for C.D. Chivas USA where he is their all time top-scorer in Major League Soccer. ... Zach Thornton (born October 10, 1973, in Edgewood, Maryland) is a soccer goalkeeper, one of the best netminders in Major League Soccers history. ... Chris Rolfe (born January 17, 1983 in Kettering, Ohio) is an American soccer striker, who currently plays for Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... Piotr (Peter) Nowak (born July 5, 1964 in Pabianice) was a Polish football (soccer) player, and currently the assistant to Bob Bradley, head coach of United States mens national soccer team. ... Lubos Kubik (born January 20, 1964 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech soccer player, currently retired, who played sweeper for Czech national teams and numerous notable clubs. ... Hristo Stoichkov alternatively spelt Stoitchkov (Bulgarian: ) (born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a football manager and former striker who was a member of the Bulgaria national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. ... Damani Ralph (born November 6, 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican soccer player, who currently plays striker for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... Mario Ivan Guerrero (born November 30, 1977 in Comayagua, Honduras) is a Honduran football (soccer) defender, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ...

A home game at Toyota Park during 2007 season
A home game at Toyota Park during 2007 season

On April 3, 2007, the Fire announced that they have signed Mexican international and América star Cuauhtémoc Blanco to a Designated Player contract. However, Blanco would only join the team by the end of the current Mexican football season (Clausura 2007), around June, depending on his current team's performance. Although the exact salary details were not disclosed per policy, Blanco would be under contract with the Fire until 2009. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,784 × 1,856 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,784 × 1,856 pixels, file size: 1. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... First international  Guatemala 2-3 Mexico (Guatemala, Guatemala; 1 January 1923) Biggest win Mexico 13-0 Bahamas  (Toluca, Mexico; Apr 28, 1987) Biggest defeat  England 8-0 Mexico (London,England; May 10, 1961) World Cup Appearances 13 (First in 1930) Best result Quarterfinals, 1970, 1986 CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup Appearances... Club América, most commonly known as just América, is a professional Mexican football club playing in the Primera División. ... Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo (born January 17, 1973) is a Mexican football striker, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and for the Mexican national team, where he is the most honored player by FIFA with a Golden Boot and a Silver Ball, both in Confederations... The Designated Player Rule, also known as the Beckham rule, is the name used for a rule change in the Major League Soccers salary cap regulations, implemented for the 2007 season. ... The Mexican First Division Clausura 2007 (Primera División de México) is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year - to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. ...


On July 6, 2007, Club President John Guppy announced that Juan Carlos Osorio would become the new head coach. Osorio most recently led Colombian side Millonarios and prior was an assistant manager of Manchester City FC of the EPL. He also was a past assistant coach/conditioning coach in the league with Red Bull New York[2]. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Juan Carlos Osorio (born June 8, 1961 in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda), is a Colombian football (soccer) manager. ... This article is about Colombian football team. ... Manchester City F.C. is a football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Year founded 1995 (as NY/NJ MetroStars) League Major League Soccer Nickname Red Bulls, Metro, RBNY Stadium Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ Coach vacant Owner Red Bull First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 NY/NJ MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Red Bull New York 6–0...


On September 6, 2007 Andell Holdings, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm with global business and investment interests controlled by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Hauptman, announced today the closing of the transaction for Andell to acquire AEG's interests in Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire. The purchase price was not disclosed. [3]


Club logo and colors

Traditional club sign mounted in the player tunnel of Toyota Park featuring the club logo, Chicago municipal flag, and club motto; "Tradition, Honor, Passion".

The Chicago Fire logo is derived from the standard style of a Fire Department's crest (also shown by the Chicago Fire Department). The shape is also known as a Florian's cross, often confused with the Maltese cross, and was picked in part due to the wishes of original GM Peter Wilt to create an image that was both as timeless as those of the NHL Original Six and evocative of European soccer. There is a stylized 'C' in the center representing Chicago, similar to the logos of the Bears and Cubs. The six star points around the center reference the four six-pointed stars in the municipal flag of the City of Chicago. The four stars in the city's flag represent the four monumental events in the history of the city, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the 1893 World's Fair, the 1933 World's Fair, and the Fort Dearborn Massacre. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Engine 117 fights a fire on Chicagos West Side at the Garfield Park Conservatory. ... This article is about the symbol. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Original Six are the six teams that made up the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Municipal Flag of the City of Chicago The municipal flag of Chicago consists of two blue horizontal stripes on a field of white, each stripe one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top or bottom, respectively. ... Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ... World Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 The World Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds fair, was held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbuss discovery of the New World. ... A 1933 Century of Progress worlds fair poster The Century of Progress Exposition was a worlds fair held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933-1934 to celebrate Chicagos centennial. ... Combatants Potawatomi United Kingdom United States Commanders Chief Blackbird Nathan Heald Strength 500+ 69 military + civilians Casualties 15 39 military + 27 civilians The Fort Dearborn massacre occurred on August 15, 1812 near Fort Dearborn in the United States during the War of 1812. ...


The original Fire shirts in 1998 were chosen because of their resemblance to a Chicago fireman's coat, featuring broad horizontal stripes across the torso and sleeves. The home jerseys were rendered in red and white with "FIRE" in silver on the front; the away shirts were white and black in this same style. Over the years the look has become more stylized but the core idea of the home shirts being all-red with a white horizontal chest stripe has remained constant, even though the uniform manufacturer has changed from Nike in 1998, to Puma in 2003, and then adidas in 2006. Away/secondary shirts have changed over the years from the aforementioned white/black in 1998, to white/navy, and the white/red style currently used. In 2005 a popular light blue-colored third shirt based on the Municipal Flag of Chicago was worn but discontinued during the change in manufacturer to adidas. Nike, Inc. ... For other uses, see Puma (disambiguation). ... This article is about the company. ... Municipal Flag of the City of Chicago The municipal flag of Chicago consists of two blue horizontal stripes on a field of white, each stripe one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top or bottom, respectively. ... This article is about the company. ...


Aside from the badge, jersey style, and colors, the club and their fans frequently use the rich civic symbolism of Chicago in materials they produce. The six-pointed Chicago stars are prominent but the light blue color, municipal device (Y-circle), and skyline appear on the team website, scarves, and banners in the stadium. The Municipal Flag is also favored for display by fans of the club; somewhat akin to the use of the flag of Catalonia for FC Barcelona fans - but without the associated nationalism. Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Municipal Flag of the City of Chicago The municipal flag of Chicago consists of two blue horizontal stripes on a field of white, each stripe one-sixth the height of the full flag, and placed slightly less than one-sixth of the way from the top or bottom, respectively. ... For the town in the province of Valencia, see Senyera, Valencia. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sÉ™), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. ...

Fans

Fire supporters in the "Harlem End" of Toyota Park

There is a considerable ultras culture for the club, a phenomenon fairly unique in the United States. Ultras groups and fan clubs occupy an area behind the north goal in the Harlem End of Toyota Park (Sections 118 and 117) loosely referred to as Section 8. This term stems from both the numbering of the original sector of Soldier Field they occupied, as well as the American military designation of discharged soldiers declared mentally unfit for service. Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters' Association for the Chicago Fire, oversees the activities of the various groups; the largest include Barn Burners 1871 (the oldest group, established before the club was founded), Fire Ultras '98 (a Polish ultras group), and Ultras Red-Side (a multi ethnic ultras group). Other smaller groups are Sector Latino (a Latin "barra"-style group), Mike Ditka Street Crew, Whiskey Brothers Aught Five, Blitzer Mob and Arsonists. Though emulating varied support styles from Chicago and throughout the world, groups as part of Section 8 are allied and generally fall under the ultras designation. Section 8 Chicago ISA is a non-profit organization recognized by the state. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 305 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Chicago Fire fans lifting the huge Chicago Fire Soccer Club banner over their heads on Opening Day 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 305 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Chicago Fire fans lifting the huge Chicago Fire Soccer Club banner over their heads on Opening Day 2006. ... For other uses, see Ultras (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ultras (disambiguation). ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ... The term Section 8 refers to a discharge from the United States military for reason of being mentally unfit for service. ... Section 8 Chicago, the independent supporters association for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, encompasses a number of affiliate supporters groups, and independent fans. ... Barra brava is a name for organized supporters groups of football teams in Latin America. ... Section 8 Chicago, the independent supporters association for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, encompasses a number of affiliate supporters groups, and independent fans. ...


Other than the supporters' groups, the club is recognized for its stadium wide vocal and visual support, especially for important matches. Call-and-response cheering amongst the crowd is commonplace. It is one of the few American sports environments to engage in the acts of tifo, or visual displays put on by fans before the match to show their pride and inspire the players on the field. Tifo consisting of a large blanket and fireworks at FC Twente - SC Heerenveen in 2002. ...


Players and coaches

Current roster

As of November 22, 2007

  • Players in bold have had senior international caps for their respective national squads.
No. Position Player
1 Flag of the United States GK Jon Busch
2 Flag of the United States DF C.J. Brown
3 Flag of the United States FW Calen Carr
4 Flag of Mali MF Bakary Soumare
5 Flag of the United States DF Jim Curtin
7 Flag of the United States MF Logan Pause
8 Flag of the United States MF Diego Gutierrez
9 Flag of the United States FW Chad Barrett
10 Flag of Mexico MF Cuauhtémoc Blanco
11 Flag of the United States MF John Thorrington
16 Flag of the United States MF Brian Plotkin
17 Flag of the United States FW Chris Rolfe
18 Flag of the United States GK Matt Pickens
No. Position Player
19 Flag of the United States DF Jeff Curtin
21 Flag of the United States MF Justin Mapp
22 DF Wilman Conde
25 Flag of Costa Rica DF Gonzalo Segares
27 Flag of the United States DF Jordan Russolillo
30 Flag of the United States MF Mike Banner
31 Flag of the United States MF Floyd Franks
32 Flag of the United States DF Dasan Robinson
34 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago DF Osei Telesford
35 Flag of Brazil MF Bruno Menezes
37 Flag of the United States DF Daniel Woolard
40 Flag of the United States GK Nick Noble
Source: http://web.mlsnet.com/players/roster.jsp?club=t100

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Changes for the 2008 MLS Season

In



Out

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Notable players

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  • Lubos Kubik (1998–2000)
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Head coaches

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bob Bradley (born March 3, 1958 in Montclair, New Jersey) is the current United States National Soccer Teams coach and the all-time winningest coach in Major League Soccer history. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dave Sarachan (born June 7, 1954 in Rochester, New York) is an American soccer coach, currently the head coach of the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Juan Carlos Osorio (born June 8, 1961 in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda), is a Colombian football (soccer) manager. ...

Front office

Club presidents

  • Robert Sanderman (1997–2000)
  • Peter Wilt (2001–2005)
  • John Guppy (2005—)

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General managers

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Ring of Fire

The "Ring of Fire" was established in 2003 by the Chicago Fire and the Chicago Fire Alumni Association as permanent tribute to honor those who have made the Chicago Fire a proud and successful club over the course of its history. Aside from the initial member, only "Ring of Fire" members can select new inductees, and no more than one can be selected any year. The names of the "Ring of Fire" are prominently displayed in Chicago's home stadium. On July 22, 2006, the first former front office member, ex-President and General Manager Peter Wilt, was selected for induction into the "Ring of Fire." is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Honors

Domestic

  • MLS Cup:
    • Winner (1): 1998
    • Runner-up (2): 2000, 2003
  • US Open Cup:
    • Winner (4): 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006
    • Runner-up (1): 2004

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International

The CONCACAF Champions Cup is the annual international football competition held in the CONCACAF region which comprises North America and the Caribbean. ...

International competition

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Year-by-year

Year Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
SuperLiga
1998 2nd, West Champions Champions Did not qualify Started in 2007
1999 3rd, West Quarterfinals Round of 16 3rd place
2000 1st, Central Final Champions Did not qualify
2001 1st, Central Semifinals Quarterfinals Not held
2002 3rd, East Quarterfinals Round of 16 Quarterfinals
2003 1st, East* Final Champions Did not qualify
2004 5th, East Did not qualify Final Semifinals
2005 3rd, East Semifinals Semifinals Did not qualify
2006 3rd, East Quarterfinals Champions Did not qualify
2007 4th, East Semifinals Round of 16 Did not qualify Did not participate

* Won MLS Supporters' Shield The MLS Supporters Shield The Major League Soccer Supporters Shield is an annual award given to the Major League Soccer team with the best regular season record, as determined by the MLS points system - much like the Presidents Trophy in the NHL. While MLS is similar to other North American...


Club records

MLS regular season only, through 2006 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... C.J. Brown (born June 15, 1975 in Eugene, Oregon) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ante Razov (born March 2, 1974 in Whittier, California) is an American soccer striker, who currently plays for C.D. Chivas USA where he is their all time top-scorer in Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Piotr (Peter) Nowak (born July 5, 1964 in Pabianice) was a Polish football (soccer) player, and currently the assistant to Bob Bradley, head coach of United States mens national soccer team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Zach Thornton (born October 10, 1973, in Edgewood, Maryland) is a soccer goalkeeper, one of the best netminders in Major League Soccers history. ...

  • All-Time regular season record: 143-108-54 (Through 2007 regular season)

Home stadiums

Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... Cardinal Stadium is a stadium in Naperville, Illinois. ... Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ...

Average attendance

regular season/playoffs

  • 1998: 17,887/22,677
  • 1999: 16,016/8,197
  • 2000: 13,387/8,431
  • 2001: 16,388/11,239
  • 2002: 12,922/9,434
  • 2003: 14,005/14,961
  • 2004: 17,153/missed playoffs
  • 2005: 17,238/11,493
  • 2006: 14,088/10,217
  • 2007: 16,490/17,834
  • All-Time: 15,419

Club system

  • Chicago Fire Juniors — Local (U8 to U23 Youth Club); satellite clubs in Milwaukee, Western Michigan and Mississippi.

Chicago Fire Premier are an American soccer team, founded in 2001 as part of the development system for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. ... Chicago Fire Premier are an American soccer team, founded in 2001 as part of the development system for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ...

Television and radio

Matches are televised locally by Comcast Sports Network of Chicago, as well as WPWR Channel 50. Kenn Tomasch, Kenny Stern and Chris Doran are the announcers on CSN Chicago, with Fred Huebner and Chris Doran as the team on Channel 50. Comcast SportsNet (or CSN) is a group of four regional sports networks. ... CSN Chicago is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Chicago area. ... WPWR-TV is a broadcast-television station licensed to Gary, Indiana, serving the Chicago, Illinois, viewing area. ...


On radio, the Fire have all matches broadcast in Spanish by "La Tremenda" WRTO-AM; Oscar Guzman, Adrian Camacho and Enrique Fernandez handle the announcers duties. All matches are also broadcast in Polish by WNVR with Jacek Zielinski doing the announcing and Leszek Dorosz on commentary. This is a disambiguation page. ...


Radio Show

Recently, the Fire announced that a weekly radio show will be offered every Tuesday at 6:00 PM on WXAV 88.3 FM "The X". The show is called "Chicago Fire Weekly", and is broadcast on the campus of Saint Xavier University in Chicago. The radio station is headed by Program Director Angelo Bonadonna. Promotions Director Kevin Kellam, and Sports Director Terry Bonadonna also co-host the show with Angelo.


References

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