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29 July 12:20 pm
Starting this September, all Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (CFRS) coed and men’s leagues will be played at the brand new, state-of-the-art Chicago Fire Soccer Center. Located on the north-side, a couple miles west of Wrigley Field, the Center will feature two full-sized turf fields, plenty of parking, and several nearby public transportation options. CFRS can’t wait to share their new dream-home with Fire fans from across Chicagoland.
 
 
The Soccer Center will stay open all year; in the winter an inflatable dome will turn the fields into a five-field indoor facility. CFRS will run coed and men’s leagues 6 days a week, year-round. Click on the links below to get more info about CFRS leagues kicking off this September:
 
Mondays - All COED
Tuesdays - All MEN’S
Wednesdays - COED and MEN’S
Thursdays - COED and MEN’S
Saturdays - COED and MEN’S
Sundays - COED and MEN’S
 
 
The future is bright! CFRS is looking forward to transitioning all of their leagues to the new facility and very much want you to be part of that move. Register for an upcoming league and tell your friends – adult rec soccer has a new Chicago home.
 
 

 

28 July 3:29 pm

Prior to Saturday's friendly vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Fire players Patrick Ianni and Matt Fondy joined Spurs counterparts Zeki Fryers and Tom Carroll to pay visits to patients at the University of Illinois Children's Hospital. 

A look at some of their stops:

26 July 10:24 pm

Select shots from the Fire's friendly with Tottenham Hotspur presented by MiAllstate.

21 July 12:53 pm

Highlights from the first stop on Tottenham Hotspur's North American Tour vs. the Seattle Sounders.

19 July 10:31 pm

Select shots from the Fire's draw with the Union presented by MiAllstate

12 July 11:00 pm

Select shots from the Fire's 1-0 win over the Revolution presented by MiAllstate

11 July 9:31 am

As many of you may recall, the Chicago Fire’s very own Gonzalo Segares was recognized as one of three Modern Hispanic Gentlemen last year for his charitable efforts and work in the community.

The honor has now presented him with an opportunity to continue the positive work by potentially helping him earn an additional $5,000 for the Chicago Fire Foundation. 

But he needs your help.

Between now and August 8, you can show your support for Gonzalo and the Foundation by voting online.

Every vote will get him closer to the $5,000, which would be used to support the many community-based initiatives and youth programs offered by the Foundation, including the P.L.A.Y.S. Program, Premier Skills and more.

Help Sega and the Chicago Fire Foundation by voting here.

09 July 9:31 pm

Select shots from the Fire's 3-1 win over the Silverbacks.

08 July 12:27 pm

It had been a long-time coming and put off a bit by Gonzalo Segares' ankle injury earlier this season but the Costa Rican's appearance in the Fire's 1-1 draw at Sporting KC had a ring of history to it. 

With the 90 minute shift, Segares played his 216th regular season game for the club, moving him past goalkeeper Zach Thornton for third all-time on the club's MLS regular season appearance list, joining current Fire assistant coach CJ Brown (1st, 296) and teammate Logan Pause (2nd, 279).

Fire kitman Charles Raycroft worked a little magic and made the trio these jerseys to commemorate the occasion...

Congrats to Gonzalo on joining the club and thanks to all three of you for your 791 regular season matches and 35 years of combined service to the Fire! 

For your reference, here is the club's Top 15 MLS Appearance List:

Rank Player Games Played Years
1 C.J. Brown 296 1998-2010
2 Logan Pause 279* 2003-present
3 Gonzalo Segares 216* 2005-present
4 Zach Thornton 215 1998-2006
5 Chris Armas 214 1998-2007
6 Jesse Marsch 200 1998-2005
7 Chris Rolfe 178 2005-2009, 2012-2014
8 Justin Mapp 174 2003-2010
9 Patrick Nyarko 169* 2008-present
10 Diego Gutierrez 157 1998-2001, 2006-2008
11 Ante Razov 155 1998-2004
12 Jim Curtin 151 1998-2007
13 Sean Johnson 116* 2010-present
14 Peter Nowak 114 1998-2002
15 Marco Pappa 112 2008-2012

See more historical Fire player stats in the TrueCar Player Registry.