Welcome

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club Communications Department looks forward to working with you during the 2014 season at Toyota Park. Please review the following information regarding credentials, access to team functions, interview procedures, team publications and parking at Toyota Park.

 

SEASON CREDENTIALS

Media with 2014 Chicago Fire full season credentials will have access to all Fire home games, including exhibitions and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games.

One season pass will be issued per media outlets that have demonstrated ongoing and consistent coverage of the Fire.

Any member of the media using media passes for unauthorized purposes or any manner deemed unsuitable by the Chicago Fire will have their credential revoked. All credentials are intended for the working media only and are nontransferable.

The following actions will result in the permanent seizure of the credential:
 

  • Requesting autographs at any time
  • Taking photographs with players/coaches/celebrities
  • Using credential for family or friends of a working media member
  • Conducting unauthorized interviews
  • Publishing content that is willfully false, as well as damaging, about the club and its staff, players and/or other Fire and/or Toyota Park employees and/or their family members
  • Unprofessional behavior (Cheering in the press box, consumption of alcoholic beverages, failure to abide by posted rules, etc.)

See the full Chicago Fire Media Policy here

 

INDIVIDUAL GAME CREDENTIALS

Requests for individual game credentials must be made at least 48 hours in advance on company letterhead and emailed to the Communications Department at: mediacredentials@chicago-fire.com.

 

Team Information

Team Information Medical Staff
Owner and Chairman, Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Chairman, Andell, Inc.: Andrew Hauptman
Head Athletic Trainer: Bo Leonard, MS, ATC, PES-NASM
Chief Operating Officer: Atul Khosla Assistant Athletic Trainer: Steve Bagus, ATC, NASM- PES
Head Coach and Director of Soccer: Frank Yallop Massage Therapist: Jake Bronowski, LMT
Technical Director: Brian Bliss Team Medical Director: Dr. Gilberto Munoz
First Assistant Coach: CJ Brown Team Chiropractor: Dr. Aaron Wolfe
Assistant Coach: Clint Mathis Orthopedic Physician: Dr. Jason Koh
Goalkeeping Coach: Aron Hyde Team Physical Therapist: Mike Shirilla, PT, DPT, PES
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tony Jouaux Team Podiatrist: Dr. Megan Leahy
Head of Scouting: Trevor James Team Vision Specialist: Dr. Steven Beckerman
Director of Soccer & Team Development : Paul Cadwell Team Dentist: Dr. Ronald Zelikow, D.D.S.
Director of Team Operations: Ron Stern Official Sports Medicine & Training Center: AthletiCo
Academy Director: Larry Sunderland  
Senior Coordinator of Team Operations: Alex Boler  
Juniors Affiliates Manager: Brian Roberts  
Academy Specialist: Kyle Retzlaf  
Head Equipment Manager: Charles Raycroft  
Assistant Equipment Manager: Allan Araujo  

 

FRONT OFFICE STAFF TECHNICAL STAFF
 

Communications Contacts

Doug Hicks
Vice President of Communications
Office Phone: 708-496-6724
Eunice Kim
Communications Specialist
ekim@chicago-fire.com
Office Phone: 708-496-6726

Training Center Info

The Chicago Fire train at the Toyota Park Practice Field, located just northwest of the stadium.
 

Weekly Training Schedule

CHICAGO FIRE TRAINING SCHEDULE: Aug. 19 - 25

Tuesday, Aug. 19          Training 10:30 a.m. CT*^
Wednesday, Aug. 20     Off
Thursday, Aug. 21         Training 10:30 a.m. CT* - Entire session open to media. Media availability will take immediately following training.
Friday, Aug. 22             Training 10:30 a.m. CT*^
Travel to Toronto
Saturday, Aug. 23         MLS Regular Season – Chicago Fire at Toronto FC – BMO Field – 6 p.m. CT – My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley 107.9 FM
Sunday, Aug. 24           Return to Chicago
Monday, Aug. 25           Training 10:30 a.m. CT*^

*Training will take place on the Toyota Park Practice Field unless otherwise noted. 

^Media availability will be held in the Toyota Park Media Room one hour prior to the listed start time of training and will run for approximately 45 minutes, typically from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Training will be open to media for the first 15 minutes of the session.

Media members interested in attending training are asked to RSVP to Eunice Kim at ekim@chicago-fire.com the evening before each session with the names of the players they are requesting to speak with to ensure that players are notified and available for interviews. Training times and locations are subject to change. If you plan on attending training, please contact the Chicago Fire Communications Department for updated times and locations.

 

Team Offices and Important Phone Numbers

Chicago Fire
Toyota Park
7000 S. Harlem Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455
 
Office Phone: 708-594-7200