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.
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
- 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.)
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: email@example.com.
|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|
Training Center Info
Weekly Training Schedule
Wednesday, July 16 Off
Thursday, July 17 Training 10:30 a.m. CT – Toyota Park Stadium Field* – Entire session open to media. Media availability will take immediately following training.
Friday, July 18 Training 10:30 a.m. CT – Toyota Park*^
Saturday, July 19 Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union – Toyota Park – 7:30 p.m. CT – My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley 107.9 FM
Sunday, July 20 Training 10:30 a.m. CT*^
Monday, July 21 Travel to San Jose
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Media members that have sent an email RSVP will be alerted of any changes.
Team Offices and Important Phone Numbers