The Big Picture

Posada calls new position a challenge


 The Chicago Fire have a new president.

Julian Posada, an American with Colombian heritage who enjoys soccer and even though he does not consider himself a fan, assumed his new position on September 16th, the same day that the Hispanic Heritage Month festivities start in the United States.

Posada honestly admits he has no previous experience leading a soccer franchise, but he also didn’t have any previous experience before he became a top executive at Hoy newspaper in Chicago, a job in which he excelled before being an integral part in developing an L.A. edition of the newspaper, which is owned by the Tribune Company.

In his own words, assuming control of the Fire will be a challenge, but nothing out of the ordinary.

“It’s basic stuff”, said Posada regarding the chores he’ll have to take care of as the Fire’s top executive.

"It’s going to be tough and we’ll have to maximize our limited resources,” he admits.

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