Ze Doppelgangers Pt. 1

Who do Players and Tech Staff look like?

 Have you ever seen a Chicago Fire player and thought they
were a dead-on celebrity? With the help from some staff and a few of you, I’ve
compiled a list of doppelgangers for all 25 first team players and five
technical staff members to display over the next three days here at Chicago-Fire.com.

Calen Carr &
Sanjaya Malakar

I asked Calen Carr in the podcast last week if he could grow
back his hair so we could get rid of all the questions related to why he cut it
during preseason. The real reason I wanted to see those long locks come back
though was so this side-by-side with American Idol starlet embarrassment
Sanjaya Malakar would be more authentic… Fire fans young and old though
remember Calen’s hair and we still have this preseason head shot, thought to be
one of the last photos of his mop that make this doppelganger comparison so
perfect.  PS: Sorry Calen

Congrats to Twitter
@Hove for guessing this

Brian McBride & Aaron

Ironic because Eckhart played Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight
and after a number of blows to the head, McBride has certainly had at least Two
Faces (lame attempt at a joke) over the years… 

Logan Pause &
Michael Cera

A lot of people suggested that I needed to just put Logan
and teammate Peter Lowry side-by-side for this one – Peter is after all called
“Mini-Logs” by his teammates and referees have more than once mixed them up
during games… In the end I felt the joke was played out. We needed something fresh... So I harkened back to one of my first days working with the Fire, a day that I
realized Logan was a pretty dead-on alike with Michael Cera of Arrested
Development and seemingly every movie that needs an awkward teen in a lead
role… For the record Logan, you are way cooler than George Michael Bluth,
Paulie Bleeker and Scott Pilgrim put together.

Aron Hyde & Josh

Yeah, not the greatest one… Not everyone is a dead on
lookalike of someone else, though the good thing with this is now Aziz Ansari
fans know who Josh Duhamel is…

Freddie Ljungberg
& Mark McGrath

This one isn’t current but back in his Arsenal days Freddie
and the Sugar Ray lead man, turned trashing entertainment television host could
have been considered twins. ..

Sean Johnson &

Maybe this one isn’t the best either, though Facebook fan
Patrick Douglas agreed with me. On another level, rookie goalkeeper Sean
Johnson will soon have more NAPA Save of the Week awards then Jay-Z has
platinum records. Mark it.

Marco Pappa &
Orlando Bloom

This one’s surprising until you see their photos
side-by-side… Through a number backflips this season, I’m fairly convinced
Marco is more acrobatic than Orlando, who I’m sure used lots of cables and
special effects to pull of his moves Pirates of the Caribbean 6, I mean 3.

Bratislav Ristic
& a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Consider this hazing of the “new” guy. Yes, Bratislav
trialed with the team for nearly two months, but he’s the newest member of the
Fire…  JG-L  has grown so much since his crazy role
as Tommy Solomon on Third Rock from the
… Bratislav, forgive me.

Krzysztof Krol &
Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre from Casino Royale)

Mads Mikkelsen, I mean Le Chiffre, plays poker against James
Bond to earn winnings in order to finance terrorism. Krzysztof Krol terrorizes wingers
that travel down the right flank and look at those cheek bones!

Kwame Watson-Siriboe &
Bill Bellamy

This one may be a bit of a stretch, but it allows me to
raise the question, whatever happened to Bill Bellamy? The guy was perhaps the
best-ever MTV VJ not named Paulie Shore… 

That ends Day 1 of Celebrity Doppelgangers, Chicago Fire Edition... Comment here with your predictions on the rest of the team for the next two day's posts and if you're right, win a FREE ticket to our match vs. Kansas City on October 12 with the option to purchase more at a discounted rate.


Jeff Crandall is the Team Writer for the Chicago Fire. Follow him on Twitter @JefeCrandall.