Ze Doppelgangers Pt. 2

Who do Players and Tech Staff look like?

Shemar Moore & C.J. Brown

Perhaps the best match of any of the 30 players and staff identified, C.J.
Brown and Shemar Moore basically look like twins. Ironically, both have ties to
California’s Bay Area, as the former
Young and the Restless
star was born in Oakland and attended Santa Clara
University on a baseball scholarship. Though born in Eugene, OR Brown played
college soccer at San Jose State University before playing his first
professional season with the San Francisco Bay Seals in the USL…

Mark Consuelos and Wilman Conde

with the soap theme, these two aren’t the best match but still bare some
resemblance to each other. The All My Children star, better known for his role
as Kelly Ripa’s husband was born in Zaragoza, Spain but grew up in Lebanon, IL,
learning English through watching American television. Sounds familiar? After
joining the Fire from Colombian side Millionarios, Conde learned English
through playing video games.

Chris Rock and Dasan Robinson

I’ve racked
my brain for a while now… These two have nothing but their looks in common, but
wow, good call on my part…

Rod Stewart and assistant coach Larry

Is the
explanation even necessary? Stewart, who counts Glasgow Celtic as his favorite
team has had a few different looks over the years and so has Sunderland –
they’ve both settled on this style and they look pretty similar, though I’ll
give Larry the edge in the singing department…

Pharrell and Mike Banner

One of the
obvious ones, though I thought long and hard about matching Mike Banner with
John Legend. Like some of the guys above, this pair has some connections…
Banner is from D.C., while Pharrell was born in Virginia. They also match up
well together as Pharrell is a performance artist, record producer and even
fashion designer – on the field just this season Banner has lined up at left
back as well as on the left and right wings… Jack of all trades, much?

Jose Luis Rodriguez & Carlos de
los Cobos

It’s the
hair – it’s really the hair.  For
those unaware, “El Puma” Rodriguez is a famous Latin-American singer,
telenovela actor and now Carlos de los Cobos lookalike.

David Schwimmer and Victor Pineda

More than
you think… At 17, Victor Pineda is by far the youngest player on the Fire
roster so my original thought was to go with a similarly young celebrity, the
problem – Justin Bieber doesn’t look anything like him. David Schwimmer who I’d
rather remember for his work as himself on
Your Enthusiasm
and as Captain Herbert Sobel in Band of Brothers is what Victor Pineda could look like in a few

Bradley Cooper and Steven Kinney

It’s all in
the eyes folks, but the soft-spoken Kinney is nothing like the loud boisterous
character we’ve come to see Cooper play in
and as the evil boyfriend in Wedding

Rob Lowe and Peter Lowry

Peter caught
wind of this project and told me he looked like Rob Lowe… Too bad he didn’t
know I’m a near obsessive fan of
The West
and looked for any way possible to include an actor from the show in
this project.  These two also have
a similar connection having both found their way to California in their youth
after being born out east; Lowe in Charlottesville, VA and Lowry in Missoula,
MT. To do you one better, Sam Seaborn, Lowe’s character in
The West Wing, is also a native of California. #WestWingFacts

Scott Sandalow and Corben Bone

I know what
you’re saying… Who’s Scott Sandalow? He’s not a celebrity… Oh contraire… From
the first day he began working here as our Content Coordinator, I decided he
and Corben were twins. Maybe Scott’s not famous, but to let this one pass just
didn’t seem right…

Stay tuned
for day three of the Fire Celebrity Doppelganger series… The 10 players and
staff that remain are Baggio Husidic, Collins John, Nery Castillo, Frank
Klopas, Alvaro Briones, John Thorrington, Deris Umanzor, Mike Matkovich,
Gonzalo Segares and Patrick Nyarko.

Guess one of the 10 I use either by
tweeting to
@ChicagoFire or posting your ideas on the Fire Facebook page – If I use it, win a FREE ticket to the Fire match vs. Kansas City on
October 12 with the option to buy more tickets at a discounted rate…



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