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Chicago Fire's 15 to 100
A look at the 15 Chicago Fire players that have reached the century milestone over the course of the club's first 15 seasons.
Storified by Chicago Fire Soccer Club · Thu, May 17 2012 13:53:22
Fire 15 to 100: #1 Jesse MarschChicago Fire Soccer Club
Fire midfielder Jesse Marsch became the first player to record 100 MLS regular season appearances for the club, playing 100 minutes and assisting on Dema Kovalenko's 73rd minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw vs. New England on June 23, 2001
Fire 15 to 100: #2 Zach ThorntonChicago Fire Soccer Club
Goalkeeper Zach Thornton was the second Fire player to hit 100 MLS appearances for the club, making three saves in a 1-1 draw at Colorado on August 4, 2001.
Fire 15 to 100: #3 C.J. BrownChicago Fire Soccer Club
Defender C.J. Brown was the third player to make 100 MLS appearances for the club, going 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory at San Jose on August 18, 2001 near his old college stomping grounds of Spartan Stadium.
Fire 15 to 100: #4 Peter NowakChicago Fire Soccer Club
The club's first captain, midfielder Peter Nowak was the fourth player in Fire history to earn 100 MLS appearances, going 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss to the club he would eventually lead to the 2004 MLS Cup as a coach, D.C. United on March 30, 2002.
Fire 15 to 100: #5 Ante RazovChicago Fire Soccer Club
The club's all-time leading goal scorer, Ante Razov became the fifth Fire player to register 100 MLS appearances for the club, playing 100 minutes in a 1-1 draw at San Jose on May 26, 2002.
Fire 15 to 100: #6 Chris ArmasChicago Fire Soccer Club
Nearly a year to the day that Ante Razov became the fifth Fire player to hit 100 appearances, captain Chris Armas achieved the feat, playing 57 minutes in a 4-0 romp vs. Colorado on May 25, 2003.
Fire 15 to 100: #7 Evan WhitfieldChicago Fire Soccer Club
Current Fire color analyst Evan Whitfield became the seventh Fire player to reach 100 appearances, going 90 minutes in a 2-0 victory vs. New England on September 25, 2004.
Fire 15 to 100: #8 Jim CurtinChicago Fire Soccer Club
A week after Evan Whitfield achieved the feat, teammate Jim Curtin became the eighth player in club history to hit 100 regular season appearances, playing 90 minutes and assisting on Andy Herron's 80th minute equalizer in a 3-3 draw at Columbus on October 2, 2004.
Fire 15 to 100: #9 Diego GutierrezChicago Fire Soccer Club
Into his second stint with the Fire in 2006, midfielder Diego Gutierrez played 90 minutes and assisted on Nate Jaqua's 51st minute goal in his 100th appearance for the club in a 2-1 loss to New England on July 8, 2006.
Fire 15 to 100: #10 Justin MappChicago Fire Soccer Club
Just three days before his 22nd birthday, midfielder Justin Mapp became the youngest player in club history to reach 100 regular season appearances, playing 61 minutes and assisting on Gonzalo Segares' 21st minute goal in a 3-2 victory at his former team D.C. United on October 15, 2006.
Fire 15 to 100: #11 Logan PauseChicago Fire Soccer Club
Current Fire captain Logan Pause became the 11th player in club history to hit 100 MLS appearances, logging 90 minutes in midfield in a 3-1 loss at Toronto FC on May 12, 2007.
Fire 15 to 100: #12 Gonzalo SegaresChicago Fire Soccer Club
By virtue of getting the start in the club's match vs Kansas City on April 18, 2009, defender Gonzalo Segares beat out fellow 2005 MLS SuperDraft selection and former roommate Chris Rolfe by just over an hour in becoming the 12th player to reach 100 MLS appearances for the club. Segares went the full 90, seeing Brian McBride put the side ahead 2-0 inside the first 20 minutes before former Fire forward Josh Wolff scored a brace to equalize.
Fire 15 to 100: #13 Chris RolfeChicago Fire Soccer Club
A substitute in the April 18, 2009 match vs. Kansas City, Rolfe played 13 minutes as he became the 13th player in Fire history to reach 100 MLS appearances for the club. The recently returned striker celebrated his milestone with former roommate Gonzalo Segares, who earned his 100th career appearance by starting the 2-2 draw.
Fire 15 to 100: #14 Patrick NyarkoChicago Fire Soccer Club
Just like his number, attacker Patrick Nyarko became the 14th player in Fire history to achieve 100 MLS regular season appearances earlier this year, starting and playing the full 66 minutes in a weather-shortened 1-1 draw vs. Houston on April 15, 2012 at Toyota Park.
Fire 15 to 100: almost #15 Marco PappaChicago Fire Soccer Club
Fire midfielder Marco Pappa will become the 15th player in club history and second youngest player to reach the century mark with an appearance in Sunday's match at Portland.