Chicago Fire Head To The Pacific Northwest To Take On Seattle Sounders FC

A look at the week ahead for the Men in Red as they prepare to travel to Seattle

Patrick Nyarko

Photo Credit: 
Brian Kersey Chicago Fire

 

CHICAGO FIRE BATTLE SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC AT CENTURYLINK FIELD
The Chicago Fire (10-10-5, 35 points) head to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Sounders FC (12-8-4, 40 points) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Network/La Ley 107.9).
 
Saturday marks the first and only match between the two sides this season. The Fire fell 2-1 to the Sounders at Toyota Park in their last meeting on April 28, 2012.
 
The Sounders will play host to Chivas USA on Wednesday, Sept. 4 prior to Saturday’s match against the Fire.
 
CHICAGO FIRE TRAINING SCHEDULE: September 4 – September 9
 
Wednesday, Sept. 4      Training 9:30 a.m.*^
Thursday, Sept. 5          Training 9:30 a.m.*^
Friday, Sept. 6              Depart for Seattle
                                    Training in Seattle TBA
Saturday, Sept. 7          Chicago Fire at Seattle Sounders FC – CenturyLink Field – 9:00 p.m. CT – NBC Sports Network/La Ley 107.9         
Sunday, Sept. 8            Return to Chicago
Monday, Sept. 9           Training 11:00 a.m.*^
 
*Training will take place on the Toyota Park Practice Field unless otherwise noted     
^Times are approximate and subject to change. Fire players and coaches will be made available following training. If you plan on attending practice this week, please contact the Chicago Fire Communications Department for updated times and locations. Please contact Eunice Kim at ekim@chicago-fire.com for media requests.
 
CHICAGO FIRE vs. Seattle Sounders FC
 
-       The Fire are 0-4-3 all-time in MLS Regular Season matches played against the Sounders, including a 0-2-1 record on the road.
-       The Men in Red are 2-6-3 on the road this season in MLS play.
-       The Fire will be without the services of midfielder Joel Lindpere (Estonia) and Arevalo Rios (Uruguay) who are currently with their respective nations for FIFA World Cup Qualifying.
-       The Sounders are 7-1-3 in matches played at home this season.
 
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB ANNOUNCES #cf97ThirdKit DESIGN CONTEST FINALISTS
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced that the Chicago Fire and The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., have chosen the five final designs for the #cf97ThirdKit design contest.
 
The club partnered with iconic jersey sponsor The Quaker Oats Company to launch the #cf97ThirdKit design contest, asking Fire supporters to submit designs for the jersey the Fire plans to unveil at the club’s Anniversary game in 2014. The club received hundreds of submissions and along with Quaker Oats, selected the five best entries that can be found here. The first round of voting is now open and will run until 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, September 6, 2013 at www.Chicago-Fire.com.
 
The top three designs with the most votes will enter a second round of online voting. Fans can vote up to ten times per e-mail address per day.
 
The winning design will become a part of Fire history and will be scheduled to make its debut for the Anniversary game in 2014, in addition to other future matchday opportunities. The winner will also receive round trip airfare and accommodations for two to attend the Fire’s match against the Portland Timbers in 2014, including a private tour of the adidas campus in Portland, an opportunity to meet with adidas jersey designers and $500.00 to spend at the adidas employee store. All five selected designers will receive two tickets to sit in the Chicago Fire’s Second Star Club for a Fire match.
 
Full #cf97ThirdKit rules and regulations can be found here. 
 
CHICAGO FIRE TO HOST FIRST SOCCER & STYLE FASHION SHOW
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club will host a fashion show featuring Chicago Fire players and coaches at the first Soccer & Style event at ROOF on theWit (201 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601) on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CT.
 
Hosted by the Chicago Fire Foundation, Fire players will walk the runway in this season’s hottest looks, supplied by Diesel, Penguin and Chicago Fire apparel.
 
Tickets to the event, which start at $50 for general admission and include a glass of Moet Hennessey champagne and $75 for an upgraded VIP ticket that also includes a glass of Moet Hennessey champagne, in addition to reserved seating for the runway show, a gift bag, and a raffle ticket for an exclusive Wit hotel prize package can be purchased here.
 
For additional information, please visit www.Chicago-Fire.com or call 708-496-6751.