Chicago Fire Primary Jersey -
The evolution of club’s primary kit. The 2012 version brings more blue into the kit than previous editions. For the first time the traditional contrast panel across the chest is in Fire Blue. It extends across the sides and into the sleeves allowing for the ClimaCool mesh to be placed for ventilation and moisture management. Formotion technology cut lines allow the wearer freedom to move without the jersey being constricting. A traditional collar returns to the kit for the first time since the club’s 1998-99 seasons.
The open neck placket incorporates the traditional white that has been part of the Fire home kit since their inception in 1998. White adidas 3-Stripes, adidas corporate logo, back collar and on the sleeves continue the use of white on the primary kit.
The Chicago Fire team crest is heat applied to reduce weight and ensure player comfort with no seam lines to sew down the crest. The holographic MLS Championship star is above the team crest representing the club’s 1998 MLS Cup championship.
The side panels below the blue inset panel have the diamond plate emboss with a Fire screen print at the lower right hem. The back neck tape also has the Diamond plate pattern with the Chicago Fire logo. adidas authentic holographic transfer at the right hem and Formotion call out at the left hem.
The mesh ClimaCool panel just below the collar on the back of the jersey incorporates the 3 key tenets of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club: Tradition. Honor. Passion. Each separated by one of the six-pointed stars of the Flag of Chicago.
Chicago Fire Secondary Jersey -
Inspired by the Flag of Chicago, the Secondary kit is blue with horizontal lines that are created by using the stripes and four stars from the civic flag representing Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933. The two stripes surrounding the four stars are created using a special ink to be raised with the red stars and light blue bar flat on the jersey. The back neck tape follows the Flag of Chicago by using the two light blue stripes and the four six-pointed stars in red.
The traditional red V-neck collar and neck insets remind teams they are playing the Chicago Fire. ClimaCool technology for heat and moisture management has been designed into the jersey. Formotion technology cut lines allow the wearer freedom to move without the jersey being constricting. Traditional white is incorporated into the Secondary kit as well with white adidas 3-Stripes and adidas corporate logo. Light blue contrast stitching highlights the front panel and sleeves of this jersey.
The mesh ClimaCool panel on the back of the jersey also incorporates the three key tenents of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club: Tradition. Honor. Passion. Each separated by one of the six-pointed stars of the Flag of Chicago.
MLS patch on the right sleeve and the United States flag on the left sleeve. adidas authentic holographic transfer at the right hem and Formotion call out at the left hem. The contrast hem panel also includes the official MLS Official Licensed Product transfer at the back.