Tryout to Join the Chicago Fire First Team Ahead of the 2011 MLS Season

Fire Open Tryouts

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the club will hold its third annual open tryouts on Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Bridgeview Soccer & Sports Dome at 8900 S. 77th Ave. in Bridgeview, IL 60455. The tryout is open to male soccer players ages 18 and older who believe they can succeed at the Major League Soccer level. Members of the Fire Technical Staff will be on hand at the tryouts to observe and rank players.

Registration is $150 and each player is guaranteed an hour of playing time. Space at the tryout is limited. All interested players must register online by visiting Applications must be submitted online and applicants must have a valid e-mail address as registration forms will not be accepted via fax or over the phone. All registrants will be contacted with a schedule via e-mail on or before Tuesday, Jan. 4.

The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 3 at 5 PM CT. No registration forms will be accepted after that date.

For more information visit the club’s official website .

TRYOUT FORMAT*: The first round of tryouts will take place on Friday, Jan. 7 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT. Each player is required to attend the first round of tryouts and is guaranteed one hour of playing time. Each registrant will receive their time slot via email on or before Jan. 4. All players will be notified on site if they are to return for Day Two of the tryouts on Saturday, January 8 at 8:00 AM CT.

Round 1 - January 7

Round 2 - January 8 (morning)

Round 3 - January 8 (afternoon)

Day (1) & Day (2) morning session Players will be placed into teams of (8) v (8) + goalkeepers and each team will be allocated a one hour time slot. Players will be notified on site if they have been selected for the next stage.

DAY (2) afternoon session Players will be placed into teams of (11) v (11) and each team will be allocated a one hour time slot. Systematically players will be selected to move onto the next stage or notified if they have been cut.

*Information is subject to change.