Monthly Archives: September 2011

WATCH: Has the Chicago Fire’s equipment manager discovered the club’s shirt sponsor for next season?

Dentyne Fire - Chicago's next shirt sponsor?

In the latest edition of Soccer Jobs, created by Major League Soccer, Chicago Fire equipment manager Charles Raycroft  talks about his role with the club and what he does on the day of a match. Roy might even deserve a promotion for his clever idea found at 1:35 in this video. I don’t know about you, but I think this would look absolutely awesome on the front of the Fire’s jerseys next season. After all, the club are still searching for a new sponsor…

The video can be viewed here.


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Chicago Fire International round-up

It’s been a slow week or so around Chicago amidst another mid-season international break. The United States Men’s National Team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica last Friday in Jurgen Klinsmann’s second match in charge, but in Chicago Fire news, both Marco Pappa and Orr Barouch have been in action for their respective countries. Continue reading


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A day in the life of Jon Conway

Officialfiresoccer released a unique video today featuring goalkeeper Jon Conway filmed by the man himself. The veteran ‘keeper provides fans with an inside look into what he does on the day of a match and how he prepares himself mentally and physically. He also gives a sneak peak into his wardrobe. Should’ve gone with the bow tie, Jon…

A day in the life of Jon Conway can be watched here.

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Don’t Stop Living In the Red: A sport fan’s views on his first Chicago Fire match

Attending your first Chicago Fire match is the type of experience you don’t forget very quickly. That will certainly be the case for Alex Smith, a Michigan native and friend of mine, who attended his first ever Fire match on Saturday in the Fire’s 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Toyota Park. Alex was in for a real treat that day too as the men in red put forth one of their best performances of the season to register back-to-back home wins for the first time this season. As always, Section 8 was also in full voice all night long to ensure his first experience at Toyota Park was one to remember. I caught up with Alex to talk to him about his thoughts on attending his first Chicago Fire match. Continue reading

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