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Beasley brothers united for Chicago's home opener against D.C.

Stoitchkov re-signs to play two more years
with Chicago Fire.

Chicago gains measure of redemption, taking title 2-1 over Fusion.

Guiterrez cleared to join national team, is called in for Costa Rica match.

Stoitchkov, Kovalenko lead way as Chicago defeats MetroStars 3-0.

Wolff nets rebound for golden goal, allowing shorthanded Chicago to shock Galaxy 2-1.

Ravoz finds net twice for Chicago, which is dominant in beating the MetroStars 3-1.

Wolff's tally in 22nd minute gives Fire a 1-0 victory over the Sockers in a spirited battle of Chicago.

Despite U.S. citizenship, Fire’s Gutierrez likely not eligible to join nationals.

Stoitchkov out for 8-10 weeks with groin tear; McBride also is injured.

Razov’s pair lifts Chicago past tired Tampa Bay 5-1.

Snitko pitches shutout in debut for Chicago, a 2-0 win over Columbus.

D.C. United, Chicago, maybe Los Angeles are class of MLS in 2000.

Could Stoichkov be on his way to Chicago in blockbuster 3-team deal?

Dallas burns Chicago with one of the greatest comebacks in MLS history.

Fire regains that championship look with 4-0 dismissal of Dallas.

D.C. United, Chicago take their shots for regional superiority.


Chicago Fire  Chicago Fire

Year Record Coach Notes
2000 17-9-6 Bob Bradley MLS runners-up
1999 18-14 Bob Bradley Lost conference semifinals
1998 20-12 Bob Bradley MLS champions
  • web site: regular season schedule & results
  • roster
  • Address
    311 Superior St., Suite #444
    Chicago, IL 60610
    phone: (312) 705-7200, (800) 551-FIRE (3473)
    public relations phone: (312) 705-7272 Adam Low, (312) 705-7271 Diana Lopez
    press box telephones: (312) 360-0926, 0927
    ticket info: (888) MLS-FIRE (657-3473)
    fax: (312) 705-7393
    press box fax: (312) 360-0914 (fax)

    Fan clubs
    Barn Burners Supporters Club

    Daily newspapers
    Chicago Sun-Times
    Chicago Tribune
    Chicago Sports
    Daily Herald
    The Washington Post

    Team officials
    Investor-operator: Philip F. Anschutz
    President: Robert Sanderman
    General manager: Peter Wilt
    Head coach: Bob Bradley

    Team staff
    Assistant coaches: Mike Jeffries, Denis Hamlett
    Strenth and conditioning coach: Frank Klopas
    Goalkeeper coach: Daryl Shore
    Team administrator: Ron Stern
    Head athletic trainer: Rich Monis
    Equipment manager: David Kammarman
    Official sports medicine & training center: Athletico Sports Medicine
    Team physician: Preston Wolin, M.D.
    Training center: Lake Forest College, (847) 482-0965
    Team photographer: Michael Stahlschmidt
    PA announcer: Howard Balson (English), Tom Wisniewski (Polish), Leonardo Javier (Spanish)
    Gameday statisticians: Gary Baker, Willie Ficus, Tom Landi, Henry Lewin, Jonathan Passman, Sig Salz

    Game information
    Stadium: Soldier Field
    MLS capacity: 24,955 (total capacity 66,944)
    Field dimensions: 70 yds. x 116 yds
    Playing surface: Grass
    Team colors: Red, navy blue, metallic silver
    Ticket Prices: $25, $20, $15, $10
    Fire television: FOX Sports Net Chicago
    Fire television announcers: Brian Davis, Kenny Stern
    Fire radio: WNVR AM1030 (Polish), WIND AM 560 (Spanish)
    Fire radio announcers: (Polish) Jacek Zielinski, Leszek Dorosz, (Spanish) Ricky Ballester, Gamaliel Ramirez
    Conference: Central
    Visiting team hotel: Hyatt McCormick Place, (312) 567-1234

    Administrative staff
    Director, communications: Adam Low
    Assistant director, media relations: Diana Lopez
    Media relations assistant: Kathryn Knapp
    Director, community relations: M. Denise Wilmer
    Community relations: Denis Hamlett
    Foundation program coordinator: Jessica Yavitz
    Senior director, marketing: Steve Pastorino
    Manager, corporate sales / media buyer: Cesar Cazares
    Senior manager, corporate sales: Kurt Wise
    Manager, corporate sales: Yaro Dachniwsky
    Marketing intern: Matt Watson
    Manager, sponsor programs: Trent Sheridan
    Director, operations: Scott DeBolt
    Director, ticket sales: Kevin Spudic
    Ticket manager: Dan Garnett
    Assistant ticket manager: Mary Mazza
    Manager, group ticket sales: Curt Mosel
    Coordinator, special sales programs: Peter Marafatsos
    Senior account executives: Carlo Castilla, Steve DiLenardi, Vince Formanek, Dave Metzger, David Quinn, Andrew Stengren, TJ Varecka
    Crowd building coordinator: Jenny Church
    Executive assistant to general manager: Ellen Stenard
    Receptionist: Maria Zamora

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