Chicago Fire NPSL

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Chicago Fire NPSL
Chicago Fire Soccer Club.svg
Full name Chicago Fire NPSL
Nickname(s) Fire
Founded 2007
Stadium Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
Ground Capacity 20,000
Owner United States Jason Kolisch
Head Coach United States Brian Roberts
League National Premier Soccer League
2010 2nd, Midwest
Playoffs: DNQ
Current season

Chicago Fire NPSL is an American soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Founded in 2007, the team plays in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Midwest Division.

The team plays its home games on the turf practice field at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, where the senior Chicago Fire team plays. The team's colors are red and white.

History[edit]

The team began an offshoot of the Rockford Raptors organization, who were members of the old USISL in the early 1990s, and played for seven seasons in the USISL Pro League and USL Premier Development League, reaching the Conference Playoffs on two occasions before leaving the league at the end of the 2000 season.

The team re-formed in 2007 and played their first season in the National Premier Soccer League in Rockford, Illinois as the Raptors, before moving to Bridgeview and adopting their current name prior to the 2008 season after signing a formal agreement to become an official development program for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer programme. The NPSL team often shares players with its counterpart in the USL Premier Development League, with players moving from the NPSL team to the PDL team when the NPSL season ends.

Players[edit]

2010 Roster[edit]

Source: [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States Anel Bajrektarevic
United States Monroe Bell Jr
United States Eduardo Bernal
Antigua and Barbuda Luke Blakely
United States Taylor Bond
United States Jon Brehm
United States Carlos Bucio
United States Travis DeLeon
United States Andrew Duran
United States Matt Eliason
Brazil Rodrigo Faria
United States Peter Gallagher
United States Marcus Greer
United States Francisco Guzman
United States Nestor Hernandez
United States Alexander Konchar
England Kieron Lewis
United States Marko Markovic
United States Alejandro Munoz
No. Position Player
United States Emilio Munoz
United States Andrew Nuno
United States Dorin Oprea
United States Al Palar
United States Jose Perez
England James Potton
United States Steven Purdy
United States Robert Ritchie-Sitith
United States Ryan Schwarz
United States Sam Sprauer
United States Ivan Stanisavljevic
United States Cody Stanley
United States Michael Tilatti
United States Javier Torres
United States Paul Tracy
United States Samuel Vanaria
United States Tony Walls
Poland Krystian Witkowski

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
2007 4 NPSL 5th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Did not qualify Did not enter
2010 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Did not qualify Did not enter
2011 4 NPSL 5th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

External links[edit]