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Chicago Fire NPSL

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

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

The team began an offshoot of the 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

2010 Roster

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

Notable former players

Year-by-year

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

Stadia

External links

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