|Full name||Chicago Fire Soccer Club|
Men in Red
|Founded||October 8, 1997|
|Stadium||Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois|
|Head Coach||Raphaël Wicky|
|Current League||Major League Soccer|
|2019||Major League Soccer, Eastern Conference: 8th|
|Website||Club home page|
Chicago Fire Football Club is an American professional association football club based in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois. The team competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The organization is named for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and was founded on October 8, 1997; the event's 126th anniversary. In their first league season in 1998, the Fire won the MLS Cup as well as the U.S. Open Cup (the "double"). They have also won U.S. Open Cups in 2000, 2003, and 2006; in addition to the 2003 MLS Supporters' Shield.
The Fire maintain an extensive development system, consisting of the Chicago Fire Premier (Premier Development League and Super-20 League teams), the Chicago Fire NPSL team, the Chicago Fire Development Academy, and the Chicago Fire Juniors youth organization. They also operate the Chicago Fire Foundation, the team's community-based charitable division. Toyota Park is the Fire's home stadium. The team's head coach is Frank Yallop.
|MLS Cup Winners|
1996: D.C. United · 1997: D.C. United · 1998: Chicago Fire · 1999: D.C. United · 2000: Kansas City Wizards · 2001: San Jose Earthquakes · 2002: Los Angeles Galaxy · 2003: San Jose Earthquakes · 2004: D.C. United · 2005: Los Angeles Galaxy · 2006: Houston Dynamo · 2007: Houston Dynamo · 2008: Columbus Crew · 2009: Real Salt Lake · 2010: Colorado Rapids · 2011: LA Galaxy · 2012: LA Galaxy · 2013: Sporting Kansas City · 2014: LA Galaxy ·