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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Signs Academy Product Jeremiah Gutjahr

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that it has signed Academy product Jeremiah Gutjahr. He joins the Fire after progressing through the Indiana Fire Academy, a member of the Fire youth development system. Gutjahr is under contract for the 2019 season with a Club option for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons. The midfielder is the 11th Homegrown Player signing in Club history.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires Polish National Team Midfielder Przemyslaw Frankowski

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that it has acquired Polish National Team midfielder Przemyslaw Frankowski via transfer from Polish first-division club Jagiellonia Bialystok, utilizing Discretionary Targeted Allocation Money. The 23-year-old midfielder is under contract with the Fire through the 2022 MLS season. He will be added to the Fire's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

Willis, Crosby, De Jesus & others return to RailCats in 2019

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats re-signed infielders Alex Crosby, Andy De Jesus and Randy Santiesteban, outfielder Colin Willis, and catcher Wilfredo Gimenez for the 2019 campaign earlier this week.

“SKATE WITH THE GREATS” RETURNS TO PARKWAY BANK PARK SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park has once again partnered with the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association to present the seventh annual “Skate with the Greats” Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Parkway Bank Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI).

City of Whiting Partners with Calumet College of St. Joseph to Create New Mascot

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With the Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF) recently opening its doors in Whiting, it seems as though everyone has caught mascot fever. The City of Whiting is excited to announce a partnership with hometown college, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) to bring their new mascot to life in 2019. CCSJ President, Dr. Amy McCormack and staff are in the beginning stages with David Raymond Entertainment Group of West Grove, Pennsylvania to design and develop the story of their new Crimson Wave character.

Boomers Re-sign Jones & Thompson

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The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, have returned two familiar faces for the 2019 season. OF Dylan Jones and LHP Darrell Thompson are set to return to the Boomers in 2019.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires MLS Rights to Midfielder Amando Moreno

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the Club has acquired the MLS rights to 23-year-old midfielder Amando Moreno. The Fire acquired Moreno's rights from the New York Red Bulls during the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, held in Chicago on Jan. 11, in exchange for the No. 32 overall pick.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Receives 2018 Marisa Colaiano Community Relations Team of the Year Award

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was the recipient of the 2018 Marisa Colaiano Community Relations Team of the Year honor at the year-end MLS Club and Executive Awards ceremony, held Thursday evening in Chicago.