The Chicago Fire suffered a season full of setbacks in 2015, culminating in a league-worst 30 point campaign. The Fire are looking to rekindle that spark with a new management team who have a new vision for the four-time US Open Cup winners and 1998 MLS Cup champion.
With new beginnings comes a new dynamic home kit that marks the return of a traditional look for Chicago. The kit from league-wide provider adidas was unveiled Monday as the club formally began their preseason.
The horizontal stripe that has been a staple of Chicago’s kits returns in white, with new sponsor Valspar within the stripe. A thin sublimated dark stripe above the white bar can be seen. The Fire’s badge has a lenticular effect, with miniature Fire badges inside the club’s badge.
The soccer club from the Second City’s newest home kit for the 2016 MLS season comes in red with white and navy details. The v-neck collar has white and navy trim, with matching sleeve cuff trim. Adidas’ will-known sleeve stripes have moved down to the sides under the arm, coming in navy.
The neck tape inside the shirt has the message “Live Red” in a darker red etched on.
The neck stripe at the back features two interlocking fire axes with a six-pointed star based from Chicago’s city flag in red over a navy and white two-toned stripe.
The jock tag at the bottom of the shirt has a sublimated version of Chicago’s city flag, unabashed for their love of the Windy City.
The Chicago Fire 2016 Home Jersey is available at World Soccer Shop.