The Chicago Fire has a new third kit crafted by a fan that is definitely Chicago-inspired. The kit debuted in a scoreless draw against the Montreal Impact on October 5th.
In July 2013, the Chicago Fire held a contest left for the fans to determine what the club should wear on their Anniversary game in the 2014 season. Many creative and colorful designs were showcased throughout the contest, but the club had to choose a winner. The winning design went to Freddy Christiano, an architect from Chicago.
The “Heart on your Sleeve” third kit is a special black kit with white and sky blue details. The shirt has a black v-neck collar. The neck stripe on the inner collar has the full name of the club, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, inside a Chicago city flag-themed design, with white and sky blue trim and red six-pointed stars on each end. The nape of the shirt has an arched white stripe with an unique alternate logo beneath it.
The right sleeve is sky blue and comes with a white sleeve panel with four stars inside, inspired by the city flag. An MLS logo appears between the stars. The adidas shoulder stripes are white. The badge appears monochrome in white, except for a red C in the middle. Under a white Quaker sponsor logo, a gradient sky blue and white stripe streaks up, fading away before reaching the upper chest. The back has a similar three-layered gradient design on the lower left side.
When the Fire took on the Impact, the look came complete with black shorts with white stripes and sky blue trim, and sky blue socks with black details. The numbers on the back of the kit had the red stars from the city flag over the sky blue. The game-worn jerseys were then auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Chicago Fire Foundation.