CHICAGO(January 25, 2021) – Chicago Fire FC this morning announced that President Nelson Rodríguez has stepped down from his position.
“I began discussing my future with Owner and Chairman Joe Mansueto last month. At this transformational time for the organization, and after five years with the Fire, I’m ready for a change and I’m looking forward to taking on new challenges,” said Rodríguez. “I always tried to do what was best for the Club and I am grateful to Joe for his enormous support and to Andrew Hauptman for the opportunity originally given to me. The Club is moving in an exciting direction and I wish the team, the staff and fans the very best of luck.”
“For five years, Nelson has dedicated himself and given his everything to the Club,” said Mansueto. “He has helped me tremendously over the course of our first year working together and I am grateful for that. We thank him for his loyal service to the Fire and we wish him all the best moving forward.”
Rodríguez originally joined the Fire in September 2015 as General Manager. In January 2018, he took on an expanded role as President and GM. In 2020, Rodríguez began focusing solely on all business areas of the Club, namely the Fire’s transition back to the city of Chicago and Soldier Field.