Chicago Fire FC Re-Signs Defender Jonathan Bornstein


CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2021) – Chicago Fire FC today announced that the Club has re-signed defender Jonathan Bornstein to a one-year contract. The 2022 campaign will mark Bornstein’s fourth season with the Fire.

“Jonny has proven to be a strong leader for the Club, on and off the field, and we’re pleased that he will be returning for another season,” said Sporting Director Georg Heitz. “In addition to his leadership qualities, Jonny is a talented and experienced defender who will provide competition within the roster. We look to forward working with him again in 2022.”

Bornstein, 37, originally joined the Fire midway through the 2019 season on July 22, 2019. Since signing with the Club, the defender has been a mainstay along the backline, tallying 61 appearances (49 starts) across the last three seasons.

Most recently, Bornstein made 30 appearances (25 starts) during the 2021 campaign, marking the second-most appearances in a single season in his MLS career. Additionally, in 2021, Bornstein led the team in interceptions (81) and clearances (11) and ranked third in aerial duels won (63).

The Fire will kick off its 25th season in MLS on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Inter Miami CF (5:00 p.m. CT), before playing its 2022 home opener on Saturday, March 5 against Orlando City SC at Soldier Field. Scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. CT, the match against Orlando City will mark the earliest home opener in Club history.

Season tickets for the 2022 campaign are currently available for purchase here. The complete 2022 regular season schedule will be announced at a later date. 

Transaction: Chicago Fire FC re-signs defender Jonathan Bornstein to a one-year contract.