Chicago Fire president and general manager Nelson Rodríguez hosted his second live media roundtable of 2018 on Wednesday at Toyota Park.


Watch the replay of the event via the video player above, as Rodríguez took questions from local and national media on the club's 2018 season to this point.


Topics covered:


  • Opening statement
  • On recent additions Nicolas Hasler and Nicolas Del Grecco and the continued search for new players
  • On how the Club has handled supporter relations of late
  • (ESP & ENG) On Section 8's support of Sector Latino
  • On the level of player he's looking for in this window
  • On the trade of Jon Bakero for Nicolas Hasler
  • On European stars joining clubs around the league
  • (ESP & ENG) On Veljko Paunović and his future at the Club
  • On balancing supporter relations on the club and league level
  • On the league's approach to integrating young players relative to other leagues
  • On the Club's 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run and balancing it with MLS play
  • On Joe Mansueto's addition to Club ownership
  • On refreshing the Club's brand identity
  • (ESP & ENG) On fans entering a prohibited section during last Saturday's match
  • On the opportunity remaining in this season
  • On how he grades himself at this point
  • On his reflection of the Club from this time last year until now
  • (ESP & ENG) On when the Mexican fan base can expect the addition of a player of Cuauhtemoc Blanco's level
  • (ESP & ENG) On recruiting more players of Bastian Schweinsteiger's level in the future
  • On what plans may exist to improve the Club's facilities
  • On MLS being an opportunity for young coaches to launch their careers