How he joined the Club: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 22, 2019 … Gutjahr joins the Fire after progressing through the Indiana Fire Juniors Academy, a member of the Fire youth development system ... The midfielder is the 11th Homegrown signing in club history.
2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Gutjahr made eight appearances (five starts) in his rookie season with the Fire … Four of those appearances occurred consecutively, starting and playing the full 90 minutes from March 30 to April 20 … Recorded his first MLS assist in his second match for the Club. Made his MLS debut with the Chicago Fire as a starter in a win against the New York Red Bulls on March 30.
COLLEGE (INDIANA UNIVERSITY): Appeared in 71 collegiate matches, 44 of which were starts for the Hoosiers … Named to the Academic All-Big Ten list from 2016-2018 … Received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree his senior year (2018) … Member of the Indiana defense that led the NCAA in shutouts (15) and allowed just 13 goals in the 2018 season …