Player Details


Joey Calistri


5' 10"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

11.20.1993 (30)


, Illinois USA



Player Category

Career Summary

How he joined the club: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Dec. 17, 2015

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Did not make a first team appearance. Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL): Scored nine goals and had six assists in 32 games, 27 of which were starts, while on loan. His goal and assist totals were second-most on the team, and he had the second-most appearances by a non-goalkeeper. His efforts helped Roughnecks FC reach their first-ever USL Cup Playoffs in just their second year of existence. USL Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes in Tulsa’s lone game, a 2-1 loss against No. 2 seed San Antonio FC. U.S. Open Cup: Played in all three of Tulsa’s matches. Put in a 56-minute shift during a 5-3 second-round win against Oklahoma Energy FC’s U-23’s on 5/17. He then played all 120 minutes of a scoreless draw against San Antonio FC, which ended with Tulsa’s progression in a penalty-kick shootout on 5/31; Calistri was the first PK taker for Tulsa, and finished his chance. Calistri played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss against FC Dallas in the fourth round on 6/14.

2016 (CHICAGO FIRE): Had one goal and one assist in his rookie season for the Fire. Calistri made 14 appearances, two of which were starts – the most among the club’s four Homegrown Players. Calistri made his club debut on Opening Day, subbing on in the ninth minute against NYC. He made his first start on 5/11 at VAN, and picked up his first career MLS assist in that match. Calistri added his first career MLS goal on 6/18 at COL. U.S. Open Cup: Calistri came off the bench in three of the Fire’s four matches.

COLLEGE (NORTHWESTERN): Calistri was a four-year starter for Northwestern, racking up conference and regional awards while finishing as the No. 2 leading goal-scorer in program history. The 5-foot-10 striker earned All-Big Ten First Team honors as a freshman and sophomore and was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team as a junior and senior. He was also the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2012 and landed on the NSCAA Great Lakes Region First Team in 2013. The Deerfield, Ill. native had 30 goals and 10 assists during his Wildcats career. A senior co-captain of the Wildcats, Calistri helped lead his squad to the NCAA Tournament in three of his four years.

PDL (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded 11 goals and five assists in 22 games from 2012-15.

YOUTH (CHICAGO FIRE): Scored 19 goals in 29 games for the Fire Academy’s U-18’s from 2010 to 2012.