Chicago Fire FC's badge honors the founding legend of Chicago itself.
After the Great Fire of 1871 razed the city to ashes, the people of Chicago stood on still-scorched earth and resolved to rise again.
But inspired by Daniel Burnham's famous challenge to "Make big plans," they did more than rise.
At the center of our badge, the Fire Crown -- with flames inverted to become a crown -- tells the story of a dramatic rebirth, and how it became the legend of our city's people.
TODAY, WE WEAR OUR BADGE IN THE NAME OF CHICAGO AND ITS PEOPLE, AS WE PLAY THE WORLD’S GAME.
WE WEAR IT IN THE NAME OF A PEOPLE WHOSE SPIRIT HAS BEEN FORGED IN FIRE.
A People Undefeated.
Stand For Chicago
"When Chicago is united, we can accomplish anything"
— Joe Mansueto, Oct. 8, 2019
Bold, Brave, Big-Hearted. The same qualities that inspired Chicagoans to build a great world city from the ashes of the Great Fire, are still alive in every neighborhood, among some of the extraordinary people who call Chicago home.
These are the people who make no little plans. They stand for Chicago, as we invite you to.
Not every leader shouts. Johan Kappelhof, the longest-tenured member of the current Chicago Fire squad, leads by example. As quiet as he is off the field, Kappelhof stands for Chicago with a steely resolve on it. As he puts it, simply, "I want to take that responsibility." No hype. No talk. Focus and work. Johan Kappelhof stands for Chicago.More With Johan
Sarah & Caiden Gorden
Chicago Red Stars
Sarah Gorden is a Chicagoland native and a stalwart defender for the Chicago Red Stars. She and her son Caiden are also regulars at the Fire Pitch, where he plays for the Fire Juniors. Chicago taught Sarah the value of work, and when it came time to raise Caiden, she gravitated to the heart of the city, so he could learn the same lessons.More With Sarah
Owner, Nini's Deli
Juan-Elias Riesco is a force. In a few short years he has made Nini's Deli a hub of creativity, conversation, and of course, great food, in its Wicker Park location. His artistic background finds expression in everything from support for local artists, to his own clothing line (Chicago Native) to meticulously handpiped churros. His first goal, though? “Love and serve” the Chicago people.More With Juan-Elias Riesco
Kevin Coval stands for ALL Chicago. A poet, author, and community activist, Kevin honors a Chicago tradition of giving voice to the voiceless, in telling the stories you don’t read in official histories. His poetic tribute to the 77 neighborhoods — "A People's History of Chicago" - draws on the spirit of both hip-hop and another beloved son of Chicago, Studs Terkel, to create a big-hearted portrait of a city he loves and reckons with daily.
Full story coming soon.
Max Sansing is one of Chicago's most prolific and talented muralists, whose work combines photo-realistic portraits with the freeform dynamism of street art. Above all, Max paints with purpose. He gives voice to his community in his large-scale murals and installations, and is deeply committed to supporting his Chicago community. So when he's not executing bold visions, he is involved with numerous youth programs that expand arts opportunities in underserved areas.
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Named for a legend.
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