Defender Johan Kappelhof and the rest of the Chicago Fire take on Atlanta United at Soldier Field March 21.
It’s going to be a very good year for Windy City soccer fans. Fourteen years after the Chicago Fire decamped to south suburban Bridgeview, Major League Soccer is back in the city in a big way, with the team returning to its original home of Soldier Field starting March 21. [Editor's note: The Chicago Fire's season-opening game has been postponed due to COVID-19.] It’s a season of serious change for the team, which has also welcomed a new head coach in Raphael Wicky, the former under-17 national coach for U.S. Soccer, and a new sporting director in Georg Heitz. New team owner Joe Mansueto is bullish on the team’s future, and optimistic for the new season. “My goal is to deliver a world-class club worthy of our city and one that represents all of Chicago—our neighborhoods, our people and our spirit,” says Mansueto. “I’m excited to invite all of Chicago to join us [this season] at historic Soldier Field.” Club seats $64, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
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