Chicago Fire Under New Ownership

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by PTFC in KCMO, Sep 13, 2019 at 1:08 PM.

  1. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
  2. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I looked at the push notification from the app and was somehow surprised by that.

    HauptmanOut has been achieved.
     
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  3. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great news to wake up to!
     
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  4. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Wake up?
     
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  5. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Someone’s living the dream i see.
     
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  6. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  7. carnifex2005

    carnifex2005 Member+

    Jul 1, 2008
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Great news for Chicago. Apparently Mansueto wants to keep the name Fire, so if there is a rebrand it will be probably only to the crest.
     
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  8. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Personally I find it hard to conceive how you keep the name but change that crest without making it worse. That crest is among the best in the league, I feel - Unique among peers, apt for the name, and done without any cartoonish flair. So if they go that route I hope they do so with great care.
     
  9. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are we sure this new guy is better than the old guy or is it just going to be more of the same? At least he's a billionaire...
     
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  10. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Throw this up on the list of things I didn't think would happen, yet....

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. eddygee

    eddygee Member+

    DC United
    May 12, 2007
    Moco, Maryland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hearing team complete cash transaction was around $320 mil team is now valued at $400 million.
     
  12. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    SUM Cabal Executive Director
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    He's already put up major $$ to break the Bridgeview lease. The importance of that cannot be understated.
     
  13. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    this guy has a cost basis in the hundreds of millions, as opposed to $35 million. have to think hes for real. lets see if he fires nelson rodriguez in the next 15 minutes so we can know for sure tho
     
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  14. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Congrats to Fire fans. I hope the GM and Coach are on their way out, too.
     
  15. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd pile on but my team is currently staring three seasons out of the playoffs square in the face so...
     
  16. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Congrats to the Fire fans. As much as Mansueto has invested, he seems unlikely to be an absentee owner like Hauptman.
     
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  17. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today is one of the finest days Chicago Sports has seen in quite a long time
     
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  18. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because of their recent failure to suck epic donkey balls on the pitch, Philly seems to be doing better business, but it would be useful if other big market teams could get going. So good for Chicago. Houston, we have a problem.
     
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  19. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Considering he's paid $400 million to buy the team (vs. $35 million what Hauptman paid), bought out the remaining lease at Seat Geek Stadium ($60.5 million) and is moving the team back to the city (Soldiers Field) which isn't going to be cheap. So he's invested almost a half of a billion dollars since last July. If he's going to sit on his ass and do nothing it's going to FAIL miserably.
     
  20. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    SUM Cabal Executive Director
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    The number of fans who assume he's going to just sit on his ass after dumping a shit ton of money into the team has been baffling to me this season.
     
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  21. Kejsare

    Kejsare Member+

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #21 Kejsare, Sep 13, 2019 at 6:17 PM
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019 at 6:28 PM
    I was on a train several times that went to Hell.
    I got off though...
    in Östersund, Sweden.
     
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  22. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Nov 30, 1998
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle
    I'm going to guess that this assertion would be quite a surprise to most Chicagoland sports fans.
     
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  23. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait...the Fire sold for $400M, with no stadium.

    Holy crap.
     
  24. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Hauptmann out? What sorcery is this?
     

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