The Chicago Fire 2012 home shirt brings more blue into the kit than previous editions. For the first time the traditional contrast panel across the chest is in Fire Blue. It extends across the sides and into the sleeves allowing for the ClimaCool mesh to be placed for ventilation and moisture management. Formotion technology cut lines allow the wearer freedom to move without the jersey being constricting. A traditional collar returns to the kit for the first time since the club’s 1998-99 seasons.
The open neck placket incorporates the traditional white that has been part of the Fire home kit since their inception in 1998. White adidas 3-Stripes, adidas corporate logo, back collar and on the sleeves continue the use of white on the primary kit.
The Chicago Fire team crest is heat applied to reduce weight and ensure player comfort with no seam lines to sew down the crest. The holographic MLS Championship star is above the team crest representing the club’s 1998 MLS Cup championship.
The side panels below the blue inset panel have the diamond plate emboss with a Fire screen print at the lower right hem. The back neck tape also has the Diamond plate pattern with the Chicago Fire logo. adidas authentic holographic transfer at the right hem and Formotion call out at the left hem.
The mesh ClimaCool panel just below the collar on the back of the jersey incorporates the 3 key tennants of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club: Tradition. Honor. Passion. Each separated by one of the six-pointed stars of the Flag of Chicago.