Inspired by the Flag of Chicago, the Chicago Fire 2012 away kit is blue with horizontal lines that are created by using the stripes and four stars from the civic flag representing Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933.
The two stripes surrounding the four stars are created using a special ink to be raised with the red stars and light blue bar flat on the jersey. The back neck tape follows the Flag of Chicago by using the two light blue stripes and the four six-pointed stars in red.
The traditional red V-neck collar and neck insets remind teams they are playing the Chicago Fire. ClimaCool technology for heat and moisture management has been designed into the jersey. Formotion technology cut lines allow the wearer freedom to move without the jersey being constricting. Traditional white is incorporated into the Secondary kit as well with white adidas 3-Stripes and adidas corporate logo. Light blue contrast stitching highlights the front panel and sleeves of this jersey.
The mesh ClimaCool panel on the back of the jersey also incorporates the three 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.
MLS patch on the right sleeve and the United States flag on the left sleeve. adidas authentic holographic transfer at the right hem and Formotion call out at the left hem. The contrast hem panel also includes the official MLS Official Licensed Product transfer at the back.