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Seven Possible Fire Departures This Offseason

Some of these are going to hurt if our predictions come true

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Though the Chicago Fire still have five (5) games left to play, the season is effectively. With that in mind, we should start looking forward to the 2019 season.

Yet there could be some familiar faces we won’t see in Fire Red again after this year. Let’s take a look at some of the players who could be leaving Bridgeview.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Contract expires on December 31st, 2018

You wouldn’t blame Basti if he doesn’t want to renew with the Fire after this shambolic season. However he seems to love living here in Chicago. Nelson Rodriguez said back in July that Basti wants to return, and that they will be opening talks to extend his contract at the end of the year. Despite his age, the 34-year-old World Cup winner still has to offer a lot for the Men In Red. I personally would like him to stay for one more season, and hopefully he can retire with some silverware.

Mo Adams

Contract expires on November 30th, 2018

The 22-year-old Englishman joined the Fire in this season’s SuperDraft. Despite a slow start, Adams eventually carved out a place in the team, ma. He showed moments of brilliance when he did play and in my opinion a promising midfielder. It would be a shame if he were to go.

Johan Kappelhof

Contract expires on December 31st, 2018

For the love of God, please extend his contract N-Rod.

Brandon Vincent

Contract expires on December 31st, 2018

Vincent was a rock last season. This season? Not so much. Although that could be attributed to him being played out of position. If you are reading this Pauno, let me spell it out for you: Brandon Vincent Is Not A Centerback. Despite Vincent’s subpar season, I’m pretty sure a majority of Fire fans would like to see his contract extended.

Matt Polster

Contract expires on December 31st, 2018

If Polster wasn’t injured this season, the Fire probably wouldn’t be in the position they are now. But hindsight is 20/20, as the saying goes. Polster has always fought for the badge and his versatility out on the pitch is something that the Fire needs. Here’s hoping we seem him again next year.

Michael de Leeuw

Contract expires on December 31st, 2018

Another player who fights for the badge and who has an incredible work rate. He may not be a goal-scoring machine, but he sure does create problems for the opposition. Since his return from injury, the Fire has only lost two out of the five games he’s played in.

Brandt Bronico

Contract expires on December 31st, 2018

Like Adams, he has shown moments of brilliance and has been a solid player out in the middle alongside Dax McCarty. It would be a shame if a creative player such as Bronico won’t be with us next year.


Despite the incompetency of the Front Office I expect most of these players to return, but this is soccer and anything could happen so it might be time to say goodbye.

Alexa, play Con Te Partiro.