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Chicago Fire FC is now one of the youngest teams in Major League Soccer

Where does Chicago rank? And which team is the youngest?

Chicago’s Miguel Navarro (left, age 21) with Ignacio Aliseda (right, 20) and Djordje Mihailović (behind, 21)
Chicago Fire FC

This might make Jonathan Bornstein and Kenneth Kronholm feel like senior citizens, but the Chicago Fire are definitely in the middle of youth movement.

With the addition of Carlos Terán, 20, the Fire are now the sixth-youngest team in Major League Soccer, according to stats kept by the league. Take a look:

  1. Los Angeles FC 24.232
  2. FC Dallas 24.233
  3. New York Red Bulls 24.235
  4. Montreal Impact 24.329
  5. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 25.026
  6. Chicago Fire 25.152
  • MLS Average 26.027

The Fire now have 12 players 21 years old or younger, and only six players aged 30 or older: Johan Kappelhof (30), CJ Sapong (31), Jonathan Bornstein (35), Kenneth Kronholm (35), Bobby Shuttleworth (33), and MIcheal Azira (33).

Here’s the full roster, with ages listed:

  • Ignacio Aliseda (20)
  • Micheal Azira (33)
  • Robert Berić (29)
  • Jonathan Bornstein (35)
  • Chris Brady (16)
  • Brandt Bronico (25)
  • Francisco Calvo (28)
  • Javier Casas, Jr. (17)
  • Elliot Collier (25)
  • Przemyslaw Frankowski (25)
  • Gastón Giménez (29)
  • Brian Gutierrez (17)
  • Jeremiah Gutjahr (23)
  • Johan Kappelhof (30)
  • Kenneth Kronholm (35)
  • Álvaro Medrán (26)
  • Djordje Mihailović (21)
  • Alex Monis (17)
  • Miguel Navarro (21)
  • Wyatt Omsberg (25)
  • Mauricio Pineda (23)
  • Andre Reynolds II (19)
  • Allan Rodriguez (16)
  • CJ Sapong (31)
  • Boris Sekulić (29)
  • Bobby Shuttleworth (33)
  • Gabriel Slonina (16)
  • Nick Slonina (19)
  • Connor Sparrow (26)
  • Luka Stojanović (26)
  • Carlos Terán (20)