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Chicago Fire Names Motorola as Official Jersey Partner

January 22, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire FC News Release

CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Motorola announced today a three-year partnership agreement, naming the Chicago-based mobile communications company the official jersey partner of the Club. Throughout the term of the partnership, Motorola will be prominently featured on the front of the Chicago Fire's match jerseys and training apparel.

The new jerseys - both primary and secondary - were revealed tonight at the Chicago Fire Jersey Unveil Celebration. The jerseys were unveiled by FIFA World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, U.S. Men's National Team player and Fire team captain Dax McCarty and 2017 MLS Golden Boot Winner Nemanja Nikolic. Both jerseys will be available for sale beginning March 1.

"We're extremely excited to announce our new jersey partnership with Motorola," said Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chief Operating Officer John Urban. "Motorola is a globally recognized brand that, similar to our Club, is proud of its Chicago roots. We look forward to introducing the Motorola brand to the diverse audience that exists within MLS and the sport of soccer."

"As a proud Chicago-based company, Motorola is thrilled to further our dedication to our hometown by teaming up with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club," said Rudi Kalil, vice president and general manager, North America at Motorola. "The Chicago Fire is the latest to join our roster of iconic Chicago sports partnerships. Much like Motorola, the Chicago Fire are forward-looking, agile and driven to win, which made this partnership easy to root for."

Through this partnership, the Fire will utilize Motorola smartphones and accessories to produce captivating, player-driven social and digital media content.

Navigate Research supported the Club's efforts to identify and secure its new jersey partnership with Motorola. Based in Chicago, Navigate Research is a trusted advisor for leading brands and organizations in the sports and entertainment industry.

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