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Dan Kelly And Chris Doran To Call The Action For Fire In 2010

March 24, 2010 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

CHICAGO, IL (March 24, 2010) - The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that Dan Kelly and Chris Doran will become the official voice of the Chicago Fire for all regionally televised Fire matches during the 2010 MLS season. The Fire will announce their official broadcast partners for the 2010 MLS season at a later date. Kelly and Doran's first night in the booth will be the Fire's Opening Night at TOYOTA PARK against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 PM CT.

"We are excited to have Dan and Chris as part of the Fire family," said Fire President Dave Greeley. "Dan will provide Fire fans with an authentic voice and understanding of the action on the field, while Chris offers fans an inside perspective of the Fire's history and winning tradition. We look forward to having these two represent the Chicago Fire as we grow our fan base on a local and national level."

In addition to announcing Fire games on regional television, Kelly and Doran will host the Fire Post Game Show for all evening games (6:00 PM CT start time or later) and contribute to other Chicago Fire media platforms.

Kelly returns to the Chicago sports scene after two seasons as the Denver University men's hockey play-by-play announcer. Prior to his time with DU, Kelly was the play-by-play announcer for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet Chicago from 2006-08 and for MLS games on HDNet in 2005. From 2000-2004, Kelly served as the television play-by-play announcer for the Columbus Blue Jackets and as the radio announcer for the St. Louis Blues from 1997-2000. Kelly comes from a family of well-established play-by-play broadcasters. His father, the late Dan Kelly, Sr., was the legendary voice of the St. Louis Blues for 21 seasons and his brother, John Kelly, is the current voice of the Blues.

In his ninth consecutive season as a member of the Fire broadcast team, Doran returns to provide prospective on the beautiful game. He was the Fire's first English radio play-by-play host, he then transitioned to sideline reporter and to his current spot as analyst in 2008. Doran's provided soccer coverage for Fox Soccer Channel, Soccer United Marketing, the Big Ten Network and CSTV. He's been the radio voice of Indiana University soccer since 1995 and is an accomplished club and high school coach.

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