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Wisconsin Fire

Wisconsin Fire- an emerging talent program

WISCONSIN FIRE is a Chicago Fire youth development initiative designed to offer the most talented players (boys and girls) advanced level practice and game opportunities in addition to their existing clubs activities. Aimed at the top 5% of players at the 11 x Wisconsin affiliate clubs of Chicago Fire, the program is based on an all-star team concept and players receive training via practices or team camps, and participate in tournament competitions.
 
Launched in August 2013, the program now has over 300 elite players from Appleton SC, Bavarians SC, Brookfield SC, Croatians Eagles SC, Elm Grove Soccer Club, Madison 56ers, Milwaukee Kickers SC, Northshore United, Racine United SC, SC Waukesha and  Wisconsin Rush.
 
Part of an ‘Emerging Talent Program’, the focus is to identify players for the Chicago Fire Boys and Girls Academy at Toyota Park, Wisconsin Fire will kick-off 2016/17 with a fall to spring schedule.
Evan  Kirkenmeier

Evan Kirkenmeier

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Phone: 708-496-6647




IFJ Turf Classic (2005 Boys & Girls)

  • Date - March 17-19th, 2017
    • Travel Date Friday March 17th
    • Competition Date  Saturday March 18th  & Sunday  March 19th
    • Travel Date Sunday March 19th 
  • Location - Indianapolis

LAS VEGAS MAYORS CUP (2000/01/02/03/04 Boys & Girls)

  • Date - February 16-21st, 2017
    • Travel Date  Thursday February 16th
    • Practice Date Friday February 17th
    • Competition Date Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th & Monday 20th
    • Travel Date  Tuesday February 21st 
  • Location - Las Vegas, NV

Wisconsin Fire Program Highlights

134  Local Players represent Wisconsin Fire at MAYORS CUP in Las Vegas (2016)

Rosters breakdown include: 10 players from Appleton SC, 32 from Bavarian SC, 5 from Brookfield SC,  3 from Croatian Eagles SC,  4 from Elm Grove SC, 16 from Madison 56ers,  1 from Milwaukee Kickers SC,  14 from Northshore SC, 7 from Racine United, 32 from SC Waukesha , 9 from Wisconsin Rush  and 1 from WI ODP.

 


Wisconsin Fire U16 Boys reach  quarter-final of MAYORS CUP in Las Vegas (2016)

Roster included: Mirsberger (Elm Grove), Andrew Schweinert, Austen Schweinert, Haddock, Holan & Comiskey (Bavarians SC), Voeller & Raasch (Northshore SC), Vitela, Mesdjian, Spielvogel & Vandermause (Madison 56ers), Donavan, Kigeya & Waleffe (Wisconsin Rush) and Zuckowski & Cheung (SC Waukesha).   

Coach Bob Spielman and Team Manager Wynnie Zuchowski.

 

Wisconsin Fire U12 Girls come 2nd in bracket at IFJ TURF CLASSIC in Indianapolis (2016)

Roster included: Baer (Appleton SC), Gruener (Bavarians SC), Budish (Brookfield SC), Balistreri (Croatian Eagles SC), Hall (Elm Grove SC), Andes, Espinoza, Jammeh & Johnson (Madison 56ers), King & Vang (Milwaukee Kickers SC), Baldwin & Wojcik (Northshore SC), Bersch & Cook (Racine United SC) and Kelbel, Miranda & Zuchowski (SC Waukesha).

Coaches Michael King & Molly Duffy and Team Manager Wynnie Zuchowski.

 


Wisconsin Fire U17 Boys reach final of MAYORS CUP in Las Vegas (2015)

Roster included: Dujardin, Jackson & Theilig (Appleton SC); Chiappa (Bavarian SC); Mesich, Roche IV & Schauer (Croatian Eagles); Bosch & Prange (Milwaukee Kickers);  Demerath, Kornetzke, Krolczyk & Winkoski (North Shore United); Ermakoff & Mesdjian (Madison 56ers); Alba, Flores & Ruhland (SC Waukesha); Head Coach- Tommy Alioto and Team Manager- Julie Demerath

 


Wisconsin Fire U15 Girls reach 1/4 final of MAYORS CUP in Las Vegas (2015).

Roster included: Desens (Appleton SC); Kwiatkowski (North Shore United); Sanchez (Milwaukee Kickers); Johnson (Racine United); Benson, Bova, Crevoiserat, Farrington-Bentil, Gama, Koker, Nickell, Shah & Wiegert, (SC Waukesha); Benitez  (Wisconsin Rush); Head Coach- Pete Knezic and Team Manager- Amy Bova.


Wisconsin Fire U14 Girls reach 1/4 final of MAYORS CUP in Las Vegas (2015).

Roster included: Kiraly, Murphy-Pociask & Londre (Appleton SC); Delgadillo, Murphy, Stoffel & Wood (Bavarians); Nummerdor (Brookfield SA); Barma & Severson (Madison 56ers); Heyden, Hoppe, McLaughlin & Schad (North Shore United); Blaser, Lazarski & Rothwell (SC Waukesha); Martin (Wisconsin Rush); Head Coach- Tony Wright and Team Manager- Kelly Severson.

 

 


Wisconsin Fire Player attend player trial for Fire Academy

Appleton SC's Rashawn Jackson and Northshore's Ben Krolczyk attend a fire academy practice after a successful stint playing for Wisconsin Fire at Mayors Cup in Las Vegas.

'Wisconsin Connection'- left to right Jackson (Appleton SC), Takawira (Fire Academy), Krolczyk (North Shore), Fabiano (Fire Academy), Shaw (Fire Academy) pictured with Fire staff Gonzalez Segares and Larry Sunderland.


Wisconsin Fire U16 Boys attend Fire Academy Friendlies in Bridgeview

Roster included: Adam DeMaster, Bradan Allen, Brendon Martin, Chaney Christianson, Connor Provan, Dante Bova, Dejesus Franke, Grant Wallander, Joe Jochem, Matt Fernandez, Nate Sampson, Nick Anguil, Nicholas Goetz, Noal Baldwin & Zavier Ware. Head Coach Steve Provan and Team Manager Sarah Hayes.


Wisconsin Fire U12 to U16 Boys Attend Camp at Lake Forest Academy

U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 Boys attend a 1-day camp at Lake Forest Academy. The teams took to the field for a practice session followed by an exhibition game against Fire Juniors all-star teams. The players then sat through a workshop led by Chicago Fire 1st Team Technical Director Brian Bliss as he defined the positional characteristics of elite players. The high school boys finished the day by attending a Q&A panel with local college coaches.


Wisconsin Fire U12 to U15 Girls Attend Camp at Lake Forest Academy

U12, U13, U14 & U15 Girls attend a 1-day camp at Lake Forest Academy. The teams took to the field for a practice session followed by an exhibition game against Fire Juniors all-star teams. The players then sat through a workshop led by Paul Webster (Sport Scientist) who spoke about Optional Event Performance. The high school boys finished the day by attending a Q&A panel with local college coaches.


Boys & Girls Teams from 2013/14

Boys & Girls Teams from 2014/15