The Chicago Fire is currently rebuilding under manager Carlos de los Cobos following the departure of former Arsenal and Sweden midfielder Freddie Ljungberg and USA international Brian McBride. The 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 U.S. Open Cup champions missed the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time since 2004 last season in 2010.
Ahead of their first Major League Soccer 2011 match (against Sporting KC) next weekend, the Chicago Fire adidas 2011 home and way jerseys have been launched. There are images of two versions of the home kit currently in circulation. One features the logo of 2008-2010 shirt sponsor Best Buy while the other has the team name on the front. The club is searching for a 2011 jersey sponsor following the expiration of the deal with Best Buy at the end of the 2010 MLS season.
The Chicago Fire adidas 2011 home and away jerseys are now available at World Soccer Shop.