This 5 year old team now has but one who has been with them since day 1 as midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin has been retained. Out of Malvern PA, he was in camp on a trial, and his performances in the trio of games in AZ, at just 26, he is ready for the coming season. An ill timed ACL injury as the 2019 season was set to kickoff, cost him the whole of the first year in MLS. Over his trio of years with the side in the USL, he had 104 games, 72 starts with a bakers dozen goals and 11 assists over all games.read
The date was pushed back for the naming of the young women who best exemplify the spirit of SheBelieves, now the decision makers are known. These 4 are powerhouses from the USWNT and they will come up with the last 5 for consideration. Nicole Barnhart, CIndy Parlow-Cone, Heather O'Reilly & Lindsay Tarpley. The contest now ends Feb. 17, the fans deciding who, receives out of those final 5 will decide based on who is a leader in their community, a confident and passionate person who empowers others around them and works to make a positive difference in the world.read
The 29 year old forward, Jen Hoy has hung up her cleats, after 7 years in the longest lasting women's league in the land. Over her 107 games, she had 17 goals and 11 assists. Out of PA, she was a 4th round selection of the Red Stars in 2013, while with them for 76 regular season matches she tallied 15 of her goals and 10 assists in those 5 years. In her first year she had a nod for Player of the Week and in 2015 & '17 made the semis. 2018 saw her come to NJ in a tri team trade. With her last team, she saw 31 games with a pair of goals, one a GWG cagin the Royals. and an assist.read
There is a new dealer in town for the term of the mult-yeard deal between the team and Mercedes-Benz Chicagoland Dealer group.
Fire COO John Urban informed "We are excited to partner with an industry leader like Mercedes-Benz. Their focus on delivering exceptional customer service aligns with how the Fire approaches every day. Together we can engage both our fans and their customers through activations throught the year."read
Elliot returns to the club with a 3 year deal, the last two are team options. He was the 49th pick overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, so great that such a late pick is still in the league, some validation to the draft. Thus far he has 17 games, 10 starts as well as time with USL Championship teams Indy Eleven & Memphis 901 FC during loan periods. 2018 saw him in the 11's colors for 11 games with a goal, last, it was with Memphis with 7 goals to show for 29 games. Amongst those 7 was the first in team history and the first hat trick.read