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Chicago Fire re-sign forward Calen Carr

Chicago Fire forward Calen Carr has re-signed with Major League Soccer for his fifth season with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Per team and league policies, terms of the deal were not released.

In four seasons with the Fire, Carr has appeared in 68 games, starting 15, tallying six goals and three assists. The speedy forward missed much of the 2008 and 2009 seasons with a knee injury that limited him to 19 games and 364 minutes over two seasons. The 6-0 forward, from Oakland, Calif., notched three goals on the way to the Fire's 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championship and has appeared in five MLS Cup playoff games, tallying two assists.

Carr, 27, was drafted 10th overall in the first round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of California. In his four seasons with the Fire, Carr has played 2,000 minutes, more than doubling his starts from his rookie campaign to his sophomore effort. Carr is currently with the team in Phoenix for the first leg of their 2010 preseason tour. Following two weeks of training at Arizona State University the Fire will travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, Jackson, MS., and New Orleans.

The Fire opens the 2010 MLS season against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 PM ET (ESPN/ESPN Deportes), in what will be the inaugural MLS league match at the new Red Bull Arena. The Fire's Opening Night at TOYOTA PARK is Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 PM CT when they host the San Jose Earthquakes. Ticket information is available at www.chicago-fire.com or by calling 1-888-MLS-FIRE.


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on October 8, 1997 as a Major League Soccer expansion team. The Fire won the MLS Cup in its inaugural season in 1998 and was crowned the champion of U.S. Soccer's national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. In June 2006, the Fire moved into its world-class home of TOYOTA PARK, located in Bridgeview, IL.


Located 15 minutes from downtown Chicago and minutes from Midway airport off of I-55 on Harlem Avenue, TOYOTA PARK is the Midwest's preeminent outdoor live entertainment and sporting facility. Opened in 2006, TOYOTA PARK not only serves as the home of the Chicago Fire, but also hosts a variety of sporting events, special events and concerts by national and international artists. In 2009, artists ranging from Jimmy Buffett to Phish performed live at TOYOTA PARK.