The "Men in Red" will take on a different hue or two this Saturday, as the club will debut its new Puma-produced third kits during the first match of Saturday's Fire-Monarcas Morelia doubleheader at Soldier Field. The Saturday unveiling of the Fire's alternate uniform is fitting, as the uniform is a tribute to the team's partnership with its Mexican sister club Morelia, as Chicago will don the yellow, red and blue of the popular Michoacan club. The third kit features a yellow shirt with the traditional "FIRE" logo, numbers and trim in red and the crests of both the Fire and Monarcas on the chest to go along with blue shorts and socks.
The Fire-Metros will take the field at 7 p.m. CT, while Monarcas will take on Mexican rival Necaxa at approximately 9:30 p.m. CT.
The members of the Fire won't have long to enjoy their new look, as the FireWorks for Kids Foundation will be selling the jersey of each Fire player to the highest bidders during its annual jersey auction at Saturday's contest. Fans can bid on the jersey of their favorite member of the "Men in Red" at the FWFK booth, located at Gate 0 at Soldier Field, until halftime of the Fire match Saturday night.
The winners of each auction will not only receive the jersey, but will also have the opportunity to get their shirt signed by the Fire player whose back it came off of after the night's first match. All proceeds from the Jersey Auction will go directly to the FireWorks for Kids Foundation. For more information on the FWFK jersey auction, please call the FWFK offices at 312-705-7218.