There's a new video series that kicked off this week from Chipotle as part of their MLS Homegrown initiative, "Harry Shipp: Being Homegrown."
The above episode is the first of a three-part series highlighting one of the Chicago Fire's brightest up-and-coming players, Harry Shipp, scorer of seven goals and assister of six more in his rookie season of 2014.
The phrase, "playing for your hometown team" gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean to Shipp, from Lake Forest, Illinois (45 minutes north of downtown Chicago and Soldier Field, where the Fire used to play), to play for the club he's gone to watch in person and supported since he was a little boy?
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"If I grew up in a random city and was playing for the Fire now, your heart would still be in the game and everything because you love soccer," Shipp says. "But you wouldn't have that emotional connection with the city and the club itself."
You'll find episode No. 2 on MLSsoccer.com next Tuesday.