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About the ISA

Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters’ Association for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, encompasses a number of affiliate supporters groups and independent fans. The vision of the ISA is “. . . to unite all Chicago Fire fans, to create a dominant in-stadium force unseen in any American team sport and to establish a home-field advantage whenever the Chicago Fire play.”

The ISA exists to supplement the efforts of independent fans, coordinate between the supporters groups and act as liaison between fans and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. As a non-profit organization, a board of directors is elected yearly at the Annual General Meeting in February by the assembled supporters.


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2013 Supporters’ Player of the Year

Greatness in a player is a quality for which everyone has an opinion as to what defines it. Is it flashy stats like goals? Or, more subtle ones like assists? Or, key passes and other emerging stats?

Or, greatness may not quantifiable at all. Is it perhaps the sense that one player does truly make the others better in ways that are captured not by stats, but by each supporter’s eyes and heart. That his contribution is the one that defines the overall play and trajectory of the team over the course of a season. That he upholds our Club’s creed of Tradition, Honor, Passion.

2009: Inaugural winner CJ Brown receiving the award and  a $2500 check for donation to his chosen charity, America SCORES Chicago

Section 8 Chicago invites you to vote for our Supporters’ Player of the Year. The winning player will receive a $1,500 donation from Section 8 Chicago for a charity of his choice.

Click on the link below to access the ballot with the names of all 2013 senior team members.

We ask that you vote only once. We encourage you to share the ballot link and this article with other Fire supporters, no restrictions.

Voting will end Thursday, Nov. 21 at noon, Chicago time.

2011: Dominic Oduro holding a $1000 check for donation to his chosen charity, Nothing But Nets.

Please join your fellow Fire supporters at the Award Party beginning at 6pm, Saturday Nov. 23 at A.J .Hudson’s Public House (3801 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL). We expect a few players to attend and will make every effort to have the winner present.

Additional details , including player appearance and raffle prizes, will be announced via our social media.

Twitter: @section8chicago #s8c #cf97

2012: Patrick Nyarko holding his personal Supporters’ Player of the Year plaque. Section 8 Chicago made a $1500 donation to his chosen charity, A Better Life for Kids.

List of Past Winners and Charities
2009:  CJ Brown and America SCORES Chicago
2010:  CJ Brown and America SCORES Chicago
2011:  Dominc Oduro and Nothing But Nets
2012:  Patrick Nyarko and A Better Life for Kids
2013:  ?????