Pop quiz, hot shot: Of the leading professional sports teams in Chicago, which is headed to the playoffs next month? (Hint: It’s the only franchise named after a natural disaster.)
Over the next week, to big-up the ass-kicking Fire, and to help you get excited about the playoffs, we’ll introduce you to 5 players—official particulars, important questions—starting today with…
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: August 22, 1981
Birthplace: Hillsborough, N.C.
Tenure: 10 seasons with Chicago
What’s the difference between playing home games at Soldier Field and Toyota Park?
“The atmosphere at Toyota Park is top notch. Our home field advantage with our crowd there is spectacular.”
After 200-plus appearances with the Fire, is it time to let someone else have a chance?
“Yeah, I mean, ah…”
Better date spot: The Art Institute or Great America?
“Art Institute, for sure. Great America—I just don’t like roller coasters.”