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Illinois Fusion to Partner with Chicago Fire & PCSL

05/12/2017, 7:30pm CDT
By Illinois Fusion

Illinois Fusion will become Illinois Fire Juniors

Thank you to those who were able to attend our March 2 All Club Meeting!
We shared two major announcements.  First, we are formally partnering with PCSL.  Second, effective June 1, 2017, Illinois Fusion will become Illinois Fire Juniors.
You may click here (link) to review the Frequently Asked Questions from the meeting.
If you missed the March 2 meeting, another meeting will be held on March 8 in conjunction with PCSL. At Heartland Community College in the Astroth Community Education Center. 7pm 
Any questions may be directed to Brenda Seger at president@illinoisfusion.com or our Director of Coaching Myron King at myron.king@illinoisfusion.com


Official Chicago Fire Press Release

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Announces Formation of Illinois Fire Juniors


CHICAGO (March 2, 2017) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Thursday a strategic partnership with Bloomington-Normal’s largest travel and recreational clubs, the Illinois Fusion Soccer Club and Prairie Cities Soccer League, which will merge to become the Illinois Fire Juniors.  

Beginning this summer, the Illinois Fusion will be rebranded as Illinois Fire Juniors and provide more than 550 players with continued high-level, yet affordable soccer programming and additional expanded opportunities. The Prairie Cities Soccer League will retain their current branding and operations but will also receive access to new training and player development opportunities for the 1,700 players currently in their recreational league.

Through this partnership, the new Illinois Fire Juniors players will be provided with methodology, professionally developed to build the technical level of the player while increasing the individual’s knowledge of the game.

“Adding Illinois Fire Juniors to the club network is a very important step in the evolution of our programming within the state of Illinois and we look forward to building our presence with players, coaches and parents within the Bloomington-Normal community,” said Paul Cadwell, Senior Director of Youth Development.

Illinois Fire Juniors become the 11th Juniors club in the Fire network that currently spans six states with clubs in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana and Michigan. More than 16,000 players represented the Fire Juniors during the 2015-16 season.

Additional information on the Fire Juniors can be found at www.firejuniors.com.


Founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club enters its 20th Major League Soccer season with six major domestic championship titles including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, and 2003 Supporters Shield. Anchoring Chicago’s growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago’s Loop.  www.Chicago-Fire.com.


Established in 2007, the Illinois Fusion Soccer Association works to benefit the youth of Central Illinois by providing quality instruction in the game of soccer. The Illinois Fusion’s mission is to provide top quality training that is continually enhanced to meet athletes’ needs.


Prairie Cities Soccer League was established in 1977 to provide youth recreational soccer to Bloomington/Normal and surrounding communities.  The foundation of Prairie Cities Soccer League are its philosophies; Open Registration, Everyone Plays, Positive Coaching, Coach & Parent Education. 


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