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Fire Wed Jan 13 2010

Fire Gear Up for Superdraft Tomorrow

The Chicago Fire hold five cards. These cards, if played right, could determine the fate of next season. Ok, so maybe the stakes are not that high, but the 2010 MLS Superdraft is an important day for every team, especially the Fire. Coming within one game of making the MLS Cup last season, the Fire are hungry for another chance. With their five draft picks, they will gain some fresh legs and new skills.

In the Superdraft, being held tomorrow in Philadelphia, the Fire have pick 13 in the first round, pick 22 and 29 in the second round, pick 45 in the third round, and pick 52 in the fourth round. The four-round, 64-pick draft will begin at 1 p.m. central time tomorrow and be broadcast live on ESPN2. If access to a television is out of the question, the draft can be followed at

For those who have a few hours available for a lunch break, head to the River North area where the Fire will be hosting a 2010 Jersey launch/Superdraft watch party at Rockit Bar and Grill (22 W. Hubbard). The party will take place from noon to 2. Joining in the festivities will be the Fire's Brian McBride and Logan Pause. Both will unveil the new 2010 Fire kits for fans.

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