Fire names Julian Posada president
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"I've been very fortunate to have experienced many exciting opportunities and challenges throughout my career. As a soccer fan and as an entrepreneur, joining the Fire was an opportunity that I simply couldn't pass up," Posada said in a statement.
"There is so much opportunity to grow the Fire in the Chicago market, given the high-level of play and the passionate fan base. I'm especially grateful to [Fire owner] Andrew [Hauptman] for the faith he has extended to me, and I am committed to not letting him or the Fire down," he added.
Posada had been serving as the general manager for Hoy, a Spanish daily newspaper in Chicago. He also helped launch Hoy in Los Angeles.
The Fire (6-8-8) currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference and visit Real Salt Lake (12-4-8) Saturday.