Apr 27, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Chicago Fire defender Austin Berry (22) plays the ball during the first half against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo. The Montreal Impact won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire Honor Austin Berry


 

Apr 20, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Fire defender Austin Berry (22) with the ball during the first half against the Columbus Crew at Toyota Park. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Former Louisville star, Austin Berry, has become a fan favorite in Chicago. Last season, Berry’s first season with the Fire, he was on the front of Life cereal boxes. Today Chicago honors him with his very own bobblehead. The Fire had fan voting to see who they wanted as the next bobblehead. Berry won over forward, Chris Rolfe, goal keeper, Sean Johnson, defender, Gonzalo Segares, and recent retiree, Arne Friedrich. The first 7,500 fans to the game today get the Berry bobblehead.

Berry was the 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year and is making his 50th appearance for the Fire today. Berry has played every minute for the Fire this season and once he got the opportunity to play last season, he never came out.

Chicago is 7-0-2 in their last nine games as they take on Sporting KC today. The game will be aired nationally on ESPN and kick off is scheduled for 2:00 PM.

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