Fire on Ice is a website dedicated to bringing the latest news and opinions on the Chicago Fire. In a world of hot takes, we hope you can find some enjoyable and accessible coverage of Chicago’s favorite soccer team. We try to keep it chill, hence the name.
The Guys Keepin it Chill
Jeff is a former journalist who enjoyed stints at Illinois newspapers including the Daily Chronicle, Northwest Herald and Daily Herald. He has since jumped to the dark side in public relations for a great nonprofit in the Chicago suburbs.
He spent a few years contributing at the Chicago Fire fan blog Hot Time in Old Town and one year as editor. After hitting a midlife crisis at 28 years old, he decided he did not simply want the keys to an already solidified media entity handed to him, but he wanted to build his own empire. And so the creation of Fire on Ice. Really, he just wants to cover a team he loves in his own way and hopes you get some enjoyment from it.
Best known for being a groomsman at Jeff’s legendary wedding, Ryan is also a professional journalist plying his trade in the distinct aroma of Decatur.
He serves as the host of the weekly Fire on Ice Podcast and is nice enough to edit the audio. His love of soccer has taken him to exotic locations such as Nashville, Columbus and St. Louis to cheer on the U.S. Men’s National team. He also likes Everton for some strange reason.
Jeff remains concerned Ryan’s Fire fandom could be in serious jeopardy should St. Louis ever land an MLS team.