What They're Saying: Nelson Rodriguez

"If a fan wants to see a hockey game, they can go see the Wolves. If they want to see the best in hockey, they go see the Blackhawks. If a fan wants to see a baseball game, he could go see the new Chicago Dogs. If he wants to see major-league baseball, he goes and sees the White Sox. The same is true for us. If someone wants to see the best soccer, they’re going to see Chicago Fire Soccer Club.’’

-- Chicago Fire president and general manager Nelson Rodriguez on the impact of the proposed USL team coming to Chicago, which he described as a "hypothetical." He added that was why the Fire was valued by Forbes at $240 million and "minor-league expansion fees" are at $3 million-$5 million.
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