Nelson Rodriguez steps down as the Chicago Fire’s president, leaving behind a complicated legacy with fans

Nelson Rodriguez has stepped down as president of the Chicago Fire. The Fire announced Monday that Rodriguez resigned after more than five years with the club. Chief operating officer John Urban will serve as interim president while the Fire search for a replacement. In a statement, Rodriguez, who previously served as the team’s general manager, said he began discussing his future with team owner and Chairman Joe Mansueto “last month.” “At this transformational time for the organization, and after five years with the Fire, I’m ready for a change and I’m looking forward to taking on new challen…

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