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By Jake Coburn

One of Section 8’s capos leading on the crowd. Dan Perlea/mlsroadtrip.com

With flags waving and people chanting “fire,” all of the groups meshed into one supporters section behind the goal at Toyota Park to take on Chicago’s rival, the Columbus Crew.

Since Section 8 is a mixture of Fire fans that may identify with a different name, their chants did not involve the name of their supporters group like we have seen in other cities. The chants were purely regarding the Chicago Fire and rooting for them to come out on top.

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By Jake Coburn

 

Chicago Fire supporters tailgating before their last match against the Columbus Crew. Dan Perlea/mlsroadtrip.com

Section 8 cannot be defined as one group or one identity, but rather, they are a melting pot of smaller groups and cultures that share one common thread: They bleed for the Chicago Fire.

“Section 8 is the umbrella organization,” said the Director of Communications Dan Martin, “no one can say what to do.”

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