Section 8 held their Annual General Meeting at the Bridgeview Sportsdome today in conjunction with a Fire merchandise sale and the team's Saturday practice session. The supporter's group conducted the meeting to elect board members and representatives and address fan questions and concerns. After attending the meeting this afternoon it's evident how much work and organization goes into what those involved with Section 8 actually do. It's easy to sit back and only notice what they do on game day while providing the back drop for the actual match but listening to the enthusiasm and effort each individual puts into the group itself really makes one appreciate the fact that the group is about a lot more than just a bunch of crazy people singing and jumping for ninety minutes. For more info and voting results check out Section8Chicago.com.
During the AGM, Fire team captain Logan Pause also took the opportunity to attend in between two-a-day practice sessions. Pause waited patiently as Section 8 completed their election process before addressing the crowd. Video at the Fire's Facebook page.
The Fire continued training during the afternoon with what appeared to be a thinner roster than the 42 man group that began the week. It's possible some cuts were made but no announcements have been made as of yet.
Dasan Robinson and Steve Kinney were in attendance but sat out with injuries. Kinney is not expected back until May while recovering from a torn achilles suffered in last season's final match.
Gaston Puerari is expected in town tomorrow morning and should begin training on Tuesday.