Municipally themed third kit you say?
With MLS rolling out a new program which institutes third kit designs for each club, it was a just a matter of time before the Fire announced plans for their alternate uniforms in 2014. Supporters have been clamoring for a City of Chicago Flag themed kit for several seasons and this program will hopefully allow that to become a reality. The club is accepting submissions for designs as part of a contest that will narrow down the 5 best ideas as chosen by the Fire and Quaker Oats. Those five finalists will then work with the club to place the designs into "an Adidas approved template" which will then be voted on by fans in order to determine the winner.
There are of course some rules and limitations such as the Adidas template and placement of the Quaker logo front and center which rules out a repeat of the 2005 design that is so popular among supporters but it does encourage fan participation in resolving a hot button issue of the last few years.
Now you'll just have to trust that the five final designs chosen for voter consideration will include that flag jersey that seems to be the overwhelming favorite when it comes to third kit discussion.
Bust the crayons out and get busy!