Exceptional Fire Academy players are designated as Fire homegrown players and are eligible to be signed directly to the first team. Since the Academy was formed in August 2007, 10 products have been signed to Fire first team contracts. Bollingbrook native Victor Pineda became the first Academy product to sign a homegrown contract in 2010, followed by Kellen Gulley, Harrison Shipp, Chris Ritter, Collin Fernandez, Patrick Doody, Joey Calistri, Drew Connor, and current first team players Djordje Mihailovic, Grant Lillard, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Andre Reynolds II and Gabriel Slonina.
|Player Name||Hometown||Academy Tenure||College||First Pro Club||Current Pro Club|
|Victor Pineda||Bollingbrook, Illinois||2009-2010||NA||Chicago Fire SC||Retired|
|Kellen Gulley||Clinton, Mississippi||2011-2012||NA||Chicago Fire SC||Mississippi Brilla FC|
|Harrison Shipp||Lake Forest, Illinois||2009-2010||University of Notre Dame||Chicago Fire SC||Seattle Sounders|
|Chris Ritter||Winnetka, Illinois||2008-2009||Northwestern University||Chicago Fire SC||Retired|
|Collin Fernandez||Downers Grove, Illinois||2010-2015||NA||Chicago Fire SC||Phoenix Rising FC|
|Patrick Doody||Naperville, Illinois||2008-2011||Indiana University||Chicago Fire SC||Retired|
|Joey Calistri||Deerfield, Illinois||2010-2012||Northwestern University||Chicago Fire SC||Phoenix Rising FC|
|Drew Conner||Cary, Illinois||2008-2012||University of Wisconsin||Chicago Fire SC||unattached|
|Djordje Mihailovic||Romeoville, Illinois||2013-2017||NA||Chicago Fire SC||Chicago Fire SC|
|Grant Lillard||Hinsdale, Illinois||2011-2014||Indiana University||Chicago Fire SC||Chicago Fire SC|
|Jeremiah Gutjahr||Bloomington, Indiana||2011-2015 (Indiana Fire)||Indiana University||Chicago Fire SC||Chicago Fire SC|
|Andre Reynolds II||Chicago, Illinois||2015-2019||NA||Chicago Fire SC||Chicago Fire SC|
|Gabriel Slonina||Addision, Illinois||2014-2019||NA||Chicago Fire SC||Chicago Fire SC|
2017 brought the MLS All-Star Game to the shores of Lake Michigan, as Chicago played host to the league's annual mid-summer showcase. As part of the festivities, Chicago Fire All-Access went behind the scenes with Fire Homegrown product Djordje Mihailovic and his inclusion in the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game at Toyota Park. Watch in the video (left).