Orrin Schwarz

DuPage County High School Sports Coordinator and Pro Sports Writer
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Orrin Schwarz was named Assistant Sports Editor/DuPage in 2003 after spending four years in the same position in the Daily Herald's Tri-Cities office. He is responsible for all high school sports coverage in DuPage County. Among his duties, Schwarz assigns, edits and paginates stories about varsity sports for DuPage County's 28 high schools, as well as its five local colleges. He frequently can be found covering a wide variety of high school sports.

Since joining the Daily Herald in 1999, Schwarz has coordinated the Daily Herald's boys and girls soccer Top 20s. He was named the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association media person of the year in 2002. He also won an award from the Society of News Design in 1998.

Schwarz also serves as the Daily Herald's beat writer covering professional soccer, including the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national teams. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters organization and votes each week for the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. He's also a voter for MLS Player of the Month, as well as postseason awards. Schwarz writes a weekly pro soccer column.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Schwarz worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana as a copy editor and assistant sports editor, and he was a freelance sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Schwarz has covered high school sports in the Chicago area since 1991.

Schwarz graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major of English and history. He also has a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in American history.

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Fire deal Igboananike for cash. 2019 third-round pick

Jul 29 2016 | 7:18 pm - The Chicago Fire traded designated player Kennedy Igboananike to D.C. United for targeted allocation money and a 2019 draft pick.

Chicago Fire not running from disappointment

Jul 13 2016 | 11:29 pm - While storms delayed the start of Wednesday’s Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City match, Fire general manager talked about a disappointing first half of the season and his efforts to improve the club’s fortunes.

Solo earns 100th international shutout

Jul 09 2016 | 7:02 pm - Goalkeeper Hope Solo earned her 100th international shutout and 150th international victory in the United States women’s national soccer team’s 1-0 victory against South Africa at Soldier Field.

With 1-0 win, Chicago Fire notches second victory of week

Jul 01 2016 | 10:41 pm - The Chicago Fire used a John Goossens goal in the 58th minute to defeat visiting San Jose 1-0 Friday night at Toyota Park.

Gilberto, Chicago Fire agree to part ways

Jun 29 2016 | 5:13 pm - Brazilian striker Gilberto and the Chicago Fire mutually agreed to part ways. Gilberto, who did not score for the Fire this season, is expected to sign with a club in Brazil.

Chicago Fire goalie spreads hope to cancer fighters

Jun 27 2016 | 9:41 pm - Just because he’s playing for a new team doesn’t mean Chicago Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson will give up his fight against cancer. Just the opposite.

Cary native called up to Chicago Fire roster

Jun 25 2016 | 6:37 pm - Cary resident Drew Conner is learning what it takes to be a professional soccer player. Conner recently was recalled from his loan to Saint Louis FC by the Chicago Fire.

In Open Cup, it’s all about pride

Jun 15 2016 | 11:22 pm - The Chicago Fire defeated visiting Indy Eleven 4-3 in penalty kicks in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round after they tied 0-0 through 90 minutes and 1-1 through 120 minutes.

Can new Chicago Fire forward succeed where others have failed?

Jun 14 2016 | 7:58 pm - If he succeeds with the Chicago Fire, it will set new forward Michael de Leeuw apart from his predecessors.

Chicago could add second men’s professional soccer team

Jun 06 2016 | 12:06 pm - NASL commissioner Bill Peterson believes Chicago is big enough to support another professional soccer club — and maybe more than just one.

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