Fire 1 DC United 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire took a big step toward playoff legitimacy by showing that they can indeed win away from Toyota Park. A 1-0 win over DC United moves them into second place in the Eastern Conference and more importantly, establishes some confidence away from home while helping to erase the memory of an ugly 1 win... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United The run continues. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire overcame another hurdle in their busy week of soccer by defeating a lackluster Colorado Rapids side 3-0 at Toyota Park. They came out with a winning mentality and pressed from the start as Nemanja Nikolic reiterated his intent of... Read more »

Fire 3 Rapids 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire resoundly defeated a Colorado Rapids team that currently sits at the bottom of MLS. The result was expected but what makes the win impressive is that it comes on the heels of the 4-1 win over Seattle just four days before. Chicago’s form at home (5-0-1) has been convincing enough to allow even... Read more »
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Fire v Rapids match preview

What Are They All About? Colorado Rapids  Toyota Park is a fortress. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the Seattle Sounders 4-1 in front of a “sold out” crowd. The result extended their 2017 home unbeaten streak to five matches and the performance reiterated the resurgence present within the club. The match provided onlookers... Read more »

Fire 4 Sounders 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire have squandered opportunities at home in front of big crowds in the last seven years but didn’t waste the chance to make an impression in front of a national television audience this time. Seattle has been in less than top form early this season but they’re still formidable as defending MLS Cup Champions... Read more »

Fire v Sounders match preview

What Are They All About? Seattle Sounders The glass is half empty. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire drew on the road against the LA Galaxy 2-2. They put together one of their finest performances of the season in the first half and in the second they reminded onlookers why that tingling sense of doubt... Read more »
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Fire 2 Galaxy 2 - recap and ratings

Even before they took a 2-0 lead, this game represented the Fire’s best chance to get something out of one of three consecutive road games. Chicago squandered an early two-goal lead and dropped two points that they are surely going to need come October. Los Angeles is a team in flux that isn’t playing well and... Read more »

Fire v Galaxy match preview

What Are They All About? LA Galaxy The speculative road form, in terms of results continues. This past weekend the Chicago Fire fell 2-1 against the New York Red Bulls in New Jersey. The match saw the sides split possession but Chicago created more scoring opportunities, putting twice as many shots on target as the... Read more »

Looking back at the Fire's last big signing in 2007, Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Looking back at the Fire's last big signing in 2007, Cuauhtemoc Blanco
A few weeks ago I wrote a piece over at theAthletic.com about Bastian Schweinsteiger’s arrival and how it compared to the Fire’s last big name signing in 2007. I spoke to the Fire’s General Manager at the time, John Guppy about the buzz and excitement created by Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s arrival and how a short-notice announcement... Read more »
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Red Bulls 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire played well enough for a draw and possibly all three points but came away with nothing. A handful of missed chances, a bad touch, and another defensive lapse on the right side led to a blown opportunity against an Eastern Conference opponent on the road. Chicago won the possession battle (51-49), took more... Read more »