Fire draw RSL 1-1

After a three-week break from league play and eleven days since losing to Saint Louis FC in US Open Cup play, the Fire returned to MLS action with an uninspired 1-1 draw versus Real Salt Lake. The point represents yet another lost opportunity as the half-way point of the season finds the Fire at 4-6-7... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake match preview

What Are They All About? Real Salt Lake   Back to the drawing board. Last Tuesday the Chicago Fire Soccer Club was ousted from the US Open Cup by USL Championship side Saint Louis FC. The 2-1 road defeat against lower division opposition looks embarrassing enough on paper but the fact of the matter is that... Read more »

Fire ousted from USOC

USL side Saint Louis FC defeated the Fire 2-1 in the fourth round of the US Open Cup. The Fire are the first MLS team to be eliminated by a USL team during this year’s tournament. After a flurry of early chances were denied by Saint Louis goalkeeper Tomas Gomez, Austin Martz headed in a... Read more »

Fire v St Louis USOC match preview

What Are They All About? St. Louis FC A clean slate. It’s that time of year again as MLS sides enter the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in round four. The Chicago Fire will be taking on St. Louis FC at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium this upcoming Tuesday (7:30 CT on ESPN+). The competition will... Read more »

Atlanta beats Fire 2-0

Josef Martinez scored goals in the 13th and 43rd minutes to lead Atlanta United to a 2-0 victory over the Fire. Franco Escobar and Pity Martinez broke down the Fire defense early to find Martinez in empty space for an open look on goal. Martinez scored again when he beat Francisco Calvo near the half-way... Read more »

Fire v Atlanta United match prevew

What Are They All About? Atlanta United   Vintage MLS. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire drew on the road against DC United. The 3-3 thriller had everything that a neutral onlooker could ask for. Both sides showed flashes of brilliance with Chicago looking like Barcelona at times in possession and DC countering with moves reminiscent... Read more »

Fire, DC play to wild 3-3 draw

The Fire and DC United played to a wildly entertaining midweek 3-3 draw. The match featured the return of Nicolas Gaitan to the lineup and Aleksandar Katai causing fits for the DC backline throughout all ninety minutes. CJ Sapong gave the Fire the lead in the 12th minute, heading home a Gaitan free kick. Three... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United   A point accrued is two points dropped. This past weekend the Chicago Fire drew 1-1 against NYCFC at SeatGeek Stadium. The result means that although their undefeated home streak stretches to six matches, when it comes to the playoff picture the Fire are still on the outside looking... Read more »

Fire, NYCFC play to a draw

CJ Sapong scored his fifth goal of the season in the 28th minute of a well played first half to give the Fire an edge over visiting New York City FC. The goal was originally waved off due to an offside call but referee Ramy Touchan utilized VAR to overturn the call. At first glance,... Read more »

Fire v New York City FC match preview

What Are They All About? New York City FC Just ok and that’s ok. This past weekend the Chicago Fire Soccer Club lost against the San Jose Earthquakes by a score line of 4-1. Although the match saw Chris Wondolowski set the all-time MLS goal scoring record, the result itself will mean very little in... Read more »