Nyarko out 6-8 months with torn ACL

The knee injury suffered by Patrick Nyarko on Friday night is as bad as initially thought. The Fire announced today that MRI test results show that the 28-year old midfielder has a torn Anterior cruciate ligament and sprained Medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Surgery will be scheduled once the swelling subsides with the... Read more »

DC United 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

DC United’s current season is a case study for the Chicago Fire. After completing one of the worst seasons in MLS history in 2013 with only three wins, DC has bounced back to finish atop the Eastern Conference. By completely revamping their back line and most of the remaining eleven, save Perry Kitchen and Nick... Read more »

Sporting KC 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

This match seemed destined for yet another draw before Sporting Kansas City struck twice in the last ten minutes to hand the Fire their ninth defeat of the season. During this odd record-breaking trek, the Fire’s 18 deadlocks easily surpasses the total of the next closest club in terms of ties (Vancouver has 13) but... Read more »

Fire 0 Impact 0 - recap and ratings

With the ninth and tenth place teams in the Eastern Conference facing each other nobody expected this match to be much to look at. The Fire and Impact lived up to their billing as bottom dwellers in the conference with a 0-0 draw that essentially encapsulated Chicago’s entire season in one 90 minute snoozer. The... Read more »

Fire v Impact match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Soumare, Larentowicz, Segares M Alex, Pause, Watson, Nyarko F Sinama-Pingolle, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Ianni, Joya, Nyassi, Ritter, Shipp, Fondy Impact GK Bush D Camara, Ferrari, Pearce, Miller M Larrea, Mallace, Duka, Romero, Mapp F McInerney bench: Crepeau, Danso, Krol, Gagnon-Lapare, Felipe, Issey, Di Vaio

Fire 1 Union 1 - recap and ratings

With four games remaining, the Fire have set the all-time MLS record for draws in one season. The 17th stalemate came courtesy of a horrendous clearance by Philadelphia goalkeeper Rais MBolhi that was intercepted by Robert Earnshaw in stoppage time. After 87 uneventful minutes with both teams looking like non-playoff sides, the Union took the... Read more »

Dynamo 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

A switch to a more attack minded 4-3-3 formation didn’t change the results and didn’t provide any more offensively than the Fire have been able to generate over the last few weeks. A few isolated chances in an otherwise drab performance in Houston resulted in Chicago’s eighth loss of the season. The record breaking 17th... Read more »

Fire news and notes - Soumare suspended, third kit look

It’s been pretty quiet as the season winds down but here are a few things to take note of over the next few weeks: Soumare suspended The MLS Disciplinary handed down a one game suspension and an undisclosed fine to Bakary Soumare for stepping on DC United forward Michael Seaton in the 9th minute of... Read more »

Fire 3 DC United 3 - recap and ratings

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The Fire were the better team through the first forty-five minutes of this match after finishing the first half with one of their better starts to a game this season. Unfortunately, like the rest of the season, they found ways to negate the positive with just as much negative en route to equaling the all-time... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day

starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Soumare, Larentowicz, Palmer M Shipp, Cocis, Watson, Ward F Alex, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Ianni, Pause, Nyarko, Earnshaw, Sinama-Pongolle, Fondy DC United GK Hamid D Franklin, Boswell, Birnbaum, Kemp M DeLeon, Arnaud, Kitchen, Inkoom F Silva, Seaton bench: Willis, Korb, Opare, Jeffrey, Martin, Neal, Pontius