Fire v Toronto FC match preview

Check out the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Live podcast with guest Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto before diving into the match preview. What Are They All About? Chicago Fire   Get it together. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire continued their recent road form by losing 3-0 in Montreal. In a performance... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal Sloppy. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road to Columbus Crew SC in a match that was underwhelming to say the least. Both Veljko Paunovic and Michael DeLeeuw expressed frustration at the lack of executing Chicago’s game plan and missing opportunities. Heads went into hands... Read more »

Crew 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

At some point the Fire will need to establish themselves as a viable contender by beating a good team on the road. The Crew may not be one of the best teams in the league but they are currently one of the six teams above the red line in the Eastern Conference. They’re also a... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew Back on track. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the New England Revolution 4-1 at Toyota Park. Although their opponent had been quickly slipping down the standings, the Fire’s attitude remained firm and their performance was one that highlighted their strengths. Perhaps more importantly, the match saw... Read more »

Fire 4 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

Fire 4 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings
The Fire got back on track following two consecutive road losses. The 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution was the third win in three meetings between the two clubs this season. This one was just as convincing as the other two, with New England struggling to gain control of midfield and allowing Fire attackers... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

What Are they All About? New England Revolution Reality check. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost away to Sporting Kansas city on the back of another strange display. Brandon Vincent’s injury woes meant that Patrick Doody got his first start of the season at left back and his performance received mixed reviews. Additionally, David... Read more »

All-Star Game over - New England next for Fire

All-Star Game over - New England next for Fire
Real Madrid defeated the MLS All-Stars on penalty kicks last night. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Johan Kappelhof started and played the first half. Dax McCarty and Nemanja Nikolic came on for the second half. McCarty played a pivotal part in MLS’ tying goal but the Fire’s focus is now back on facing New England at Toyota... Read more »

Sporting Kansas City 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

The odd situation with David Accam placed a darker cloud over a second consecutive disappointing outing on the road. The Fire’s most dangerous player on the ball was held out of the eleven for the second consecutive week and for the second time in as many games, he provided a spark to get the team... Read more »

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

What Are They All About? Sporting KC Learning from mistakes. This past weekend the Chicago Fire traveled to New York to take on NYCFC in a second versus third Eastern Conference clash. Despite being up a man for nearly eighty minutes of the match, the Fire lost 2-1 at Yankee Stadium. A warm-up injury to... Read more »

New York City FC 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire were doused with a humbling bit of reality in New York as they failed to push New York City FC out of the Eastern Conference title race and instead allowed them to come within a point of pushing Chicago into third place. To make matters worse, NYCFC was able to earn all three... Read more »