Exploring options: Phase One of the Offseason

This past Monday the Chicago Fire announced which player options it had exercised and which player options it had declined in accordance with MLS’ league-wide deadline for those clubs no longer participating in the playoffs. In what is sure to be a busy offseason for the technical staff, the Fire began a third rebuild in... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day photo gallery

Fire v DC United match day photo gallery
Great season-closing work from Sean King.

Fire end season with 0-0 draw

The Fire and DC United played to a 0-0 to draw at a cold and rainy Toyota Park to cap the home team’s 2018 season. Chicago had the better chances, particularly in the first half but neither they nor DC, who were still playing for playoff positioning, were able to finish one of the few... Read more »
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Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road against Atlanta United by a score of 2-1. Tata Martino’s men got off to a flying start as a wave of early attacks resulted in a ninth minute goal for Franco Escobar. Michael DeLeeuw then notched his second... Read more »

Atlanta United defeats Fire 2-1

Without Miguel Almiron and Tito Villalba, Atlanta United isn’t quite the same team that has stormed to the top of the Supporters Shield standing but they still had enough to hand the Fire their 18th loss of the season. Franco Escobar gave Atlanta the lead after being allowed plenty of time and space to shoot... Read more »

Fire v Atlanta United match preview

What Are They All About? Atlanta United Winding down. In their most recent league match, the Chicago Fire lost on the road to DC United by a scoreline of 2-1. A brace from Wayne Rooney negated Raheem Edwards’ opener as the visitors notched their seventeenth loss of the season and forty-fifth in three seasons under... Read more »
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DC United edge Fire 2-1

Wayne Rooney scored twice as DC United defeated the Fire 2-1 in the first match between the two at Audi Field. The home team and Rooney, also had another goal disallowed in the 21st minute after the referee reviewed video of a foul during the play leading up to the finish. The Fire took the... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United Eliminated. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Bob Bradley’s LAFC at Toyota Park by a score of 3-1. The shock result led to a zero percent mathematical probability of the Fire finishing at the bottom of this year’s MLS regular season standings, avoiding a third wooden spoon... Read more »

Fire upset LAFC

The Fire played one of their best games of the season in a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles FC. It was their first ever contest against the expansion team led by former Fire coach Bob Bradley. LAFC has been one of the top teams in the Western Conference all season but the Fire played the... Read more »
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Fire v Los Angeles FC match preview

What Are They All About? LAFC Eliminated. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost on the road to NYCFC at Yankee Stadium. The result, their sixteenth defeat of the season, mathematically assured what had been essentially true since the beginning of the summer, that this side is not a playoff side. A first half that... Read more »