Archive for June 2014

Fire down Crew 4-2, advance to USOC quarterfinals

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A brace from Juan Luis Anangono kept the Fire alive and in the hunt for a fifth US Open Cup championship. The Ecuadorian forward replaced Mike Magee in the 77th minute after Magee suffered an ankle injury forcing him out of the  match. After a dominant first half in which the Fire controlled the match... Read more »

USOC match day - Fire v Crew

Starting line ups Fire  GK Johnson D Watson, Ianni, Soumare, Cochrane M Ward, Pause, Larentowicz, Shipp F Magee, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Franco, Hurtado, Kinney, Alex, Ritter, Anangono Crew GK Clark D Barson, Gehrig, Wahl, Sweat M Tchani, George, Speas, Anor F Jimenez, Meram bench: Withrow, Parkhurst, Trapp, Arrieta  

US Open Cup quarterfinal pairings

Should the Fire defeat Columbus in round 5 of this year’s US Open Cup Tournament they will travel for the quarterfinal round. Chicago will face the winner of the tomorrow night’s match between the Atlanta Silverbacks and Colorado Rapids. The match will take place on July 8 or 9. Here’s the complete breakdown from US... Read more »
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Fire down Pittsburgh, advance in US Open Cup

A downpour combined with lightning in the area delayed kick off for almost two hours and another storm stopped play 4 minutes in the second half. The second delay was enough for US Soccer and match officials to declare Chicago victorious with a 2-1 lead and no apparent chance to resume the match. After a... Read more »

USOC match day - Fire v Riverhounds

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Expect the Fire to field a strong side against USL-Pro’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The visitors feature former Fire bust Collins John and ex-MLS players Joseph Ngwenya and Danny Earls but they currently sit at the bottom of the USL table with a 1-7-5 record. Frank Yallop will have a full squad at his disposal with the... Read more »

Pineda loaned to Indy Eleven

With the World Cup now in full swing and MLS teams on break, we thought this would be a week devoid of Fire news. Not so fast. First a new VP of Communications is introduced and Grant Ward’s loan is extended but the Fire weren’t done today. The club’s first homegrown player, Victor Pineda has... Read more »
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Fire add former DCU man Hicks as VP of Communications / Ward stays for remainder of 2014

The Fire announced a change in front office structure this morning with the addition of long time DC United executive Doug Hicks. His official title as Vice President of Communications will move him into overseeing “all communication efforts of the Club, including PR, broadcasting, digital media, content creation, social, and community outreach in Chicago” according... Read more »

World Cup break soccer overload

We’ll have very little MLS regular season action over the next two weeks and no league games for the Fire until July 2 but there will be plenty of soccer to occupy our time. The World Cup begins tomorrow with Brazil taking on Croatia at 3pm (ESPN). The greatest sports tournament in the world (you... Read more »

Sounders 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

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This one was infinitely more entertaining than the match in Colorado but the Fire’s third match in seven days ended with much of the same feelings that were prevalent in the previous two outing. Frustration and disappointment were the theme of the night during post game with the reality of a 2-4-8 record heading into... Read more »
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Fire v Sounders match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Hurtado, Soumare, Segares M Ward, Larentowicz, Ritter, Joya; Shipp F Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Cochrane, Ianni, Alex, Pineda, Watson, Anangono Sounders GK Frei D Evans, Marshall, Anibaba, Gonzalez M Neagle, Pineda, Alonso, Pappa F Martins, Barrett bench: Hahnemann, Scott, Azira, Kovar, Cooper, Okoli, Weaver