Archive for July 2015

Fire v Crew match preview - part 2

While everyone waits for Didier Drogba to decide whether or not he’s accepting an offer from the league that could lead to Chicago, Martin Tomszak takes a look at the Fire v Crew rematch. What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC Rivalry Week Pt. 2 Despite a Man of the Match performance from Sean... Read more »

Fire in pursuit of Drogba

EPSN’s Jeff Carlisle reported earlier this afternoon that MLS has made a contract offer to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and that the Fire are making the strongest push for his services. ESPN pegged the deal at $2.5 million per season for the next 18 months. The report also notes that other MLS clubs are involved... Read more »

Crew 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

Crew 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings
As they have done all season, the Fire didn’t take long to nullify any positive vibes. Following Saturday night’s hope filled victory over Seattle with an equally negative loss at home to Eastern Conference rivals leaves the team with an embarrassing league worst tenth loss of the season. To twist the knife even further, Columbus... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview

Martin Tomszak takes a look at the first of two contests against the Columbus Crew. What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC Rivalry Week Pt. 1 Finally! After a few injury and international call ups forced changes to the lineup Chicago registered its first win since May and its first ever victory over the... Read more »

Fire notebook - line up choices, transfer window talk, injury updates and more

The Fire won’t have long to savor Saturday night’s victory over the Seattle Sounders. A big “home and home” set of games with Eastern Conference rival Columbus lies ahead. The Fire will host on Wednesday night and then travel to Ohio for a rematch on Sunday afternoon. A full complement of players won’t be available... Read more »

Fire 1 Sounders 0 - recap and ratings

Fire 1 Sounders 0 - recap and ratings
The Fire desperately needed a win. Not only because of where they stand in the table but Chicago had never beaten the Seattle Sounders (0-6-3) since they entered the league as an expansion team in 2009. Playing at home against a Seattle side missing Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey, and Marco Pappa seemed as good a... Read more »

Fire v Sounders match preview

Both teams are missing key players and the Fire have never beaten Seattle. Martin Tomszak takes a look at how they can do it this time. What Are They About? Seattle Sounders “One point is better than none”. Even the most ardent of optimists had difficulty using that phrase after the Chicago Fire drew the... Read more »

Fire notebook - Yallop on job rumors, injuries, transfer window

While the Fire deny that any search for a new coach is taking place Frank Yallop continues to address the rumors admirably. Questions about the status of his employment were again a topic of conversation during his weekly conference call with reporters. “I’m just here doing my job. There’s always going to be rumors when... Read more »

Fire 1 Dynamo 1 - recap and ratings (plus Yallop job status rumors abound)

The Fire will probably take the point on the road considering they went into the match without Shaun Maloney, David Accam, Joevin Jones, and Jeff Larentowicz. The draw was a fair result considering that neither side played well enough to deserve a win. Both teams participated in US Open Cup competition on Tuesday night and... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo match preview

Before we get to the match preview, I’d like to invite everyone to join me at FanKave this Friday night for a live chat/Q&A mobile watch party. Just download the app and join the Chicago Fire kave. We’ll talk about the match, transfer window, and anything else soccer related.         And now... Read more »