Archive for June 2016

Fire v Indy Eleven US Open Cup match preview

What Are They All About? Indy Eleven Preview The Return of the Cup! The Chicago Fire drew 1-1 against the Portland Timbers in their last MLS outing before a league wide break for COPA America Centenario but will find themselves back in action for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday against Indy Eleven... Read more »

Fire notebook - USOC, Indy Eleven, player updates

The US Open Cup tournament is shaping up to be the Fire’s best and only chance at hardware once again this season. Ahead of a fourth round match against Indy Eleven, who claimed the top spot in NASL’s spring season with a 4-0-6 record, Chicago is facing what many fans will consider a ‘must-win’ game.... Read more »

Fire notebook - Gilberto's situation, de Leeuw's arrival, USOC, and more

Yet another bizarre chapter in the Fire’s checkered history of Designated Player stumblings was written today as General Manager Nelson Rodriguez addressed the absence of Gilberto from training on Monday. There is no apparent timetable for his return. Rodriguez told media during a conference call that the club was not in the process of buying... Read more »

Fire's centerback position finally appears set

Fire's centerback position finally appears set
The Fire are off to their worst start after twelve games in team history (2-5-5) but there have been some rays of hope evident in the side. Following a 4-3 loss at home on opening day, Veljko Paunovic reshuffled his side and moved rookie centerback Jonathan Campbell into the starting line-up. The move paired him... Read more »