Archive for July 2016

Fire 1 Sporting KC 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire were probably overdue for a few breaks and they got a few in 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. An early Dom Dwyer goal was nullified by a questionable offside call and Jacob Peterson came within a whisker of tying the game in first half stoppage time when his shot caromed off the... Read more »

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

What Are They All About? SKC Preview Well, the Chicago Fire has lost on the road yet again. They fell 1-0 to TFC last Saturday and it has now been two calendar years since their last three points on the road but it’s okay because they played the best they could… Inconsistency seems to continue... Read more »

Fire notebook - de Leeuw's role, Polster's return, SKC, TFC, and more

The Fire have a busy stretch of back-to-back Wednesday/Saturday games ahead of them. Next Wednesday’s US Open Cup match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers is sandwiched between the upcoming contests against Sporting Kansas City, at FC Dallas on Saturday, and at New England on July 23. Veljko Paunovic recapped the Toronto game, looked ahead to... Read more »

Toronto FC 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

Second half substitutions brought an improvement after an unproductive first half, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 33rd consecutive match on the road without a win. The Fire were outplayed by a wide margin in the first half by a Toronto FC side missing several key players (Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Irwin) and... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

What Are They All Aboot, Eh? Toronto FC A win and three points! The Chicago Fire continued their hot streak as they beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at Toyota Park in league play last Friday. Their attack seems to be clicking as there were a number of chances created throughout the match and the... Read more »

Fire notebook - full squad for TFC, transfer window quiet for now

The secondary transfer window opened yesterday but Veljko Paunovic steered away from speculation during his weekly media conference call. The Fire head coach, as he has done all season, deferred questions about the additions and player moves to General Manager Nelson Rodriguez. Without naming names, he did however suggest that the team is looking at... Read more »

Fire 1 Earthquakes 0 - recap and ratings

Two wins over weakened Columbus and San Jose sides have fostered some optimism. Regardless of how the games looked and whom the victories came against, it’s a positive sign that the Fire were able to finish both teams off at home. This match certainly wasn’t pretty, but they did enough to win and the defense... Read more »

Fire v Earthquakes match preview

What Are They All About? San Jose Earth Quakes The cup run continues! A David Accam brace and some nail-biting defensive moments saw the Chicago Fire across the line against Columbus Crew SC in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup. Another double-match week awaits them after their victory as they look to welcome the San... Read more »