Archive for August 2016

Fire notebook - the DC loss, Thiam's red card, Ramos' status and more

The Fire are looking to regroup after the 6-2 defeat in DC and are preparing for a run of three consecutive home games. Veljko Paunovic addressed the last match, Khaly Thiam’s red card, Rodrigo Ramos status with the team, and more during his weekly conference call. Here’s the rundown: Paunovic on the team’s mood after... Read more »

Can the Fire land Bastian Schweinsteiger?

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s days at Manchester United appear to be numbered. Relegated to training with the reserves by new manager Jose Mourinho despite a contract with two years remaining, Schweinsteiger fueled speculation last week by proclaiming that Manchester United would be his “last club in Europe.” The player hasn’t given any public indication that he’s looking... Read more »

DC United 6 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

There might be something to the notion that two road games and three games in a week combined with playing a man down had something to do with the fatigue that appeared to run rampant throughout the Fire side in this game. That would be a flimsy excuse however for a thoroughly embarrassing drubbing at... Read more »
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Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United Well, the glass is either half full or half empty. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire earned a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy. If you had initially told supporters that Chicago would take a point from the encounter they would have gladly taken it. However, Robbie... Read more »

Fire 2 Galaxy 2 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 Galaxy 2 - recap and ratings
A contest that featured open, albeit sometimes sloppy play from both sides, overcame a dull first twenty minutes to provide supporters some entertainment and a glimmer of hope for the last ten games of the season. The Fire faced a less than first-choice Los Angeles lineup but continued to show some of the improvement in... Read more »

Fire v Galaxy match preview

What Are They All About? LA Galaxy The streak is over. After 39 away matches without a win the Chicago Fire defeated the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo this past Saturday. An emphatic 3-0 score line insured that Chicago left that haunting streak behind them in style. The players and coaching staff celebrated as if... Read more »
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Fire notebook - looking ahead to LA, back to road win, & Arshakyan's status

With a road victory finally under their belts the Fire don’t have much time to celebrate ending the record-setting winless streak away from home. Veljko Paunovic looked ahead to a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, took stock of the Montreal game, and addressed the status of David Arshakyan during his weekly media... Read more »

Fire 3 Impact 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire’s two-year long road nightmare is finally over. A resounding and well executed 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact was easily the team’s best overall performance of a season that has been short on highlights and tangible progress. There was finally some action to justify Veljko Paunovic’s weekly optimism. An early lead which wasn’t... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

 N’importe quoi!: La deuxième réunion avec Montréal “I think we are all happy with the point today”. The Chicago Fire find themselves at the bottom of the league with just 19 points from 22 matches and that was what Head Coach Veljko Paunovic had to say after a home draw against Orlando. They are mathematically... Read more »
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Fire notebook - Montreal road game, player loans

The Fire will look to break a 39 match road winless streak across all competitions on Saturday in Montreal. Veljko Paunovic addressed that game, the loan of Collin Fernandez and Alex Morrell to Saint Louis FC and more during his weekly conference call. Here are the highlights: Paunovic on Rodrigo Ramos’ recent performance “We believe... Read more »