Archive for September 2016

Toronto FC 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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Toronto FC showed why they’re at the top of the Eastern Conference in a professional win on the road without their best player. The Fire’s 12 game unbeaten run at home was snapped but the loss wasn’t without some positives. They were able to generate numerous chances and easily had their best run of possession... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

What Are They All Aboot, Eh? Toronto FC This past weekend the Chicago Fire defiantly smiled in the face of all the naysayers and those preconditioned for pessimism to march into 9th place of the Eastern Conference. An emphatic 3-0 performance against the Philadelphia Union put the Fire just six points outside of a playoff... Read more »

Fire notebook - good run of form, Ramos, Meira, and more

The Fire could have David Accam and David Arshakyan back this coming weekend against Toronto FC once the international matches are done. Fitting them back into the side doesn’t appear as urgent now following the 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. Veljko Paunovic talked about the latest victory and more during his... Read more »

Fire 3 Union 0 - recap and ratings

Following last weekend’s debacle in DC the Fire showed some pride and put together another very good team performance reminiscent of the win in Montreal that they were looking to build on. Chicago was the better side for most of the night and have moved out of the MLS cellar surpassing Columbus and Houston for... Read more »

Fire v Union match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union   Another streak begins? Celebrations were short lived and feelings of hope were cast aside as the Chicago Fire were humbled 6-2 in DC this past Saturday. Questionable lineup choices, tired legs, a lack of finishing, and a ludicrous moment from Khaly Thiam cost Chicago dearly. It seems... Read more »

Nelson Rodriguez roundtable review

Nelson Rodriguez held a roundtable discussion with media members this morning to discuss the team, the Academy, the pursuit of Designated Players, and more. The video is available here. Highlights of the hour-long conversation include: A discussion of the results this year and continued optimism (5:10) The team’s need for leadership in the locker room (7:55)... Read more »