Archive for February 2017

Fire ready to open season in Columbus

Optimism always abounds at the Annual Fire Kick-Off Luncheon and this year’s event was no different. The 6-0-0 record this preseason has helped fuel that a bit but the numbers were downplayed across the board. There may be more reason for optimism this year with the addition of proven players like Dax McCarty, Juninho, and... Read more »

Fire beat TFC 4-1, finish preseason undefeated at 6-0

The past few preseasons have provided false hope by way of positive exhibition results coming into league play, but this 6-0-0 run from the Fire has a slightly different feel to it. This version of the Fire concluded training camp with its most impressive result so far, a 4-1 defeat of defending Eastern Conference champion... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC preseason preview

What Are They All Aboot, eh? Toronto FC It all comes down to this. After defeating FC Cincinnati 3-2 this past Wednesday, the Chicago Fire have set themselves up to claim a three year undefeated preseason streak this Saturday. Opting to start what looks to be his preferred eleven and giving them significant minutes–an average... Read more »
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Fire down FC Cincinnati 3-2, remain undefeated in preseason

Being able to carry over preseason success to the regular season is something the Fire haven’t been able to do over the last several seasons. With their most difficult test ahead of them against Toronto FC on Saturday, the Fire have managed to emerge victorious from every first team match they started so far. This... Read more »

Fire v FC Cincinnati preseason preview

What Are They All About? FC Cincinnati You get a goal, you get a goal, everyone gets a goal! The Chicago Fire steam rolled past Miami FC in another Suncoast showcase match as they netted five times against a poor and out of sorts NASL side. Two head scratching defensive lapses saw them concede twice... Read more »

Fire drop Miami FC 5-2, continue preseason run

The competition so far this preseason may not be of the highest quality, but the Fire continue to show that they are capable of putting away chances with a revamped attack. Chicago handled NASL side Miami FC easily en route to their fourth victory against zero losses in first team games this preseason. The Fire... Read more »
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Fire v Miami FC preseason preview

Before jumping into the preview, check out the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Live podcast with guest MLSsoccer.com’s  Sam Stejskal right here. Also check out the Fire Confidential AMA over on Reddit. What Are They All About? Miami FC The wins just keep coming. The Chicago Fire won against the Montreal Impact 4-1 this... Read more »

Fire stay undefeated in preseason, roll Montreal 4-1

The Fire’s recent history of preseason success continues. In hammering home some glaring defensive mistakes by a mostly reserve Montreal Impact starting eleven, Chicago attackers showed that they will be dangerous when presented with chances. David Accam got it going in the first minute by finishing a clean chance created by Michael de Leeuw after... Read more »

Fire v Impact preseason preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal Another victory! The Chicago Fire defeated Philadelphia 1-0 with the game’s lone goal coming from Michael DeLeeuw’s persistence. The returning forward put a header on target and then knocked in his own rebound to ensure Chicago stayed undefeated in phase one of preseason. After a quick trip back... Read more »
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Fire begin final phase of camp

With the final phase of preseason underway in Bradenton Florida, the Fire will play four more friendly matches after winning their first two contests. Games against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday, Miami FC on February 19, FC Cincinnati on February 22, and Toronto FC on February 25 will close out preseason. The Fire defeated Philadelphia... Read more »