Archive for January 2018

Fire 2018 jersey first look

Fire 2018 jersey first look
A tipster has provided Fire Confidential with a photo of the Fire’s new primary jersey for 2018. The most notable change is the enlarged white stripe with larger sponsor logo. The solid white trim is clean but the blue three-stripe shoulder element probably would have been better served in white.

Fire trade Accam to Philadelphia Union

Nelson Rodriguez continues to wheel and deal on SuperDraft days. The Fire not only added two players in the first round but they have also traded David Accam to the Philadelphia Union for $300,000 in General Allocation Money and $900,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. It is the second largest sum exchanged by two MLS sides... Read more »

Schweinsteiger officially back for 2018

The Fire have announced, via an oddly-timed Wednesday night press release that Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a contract for 2018. As reported at The Athletic on January 4, the agreement has been in place for several weeks but needed to be formally finalized. The release does not provide specific information on the terms of the... Read more »
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Polster, Vincent join USMNT January camp

The Fire will open training camp in Chicago on January 22 without their starting fullbacks. Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have been named to the US men’s national team January camp. As expected, the US team is heavy on younger players who have been on the fringe of the national team set-up as a result... Read more »

Fire 2018 Schedule announced

The March 3 home opener against the Colorado Rapids has been moved to accommodate CCL play for the Rapids. The Fire will open at home against Sporting Kansas City on March 10. Other notable games include Bob Bradley and LAFC coming to Chicago on September 29, three games including a back-to-back in July against Toronto... Read more »