Archive for February 2018

Dax McCarty on the 2018 Fire

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Dax McCarty on the 2018 Chicago Fire.

Fire and Nashville FC play to scoreless draw

The Fire’s second to last match in Florida resulted in another less than impressive outing against lower level competition. The 0-0 tie versus Nashville FC got off to a slow start. The first half of the match featured very little offensively from either side with the Fire fielding mostly reserves and trialists to begin the... Read more »

Fire v Nashville SC preseason preview

What Are They All About? Nashville SC Victory! This past Saturday the Chicago Fire defeated Florida Gulf Coast University 2-0 as their preseason stay in Bradenton continued. The goals came from trialists Omar Castro and Albert Ruiz as many of the first team veterans were given a rest. Although the match can hardly be seen... Read more »
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Fire down FGCU 2-0

The Fire used mostly reserves and trialists to hand Florida Gulf Coast University a 2-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon. A 19th minute tap-in from Omar Castro after an Elliot Collier pass gave Chicago the lead in match that they controlled comfortably. Forward Albert Ruiz scored a 27th minute, unmarked, flat-footed header from a 27th minute... Read more »

Fire v FGCU preseason preview

What Are They All About? Florida Gulf Coast University The first hurdle. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost 2-1 against the Montreal Impact in a preseason friendly. The match took place in Bradenton Florida with the weather being the brightest spot for Chicago. Although results do not matter whatsoever when it comes to matches... Read more »

Impact deal Fire first loss of preseason

First half goals from Ignacio Piatti and Matteo Mancosu powered the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 victory over the Fire on Wednesday night. Piatti gave Montreal a lead in the 34th minute following a Brandon Vincent turnover after what had been a largely uneventful first half hour. Piatti hit the post four minutes later and... Read more »
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Fire v Impact preseason preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal This past Thursday the Chicago Fire drew 0-0 against the Philadelphia Union to complete their second phase of preseason in Tampa Bay. The match was a drab as the score line suggests with both the Fire and the Union showing signs of fatigue in the Florida sun. Philadelphia... Read more »

Fire and Union play to 0-0 draw

The Fire and Philadelphia Union played to a 0-0 draw in what looked like a typical, midweek, early preseason contest. Neither team was able to create many clear chances and there was some disjointed play as both sides put together mixes of starters and trialists on the field. The Union had the better chances in... Read more »

Fire v Union preseason match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the University of South Florida 2-0 in their first preseason game of 2018 on the back of goals from Nemanja Nikolic and Elliot Collier. Their time in Tampa continues with a matchup against the Philadelphia Union this Thursday at 10:00 am... Read more »
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Fire add Katai on loan

The Fire announced the addition of Serbian winger Aleksandar Katai on loan from Deportivo Alaves in the Spain’s first division. The loan expires on June 30 and includes an option to buy for a permanent move. The 27-year old attacker will presumably get a chance to play on the right side but he can play... Read more »