Archive for April 2018

Fire draw TFC 2-2 in wild finish

The Fire drew a point out of Toronto after trailing 2-0 at half time. A shaky first half featured a disallowed Toronto goal thanks to VAR and Bastian Schweinsteiger was denied on a penalty kick attempt. Chicago charged back in the second with TFC running out of gas after a mid-week CCL loss in Mexico.... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

What Are They All About? Toronto FC A chance for momentum. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-1 to secure their first road win of the campaign. Key lineup changes, a phenomenal performance by Richard Sanchez, a wonder strike from Aleksandar Katai, and a clinical penalty finish from Nemanja... Read more »

Fire upset New York Red Bulls 2-1

The Fire surprised the New York Red Bulls on the road on the strength of an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Richard Sanchez and two individual moments of offensive brilliance from Aleksandar Katai. Sanchez recorded nine saves, several of which were of the difficult variety and Katai blasted a volley from outside the box after a... Read more »
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Fire v Red Bulls match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bull Back to reality. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of a sold-out Toyota Park. Although the 1-0 score line may reflect some sort of parity on the surface, the Fire never really looked like they... Read more »

Fire v Galaxy photo gallery

Fire v Galaxy photo gallery
Check out this week’s match photo gallery from Sean King.

Galaxy and Ibrahimovic defeat Fire 1-0

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A first half stoppage time goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic was all the Los Angeles Galaxy needed to earn all three points against the Fire on a cold and rainy day in Bridgeview. The match drew the largest crowd for a Fire game a Toyota Park with announced attendance of 21,915. The Fire were competitive but... Read more »
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Fire v Galaxy match preview

What Are They All About? LA Galaxy A win is a win. This past weekend the Chicago Fire secured all three points from a match for the first time in the 2018 campaign. The 1-0 victory over Columbus was achieved in an unorthodox fashion—the Crew out shot Chicago 21-5, out possessed them 65-35, and completed... Read more »

Fire survive Crew 1-0 for first win of the season

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A 27th minute Zack Steffen give-away resulted in Nemanja Nikolic’s fourth goal of the season and the Fire held on to defeat the Columbus Crew 1-0. The visitors controlled most of the match, held a 65-35 possession advantage, and outshot the Fire 20-8 but could not break through despite some close calls with posts and... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC Winless. This past weekend the Chicago Fire drew 2-2 with the Portland Timbers at Toyota Park. The match result was visible from a mile away with both teams suffering from defensive frailty. A masterclass from Bastian Schweinsteiger saved the home side’s blushes, while Portland’s Argentine midfielders shined... Read more »
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Fire earn first points of 2018 in 2-2 draw with Portland

It wasn’t pretty and it took some offensive heroics from “centerback” Bastian Schweinsteiger for the Fire to pick up their first point of the season. The Fire needed to come from behind twice against a team playing its’ fourth consecutive road game of the year. Although the point beats the result of the previous two... Read more »