Archive for May 2018

Fire v Earthquakes match preview

What Are They All About? San Jose Earthquakes The Process is complicated. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost on the road in Philadelphia by a score of 3-1. Veljko Paunovic chose to rest a few key players in this match and that decision coupled with a continued policy of rewarding form in training resulted... Read more »

Union down Fire 3-1

The Philadelphia Union pulled a full four points ahead of the Fire for seventh place in the Eastern Conference after a 3-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium. Chicago started in a defensive posture with Bastian Schweinsteiger deployed mostly as a fifth defender but a late first half goal from Ilsinho forced the Fire to open up... Read more »

Fire v Union match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union A diversion or a U-turn? This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Orlando City SC 2-1 on the road in Florida. A make shift line up saw a few consistent starters benched after a series of poor performances and the newcomers got the job done in a gritty... Read more »
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Fire surprise Orlando City 2-1

The Fire crept back towards the redline with a 2-1 victory over Orlando City in Florida. The win was fueled by two absolute golazos and an outstanding display in goal by Patrick McLain. Aleksandar Katai converted a free kick from approximately 26 yards out in the 13th minute to give the Fire an early lead.... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match preview

What Are They All About? Orlando City SC Alternate realities. This past weekend the Chicago Fire suffered yet another home loss, falling 3-2 to the Houston Dynamo. After a lively first half in which Chicago was dominant for a spell of about fifteen minutes was overshadowed by the overall story of the match, complete dominance... Read more »

Schweinsteiger frustrated in another home loss

Bastian Schweinsteiger signed with the Chicago Fire in 2017 knowing that the team was coming off two consecutive wooden spoon seasons, and that there was work to be done with a team who had not reached the playoffs since 2012. After a mostly successful campaign earned them a third place finish in the league and a... Read more »
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Fire v Dynamo match gallery

Fire v Dynamo match gallery
More work from Sean King during the Fire’s 3-2 loss to Houston.

Fire frustrated in 3-2 loss to Houston

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The Fire lost a game at home that they had to have. A 3-2 defeat at Toyota Park, marked Houston’s first road victory of the season and left the Fire with a lowly 2-4-1 mark at home. At 3-6-2 overall, the team is in danger of letting the season slip away from them. After a... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo match preview

What Are They All About? Houston Dynamo Fragile at best. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost 3-0 on the road in Columbus against the Crew in what can only be described as a comprehensive demolition. Out shot, out possessed, and out coached, the Fire’s chances to rise above the red line for the first... Read more »
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Crew trounce Fire 3-0

The Fire were handled easily by the Columbus Crew, in what could have been the last visit to MAPFRE stadium. Without Bastian Schweinsteiger, who did not travel for the match, the Fire started Diego Campos and Elliot Collier and weren’t able to get much going although they were competitive in the first half. A first... Read more »