Archive for September 2018

Fire v Los Angeles FC match preview

What Are They All About? LAFC Eliminated. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost on the road to NYCFC at Yankee Stadium. The result, their sixteenth defeat of the season, mathematically assured what had been essentially true since the beginning of the summer, that this side is not a playoff side. A first half that... Read more »

NYCFC drops Fire 2-0

New York City FC defeated the Fire 2-0 in a midweek match that cemented the inevitable. The loss mathematically eliminated the Fire from the playoffs. This will be the seventh time in the last nine seasons that the club has missed out on postseason play. Goals from Alex Ring in the 47th minute and David... Read more »

Fire v New York City FC match preview

What Are They All About? NYCFC Crawling out of the basement. This past weekend the Chicago Fire drew 2-2 on the road against New England in a match that served as a microcosm of their strengths and weaknesses. Skill on the ball from Katai, impressive movement from Nikolic, a never-ending work rate from DeLeeuw, and... Read more »
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Fire, Revolution play to 2-2 draw

New England’s playoff hopes took a big hit after a 2-2 draw at home against the Fire. The visitors played with the same lineup deployed in last week’s 4-0 win over Orlando City and held the lead twice despite being outshot 17-8 and losing the possession battle 66-34. Aleksandar Katai forced a 19th minute turnover and... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

What Are They All About? New England Revolution This past weekend the Chicago Fire ended a month-long hiatus from formal competition with a 4-0 victory over Orlando City, their first league win in ten matches. The rout came against one of the league’s worst teams and Chicago are still twelve points out of a playoff... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City photo gallery

Fire v Orlando City photo gallery
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Fire end skid with 4-0 win over Orlando City

The Fire registered their first league win since June 30 and halted a nine-game winless streak with a thorough 4-0 victory over Orlando City. The match was also the team’s first MLS contest since a 1-1 draw against Columbus on August 23. A pair of their returning injured players figured prominently into the win. Michael... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match preview

What Are They All About? Orlando City SC Back on the field. After a twenty-four-day hiatus, the Chicago Fire will return to competitive play this weekend against Orlando City at Toyota Park (4:00 CT, ESPN+). Although the team played an historic friendly against Bayern Munich during that time, such a long break at the tail... Read more »