Posts in category "2016 Regular Season"

Fire in pursuit of Nemanja Nikolic

Fire in pursuit of Nemanja Nikolic
December has arrived and the transfer mill is beginning to gear up. A report from ESPNFC this morning tabbed the Fire as a suitor for Legia Warsaw striker Nemanja Nikolic. Sources have indicated to Fire Confidential that the club is indeed interested in Nikolic and is pursuing a move. As indicated in the original report,... Read more »

Schweinsteiger and Paunovic meet?

Schweinsteiger and Paunovic meet?
Speculation continues to circulate about where Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be heading once the January transfer window opens. The 32-year old veteran certainly isn’t in Jose Mourinho’s plans and MLS is in play as a possible landing spot. Reports overseas indicate that Manchester United is preparing to buy-out the remainder of Schweinsteiger’s contract,... Read more »

Rodriguez talks 2016 and beyond

Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez addressed local media this morning and fielded a variety of questions about the club. The disappointment of finishing at the bottom of the table in 2016 and the direction of the Fire going forward were the main topics of conversation. The full video recording of the proceedings can be found... Read more »
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Toronto FC 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

The final result of this match doesn’t matter as much as what the Fire were able, or not able to accomplish in yet another rebuilding season that fell flat and well short of expectations. Finishing one point ahead of 2015’s all-time club low for points in a season can hardly be considered anything less than... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

What Are They All About? Toronto FC A win! The Chicago Fire Soccer Club notched its seventh victory of the campaign this past Sunday as they beat New England 2-1 and dashed another rival’s playoff hopes. Playing the role of spoiler might be on the cards again as they face a Toronto FC side jockeying... Read more »

Fire notebook - season closes in Toronto

The Fire can avoid becoming the first team in MLS history to finish at the bottom of the league standings if they can defeat Toronto FC and get help from Houston. The Dynamo currently sit two points ahead of Chicago with a trip to Colorado looming this weekend. Coach Veljko Paunovic cited that as motivation... Read more »
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Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings
Veljko Paunovic and David Accam post game   New England didn’t look like a team fighting for their playoff lives and the Fire made them pay for the lackluster effort. The Revolution needed a win to catch the Philadelphia Union for the sixth spot in the East and the loss essentially knocks them out of... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

What Are They All About? New England Revolution Either the glass is ¼ full or ¾ empty. The Chicago Fire tied longtime rival Columbus Crew on Thursday evening 2-2 at Toyota Park. The penultimate home match for Chicago was a heated affair on what was otherwise a frigid and windy October night. After conceding an... Read more »

Fire 2 Crew 2 - recap and ratings

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Time has run out on both of these clubs this season. The Columbus Crew essentially needed to win out and pray for other results to have a chance at playoff qualification. The Fire have long since been playing for nothing more than pride. Chicago did manage to knock their rivals out of playoff contention by... Read more »
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Fire v Crew re-match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC It appears as if adaptability, knowledge, confidence, and resourcefulness are not always useful in acquiring three points. Sometimes you need grit, determination, the will to win, and to put it quite bluntly, ability. The Chicago Fire were lacking in all of the latter in their encounter with... Read more »