Posts in category "2017 Regular Season"

Fire 4 Orlando City 0 - recap and ratings

Fire 4 Orlando City 0 - recap and ratings
At the numerical half-way point of the season, the Fire sit one point away from Toronto FC on top of the league table and have extended their win streak at home to seven games, the second longest streak in club history. They’re also unbeaten in their last nine matches. This contest, against an Orlando side... Read more »

Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

Winning on the road against conference opponents will get you into the playoffs. Chicago managed to escape a flurry of missed chances by a New England Revolution side that had yet to lose a game at home to keep pace with Toronto FC at the top of the Eastern Conference and MLS overall. The victory... Read more »

Fire 2 Atlanta United 0 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 Atlanta United 0 - recap and ratings
No matter the sport, the good teams manage to still win when they’re not at their best. The Fire did just that in a 2-0 win at home against an Atlanta United side that routed them 4-0 back in March. Chicago wasn’t quite hitting on all cylinders and wasted several good chances but did just... Read more »
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Fire v Atlanta United match preview

What Are They All About? Atlanta United  MLS voodoo. Each team in MLS typically has two or three matches a season that just make absolutely no sense. This past weekend the Chicago Fire had one of theirs, drawing 0-0 away to Orlando despite being up two men for a long portion of the match. Missing... Read more »

Fire 0 Orlando City 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire wasted an opportunity to pick up three points on the road against a direct Eastern Conference playoff rival. Thanks to a questionable straight red card shown to Rafael Ramos in the 26th minute and another straight red to Antonio Nocerino in the 66th, Chicago played with an advantage for much of the game... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match preview

What Are They All About? Orlando City SC  They’re here to stay. Last Thursday the Chicago Fire defeated FC Dallas 2-1 to firmly cement second place in the Eastern Conference standings. Perhaps more impressively, Chicago beat a good Western Conference opponent by limiting their chance creation in the final third and dictating the tempo and... Read more »
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Fire 2 FC Dallas 1 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 FC Dallas 1 - recap and ratings
Wins are becoming common place and expected at Toyota Park as the Fire improved to 6-0-1 at home. Their fourth consecutive win marked the first time they have won four in a row since September of 2012 and the team’s 24 points after thirteen games matches the club’s all-time best point total at this point... Read more »

Fire v FC Dallas match preview

What Are They All About? FC Dallas Progress. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated DC United 1-0 on the back of a sublime counterattack and David Accam’s sixth goal of the season. Perhaps more impressive than their first road win of 2017–and just their second such accolade in the past fifty away encounters­–was the... Read more »

Nelson Rodriguez media roundtable - full audio

With the Fire off to their best start after 12 games since the 2009 season confidence is running high in Bridgeview. General Manager Nelson Rodriguez sat down with local media this afternoon in a roundtable discussion about all aspects of the club and what’s ahead. Among the topics reviewed during the hour-long Q&A session: Targeted... Read more »
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Fire 1 DC United 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire took a big step toward playoff legitimacy by showing that they can indeed win away from Toyota Park. A 1-0 win over DC United moves them into second place in the Eastern Conference and more importantly, establishes some confidence away from home while helping to erase the memory of an ugly 1 win... Read more »