Category: 2017 Regular Season

Fire 3 DC United 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire did exactly what they needed to do against a last place team at home with the regular season nearing an end. The 3-0 win at Toyota Park may not be a sign that the high-flying Fire of May and June are back but the victory still provided some encouraging moments as Chicago tries... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United “This is a great point”. That is a phrase that Chicago Fire supporters might like to hear from head coach Veljko Paunovic after drawing a Western Conference powerhouse on the road amidst a tough road trip. Instead, that is what they heard after Chicago’s 1-1 draw with the... Read more »

Fire 1 Red Bulls 1 - recap and ratings

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  A 1-1 draw at home against the fifth place team in the conference isn’t exactly a sign that things are still on the upswing for the Fire. Neither the Fire, nor the Red Bulls played particularly well on either side of the ball and the result was probably a fair one although Fire players... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls   A sigh of relief. This past weekend the Chicago Fire won on the road in Montreal on the back of a Bastian Schweinsteiger goal. It was only their second win from the past nine matches but they did overcome a seven match away winless streak... Read more »

Fire 1 Impact 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire were finally able to do something against a 10-man squad, short handed squad and breathe a collective sigh of relief following a 1-0 victory in Montreal. Missing David Accam due to injury and Dax McCarty on international duty, the Fire weren’t playing with a full roster either and both sides approached this game... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal L’enfer est pavé de bonnes intentions. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire lost to Minnesota United FC 2-1 at Toyota Park. The match did not go according to script for any of the onlookers in red and white, as arguably the worst team in MLS stole their first... Read more »

Minnesota United 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

Minnesota United 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings
Uh-oh. Losses in Montreal away and Toronto at home weren’t necessarily reasons for Fire fans to hit the panic button but dropping all three points at home to an expansion side that hadn’t won on the road all season may be cause for keeping the button within arm’s reach. In losing a fourth consecutive game,... Read more »

Fire v Minnesota United match preview

What Are They All About? Minnesota United FC Out of the running. This past weekend the Chicago Fire suffered their first home defeat of the season, losing 3-1 against Toronto FC. Perhaps more significant than the shattering of their eleven-match unbeaten streak at Toyota Park was the emphatic way in which TFC ended Chicago’s Supporter... Read more »

Toronto FC 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

Toronto FC 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings
A game that has been circled on the calendar for months finally provided an answer to the question about whether or not the Fire could win the Eastern Conference. Although the answer itself is one that they didn’t want to hear, the 3-1 loss to Toronto FC doesn’t close the book on the 2017 season.... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

Check out the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Live podcast with guest Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto before diving into the match preview. What Are They All About? Chicago Fire   Get it together. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire continued their recent road form by losing 3-0 in Montreal. In a performance... Read more »