Category: 2018 Preseason

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 beat Tulsa in final 2018 warmup

In a friendly match that showcased most of their first choice eleven on the field for the first time in 2018, the Fire came away with a 2-1 victory over USL affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks at Toyota Park. Stefan Cleveland, starting in place in the injured Richard Sanchez in goal put the Fire behind in the... Read more »

Fire v Tulsa friendly preview

What Are They All About? Tulsa Roughnecks FC Progress in the Process. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Orlando City SC 3-2 in a closed-door scrimmage at Orlando City Stadium, but more importantly it saw the Fire roster begin to take a more solid shape. Super Draft picks Elliot Collier and Diego Campos were... Read more »

Dax McCarty on the 2018 Fire

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Dax McCarty on the 2018 Chicago Fire.

Fire and Nashville FC play to scoreless draw

The Fire’s second to last match in Florida resulted in another less than impressive outing against lower level competition. The 0-0 tie versus Nashville FC got off to a slow start. The first half of the match featured very little offensively from either side with the Fire fielding mostly reserves and trialists to begin the... Read more »

Fire v Nashville SC preseason preview

What Are They All About? Nashville SC Victory! This past Saturday the Chicago Fire defeated Florida Gulf Coast University 2-0 as their preseason stay in Bradenton continued. The goals came from trialists Omar Castro and Albert Ruiz as many of the first team veterans were given a rest. Although the match can hardly be seen... Read more »

Fire down FGCU 2-0

The Fire used mostly reserves and trialists to hand Florida Gulf Coast University a 2-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon. A 19th minute tap-in from Omar Castro after an Elliot Collier pass gave Chicago the lead in match that they controlled comfortably. Forward Albert Ruiz scored a 27th minute, unmarked, flat-footed header from a 27th minute... Read more »

Fire v FGCU preseason preview

What Are They All About? Florida Gulf Coast University The first hurdle. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost 2-1 against the Montreal Impact in a preseason friendly. The match took place in Bradenton Florida with the weather being the brightest spot for Chicago. Although results do not matter whatsoever when it comes to matches... Read more »

Impact deal Fire first loss of preseason

First half goals from Ignacio Piatti and Matteo Mancosu powered the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 victory over the Fire on Wednesday night. Piatti gave Montreal a lead in the 34th minute following a Brandon Vincent turnover after what had been a largely uneventful first half hour. Piatti hit the post four minutes later and... Read more »

Fire v Impact preseason preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal This past Thursday the Chicago Fire drew 0-0 against the Philadelphia Union to complete their second phase of preseason in Tampa Bay. The match was a drab as the score line suggests with both the Fire and the Union showing signs of fatigue in the Florida sun. Philadelphia... Read more »