Category: 2018 regular season

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 »

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 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 »

Fire, Crew play to 1-1 draw

The Fire managed to halt their eight game losing streak in league play with a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew at Toyota Park. The team’s more conservative approach continued with Bastian Schweinsteiger floating in and out of the backline and a high pressing style almost worked against Columbus for the second time this season.... Read more »
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Fire v Crew match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew “It’s a falling domino and nobody stops the domino.” This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road in Montreal by a score of 2-1. They gave up a goal in the dying seconds of the game to lose their eighth straight MLS match and their ninth... Read more »

Impact push Fire losing streak to 8

Another late goal and another loss. Montreal defender Daniel Lovitz bounced a volley into the net in the 91st minute of play to hand the Fire their eighth consecutive loss in league play and essentially put a stake through the heart of any playoff hopes. Ignacio Piatti converted a penalty kick in the 6th minute... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal Après moi, le deluge. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost a seventh consecutive MLS match, extending a franchise record which now finds them rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Chicago’s points per game ratio under the guidance of the current regime has now dropped to... Read more »
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Red Bulls hand Fire seventh straight loss

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The Fire’s slim playoff hopes slid further into the distance after a seventh consecutive loss in league play and eight overall against MLS competition. Following Wednesday night’s US Open Cup disappointment, both Nemanja Nikolic and Aleksandar Katai started on the bench. The Fire mustered one shot one goal but played a more cohesive defensive game... Read more »