Category: Chicago Fire vs. Chivas USA

Fire 1 - Chivas USA 0: Playoff Ticket Punched

The Fire finally clinched their spot in the playoffs tonight, earning the second seed in the Eastern Conference [with a 1-0 win at a rain-soaked Toyota Park over Western Conference leaders Chivas USA](,0,4467014.story). The Fire, who took the lead in the 67th minute when Chivas forward Eduardo Lillingston put a Cuauhtemoc Blanco corner kick in... Read more »

Matchday 10/22: Fire vs. Chivas USA

Hey everyone, I’m settled in at a very rainy Toyota Park and the Fire and Chivas are almost set to kick off their all-important match.  The Fire will be looking for a win or a tie to clinch the Eastern Conference’s second seed in the upcoming playoffs but Chivas will be gunning for a win... Read more »

Fire vs. Chivas USA: Match Preview

After the Fire last met Western Conference leaders Chivas USA in MLS action on May 28th, Chicago was the talk of the league. Not only had the Fire just pulled off a thrilling 3-2 come from behind victory over Chivas – who at the time were MLS leaders – but they also extended their season-opening... Read more »

Mid-Week Update: Injury Notes and Reaction to the New England Game

Now that I’ve finally spoken to Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett, I can provide you guys with a couple of updates regarding the Fire’s injury situation and give some reaction to the 0-0 draw with New England this past Saturday. Here we go… **Injury Updates:** **Wilman Conde – Game day decision** Conde, who missed last... Read more »

The Race for the Final Three Playoff Spots

With the expansion Seattle Sounders booking their ticket to the MLS Cup playoffs over the weekend, only three spots remain in the postseason bracket. If the current standings hold up, the Fire (who currently holds the second seed in the Eastern Conference), Colorado and Toronto would qualify for the postseason. However, a lot could change... Read more »

Fire vs Chivas USA: Player Evaluations

As most of you know, the Fire was able to continue their winning ways in SuperLiga on Tuesday night, defeating Chivas USA 1-0. The Fire’s lineup was chock full of normal reserves and youngsters and for the most part, they impressed. So without any further ado, here is the latest installment of the Fire player... Read more »

Fire vs. Chivas USA: Match Preview

In what has to be considered the biggest game of the MLS season so far, league leaders Chivas USA and the undefeated Chicago Fire are all set to square off Thursday at the Home Depot Center in Southern California. Something will have to give in this matchup that pits Chivas’s MLS leading defense against Chicago’s... Read more »