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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 Real Salt Lake 0 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 Real Salt Lake 0 - recap and ratings
In recent past seasons, sure victories against wounded or struggling opponents have been hard to come by for the Chicago Fire. Countless late and sometimes fluky goals¬†combined with subpar performances turned many home contests into a study in frustration. Perhaps the tables are starting to turn somewhat. The Fire took control of this match in... Read more »

Fire begin final phase of camp

With the final phase of preseason underway in Bradenton Florida, the Fire will play four more friendly matches after winning their first two contests. Games against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday, Miami FC on February 19, FC Cincinnati on February 22, and Toronto FC on February 25 will close out preseason. The Fire defeated Philadelphia... Read more »
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Fire looking to deal on draft day

Holding the first pick in Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft gives the Fire several options.¬†The first scenario involves what most draft experts have been alluding to for several months. Go with the presumed number one player available in Georgetown’s Josh Yaro and fill a need on the back line. There are questions as to what need Yaro... Read more »

Fire Notebook - Maloney saga continues, Injury updates, and staying positive

The Fire returned to Chicago Monday after Sunday’s draw against the Philadelphia Union, as they prepare to take on the Colorado Rapids this Saturday at Toyota Park. Tuesday afternoon, the conversation on Fire head coach Frank Yallop’s weekly conference call was weighted towards the rumors of Shaun Maloney departing Chicago for Hull City, but Yallop... Read more »

Fire notebook - Yallop on the hotseat?, Magee/Nyarko updates, Chicharito talk

With the Fire sitting at the bottom of the MLS table following four consecutive losses in league play, questions were sure to be raised regarding Frank Yallop’s job security. Last Wednesday’s home defeat at the hands of Eastern Conference leading DC United seemed to bring that issue to the forefront with Yallop himself indicating that... Read more »
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Fire prep for important stretch against Eastern Conference opponents

Consecutive streaks have been the norm for the Fire through their first eight matches of the season. The team dropped their first three games to Western opponents to start the season, before winning three straight against Eastern opponents, only to drop their last two, again at the hand of Western Conference teams. After compiling a... Read more »

Jones Finding His Form In Chicago

Jones Finding His Form In Chicago
When the Fire closed the book on their 2014 season supporters knew wholesale changes were in store for a team that struggled to a 6-10-18 finish. The departure of familiar names like Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares, and Steven Kinney gave way to new players coming in, many of whom were unfamiliar to most Fire fans,... Read more »

Brazilian CB Adailton added to roster

The Fire now have 21 players under contract with the addition of 31 year old Brazilian centerback Adailton. The veteran defender spent last season with Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil where he recently terminated his contract. He had been with Swiss Super League side Sion FC for the previous five seasons which included two loan... Read more »
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Fire open 2015 season in Los Angeles

It may be another week or two before the full schedule is released but MLS announced home opening dates for every team this morning. The Fire will feature in the first match of the new season on March 6 as they visit the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The game will be televised... Read more »