Fire drop opener in LA 2-1

The Fire played well enough to come out of Los Angeles with at least a point but the finishing touch in the final third eluded them most of the night and defensive miscues erased an early second-half gift from the home team. Newcomers David Ousted and Przemyslaw Frankowski were impressive in defeat while CJ Sapong,... Read more »

MLS 2019 picks

These almost always go horribly wrong since MLS is nearly impossible to predict from year to year but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are my picks for 2019: Eastern Conference Atlanta United New York Red Bulls DC United Columbus Crew New York City FC Philadelphia Union Chicago Fire Toronto FC Montreal Impact Orlando... Read more »

Fire v Galaxy match preview

What Are They All About? LA Galaxy New beginnings. This past weekend the Chicago Fire ended their preseason in victory, defeating the Charleston Battery 1-0 in the final match of the Carolina Challenge Cup. Fabian Hebers notched a goal for Chicago in a match that had the Fire’s attacking prowess on full display, a strength... Read more »
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Fire v Charleston Battery preseason match preview

What Are They All About? Charleston Battery Progressing. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire drew FC Cincinnati 1-1 in the Carolina Challenge Cup on the back of a beautifully chipped goal from Aleksandar Katai. It was their second draw of the preseason tournament and it sets them up to potentially win the tournament in their... Read more »

Fire v FC Cincinnati preseason match preview

What Are They All About? FC Cincinnati Working out the kinks. This past weekend the Chicago Fire started out their Carolina Challenge Cup warm-up with a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew SC. Veljko Paunovic’s men could not hold onto a 1-0 lead that they earned on the back of an opportunistic clinical finish from Djordje... Read more »

Fire v Crew preseason match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew A new beginning. After what seems like an eternity, the Chicago Fire are back in action. Although they have played three preseason friendlies already, their first streamed encounter occurs this Saturday against Columbus Crew SC in the Carolina Challenge Cup (4:00 CT on chicago-fire.com). The annual tournament is... Read more »
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Exploring options: Phase One of the Offseason

This past Monday the Chicago Fire announced which player options it had exercised and which player options it had declined in accordance with MLS’ league-wide deadline for those clubs no longer participating in the playoffs. In what is sure to be a busy offseason for the technical staff, the Fire began a third rebuild in... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day photo gallery

Fire v DC United match day photo gallery
Great season-closing work from Sean King.

Fire end season with 0-0 draw

The Fire and DC United played to a 0-0 to draw at a cold and rainy Toyota Park to cap the home team’s 2018 season. Chicago had the better chances, particularly in the first half but neither they nor DC, who were still playing for playoff positioning, were able to finish one of the few... Read more »
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Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road against Atlanta United by a score of 2-1. Tata Martino’s men got off to a flying start as a wave of early attacks resulted in a ninth minute goal for Franco Escobar. Michael DeLeeuw then notched his second... Read more »