Posts tagged "Chicago Fire"

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign
Major League Soccer lifted the curtain on a new logo that will replace the familiar green/blue cleat and ball that has adorned jerseys and all manner of league product since inception. Starting in 2015 the league will be represented by a bland red and white shield with blue trim and three stars below the letters... Read more »

Fire 1 Toronto FC 1 - recap and ratings

With the Fire on their way to breaking their own record for draws in a season, the sober reality that playoff hopes are all but extinguished seems to be taking hold. “Usually, you find a ways to lose matches as a group, as a lot of coaches say, but we find ways to tie matches,... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match day

New sod has been laid at Toyota Park and the pitch isn’t exactly in picture perfect condition. Frank Yallop and the Fire issued this statement before the game: “The field is in bad condition. This has been an on-going issue this season, which is frustrating to all of us at the Club and our fans,... Read more »

Magee out 6-8 months, Fire sign Sinama-Pongolle

The Fire announced today that Mike Magee will be out of action for the next 6-8 months after undergoing hip surgery on Monday night. Magee has missed the last three games and hadn’t played since a 1-0 loss in Montreal on August 16. He had been struggling with various injuries that seemed to stem from... Read more »

Revolution 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

A must win game on the road against a Revolution side that is on a roll was always going to be a difficult task but the Fire, as they’ve done all season, made it more difficult on themselves than it had to be. Following the formula of frustration that has placed them in the position... Read more »

Pause calls it a career after 12 seasons with the Fire

Pause calls it a career after 12 seasons with the Fire
It’s not often that professional soccer players can say they have spent their entire careers wearing the colors of just one club. The Fire drafted Logan Pause with the 24th overall pick in the 2003 MLS Superdraft and 11 years later he’s retiring from the only team he’s ever played for as a pro. In... Read more »

Fire 1 FC Dallas 0 - recap and ratings

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What looked like it might be draw number fifteen for 82 minutes turned into a solid home win against the hottest team in the league. Robert Earnshaw’s score in the 83rd gave the Fire a 1-0 victory over an FC Dallas club that hadn’t lost since May 31. While the match wasn’t a work of... Read more »

Fire v FC Dallas match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Soumare, Larentowicz, Segares M Ward, Watson, Cocis, Alex F Nyassi, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Ianni, Pause, Ritter, Shipp, Fondy, Earnshaw FC Dallas GK Fernandez D Benitez, Hedges, Loyd, Watson M Escobar, Ulloa, Acosta, Hollingshead F Castillo, Akindele bench: Sanchez, Cabrera, Hernandez, Garcia, Luccin, Span, Texeira

Fire move on after losing Jones, Nyarko back in full training, Fernandez added as Homegrown, and more

Frank Yallop didn’t hide his disappointment with losing Jermaine Jones to the New England Revolution but remained politically correct and avoided any direct criticism of the the league and the dubious circumstances that led to the now infamous “blind draw”. “Obviously, from a club point of view (we’re) very disappointed that we didn’t get him.... Read more »

Fire lose Jones to New England via MLS' three ring circus of player acquistion

The Jermaine Jones saga is thankfully over but it didn’t end the way the Fire were hoping for or expecting after Jones had apparently agreed to a deal with the league on Wednesday that would have landed him in Chicago. New England, the other team in pursuit of Jones also wanted him and Revolution owner... Read more »