Archive for June 2011

Technical Difficulties...Please Stand By

So….apparently there are some bugs to fix after the ChicagoNow relaunch. Please be patient as these issues are straightened out.

Fire Waive Davis Paul

The Fire have announced that midfielder Davis Paul has been waived.  Non guaranteed MLS contracts can be released before July 1 giving teams maneuverability with their rosters and salary budget.  Players on the roster after July 1 are guaranteed compensation for the remainder of 2011.  The release of Paul, who appeared in one match this... Read more »

Fire Advance To USOC Quarterfinals

With a 1-0 win in Rochester the Fire advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup tournament and will now face the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park on July 12.  The Columbus Crew were upset by the Richmond Kickers and were the only MLS side not to advance.  The Fire Premier team... Read more »

Fire v Rhinos - US Open Cup Live Chat

Catch the game streaming live online at and talk about it live here as it happens.  First kick is scheduled for 6:35 CDT.    Fire v Rhinos US Open Cup

Have Your Say : This Day in 1981

  FireStingDoug recalls what many thought was the best NASL match ever played at the time. On June 28, 1981 the Sting hosted what many consider to be the biggest regular season game in team history.  The New York Cosmos came calling and 30,501 fans packed Wrigley Field for the spectacle.  A season sweep of the Cosmos would help to cement... Read more »

"You're Not Going To See That At An NBA Game"

There are some talented individuals jumping and singing in sections 116-119 at the Harlem end of Toyota Park. Check out this rough cut of a film produced by Ethan Faure, Marlin Kolev, and Heather Eidson for a documentary production class at Depaul University. Nicely done! Living in the Red: The Chicago Fire Soccer Team Fan... Read more »

Fire 1 Red Bulls 1 - Recap and Ratings

At the half way point of the MLS season (17 games) the Fire have accumulated an incredible 11 draws.  Only one short of tying the club record for draws in a season (12) set in 2009.  They are only three ties away from equalling the MLS record for most deadlocks in a season as well.  The... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Nyarko, Paladini, Husidic, Pappa F Oduro, Chaves Bench: Conway, Mikulic, Ristic, Bone, Videira, Chaves, Ferrari Red Bulls GK Condoul D Solli, Keel, Mendes, Miller M Richards, Tainio, Ballouchy, Lindpere F Henry, DeRosario Bench: Sutton, JOnes, Schneider, Da Luz, Kassel, Rooney, Hertzog

Fire v Red Bulls Match Preview

The Fire and Red Bulls are coming off of mid week matches while looking at the prospect of playing another match on Tuesday in a hectic stretch for both sides.  New York has one less day of recovery and has had to travel from the west coast which could play favorably into Chicago’s favor.  A 4-2... Read more »

Fire 0 Real Salt Lake 0 - Recap and Ratings

The Fire played to yet another 0-0 draw for their tenth tie of the season.  Neither team created many opportunities and Real Salt Lake failed to even register a shot on goal in the second half.  The New York match on Sunday will mark the half way point of the MLS season and it still... Read more »