Archive for May 2013

Fire v DC United match preview

The Fire have another golden opportunity to pick up three points at home with a struggling DC United in town this Sunday. At 1-9-2 (0-4-1 on the road with 1 goal scored) and a whopping -16 goal differential, DC United is sitting at the bottom of the MLS table. They’ve struggled to score and they’re... Read more »

Fire defeat Charlotte 2-0, advance in USOC

A new look line-up put together a solid performance against USL-Pro side Charlotte Eagles enabling the Fire to advance to the fourth round of the US Open Cup tournament. Frank Klopas featured a starting eleven that included most of the usual first choice selections including newly acquired forward Mike Magee. The Chicago native wasted no... Read more »

USOC match day - Fire v Charlotte Eagles

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Catch the live stream beginning at 6pm and chime in as the Fire face USL side Charlotte in the third round of the US Open Cup. The Eagles currently sit in 8th place in third division USL-Pro with a 3-1-4 record. Two USL-Pro clubs were victorious over MLS sides last night so this game shouldn’t... Read more »

Magee joins Fire training plus RSL ratings

Mike Magee joined his new teammates at the Toyota Park practice field this morning and participated in his first training session as a member of the Chicago Fire. As a Chicago native, Magee is looking forward to playing in front of friends and family and noted that he helped move the trade with Los Angeles... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake match preview

This year’s version of Real Salt Lake may not be as complete or as dangerous as they have been in seasons past but they’ve still played well enough to land themselves in second place in the West. Jason Kreis has dealt with several big personnel losses during the offseason and a few key injuries to... Read more »

Fire land Magee in trade for Rogers

Now the Dominic Oduro trade doesn’t look so bad. The Fire have traded the rights to Robbie Rogers, acquired in the Dilly Duka for Oduro deal to the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for Chicago native Mike Magee. The 28 year old forward/midfielder has scored 6 times for the Galaxy this year equaling the Fire’s... Read more »

Soumaré headed back to the Fire - updated

After weeks of speculation about a deal to bring defender Bakary Soumare back to the Fire, an agreement has finally been reached. Details of the trade are still being finalized but Soumaré has left Philadelphia and is headed to back to Chicago. The deal apparently still includes the Union picking up a big portion of... Read more »

New York City FC is team #20

It’s not Orlando City or even the New York Cosmos. As has been speculated for several weeks, the 20th Major League Soccer franchise will be the Manchester City backed expansion club to be named New York City FC. The big surprise in the announcement is the involvement of the New York Yankees as a part... Read more »

Changing coaches often offers little solutions

With almost one-third of the season expired and the Fire looking like a club destined to miss the playoffs for the third time in four seasons the whispers about a coaching change are getting louder. Fans are understandably upset with the club’s 2-7-1 record and the outcry for change via social media and various other... Read more »

Union 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

Another game against the Philadelphia Union produced the same result, with the same goal scorer, the same player providing the assist, the same mental lapses leading to scores, and the same lack of punch in the offensive third. The biggest difference in this match was that Chicago didn’t play nearly as well as they did... Read more »