Archive for July 2014

Fire 0 Whitecaps 0 - recap and ratings

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When you’ve got the two clubs with most draws in MLS facing each other I guess there should really be no surprise that the final score would of course result in, yes, another draw. That’s exactly what happened at Toyota Park tonight as both teams played to a fairly uninspiring 0-0 stalemate. The Fire’s 3-5-12... Read more »

Fire v Whitecaps match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Larentowicz, Ianni, Segares M Ward, Ritter, Watson, Alex F Magee, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Hurtado, Soumare, Cocis, Pause, Shipp, Fondy Whitecaps GK Ousted D Beitashour, Harvey, Leveron, Mitchell M Laba, Koffie, Fernandez, Morales F Hurtado, Mattocks bench: Tornaghi, O’Brien, Ballouchy, Mezquida, Manneh, Salgado, Teibert

Transfer Tuesday rumors - Jermaine Jones to the Fire?

As the transfer window deadline approaches on August 6 things are starting to heat up in MLS and in Chicago. Those of you hungry for Fire news will be interested to learn that the local club has rekindled interest in USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones over the last two days. According to sources, the Fire are... Read more »

Spurs 2 Fire 0 - international friendly

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The Fire dropped a 2-0 decision to the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly at Toyota Park. The game itself didn’t provide much of interest for Fire supporters other than a first glimpse at new acquisition Razvan Cocis and a possible preview of a line up change. Jeff Larentowicz started the game at centerback... Read more »

Earthquakes 5 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

After a win in New England and what probably should have been a victory against Philadelphia, the Fire provided what might have been considered a ray of hope. A strong defensive performance in those two games seems to have given the false indication that things were turning towards the positive as the season progressed into... Read more »

Transfer window talk fuels Beasley speculation

A Washington Post report earlier in the day regarding DaMarcus Beasley negotiating a return to MLS via a DP contract set off the social media speculation merry-go-round with some fans hoping to see the former Fire star back in Chicago. Beasley enjoyed an excellent run with the USMNT at the World Cup as a left... Read more »

Fire 1 Union 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire lost an opportunity to gain ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race with yet another late-game shocker at Toyota Park. This time it wasn’t a missed penalty kick or a late goal resulting from a lost mark that caused two more points to be flushed down the proverbial toilet. This time the culprit... Read more »

Fire v Union match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Soumare, Hurtado, Segares M Alex, Watson, Larentowicz, Shipp F Magee, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Cochrane, Franco, Ianni, Ritter, Ward, Fondy Union GK MacMath D Gaddis, White, Edu, Williams M Cruz, Okugo, Lahoud, Nogueira F LeToux, Casey bench: Blake, Fabinho, Fred, Carroll, Brown, Wenger, Wheeler

Fire 2014 mid season ratings review

It’s that time of the year. The Fire have reached the mathematical half way point of the season and we’ve accumulated the individual player ratings for each match to reach an average grade through 17 games. At this time last year, the club was sitting in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-8-3... Read more »

This might be the best thing you watch all day....

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It’s not transfer news but it is pretty darned entertaining. Kicktv’s Ferris Bueller spoof featuring Mike Magee, Fire players, fans, MLS and soccer cameos is so well done that it had to have a post all its own. The outtakes are also excellent.