Archive for October 2015

Roster decisions ahead for 2016 - who's coming back?

Roster decisions ahead for 2016 - who's coming back?
With the season at an end, players will sit through exit interviews in the coming days and some surely realize it’s the end of the line in Chicago after a disastrous year. Nelson Rodriguez and Brian Bliss will have a variety of factors to consider when looking at who stays and who departs heading into... Read more »

Red Bulls 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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On a night when Jesse Marsch, Denis Hamlett, and Chris Armas celebrated a Supporters Shield clinching victory at Toyota Park, the current version of the Fire are looking toward next season and another new beginning. Nelson Rodriguez met the media before the game but the formality of one more match this season was just that.... Read more »

Red Bulls 2 Fire 1 - photo gallery

Section 8 fans show their support by displaying two tifo's
at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL on Sunday, October 25, 2015 (Sean King for Chicago Fire Confidential)
Here’s a photographic recap of the match from Sean King, who provided game photos for Fire Confidential this season. Sean’s work was a great addition to our team this year.  

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

The season will be mercifully over at the conclusion of these ninety minutes but change has brought some optimism to Bridgeview again. As the Fire look to play spoiler for the New York Red Bulls, Martin Tomszak is back with his final match preview of the season. What Are They All About? Chicago Fire No,... Read more »

Fire coaching search moving forward with Rodriguez on board - the early candidates reviewed

Nelson Rodriguez officially began work as the Fire’s new General Manager this past Monday. One of his foremost tasks, among a laundry list of the things to do in order to reverse the club’s fortunes on the pitch, is identifying and hiring the team’s newest head coach. Rodriguez was named as GM on September 20... Read more »

Fire notebook - Magee done?, roster changes, Adailton status, and more

The Fire’s 4-0 loss at DC on Sunday might have been an indicator that players are anxious to get the season over with even if some have their futures in Chicago hanging in the balance. One player conspicuous by his absence on the game day roster was 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee. After suffering through... Read more »

DC United 4 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

Nelson Rodriguez will officially start work as the Fire’s new General Manager tomorrow morning. He got a good look at what’s in store for him in this match, as the Fire continue to flounder on the road no matter who is in charge of conducting training sessions and filling out the line-up. While there has... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

Martin Tomszak is back to take a look at the penultimate game of the 2015 season for the Fire. They will be trying to avoid their 25th consecutive match without a victory on the road. The all-time MLS record is 27 set by the New York Red Bulls during the ’08 and ’09 seasons. What... Read more »

Fire notebook - international break over, 2016 roster, shirt sponsor, and more

After the international break MLS and the Fire are back in full swing heading into the final two rounds of the season. There are still friendlies to be completed on Tuesday night, but the Fire should be at full strength come Sunday at DC United. Fire Interim Coach Brian Bliss said during a media conference... Read more »

Plans on October 8? - Fire Anniversary party at Toyota Park

In celebration of the 18th anniversary of the Club’s inception, the Fire are hosting festivities at Toyota Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 9:00. Food, music, trivia, FIFA16, foosball, and raffle prizes are all on tap with Section 8 Chicago and Sector Latino participating in the event. Fire COO Atul Khosla will address the group... Read more »