Archive for October 2016

Fire Anniversary planning underway

Fire Anniversary planning underway
The supporter driven 15th Anniversary party was probably the best Fire-related event of the last several seasons and next year’s 20th Anniversary planning is underway. Join other supporters and Fire guests at the Globe Pub on Sunday at 3:00PM for a few hours of camaraderie and look ahead to the 20th Anniversary gala. You can... Read more »

Rodriguez talks 2016 and beyond

Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez addressed local media this morning and fielded a variety of questions about the club. The disappointment of finishing at the bottom of the table in 2016 and the direction of the Fire going forward were the main topics of conversation. The full video recording of the proceedings can be found... Read more »

Toronto FC 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

The final result of this match doesn’t matter as much as what the Fire were able, or not able to accomplish in yet another rebuilding season that fell flat and well short of expectations. Finishing one point ahead of 2015’s all-time club low for points in a season can hardly be considered anything less than... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

What Are They All About? Toronto FC A win! The Chicago Fire Soccer Club notched its seventh victory of the campaign this past Sunday as they beat New England 2-1 and dashed another rival’s playoff hopes. Playing the role of spoiler might be on the cards again as they face a Toronto FC side jockeying... Read more »

Fire notebook - season closes in Toronto

The Fire can avoid becoming the first team in MLS history to finish at the bottom of the league standings if they can defeat Toronto FC and get help from Houston. The Dynamo currently sit two points ahead of Chicago with a trip to Colorado looming this weekend. Coach Veljko Paunovic cited that as motivation... Read more »

Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings
Veljko Paunovic and David Accam post game   New England didn’t look like a team fighting for their playoff lives and the Fire made them pay for the lackluster effort. The Revolution needed a win to catch the Philadelphia Union for the sixth spot in the East and the loss essentially knocks them out of... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

What Are They All About? New England Revolution Either the glass is ¼ full or ¾ empty. The Chicago Fire tied longtime rival Columbus Crew on Thursday evening 2-2 at Toyota Park. The penultimate home match for Chicago was a heated affair on what was otherwise a frigid and windy October night. After conceding an... Read more »

Fire 2 Crew 2 - recap and ratings

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Time has run out on both of these clubs this season. The Columbus Crew essentially needed to win out and pray for other results to have a chance at playoff qualification. The Fire have long since been playing for nothing more than pride. Chicago did manage to knock their rivals out of playoff contention by... Read more »

Fire v Crew re-match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC It appears as if adaptability, knowledge, confidence, and resourcefulness are not always useful in acquiring three points. Sometimes you need grit, determination, the will to win, and to put it quite bluntly, ability. The Chicago Fire were lacking in all of the latter in their encounter with... Read more »

Fire notebook - season winds down, Columbus rematch

The Fire are out of playoff contention but they could eliminate Columbus with a win on Thursday night. They can also do some damage to the New England Revolution (currently in 7th), and Toronto FC (vying for the top spot in the East) in the last two matches of the season. Veljko Paunovic isn’t recapping... Read more »