Archive for March 2017

Fire v Impact match preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal The mixed bag keeps on giving. Just two days after a shocking 4-0 thrashing at the hands of expansion side Atlanta United, the Chicago Fire announced the long-rumored signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger. Despite making several key signings in the offseason there was still something missing for the Chicago... Read more »

More on Schweinsteiger

With Bastian Schweinsteiger expected in Chicago tomorrow and officially presented on Wednesday, the talk over the last week has been all about the Fire’s newest acquisition. With that in mind, as we await word on his P-1 visa status, here’s a full recap of Nelson Rodriguez’s tele-conference last Tuesday after the announcement of his signing... Read more »

Schweinsteiger deal imminent

Current Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to join the Fire. Per multiple sources, Chicago/MLS has agreed to terms with the former German national team captain. The deal will be finalized pending Manchester United’s formal release of the final year of his contract, which runs until summer of 2018. That formality is expected within... Read more »

Atlanta United 4 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

An eleventh minute red card set the tone for the match but the Fire didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory through the first ten minutes of this match. Atlanta took an early lead in the 4th minute and Chicago seemed to be in complete “absorb and counter” mode even before Johan Kappelhof was sent off.... Read more »

Fire v Atlanta United FC match preview

What Are They All About? Atlanta United A win over a Western Conference opponent, four points and second place in the table, a debut goal from Nikolic, and a clean sheet. No, that’s not what happened in a FIFA simulation. The Chicago Fire continued their apparent turn around in beating Real Salt Lake 2-0 at Toyota... Read more »

Fire 2 Real Salt Lake 0 - recap and ratings

Fire 2 Real Salt Lake 0 - recap and ratings
In recent past seasons, sure victories against wounded or struggling opponents have been hard to come by for the Chicago Fire. Countless late and sometimes fluky goals combined with subpar performances turned many home contests into a study in frustration. Perhaps the tables are starting to turn somewhat. The Fire took control of this match in... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake match preview

What Are They All About? Real Salt Lake A point is a point is a point is a point. The Chicago Fire rebounded from a lackadaisical first half against Columbus Crew SC this past weekend to dominate the second half and leave Ohio with a draw. David Accam opened his account for the season in... Read more »

Fire 1 Crew 1 - recap and ratings

After a less than rousing first half in which Columbus controlled most of the play and easily could have come away with more than a 1-0 half-time lead, a tactical shift reversed the course of the action and put Chicago on the front foot in the second half. A change to a 4-3-3 formation opened... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview and season predictions

The season is finally here. After the match preview, have a look at the Fire Confidential crew’s season predictions. What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC It’s finally here! After going undefeated in preseason, the Chicago Fire will face their first real challenge of 2017 as they take on Columbus Crew SC on Saturday... Read more »