Archive for September 2017

Fire v New York City FC match preview

What Are They All About? NYCFC Clinched. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire qualified for the MLS playoffs for the first time since 2012. A resounding 4-1 win over San Jose coupled with a Montreal loss to NYCFC ensured that Chicago will be playing well into the Fall. Although fans will feel relieved to have... Read more »

Fire 4 Earthquakes 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire punched their playoff tickets in a commanding 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. They did so in impressive fashion without Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Accam available for the game. Schweinsteiger continues to recover from calf and thigh injuries, while Accam was held out in anticipation of another big game against New York... Read more »

Fire v Earthquakes match preview

What Are They All About? San Jose Earth Quakes  Playing below expectations. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road in Philadelphia. Perhaps more shocking than the 3-1 result was the display itself. A match that could have seen them gain ground on NYCFC for the coveted bye week in the playoffs saw... Read more »

Union 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire missed out on a chance to pull within one point of second-place New York City FC in an uninspiring 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Union. A match that presented a good chance for three points against a non-contender puts them at risk of being surpassed in third place by Columbus... Read more »

Fire v Union match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union  Performing to expectations. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated conference bottom dwellers DC United 3-0 at Toyota Park. A frustrating opening twenty minutes quickly turned into a dominating performance by the home side. An Ian Harkes own goal, a beautiful diving header from Brandon Vincent, and a... Read more »

Fire 3 DC United 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire did exactly what they needed to do against a last place team at home with the regular season nearing an end. The 3-0 win at Toyota Park may not be a sign that the high-flying Fire of May and June are back but the victory still provided some encouraging moments as Chicago tries... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United “This is a great point”. That is a phrase that Chicago Fire supporters might like to hear from head coach Veljko Paunovic after drawing a Western Conference powerhouse on the road amidst a tough road trip. Instead, that is what they heard after Chicago’s 1-1 draw with the... Read more »

Fire 1 Red Bulls 1 - recap and ratings

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  A 1-1 draw at home against the fifth place team in the conference isn’t exactly a sign that things are still on the upswing for the Fire. Neither the Fire, nor the Red Bulls played particularly well on either side of the ball and the result was probably a fair one although Fire players... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls   A sigh of relief. This past weekend the Chicago Fire won on the road in Montreal on the back of a Bastian Schweinsteiger goal. It was only their second win from the past nine matches but they did overcome a seven match away winless streak... Read more »

Fire 1 Impact 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire were finally able to do something against a 10-man squad, short handed squad and breathe a collective sigh of relief following a 1-0 victory in Montreal. Missing David Accam due to injury and Dax McCarty on international duty, the Fire weren’t playing with a full roster either and both sides approached this game... Read more »