Archive for March 2019

Fire earn first win with 1-0 victory over Red Bulls

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The game wasn’t pretty but the Fire outplayed New York in a deserved 1-0 win at SeatGeek Stadium. The attack generated numerous chances in the first half although they failed to break through in a scoreless first 45 minutes. The lone goal came in the 48th when Przemyslaw Frankowski and New York goalkeeper Luis Robles... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls   Tripping at the first hurdle. This past weekend the Chicago Fire had a bye week during the international break. It gave them time to refocus and recharge after losing to Seattle at home in the previous round of fixtures. The 4-2 result against the Sounders sees... Read more »

Fire v Sounders match gallery

Fire v Sounders match gallery
Photos by Sean King of the Fire’s 4-2 loss to Seattle.
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Fire defense exposed by Seattle in 4-2 loss

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Seattle jumped on the Fire early and predictably punished the backline during a 4-2 victory for the visitors at SeatGeek Stadium. Jordan Morris beat Nicolas Hasler to the endline to find Victor Rodriguez for an easy tap-in eight minutes into the match. Seattle double their lead in the 15th minute on a beautiful pass and... Read more »

Fire v Sounders match preview

What Are They All About? Seattle Sounders Progress? This past weekend the Chicago Fire drew Orlando City SC 1-1 at SeatGeek Stadium. The result earned the hosts their first point of the season and the manner in which it was achieved, a ninety-fifth minute header from CJ Sapong, showed the fight present within this retooled... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match gallery

Fire v Orlando City match gallery
More stellar work from Sean King this season.
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Late goal salvages 1-1 draw vs Orlando City

CJ Sapong scored a 95th minute header in what was likely the last play of the match to give the Fire a 1-1 draw at home on a cold, windy, and eventually rainy home opener. Przemyslaw Frankowski, who had entered the match in the 68th minute was able to land a perfectly placed cross to... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match preview

What Are They All About? Orlando City SC Positive negative. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost their season opener away to LA Galaxy by a score of 2-1. Although the result continues a ten-year trend of failing to secure all three points in their opening fixture, the match against LA was not one in... Read more »

Fire drop opener in LA 2-1

The Fire played well enough to come out of Los Angeles with at least a point but the finishing touch in the final third eluded them most of the night and defensive miscues erased an early second-half gift from the home team. Newcomers David Ousted and Przemyslaw Frankowski were impressive in defeat while CJ Sapong,... Read more »
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MLS 2019 picks

These almost always go horribly wrong since MLS is nearly impossible to predict from year to year but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are my picks for 2019: Eastern Conference Atlanta United New York Red Bulls DC United Columbus Crew New York City FC Philadelphia Union Chicago Fire Toronto FC Montreal Impact Orlando... Read more »