Archive for April 2019

Impact hand Fire second consecutive 1-0 defeat

Omar Browne’s 83rd minute goal was enough for the host Montreal Impact to defeat the Fire on a less than ideal playing surface at Stade Saputo. Browne managed to get by Jorge Corrales in the penalty area and his ensuing shot was deflected into the goal by a sliding Bastian Schweinsteiger at the near post.... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal Momentum halted. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost to NYCFC at Yankee stadium by a score of 1-0. An early goal for the hosts proved to be enough to stifle what could have been a turning point for Veljko Paunovic and the Fire. The tally itself was... Read more »

Fire v Rapids match gallery

Fire v Rapids match gallery
It’s a few days late since I was out of town this past weekend, but here’s Sean King’s photo work from the 4-1 victory over Colorado.

Fire drop 1-0 decision in New York City

Playing without Aleksandar Katai and Johan Kappelhof, the shorthanded Fire played a disjointed and ugly midweek match away to New York City FC. The home team got all that they needed in the 9th minute as NYCFC played a Fire cornerkick into a quick counter. Heber fed Valentin Castellanos behind a scrambling Fire defense for... Read more »

Fire v New York City FC match preview

What Are They All About? NYCFC Ready for launch. This past weekend the Chicago Fire provided a superb soccer display at SeatGeek stadium, defeating the Colorado Rapids 4-1. The result leaves them undefeated in four straight fixtures and has them sitting just above the Eastern Conference playoff line in seventh place. The Fire’s stacked forward... Read more »

Fire deliver in must-win against Colorado

In an early season have-to-have-it match against the winless Colorado Rapids, the Fire finally delivered a look at what their attack could achieve if things are flowing in their favor. The 4-1 victory at SeatGeek Stadium featured Nicolas Gaitan’s best effort since joining the team and a resounding second half team performance. Gaitan set up... Read more »

Fire v Rapids match preview

What Are They All About? Colorado Rapids Stasis. Last weekend the Chicago Fire drew against the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1 in front of yet another desolate SeatGeek crowd. The result sees the Fire sitting on six points from six matches, a trajectory which will leave them far short of the average 1.41 points per game ratio... Read more »

Fire draw Vancouver 1-1

After what felt like a positive draw in Toronto last weekend, the Fire returned to Bridgeview and only managed to get one point at home against a winless Vancouver Whitecaps side. The 1-1 draw sets up an early must-win situation at home next weekend against a beatable Colorado team before three consecutive road games. After... Read more »

Fire v Whitecaps match preview

What Are They All About? Vancouver Whitecaps FC A recipe for success. Tying your away fixtures and winning at home leads to the playoffs. Or so the adage goes… This past weekend the Chicago Fire drew on the road against Toronto FC to pick up a positive result in consecutive matches for the first time... Read more »

Fire earn 2-2 draw in Toronto

A first half stoppage time goal seemed to have turned the tables in a match dominated by Toronto FC up until that point. A beautifully executed long pass over the top of the defense from Andrew Gutjahr, after Aleksandar Katai forced a turnover, found CJ Sapong streaking the other way. Sapong, with an equally impressive... Read more »