Archive for June 2019

Fire dominate statistically but lose 3-1 in New York

An eighth minute Kenneth Kronholm give-away in front of his own goal allowed Kaku an uncontested tap-in and set the tone for another disappointing result. The 3-1 defeat to the Red Bulls dropped the Fire to 4-7-7 on the season. Following Kronholm’s gaffe, the Fire came close to equalizing with several near misses and almost-chances while... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bull A step beyond mediocrity. This past weekend the Chicago Fire drew at home against Real Salt Lake. The 1-1 score line seemed inevitable given the overall trajectory of the club. Unable to capitalize on an early lead, missed chances and a defensive error on the part... Read more »

Fire draw RSL 1-1

After a three-week break from league play and eleven days since losing to Saint Louis FC in US Open Cup play, the Fire returned to MLS action with an uninspired 1-1 draw versus Real Salt Lake. The point represents yet another lost opportunity as the half-way point of the season finds the Fire at 4-6-7... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake match preview

What Are They All About? Real Salt Lake   Back to the drawing board. Last Tuesday the Chicago Fire Soccer Club was ousted from the US Open Cup by USL Championship side Saint Louis FC. The 2-1 road defeat against lower division opposition looks embarrassing enough on paper but the fact of the matter is that... Read more »

Fire ousted from USOC

USL side Saint Louis FC defeated the Fire 2-1 in the fourth round of the US Open Cup. The Fire are the first MLS team to be eliminated by a USL team during this year’s tournament. After a flurry of early chances were denied by Saint Louis goalkeeper Tomas Gomez, Austin Martz headed in a... Read more »

Fire v St Louis USOC match preview

What Are They All About? St. Louis FC A clean slate. It’s that time of year again as MLS sides enter the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in round four. The Chicago Fire will be taking on St. Louis FC at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium this upcoming Tuesday (7:30 CT on ESPN+). The competition will... Read more »

Atlanta beats Fire 2-0

Josef Martinez scored goals in the 13th and 43rd minutes to lead Atlanta United to a 2-0 victory over the Fire. Franco Escobar and Pity Martinez broke down the Fire defense early to find Martinez in empty space for an open look on goal. Martinez scored again when he beat Francisco Calvo near the half-way... Read more »