Archive for July 2019

Fire, DC play to scoreless draw

The Fire dropped to 11th place in the Eastern Conference, nine points out of the final playoff spot after a 0-0 draw at home against DC United. As has been the case all season, the Fire didn’t play badly but were not good enough overall, particularly in the final third. Both teams struggled to generate... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

What Are They All About? DC United Inevitability. This past weekend the Chicago Fire Soccer Club lost on the road in Philadelphia as the Union scored two unanswered goals, sending the visitors tumbling to tenth place in the East. With the summer heat rising, the match was less than entertaining but the hosts got the... Read more »

Union beat Fire 2-0

Marco Fabian’s 11th minute strike from a free kick set play was all that the Philadelphia Union needed to best the Fire at home. The Union doubled their lead in 65th minute when Johan Kappelhof deflected Kai Wagner’s cross to the front of the net where an unmarked Anthony Fontana tapped in an easy finish.... Read more »
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Fire v Union match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union More of the same. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire Soccer Club drew at home against the Columbus Crew. The 2-2 score line earned each side a point, but Columbus was the happier of the two when the final whistle blew. A 90th minute equalizer by the visitors,... Read more »

Fire, Crew draw 2-2

In yet another crushing result at home against a team at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Fire outplayed another opponent for a majority of the match only to come away with less than three points. The 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew SC, in a must-win match drops the Fire further from the redline... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC A lack of accountability. This past weekend the Chicago Fire Soccer Club lost at SeatGeek Stadium, ending an eight-match undefeated streak at home. The 2-1 result against FC Cincinnati—the worst team in the league based on points—saw Chicago drop to tenth place in the East. As the... Read more »
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FC Cincinnati shock Fire 2-1

In what has to be the most disheartening loss of the season, including the US Open Cup loss to a second division side, the Fire lost at home to the team with the worst record in MLS. Fanendo Adi’s 83rd minute goal gave FC Cincinnati a surprise 2-1 win in a match that the Fire... Read more »

Fire v FC Cincinnati match preview

What Are They All About? FC Cincinnati Back to reality. This past weekend the Chicago Fire Soccer Club lost on the road to Sporting Kansas City. The 1-0 result sent the technical staff back to the drawing board as the Fire dropped back down to tenth in the East and extended their winless MLS road... Read more »

Sporting KC edge out Fire 1-0

A fourteenth minute Yohan Croizet goal was enough for Sporting Kansas City to defeat the visiting Fire 1-0. On the goal, Dax McCarty’s pass was intercepted leading to a quick counter. Croizet split Francisco Calvo and Bastian Schweinsteiger at midfield to find Kenneth Kronholm well off his line. Croizet slotted the ball home from approximately... Read more »
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Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

What Are They All About? Sporting Kansas City A twist in the plot. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire Soccer Club thumped defending champions Atlanta United 5-1 at SeatGeek Stadium. The display was one that the team has always been capable of on paper but could never piece together in reality. A complete domination of... Read more »