Category: 2012 Regular Season

Friedrich to miss next 2 weeks (at least)

The Fire announced today that defender Arne Friedrich was travelling to Germany to continue rehabilitation on the injury which has kept him from participating in the first two games of the 2013 season. The club’s 2012 defender of the year will seek treatment from therapist Thomas Fennewald, a specialist who has helped him recover from... Read more »

2012 season ratings - Friedrich top field player

Now that the Fire’s 2012 season has been completed we can take our annual look back at individual player ratings over the course of the entire season.  The cumulative ratings at the half way mark identified the top performers through the first seventeen games of the season and as you can imagine, there aren’t many surprises when... Read more »

Fire 1 DC United 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire have finished the 2012 campaign in fourth place in the Eastern Conference by virtue of yet another disappointing result during this stretch run to close the regular season.  The club is hardly going into post season play on a high note, sporting a 1-3-1 record in the last five games.  A victory in... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Pardo, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Alex, Paladini, Thompson, Franco, Oduro DC United GK Hamid D Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb M DeLeon, Kitchen, Pontius, Saragosa F Boskovic, Pajoy Bench: Willis, Dudar, Russell, Augusto, King, Santos, Salihi

Fire v DC United match preview

With second place hanging in the balance the Fire need a victory to avoid the possibility of dropping into a one game knockout playoff on October 31.  Since the New York Red Bulls kick off at 12:30 cdt, both teams will know at game time what needs to be done to avoid being surpassed by the Red Bulls... Read more »

Playoff positions up for grabs in final weekend

The Western Conference playoff match-ups are all lined up but the East is still unsettled.  While all five participants have been determined going into the final weekend of the regular season, the who’s/where’s/and when’s have yet to be aligned.  The Fire can finish the campaign as high as second and as low as fifth depending on the... Read more »

Revolution 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

After a shocking 3-1 loss to Philadelphia at home on October 3 that could have been written off as an isolated flat performance, the Fire seemingly redeemed themselves a week later with a solid 2-0 victory over New York.  That win pulled the club to within three points of Sporting Kansas City and the Eastern... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Friedrich, Videira, Bone, Pineda, Alex, Oduro Revolution GK Shuttleworth D Alston, Soares, Barnes, Guy M Fagundez, Simms, Gavin, Rowe F Imbongo, Bengston Bench: Reis, Tierney, Nyassi, Toja, Brettschneider, Cardenas, Purdie

Monday notes

There’s not much happening on the MLS end until this weekend but here are a few tidbits of interest: The Fire Reserves dropped a 2-1 result to Houston on Saturday morning.  Victor Pineda scored the only goal and the Fire finished the Reserve League season with a 4-6-0 mark.  Pineda’s strike was a beauty, check it... Read more »

Fire Anniversary a night to remember

Tradition. Honor. Passion. Walking through the doors at the Chicago History Museum last night for the Fire’s fifteenth anniversary celebration you immediately got a sense of what those words mean to Fire supporters.  For those that have never been inside the building itself I highly recommend visiting and touring the exhibits even without a room full of Fire dignitaries... Read more »