Category: 2014 Regular Season

Fire's offseason is all about options

Frank Yallop conducted end of season exit interviews with players last week before departing for a ten day scouting trip. According to Yallop, players were to be advised of the club’s intentions for 2015 as it pertains to each individual during those conversations. Most clubs probably won’t announce which contract options have been picked up... Read more »

Fire name Pause as Vice President

Logan Pause’s last game as a player was less than two weeks ago and it didn’t take the club long to find a new role for him within the organization. The Fire announced today that Pause will be assuming the role of Vice President effective December 1. Per a release, Pause will work across “a... Read more »

Yallop on DP's, Cubo, end of season and more; Palmer re-signs

Frank Yallop met media yesterday to discuss the final days of post-season training and the team’s plans going into 2015. Players will conclude training this week and sit with the technical staff today and tomorrow at which time decisions for options and renewals will be discussed. After a disappointing season, Yallop said that moves can... Read more »

Fire 2 Dynamo 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire were able to win their last match of the 2014 season and send Logan Pause into retirement with a victory. Florent Sinama-Pongolle’s 91st minute goal provided the difference in what was only the Fire’s fourth home victory this year. The result of a match between two clubs eliminated from playoff competition was inconsequential... Read more »

Nyarko out 6-8 months with torn ACL

The knee injury suffered by Patrick Nyarko on Friday night is as bad as initially thought. The Fire announced today that MRI test results show that the 28-year old midfielder has a torn Anterior cruciate ligament and sprained Medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Surgery will be scheduled once the swelling subsides with the... Read more »

DC United 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

DC United’s current season is a case study for the Chicago Fire. After completing one of the worst seasons in MLS history in 2013 with only three wins, DC has bounced back to finish atop the Eastern Conference. By completely revamping their back line and most of the remaining eleven, save Perry Kitchen and Nick... Read more »

Sporting KC 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

This match seemed destined for yet another draw before Sporting Kansas City struck twice in the last ten minutes to hand the Fire their ninth defeat of the season. During this odd record-breaking trek, the Fire’s 18 deadlocks easily surpasses the total of the next closest club in terms of ties (Vancouver has 13) but... Read more »

Fire 0 Impact 0 - recap and ratings

With the ninth and tenth place teams in the Eastern Conference facing each other nobody expected this match to be much to look at. The Fire and Impact lived up to their billing as bottom dwellers in the conference with a 0-0 draw that essentially encapsulated Chicago’s entire season in one 90 minute snoozer. The... Read more »

Fire v Impact match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Soumare, Larentowicz, Segares M Alex, Pause, Watson, Nyarko F Sinama-Pingolle, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Ianni, Joya, Nyassi, Ritter, Shipp, Fondy Impact GK Bush D Camara, Ferrari, Pearce, Miller M Larrea, Mallace, Duka, Romero, Mapp F McInerney bench: Crepeau, Danso, Krol, Gagnon-Lapare, Felipe, Issey, Di Vaio

Fire 1 Union 1 - recap and ratings

With four games remaining, the Fire have set the all-time MLS record for draws in one season. The 17th stalemate came courtesy of a horrendous clearance by Philadelphia goalkeeper Rais MBolhi that was intercepted by Robert Earnshaw in stoppage time. After 87 uneventful minutes with both teams looking like non-playoff sides, the Union took the... Read more »