Category: 2015 Regular Season

Fire notebook - Magee done?, roster changes, Adailton status, and more

The Fire’s 4-0 loss at DC on Sunday might have been an indicator that players are anxious to get the season over with even if some have their futures in Chicago hanging in the balance. One player conspicuous by his absence on the game day roster was 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee. After suffering through... Read more »

DC United 4 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

Nelson Rodriguez will officially start work as the Fire’s new General Manager tomorrow morning. He got a good look at what’s in store for him in this match, as the Fire continue to flounder on the road no matter who is in charge of conducting training sessions and filling out the line-up. While there has... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

Martin Tomszak is back to take a look at the penultimate game of the 2015 season for the Fire. They will be trying to avoid their 25th consecutive match without a victory on the road. The all-time MLS record is 27 set by the New York Red Bulls during the ’08 and ’09 seasons. What... Read more »

Fire notebook - international break over, 2016 roster, shirt sponsor, and more

After the international break MLS and the Fire are back in full swing heading into the final two rounds of the season. There are still friendlies to be completed on Tuesday night, but the Fire should be at full strength come Sunday at DC United. Fire Interim Coach Brian Bliss said during a media conference... Read more »

Plans on October 8? - Fire Anniversary party at Toyota Park

In celebration of the 18th anniversary of the Club’s inception, the Fire are hosting festivities at Toyota Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 9:00. Food, music, trivia, FIFA16, foosball, and raffle prizes are all on tap with Section 8 Chicago and Sector Latino participating in the event. Fire COO Atul Khosla will address the group... Read more »

Fire 3 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

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Ante Razov was inducted into the Ring of Fire in a halftime ceremony. He was joined by club legends Peter Nowak, Lubos Kubik, Frank Klopas, and Peter Wilt on the pitch at Toyota Park and the Fire defeated the New England Revolution 3-1. For at least one night in 2015, all was right in the... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

The Fire will finally induct all-time leading goal scorer Ante Razov into the Ring of Fire during a half time ceremony. That is preceded by a meet and greet with Razov tonight at the Globe Pub. It’s probably the last highlight of the 2015 season that will be worth remembering. As for the match, Martin... Read more »

Herrera to the Fire? - Piojo perspective

Speculation is running rampant again today regarding the possibility of former Mexico National Team coach Miguel Herrera joining the Fire this offseason. In an interview with Vivelo Hoy, Herrera fanned the flames by saying that he wouldn’t discount a move to MLS if the opportunity were to arise. Contrary to previous reports however, Herrera said... Read more »

Fire notebook - Bliss on Shipp's best position, Gilberto, tactics & more

After taking over the coaching duties from Frank Yallop last Monday morning, Brian Bliss didn’t have much time to prepare or change things significantly before a match in Montreal last Wednesday followed by another game in Toronto on Saturday. Two training sessions before facing the Impact, and another two before taking on TFC prompted similar... Read more »

Toronto FC 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

One thing has been constant all season. The 2015 Fire will find a way to lose. In games where the offense has faltered and failed to put away chances, the defense was slightly better but still gave up that one crushing blow. In matches where the offense clicked and they did manage to create something,... Read more »