Category: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls

Watson shows value with versatility

When Matt Watson was traded to Chicago in exchange for an international roster spot from Vancouver few Fire supporters knew who he was. The Englishman, a listed midfielder who made 36 appearances over two seasons for Vancouver, came into Chicago on March 5th, 4 days before the start of the 2014 campaign...

Klopas's take

I briefly (very briefly… thanks AT&T phone service) spoke with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas after the Fire’s 1-0 at New York last night.  I only asked him one question before my phone crapped out, but I thought I’d share his response anyway. Here’s what he had to say: “I’m a little disappointed that we... Read more »

Fire 0 - New York 1: Off in the opener

Disappointing night for the Fire, as they drop the opener 1-0 at New York. You can read most of my thoughts on the match over at [](, but I wanted to take the time to share a few extra opinions over here. Here goes… I was pretty disappointed by the roster moves de los Cobos... Read more »

Matchday 3/27: Fire vs. New York

We’re a mere four hours from watching the Fire take on the Red Bulls in what will be their first meaningful game since last November.  I’m excited.  It should be a great season for the Fire (I actually picked them to finish first in the Eastern Conference on and tonight should (hopefully) mark a... Read more »

The season opener: Match Preview

*I’m heading out the door to catch my flight back to Chicago so – unfortunately – I’m going to have to make this one quick. Let’s get to it…* The Fire and Red Bulls are one day away from opening up their 2010 seasons at Red Bull Arena. Though they finished at opposite ends of... Read more »

Fire vs. New York Red Bulls: A Day Later/Player Evaluations

Hey everyone, hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.  As I’m sure all of you already know, the Fire defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 yesterday at Giants Stadium.    In this post I’ll be taking a further look at the individual performances that comprised the Fire’s win.  But first, here are a few... Read more »

Fire 1 -- NYRB 0

In a match that was played in a wide open (and sometimes sloppy) manner, the Chicago Fire were able to call on some timely finishing and some excellent goalkeeping to earn a second consecutive road victory, defeating the New York Red Bulls 1-0. Chris Rolfe scored the lone goal of the match, chesting down a... Read more »

Fire vs. New York Red Bulls: Match Preview

This Sunday the Chicago Fire will bring their undefeated record into Giants Stadium to take on the New York Red Bulls. The Fire (3-0-6) currently stand atop MLS’s Eastern Conference standings, six points ahead of the last place Red Bulls.   Last week the Fire broke their MLS-record streak of five consecutive ties with a... Read more »

RBNY Midfielder Rojas Suspended -- Will Miss Fire Match

Jorge Rojas was suspended two games and slapped with a $1000 fine for his red card tackle (and an on field incident following his ejection) on Houston midfielder Brian Mullan last week. The suspension means that Rojas will be ineligible to play against the Fire this Sunday, leaving the Red Bulls without their second leading... Read more »