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January 30, 2017
Fire sign draft picks Johnson, Cleveland

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire have signed former University of Louisville midfielder Daniel Johnson and goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland on one-season deals with three-year options, the team announced Monday.

January 27, 2017
Fire add forward Djordje Mihailovic

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has signed midfielder Djordje Mihailovic, 18, as their ninth Homegrown Player, the team announced Friday.

January 17, 2017
Fire drafts 49ers' defender and midfielder

The Chicago Fire selected the University of North Carolina-Charlotte midfielder Brandt Bronico (47th overall) and defender Matej Dekovic (69th overall) on the second day of the MLS draft Tuesday.

January 16, 2017
Fire acquire Dax McCarty from NYRB

CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire has acquired midfielder Dax McCarty from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for $400,000 in General Allocation Money, designated as $200,000 in 2017 and $200,000 in 2018.

January 12, 2017
Fire finalize schedule for 20th MLS season

The Chicago Fire will play four of their first six matches at home this season, MLS announced Thursday.

January 7, 2017
Fire sign Uruguayan Bava

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has signed Uruguayan goalkeeper Jorge Rodrigo Bava, the team announced Saturday.

January 5, 2017
Luis Solignac returning on two-year deal

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Argentinian forward Luis Solignac has signed a two-year contract with a club option for a third with the Chicago Fire, the team announced Thursday.

December 23, 2016
Fire sign former Galaxy midfielder Juninho

The Chicago Fire has acquired Brazilian midfielder Juninho on loan from Club Tijuana in Mexico, the team announced Friday.

December 21, 2016
Fire's 2017 opener set for Columbus

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire will open their 20th MLS season against the Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium at 1 p.m. CT Saturday, March 4, the league announced Wednesday.

December 20, 2016
Fire acquire Polish league's leading scorer

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire have acquired Hungarian striker Nemanja Nikolic via transfer from Legia Warsaw of Poland, the team announced Tuesday.

December 12, 2016
Four starters not protected by Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Razvan Cocis, Michael Harrington, Rodrigo Ramos and Khaly Thiam, who all started more than half the games last season, were among the players left off the Expansion Draft protected list by the Chicago Fire, the team announced Monday.

December 11, 2016
Chicago ships Sean Johnson

The Chicago Fire has traded former team most valuable player Sean Johnson to Atlanta United in exchange for General Allocation Money, the team announced Sunday.

November 23, 2016
Fire contract Johnson, Lampson for next season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire have exercised contract options goalkeepers Sean Johnson and Matt Lampson, plus seven other players, the team announced Wednesday.

October 23, 2016
Another excruciating Fire season comes to an end

TORONTO--The Chicago Fire finally put the 2016 season to rest Sunday afternoon the same way they started it - with a one-goal loss. Toronto FC proved to be too much for a Fire team that was outplayed much of the match, as goals from Sebastian Giovinco, Justin Morrow, and Jonathan Osorio were too much for the Fire to overcome in the 3-2 loss at BMO Field.

October 23, 2016
Loss to Reds makes Fire the 1st team in MLS history to finish last in consecutive seasons

TORONTO--The Chicago Fire needed a win and help from Houston on Sunday to avoid the dubious distinction of being at the bottom of the MLS table for two consecutive seasons. As has been the case most of the season, the Fire were unable to meet the task, as goals from Sebastian Giovinco, Justin Morrow and Jonathan Osorio gave Toronto a 3-2 win.

October 21, 2016
Last-place Fire close out season Sunday in Toronto

The Chicago Fire have finally reached the end of their often frustrating 2016 season, closing things out with Sunday's Decision Day battle at BMO Field (3:00 pm CT, CSN), a match that can take the Fire nowhere except out of the Eastern Conference cellar but has potentially significant postseason implications for hosts Toronto FC.

October 17, 2016
Fire end home season with a crowd-pleasing win

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire played spoiler for the second time in a week, and gave their home fans a win in the process as they beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in their 2016 home finale.

October 16, 2016
Fire close out home slate with 2-1 win over New England

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- In a game coach Veljko Paunovic called a "must win," the Chicago Fire clawed their way past the New England Revolution 2-1 in Sunday's home finale at Toyota Park.

October 15, 2016
Fire welcome New England for last home match of a miserable season

The Chicago Fire welcome the New England Revolution back to Toyota Park on Sunday (2:00 pm CT, CSN+) for a matinee matchup that serves as the home field swan song on what’s shaping up to be the worst season in club history.

October 14, 2016
Paunovic calls out Fire's inability to protect lead against Columbus

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire got off to a familiar start on Thursday night, conceding an early goal to conference rivals Columbus Crew SC before eventually eking out a 2-2 draw at Toyota Park.

October 13, 2016
Fire knock Columbus out of playoff hunt with 2-2 draw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire aren't going to the playoffs this season, but they made sure that Columbus Crew SC would join them in the "wait 'til next year" club by playing their conference rivals to a 2-2 draw Thursday night at Toyota Park.

October 12, 2016
Fire look for positives as season drags to a close

The Chicago Fire don't have a lot to gain as their season draws to a close, but one of the few sources of consolation could be a measure of revenge against Columbus Crew SC Thursday night at Toyota Park (7:30 pm CT, CSN). Columbus sent the Fire into the recent international break with a stinging 3-0 loss, all but assuring that Chicago will finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and MLS standings for a second straight year.

October 1, 2016
Ineffectual Fire routed by Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Fire dropped their third straight game on Saturday night, finishing their three game road trip winless after a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Crew, on the back of goals from Harrison Afful, Justin Meram, and Dilly Duka. Poor defending rued Chicago once again, as the team has essentially called in the season after officially getting knocked out of playoff contention last week against Seattle Sounders FC.

October 1, 2016
Blanked 3-0 by Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Chicago Fire are counting the days until their season is over, after wrapping up their three game road trip Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC.

September 30, 2016
Fire face Columbus for third time this season

The Chicago Fire finish up a three game road trip on Saturday against Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium (CSN Chicago Plus, 6:30pm CST). The meeting will be the third this season between the two sides, with another matchup slated a week later at Toyota Park.

September 29, 2016
Fire play to win despite elimination from playoff hunt

Any hope of a late run into the playoffs were extinguished for the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night, after losing 1-0 at CenturyLink Field against the Seattle Sounders on a 24th minute set piece header by Chad Marshall. The loss extends the Fire’s overall record in Cascadia to an underwhelming 0-11-2, and was their 15th loss in yet another season that cannot be put out of its misery soon enough.

September 28, 2016
Loss to Seattle officially eliminates Fire from postseason contention

SEATTLE--Chad Marshall's first-half header was all Seattle Sounders FC needed to defeat the Chicago Fire 1-0 Wednesday at CenturyLink Field, officially eliminating the Fire from playoff contention.

September 27, 2016
Fire need to regain defensive form against Seattle on Wednesday

The Chicago Fire don’t have much time to recover from their latest lopsided multi-goal loss, this time at the hands of New York City FC, as they travel across the country to face Seattle Sounders on Wednesday in a midweek fixture that’s game two of their three game road trip.

September 24, 2016
Fire finally shift focus to next season after lopsided loss to NYC

The Chicago Fire have seemingly conceded the season after falling behind early and ultimately losing to New York City FC on Friday night by a final of 4-1. The loss, their 14th of the season, should finally put to rest any notion that the Fire would make a late season playoff run, as they now look toward the off-season and another potential rebuild of their roster in hopes of improving in 2017.

September 23, 2016
NYC romps past Fire, 4-1

BRONX, NY--A brace from David Villa and strikes from Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza were too much for the Chicago Fire, who fell to New York City FC 4-1 Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

September 22, 2016
Fire poised to slow NYC FC's path to the playoffs

After a three-game home stand at Toyota Park that yielded just four of a possible 12 points, the Chicago Fire embark on a three-game road trip beginning Friday night when they travel to the Bronx to take on New York City FC for the third time this season (Unimas, 7:00pm CST).

September 21, 2016
Fire plagued by inability to close out games

The Chicago Fire missed out on two points against D.C. United on Friday, after conceding a late goal to Bobby Boswell that sent the teams home with a 2-2 draw. The Fire controlled portions of the match after taking a 2-1 lead, but were once again unable to close out their opponent.

September 16, 2016
Fire allow stoppage-time equalizer against DC United

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Bobby Boswell headed home a rebound in the second minute of stoppage time to lift DC United into a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire Friday night at Toyota Park.

September 15, 2016
Fire host DC United 3 weeks after 6-2 loss at RFK Stadium

The Chicago Fire (6-13-8, 26 pts) welcome D.C. United (7-9-12. 33 pts) to Toyota Park once again on Friday (7:00pm CST, Unimas), just three weeks after suffering a 6-2 defeat at the hands of their Eastern Conference rivals at RFK Stadium.

September 14, 2016
Paunovic tries to keep Fire motivated through final month of lost season

Any remaining glimmer of hope the Chicago Fire had of making the playoffs died on Saturday with their 2-1 loss to Toronto FC.

September 11, 2016
Fire season heading down a familiarly dismal path

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill--- A costly mistake from goalkeeper Sean Johnson proved to be the difference maker Saturday night at Toyota Park, as Toronto FC catapulted into first place with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

September 10, 2016
Johnson error leaves Fire flat

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill--- A first half strike from Jozy Altidore and second half goal from Jonathan Osorio off a Sean Johnson error powered Toronto FC to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park Saturday.

September 8, 2016
Fire preparing to host Toronto on Saturday

The Chicago Fire hope they can keep their home unbeaten streak alive this weekend when they welcome Toronto FC to Toyota Park on Saturday night (7:30pm CST, CSN Chicago Plus).

September 3, 2016
Fire post big win over Union

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire opened a three game homestand in style Saturday night, using a first half own goal, as well as second-half strikes from Michael de Leeuw and Arturo Alvarez to propel them past the Philadelphia Union by a final of 3-0. The win extended Chicago’s home unbeaten streak to twelve games across all competitions.

September 3, 2016
Fire rout Union, 3-0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- The Chicago Fire began their three-game homestand with a bang on Saturday night, blanking the Philadelphia Union 3-0 in front of 16,102 at Toyota Park.

September 2, 2016
Fire close out season series against Union on Saturday

The Chicago Fire return home this weekend after a quick road trip to the nation’s capital that resulted in their worst defeat of the season, a 6-2 loss at the hands of D.C. United. Despite the lopsided affair, head coach Veljko Paunovic had a good deal of optimism this week heading into the first of three straight games at Toyota Park, when the Fire take on the Philadelphia Union (7:30pm CST, CSN Chicago Plus).

August 31, 2016
Paunovic not letting Fire dwell on lopsided loss to DC

After a crushing 6-2 loss to mid-table conference rival DC United last weekend, the Chicago Fire now must prepare for a three-game homestand that begins Saturday against the Philadelphia Union.

August 28, 2016
Inconsistent Fire at their worst in lopsided loss to DC United

Throughout the 2016 season, the Chicago Fire have proven that positive results, or any string of positive play through their five wins and eight draws, is only a measure of how inconsistent they are as a club, and how far they have to go in order to become a MLS Cup-contending side. That was never more evident than in Saturday night’s 6-2 drubbing at the hands of DC United, on the back of a Patrick Mullins hat trick.

August 27, 2016
Fire slammed 6-2

WASHINGTON, DC---Patrick Mullins scored three goals as DC United trounced the Chicago Fire 6-2 at R.F.K. Stadium Saturday night.

August 26, 2016
Buoyed by recent success, Fire focus on posting rare win over DC United

The Chicago Fire head back out on the road this weekend for their second meeting of the season with D.C. United, Saturday at RFK Stadium (6:00 pm CT, CSN+). Their previous meeting, a 1-1 draw in April at Toyota Park, featured the return of Patrick Nyarko to Chicago, who netted the goal for D.C., offsetting Jonathan Campbell's first career MLS goal.

August 25, 2016
Paunovic feels things are finally coming together for the Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire extended their home unbeaten streak to eleven games across all competitions on Wednesday with a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy. Chicago responded to a first half goal from Gyasi Zardes with two quick goals by Arturo Alvarez and David Accam in the first half, but could not hold onto the lead, as Gio Dos Santos equalized in the second half, giving both teams a point on a muggy night at Toyota Park.

August 24, 2016
Fire play LA Galaxy to draw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- The Chicago Fire rallied from an early deficit, but settled for a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday night at Toyota Park.

August 23, 2016
Motivated Fire prepare to host LA Galaxy

The Chicago Fire hope that they turned a corner with Saturday’s 3-0 win against the Montreal Impact. The win, Chicago’s first on the road since July 12, 2014, lifted a palpable weight off the club’s shoulders and brought visible relief to not only the players, but the technical staff as well.

August 21, 2016
Fire finally shed road jinx with win over Montreal

MONTREAL--Two years of road woes for the Chicago Fire finally came to an end Saturday night in Montreal, as goals by Luis Solignac, David Accam, and Matt Polster propelled the Fire to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo, bringing to an end their 38 game win-less streak across all competitions, dating back to July 12, 2014.

August 20, 2016
Fire end epic road winless streak by blanking Impact 3-0

MONTREAL--The Chicago Fire ended their epic 36-game road winless streak in decisive fashion on Saturday, blanking the Montreal Impact 3-0 at Stade Saputo for their first victory away from Toyota Park since July 12, 2014.

August 18, 2016
Fire will try to snap road skid Saturday at Stade Saputo

The Chicago Fire hit the road again on Saturday to take on the Montreal Impact for the second time this season (6:30 pm CT, CSN+), as they again hope they can lay to rest their 39 game winless streak and find redemption from a tough 2-1 loss to the Canadian side back in April at Toyota Park.

August 14, 2016
Fire find right formula in second half

Despite their road woes this season (and prior), the Chicago Fire extended their home unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC at Toyota Park Sunday afternoon.

August 14, 2016
Fire break losing streak against Orlando City

The Chicago Fire returned home Sunday afternoon, after back-to-back league and Open Cup losses to face a struggling Orlando City SC. The Fire took an early lead, thanks to John Goossens, but Orlando got two unanswered goals from Cyle Larin and Kaka in the first half. A second half equalizer from Razvan Cocis sent both teams home with a point in a 2-2 draw in front of 18,148 at Toyota Park.

August 13, 2016
Fire looking for offense against Orlando

The Chicago Fire (4-11-6, 18 points) return to Toyota Park on Sunday, after a two-game road trip that included an exit from U.S. Open Cup play, facing Orlando City SC (5-6-11, 26 points) for the second time this season.

August 10, 2016
Fire's Cup campaign stalls in semis

The Chicago Fire hoped to make their seventh Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on Tuesday night as they took on the New England Revolution. But the Fire’s fourth consecutive semifinal appearance ended as the previous three did, the Revolution getting goals from Kei Kamara, Je-Vaughn Watson and Teal Bunbury to propel them past the Fire by a score of 3-1 in Foxborough, Mass.

August 9, 2016
Fire's Open Cup run ends with semifinal loss to New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--The Chicago Fire's quest to reach their seventh-ever U.S. Open Cup Final ended Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium, with a 3-1 loss to the New England Revolution.

August 7, 2016
Fire shake off RSL loss, keep focus on Tuesday's Open Cup semifinal

The Chicago Fire faced Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night for the first time since 2013. While the Fire won that game on the back of a Marco Pappa hat trick, Saturday's outcome was far different, with the Fire falling 3-1, and extending RSL's home unbeaten record to 6-0-5.

August 6, 2016
With an eye to Open Cup semi, Paunovic rests regulars in loss to RSL

SANDY, Utah--Javier Morales had two goals and an assist to lead Real Salt Lake past the Chicago Fire 3-1 Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

August 5, 2016
Will Paunovic hold players back against RSL for Open Cup semi on Tuesday?

The Chicago Fire (4-10-6, 18 points) hit the road again Saturday night to open one of, if not the most important two-game set in their season, as they travel to Rio Tinto Stadium to take on Real Salt Lake (9-7-7, 34 points), before heading cross country to face the New England Revolution in Tuesday night's US Open Cup semifinal.

August 4, 2016
Thiam will miss Fire's next game

NEW YORK -- The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended midfielder Khaly Thiam for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play in the 37th minute of the Chicago Fire's game against the New York Red Bulls on July 31.

August 3, 2016
Fire close transfer window with flurry of activity

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire were busy as Deadline Day came and went on Wednesday. When the transfer window closed at midnight, they had allocation money and picks for U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya and two new forwards, one acquired via an international transfer and the other from the Colorado Rapids.

August 3, 2016
Fire add another forward in deal with Rapids

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has acquired Argentinan striker Luis Solignac from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for General Allocation Money, the team announced Friday.

August 3, 2016
Fire adds Armenian striker Arshakyan

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has acquired striker Armenian striker David Arshakyan from the Lithuanian A Lyga’s FK Trakai, the team announced Wednesday.

August 3, 2016
Fire makes deal with Union for Bedoya

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire acquired allocation money, a draft pick and Discovery Priority from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for the right to sign U.S. national team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, the team announced Wednesday.

July 31, 2016
Fire hit hard by draw with Red Bulls

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire snatched another game from the clutches of victory Sunday night, as a 90th minute goal from New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips sent both teams home with a point, in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw.

July 31, 2016
Fire and Red Bulls draw 1-1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Matt Polster scored a goal for both sides as the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls battled to a 2-2 draw Sunday night at Toyota Park.

July 29, 2016
Fire sends striker to D.C. United

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has traded Nigerian striker Kennedy Igboananike to D.C. United in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money and a third-round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, the team announced Friday.

July 29, 2016
Fire host Red Bulls Sunday at Toyota Park

The Chicago Fire used the break provided by this week’s All Star festivities to reset and rest from training for a few days before preparing to take on New York Red Bulls Sunday at Toyota Park (6:00 pm CT, CSN).

July 23, 2016
Fire pay dearly for single mistake in Saturday's match against New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--A costly mistake sent the Chicago Fire home with no points Saturday night, as the New England Revolution capitalized on a late error from goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 85th minute, scoring on a set piece and extending Chicago’s road winless streak to 35 games with a 1-0 win.

July 23, 2016
Fire surrender late goal for 1-0 loss to New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--The effort was better, but the result was the same. The Chicago Fire extended their road winless streak to an unthinkable 35 games with a 1-0 loss to the New England Revolution Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

July 22, 2016
Fire take epic winless streak to New England

After advancing in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday against the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the Chicago Fire (4-9-5, 17 points) have another chance to erase their MLS road woes against Eastern Conference rivals the New England Revolution (5-7-8, 23 points) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough (CSN Chicago Plus, 6:30pm CST).

July 20, 2016
Fire qualify for 12th US Open Cup semifinal

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire easily handled NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers in Wednesday night's Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinal at Toyota Park, , controlling from the start of the match and winning easily by a score of 3-0.

July 20, 2016
Fire blanks Strikers in U.S. Open Cup quarters

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has returned to semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the fifth time in six seasons. The Fire used first half goals by David Accam and Michael de Leeuw, plus a second-half score by Khaly Thiam, to take a 3-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in a quarterfinal match at Toyota Park Wednesday night.

July 19, 2016
Fire's Cup quest continues Wednesday against Strikers

The Chicago Fire hit the pause button on the MLS season for a midweek Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal against the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers Wednesday night at Toyota Park (7:30 pm).

July 17, 2016
Fire's Vincent selected for MLS team

NEW YORK -- Chicago Fire defender Brandon Vincent has been selected to play in the MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Sunday.

July 17, 2016
Reshuffled Fire backline no match for FC Dallas

The Chicago Fire (4-9-5, 17 points) continued their road struggles Saturday night against Western Conference leading FC Dallas (12-6-4, 40 points), falling 3-1 in Frisco, Texas and extending their road winless streak to 34 games, dating back to July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2016
Fire outplayed 3-1 by FC Dallas

FRISCO, Texas-- Looking ahead to Wednesday night's US Open Cup quarterfinal against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, the Chicago Fire rested numerous starters on Saturday night against FC Dallas, and the Supporters' Shield leaders took full advantage, roaring to a 3-1 win at Toyota Stadium.

July 15, 2016
Fire try to snap road skid against league-leading FC Dallas

The Chicago Fire (4-8-5, 17 points) are coming off their second win in their last three league matches after Michael de Leeuw’s first half goal was enough to beat Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. The team now turns around quickly once again, this time heading back out on the road to face the red hot FC Dallas (11-6-4, 37 points) at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night (CSN Chicago Plus, 8pm CST).

July 13, 2016
Nets game-winner for Fire against SKC

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--After a nearly two-hour rain delay, the Chicago Fire (4-8-5, 17 points) defeated Sporting Kansas City (8-9-4, 28 points) 1-0 at Toyota Park Wednesday night.

July 11, 2016
Fire's Calistri selected for match against Mexico U20s

NEW YORK -- Chicago Fire forward Joey Calistri has been selected to the 20-man roster for the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game by coach Landon Donovan, the league announced Tuesday.

July 12, 2016
Fire hope return to Toyota Park will get them back on the winning track

The Chicago Fire (3-8-5, 14 points) return home for a mid-week match against Sporting Kansas City (8-8-4, 28 points) on Wednesday night (CSN Chicago, 7:30pm CST). The short turnaround comes off their 1-0 road loss to Toronto FC, their league leading 33rd match away from Toyota Park without a win.

July 11, 2016
Red Stars' Naeher, Johnston, Press named to U.S. Olympic team

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, defender Julie Johnston and forward Christen Press have been named to the U.S. Women’s team Olympic Games roster, announced by coach Jill Ellis Tuesday.

July 9, 2016
Paunovic stays positive after another Fire road loss

TORONTO--The Chicago Fire (3-8-5, 14 points) hoped that they could register back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they visited Toronto FC (6-6-5, 23 points) on Saturday. However they instead extended their road winless streak to 33 games, after Justin Morrow put Toronto ahead in the ninth minute and the home team never looked back, leading Toronto to the 1-0 win.

July 9, 2016
Fire drop another road decision, 1-0 to Toronto

TORONTO--Justin Morrow scored the only goal Toronto FC needed to slip past the Chicago Fire 1-0 Saturday at BMO Field.

July 8, 2016
Fire hope de Leeuw stabilizes their offense, starting Saturday against TFC

The Chicago Fire (3-7-5, 14 points) hope they can make it three wins in a row across all competitions on Saturday when they travel north of the border to take on Toronto FC (5-6-5, 20 points) at BMO Field (CSN Chicago, 6:30pm CST).

July 6, 2016
De Leeuw expected to see action for Fire Saturday at TFC

The Chicago Fire have endured a long stretch of games after officially signing Dutch striker Michael de Leeuw, waiting for the July transfer window to open in order to officially add him to the roster and make him available for games. De Leeuw was officially added when the window opened on Monday, and he will get his first appearance for the club this Saturday when the Fire travel north of the border to take on Toronto FC at BMO Field.

July 1, 2016
Ramos emerges as engine of the Fire attack

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire earned their fifth shutout of the season and John Goossens bagged his first MLS goal Friday night as the Fire extended San Jose’s winless streak on the road to nine games with a 1-0 win before 16,487 at Toyota Park.

July 1, 2016
Goossens goal lifts Fire over San Jose

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- John Goossens scored in his second league game back from injury to give the Chicago Fire their third win of the season, 1-0 over the San Jose Earthquakes Friday night at Toyota Park.

June 30, 2016
Inconsistent Fire host Quakes on Friday

The Chicago Fire (2-7-5, 11 points) have another quick turnaround this week following U.S. Open Cup play, hosting the San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-7, 22 points) Friday night at Toyota Park (7:00pm CST, Unimas).

June 29, 2016
Newly healthy Goossens plays key role in Fire's open Cup win

The Chicago Fire claimed another berth in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday, defeating Columbus Crew SC 2-1 at Toyota Park on the back of a David Accam brace. Accam had plenty of help in the attack, thanks in part to the return of midfielder John Goossens to the lineup.

June 28, 2016
Fire claim berth in Open Cup quarterfinals

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--David Accam scored both goals as the Chicago Fire defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 Tuesday at Toyota Park to move on to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

June 27, 2016
Fire looking to advance in Open Cup with win over Columbus

The Chicago Fire enter Round of 16 play on Tuesday in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play, hosting league rival Columbus Crew SC at Toyota Park.

June 22, 2016
Paunovic, Fire look for positives in loss to Union

CHESTER, Pa.-- The Chicago Fire have now played 32 road games without a victory, a streak kept alive Wednesday with a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Union.

June 22, 2016
Fire fall 4-3 to Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA.--David Accam scored in the second minute, but Roland Alberg's hat trick and an own goal by Jonathan Campbell doomed the Chicago Fire to a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Union Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

June 22, 2016
Fire take epic road winless streak to Philadelphia

The Chicago Fire (2-6-5, 11 pts.) are dealing with another quick turnaround after Saturday’s defeat on the road at Colorado, as they travel to Philadelphia (6-4-5, 23pts.) to take on the Union at Talen Energy Stadium Wednesday night (6pm CT, CSN+).

June 19, 2016
Fire try to stay positive after loss to Colorado

After a three week break from league play, the Chicago Fire returned to action Saturday night to face the Colorado Rapids. Despite rookie homegrown player Joey Calistri netting his first MLS goal to offset a second half strike from Kevin Doyle, the Fire fell in the late going when former Fire winger Marco Pappa had a shot deflected in, giving Colorado the 2-1 win in front of 18,103 in Commerce City.

June 18, 2016
Late goal dooms Fire against Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.--Chicago Fire rookie Joey Calistri opened his MLS scoring account, but it was not enough to help the Fire avoid a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and extend their league-record road winless streak to 31 games.

June 17, 2016
Fire take road winless streak to Colorado

The Chicago Fire (2-5-5, 11 pts) return to league play this weekend with their only matchup of the season against the Colorado Rapids (8-2-4, 28 pts), who currently sit atop the Western Conference. While it will be their first game back in MLS play in three weeks, the team is dealing with a short turnaround after their fifth round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup win on Wednesday.

June 16, 2016
Rusty Fire need pks to advance in Open Cup

The Chicago Fire advanced to the next round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night, but after putting just eight of their 27 shots on frame, it took penalties to down NASL's Indy Eleven. The win marked the second consecutive year the Fire needed at least extra time to beat a lower division side in the tournament.

June 15, 2016
Fire advance in Open Cup by pks over Indy Eleven

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire needed penalty kicks to defeat the NASL's Indy Eleven Wednesday at Toyota Park and advance to the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

June 14, 2016
Fire break ends with US Open Cup match against Indy Eleven

The Chicago Fire open their 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday. With the introduction of MLS sides in the fourth round of the tournament, Chicago hosts NASL Spring Season champs Indy Eleven at Toyota Park.

June 14, 2016
Fire introduce Dutch forward Michael de Leeuw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--On the eve of the Chicago Fire’s fourth round entry into the 103rd U.S. Open Cup tournament, the club unveiled new forward signing Michael de Leeuw to the media on Tuesday afternoon. The 29-year old forward from Dutch Eredivisie side FC Groningen signed with the club on May 17, but will not be available for selection under after the July transfer window opens on July 4, making his likely MLS debut match the team's July 9 road match against Toronto FC at BMO Field.

June 7, 2016
Fire return to training, without Gilberto

The Chicago Fire reconvened for their first day of training on Monday, after taking eight days off since their 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers at Toyota Park. The team used the opportunity afforded them by the start of the Copa America Centenario tournament to hit the reset button physically and mentally on a season that has gone against hopes and expectations.

May 28, 2016
Accam, Igboananike forming potent attacking partnership for Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire played their final game before the Copa America break Saturday night, as they took on the defending MLS Cup champ Portland Timbers at Toyota Park. A first half Portland goal from Diego Valeri was quickly canceled out by Fire Designated Player David Accam, who netted his third goal of the season.

May 28, 2016
Fire, Timbers in 1-1 draw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--- The Portland Timbers got a first half goal from Diego Valeri, however the Chicago Fire's David Accam answered quickly to equalize as the teams played to a 1-1 draw in front of 14,729 at Toyota Park Saturday night.

May 27, 2016
Fire try again for consecutive wins on Saturday against Timbers

The Chicago Fire (2-5-4) are poised to register back-to-back wins for the first time this season, when they welcome the Portland Timbers to Toyota Park on Saturday (7:30 pm, CSN).

May 25, 2016
Fire becoming comfortable with Paunovic's 4-3-3 formation

The Chicago Fire picked up their second win of the season Saturday against the equally-struggling Houston Dynamo, thanks to Arturo Alvarez’s third minute goal. Chicago hopes to carry that momentum into their last match before the Copa America break, when they face defending MLS Cup champs in the Portland Timbers this weekend at Toyota Park.

April 21, 2016
Campbell, Kappelhof tandem bringing stability to Fire defense

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire returned to Toyota Park Saturday after a long road trip, hoping to turn the corner on a rough stretch of games that included three straight losses over a ten-day period. The Fire were able to do so thanks to a third minute strike from Arturo Alvarez. The goal gave Chicago the 1-0 win against a struggling Houston Dynamo team that is now 0-6 on the road in 2016, and sit in last place in the Western Conference.

May 21, 2016
Fire defeat Houston 1-0

BRIDGEVIEW, ILL.-- The weather in Bridgeview finally cooperated for the Chicago Fire (2-5-4) on Saturday, and the result was as sunny as the skies. An early goal by Arturo Alvarez held up to give the road-weary Fire a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Saturday in front of 15,363 at Toyota Stadium.

May 20, 2016
Fire forward gets one-game suspension

NEW YORK -- The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Chicago Fire forward David Accam for one game and issued an undisclosed fine, the league announced Friday.

May 19, 2016
Fire's first foe: Indy or Louisville City

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The four-time U.S. Open Cup champion Chicago Fire will begin this year’s campaign in the fourth round on June 15 against either Louisville City or the Indy Eleven, organizers announced Thursday.

May 18, 2016
Johnson, Fire focus on overall progress rather than loss to Red Bulls

HARRISON, NJ-- The Chicago Fire fell to 1-5-4 after closing out a tough road trip Wednesday night with a 1-0 loss against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. The only bright spot for fans who watched Chicago drop their third straight game was the reintroduction of veteran goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who got his first start of the 2016 season.

May 18, 2016
Fire close road trip with 1-0 loss at Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, N.J. -- The Chicago Fire's three-game road trip ended with a thud on Wednesday, as Mike Grella's 58th-minute goal gave the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 win at Red Bull Arena.

May 18, 2016
Three Red Stars called in for U.S. camp

Three Chicago Red Stars players have been called in to training camp as the U.S. Women’s National Team prepares for two games against Japan.

May 17, 2016
Fire's search for a road win takes them to Red Bull Arena

The Chicago Fire have another opportunity for redemption on Wednesday, as they continue their long road trip and take on New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena (6:30 pm, CSN+).

May 17, 2016
Fire add Groningen striker

The Chicago Fire announced the signing of Dutch forward Michael de Leeuw Tuesday.

May 14, 2016
Fire road winless streak hits 29 after 2-0 loss to NE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--The punchless Chicago Fire did not put a single shot on goal on their way to a 2-0 loss to the New England Revolution Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

May 11, 2016
Fall to Whitecaps 2-1

VANCOUVER, B.C.---Blas Perez scored two goals to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at BC Place on Wednesday night.

May 6, 2016
Fire names Logan Pause PDL team coach

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has named Logan Pause coach of the Fire team for the 14-game PDL season, the team announced Friday.

May 4, 2016
Paunovic says rested Fire are on the right track

The Chicago Fire are enduring another long break this week after their 1-1 draw to D.C. United this past Saturday. After their second bye week prior to facing D.C., the Fire are now in the midst of a 10-day break before they play four games in 10 days, including three road matches, beginning May 11th when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

May 4, 2016
Fire signs Thiam on loan

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire confirmed the acquisition of midfielder Khaly Thiam on loan from MTK Budapest FC, the team announced Wednesday.

May 2, 2016
Senegalese midfielder reportedly on way to Fire

The long rumored acquisition of Senegalese midfielder Khaly Thiam appears to be finalized, according to a release on MTK Budapest FC’s official website. Thiam, 23, will join the Chicago Fire for the rest of 2016, with a club option available at the end of the season.

April 30, 2016
Fire blow lead, settle for 1-1 tie with DC United

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire’s struggles continued on Saturday, as a second half goal from D.C. United’s Patrick Nyarko canceled out a first half goal from Fire rookie Jonathan Campbell, leaving the teams in a 1-1 draw at rainswept Toyota Park. The tie gives Chicago (1-2-4) just five points in five home matches this season, and seven points in seven matches overall.

April 30, 2016
Nyarko goal lifts DC United into 1-1 tie with Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Patrick Nyarko scored on a second-half header in his return to Toyota Park, helping D.C. United earn a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday afternoon.

April 29, 2016
Fire midfielder out with knee injury

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Dutch midfielder John Goossens sustained a knee injury in training Friday and will miss the Chicago Fire’s game against D.C. United Saturday.

April 29, 2016
Fire host DC United in first match since bye week

The Chicago Fire (1-2-3, 6 pts.) will have redemption on their mind again Saturday when they welcome D.C. United (2-3-3, 9 pts.) to Toyota Park for the first of three encounters this season (4:00 pm, CSN). Chicago is hoping to gain full points at home for just the second time this season, after suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Montreal Impact two weeks ago.

April 27, 2016
Paunovic losing patience with Fire's lack of offensive production

The Chicago Fire had a bye week once again this past weekend, for the second time in eight weeks of the young season. The time off is both beneficial and a hindrance for the team.

April 22, 2016
Fire try to pull things together during bye week

After losing at home to the Montreal Impact 2-1 last weekend, the Chicago Fire have their second bye week of the season to pull things together before welcoming DC United to Toyota Park on April 30.

April 16, 2016
Saturday's loss to Impact exposes Fire weaknesses on both defense and offense

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- The Chicago Fire established a new record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal on Saturday, extending the streak to 412 minutes against the Montreal Impact, beating the old mark of 356 minutes. Unfortunately for Chicago, that was the only piece of good news on the day, as two second half goals from Montreal, one of them in stoppage time, handed the Fire their second defeat of the season.

April 16, 2016
Fire drop 2-1 decision to Montreal

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire (1-2-3) set a team record for consecutive shutout minutes (412) on Saturday against the Montreal Impact (4-2-0), but second half strikes by Didier Drogba and Ignacio Piatti canceled out a first half strike from Kennedy Igboananike, giving the Impact a 2-1 win before 14,509 at Toyota Park.

April 15, 2016
Fire need to get their offense in gear against Montreal on Saturday

As far as storylines go, you may not find a more stacked match-up than this weekend’s between the Chicago Fire (1-1-3) and Montreal Impact (3-2-0).

April 13, 2016
Solid defense will be foundation for Fire success as the season goes on

The Chicago Fire posted their third consecutive shutout on Sunday against NYCFC, a solid defensive effort that extended their shutout streak to 356 minutes, second only to the 395 minutes between goals allowed in 2009.

April 10, 2016
Fire take point from NYC, but extend road winless streak to 27 games with 0-0 draw

BRONX, NY--The Chicago Fire tied an ignominious MLS record with Sunday's scoreless draw with New York City FC at Yankee Stadium, their 27th straight road match without a win.

April 9, 2016
Fire have high hopes for Sunday rematch against NYC

Revenge has been the theme of the week for the Chicago Fire (1-1-2), as they prepared this week to face NYCFC (1-1-2) for a second time this season, Sunday at Yankee Stadium (6pm, FS1). New York got the best of Chicago in the season opener, beating them 4-3 at Toyota Park, but Veljko Paunovic and the Fire plan on not replicating that result this weekend in the Bronx.

April 6, 2016
Paunovic, Fire focused on avenging opening day loss to NYC

Coming off his first win of the season as head coach of the Chicago Fire, Veljko Paunovic addressed the media in his weekly conference call with payback against Eastern opponent NYCFC on his mind.

April 2, 2016
Fire pull together for win over Philadelphia

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The hard work put in by the Chicago Fire over the international break paid dividends on both ends of the pitch Saturday, as Chicago (1-1-2) beat the visiting Philadelphia Union (2-2-0) before 12,073 cold but happy supporters.

April 2, 2016
Fire edge Philadelphia 1-0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire braved frigid, wintery conditions on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park to give head coach Veljko Paunovic his first win of the season, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Union.

April 1, 2016
Fire looking for first win Saturday at home against Philadelphia

In what could be considered a bit of serendipity, former Philadelphia Union striker Veljko Paunovic leads the Chicago Fire against former Fire defender Jim Curtin, as Chicago still seeks their first win of the season (and at Toyota Park) when they face the Union on Saturday (4 pm, CSN).

March 30, 2016
Fire take advantage of international break

The Chicago Fire should be well rested after time off due to the international break, as they prepare to take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at Toyota Park.

March 25, 2016
Fire loans two to Saint Louis FC

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has loaned midfielder Drew Conner and defender Patrick Doody to USL affiliate Saint Louis FC, the team announced Friday.

March 23, 2016
Fire, Accam taking advantage of international break

The Chicago Fire (0-1-2) enter this week’s bye still searching for their first win of the season under new head coach Veljko Paunovic, after a 0-0 draw against MLS Cup runners up Columbus Crew on Saturday.

March 19, 2016
Chicago defense shuts down Columbus

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire earned their first clean sheet of the 2016 season, as they played MLS Cup runners up Columbus Crew SC to a 0-0 draw Saturday at Toyota Park.

March 19, 2016
Fire, Crew struggle through scoreless draw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Both the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew SC are still looking for their first win of the season after they struggled throughout a 0-0 draw in front of a chilled 12,605 at Toyota Park on Saturday afternoon.

March 19, 2016
Fire's Polster, Vincent called in

Chicago Fire midfielder Matt Polster and defender Brandon Vincent have been selected by U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team coach Andi Herzog to the 23-man roster for home-and-away Olympic playoff against Colombia.

March 18, 2016
Fire will need to be at their sharpest to take points from Crew SC on Saturday

The Chicago Fire’s quest for their first win of the season and first win for new head coach Veljko Paunovic won’t get any easier this weekend, when Chicago welcomes Eastern Conference rival Columbus Crew SC to Toyota Park on Saturday.

March 16, 2016
Paunovic pleased with Fire's progress

The Chicago Fire took plenty of positives from their 1-1 draw in Orlando over the weekend, 59 minutes of which was played a man down due to a straight red card to Michael Harrington. Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic was excited by the result, which hopefully will give the Fire some momentum as they head back to Toyota Park to take on Columbus Crew SC this weekend.

March 16, 2016
Fire's Accam set for Ghana qualifiers

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Chicago Fire midfielder David Accam has been selected by Ghana national team coach Avram Grant for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Mozambique March 24 and 27.

March 12, 2016
Resilient Fire pull out against-the-odds draw with Orlando City

ORLANDO--After a shaky start in Orlando and conceding an early goal for the second consecutive week, it appeared another long night was in store for the Chicago Fire, reminiscent of their struggles throughout the 2015 season. Cyle Larin found the back of the net in the fourth minute, an unnerving piece of deja vu for a Chicago backline that gave up four goals just six days prior.

March 11, 2016
Shorthanded Fire manage draw with Orlando City

ORLANDO-- The Chicago Fire's hopes of ending their 17-game road winless streak went for naught, but they did earn their first point of the 2016 season on Friday, overcoming an early goal from Cyle Larin and an early red card to Michael Harrington to hang on for a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC at the Citrus Bowl.

March 11, 2016
Fire signs former North Florida midfielder

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire announced the signing of former University of North Florida midfielder Alex Morrell Friday.

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