December 12, 2016 OFF THE LIST
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 FIRE SALE
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.
October 23, 2016 DARK DAYS
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 21, 2016 NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP
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 12, 2016 THE END IS IN SIGHT
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 DOWNWARD SPIRAL
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 FIRE ON ICE
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 FAMILIAR FOE
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 KEEPING THEIR HEADS UP
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 24, 2016 A REALLY BAD GAME
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 BRONX BOMBERS
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 SPOILER ALERT
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 LACKING THE KILLER INSTINCT
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 10, 2016 FALLING SHORT
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 3, 2016 BOUNCING BACK
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 CRUISIN'
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 RUBBER MATCH
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 28, 2016 BACK OFF TRACK
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 DISASTER IN DC
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 ANOTHER CHALLENGE
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 HITTING THEIR STRIDE?
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 2-ALL
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 ONE GAME AT A TIME
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 SIGH OF RELIEF
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 14, 2016 SPLITTING THE POINTS
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 10, 2016 SPINNING WHEELS
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 5, 2016 REAL CHOICES
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 SUSPENDED
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 WHEELING AND DEALING
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 BUILDING FOR FUTURE
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 DEMORALIZING RESULT
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 TOUGH POINT
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 ROSTER DEVELOPMENT
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 BACK IN ACTION
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 22, 2016 BACK ON THE ROAD
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 RECORD RUN
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 ANOTHER SEMIFINAL
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 17, 2016 DEFENSIVE LETDOWN
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 BRIMSTONE BLITZ
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 AIM HIGH
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 9, 2016 SHAKING IT OFF
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 6, 2016 READY FOR HIS DEBUT
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 BEHIND THE SCENES
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 RARE WIN
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 22, 2016 ANOTHER STUMBLE
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 TRY, TRY AGAIN
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 DON'T STOP BELIEVING
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 SNATCHED AWAY
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 MILE HIGH CHALLENGE
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 EXTRA EFFORT
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 14, 2016 HERE AT LAST
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 BACK TO WORK (MOSTLY)
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 TEAMING UP
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 TRADING GOALS
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 25, 2016 SHAPING UP
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 THE CAMPBELLHOFF FACTOR
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 BACK ON TRACK
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 19, 2016 OPEN CUP OPENER
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 POSITIVE SPIN
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 4, 2016 ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
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 2, 2016 IN THE NICK OF THIAM
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 ANOTHER DISAPPOINTMENT
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 29, 2016 BACK TO WORK
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 16, 2016 PLENTY OF WORK TO DO
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 NEGATIVE IMPACT
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 9, 2016 SECOND CHANCE
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 2, 2016 TEAM EFFORT
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 FIRST WIN
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.
March 19, 2016 FIREWALL
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 BIG CHILL
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 OLYMPIC PLAYOFF
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 16, 2016 "A TOUGH TEAM TO BEAT"
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 11, 2016 HANGING IN
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.