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Chicago Led the Nation in its Support of the USA World Cup Team

Posted on by Lou Bruno
U.S. Soccer World Cup Viewing Party - USMNT v Portugal

In the summer of 2014, it seemed that most of mainstream America caught the soccer bug at the same time. Overnight the entire country became a soccer nation. Work schedules were altered and tasks postponed (both business and personal) to … Continue reading

Man United Come First In The Second City After Win Against Chicago

Posted on by Lou Bruno

Most of us know that Saturday’s final score between Chicago Fire and Manchester United was 3-1 in the favor of the reigning champions of the English Premier League. Although this was not the first time that the Red Devils have visited Chicago, … Continue reading

Trial and Tribulations of Being a Chicago Fire Fan Dreaming Of Reaching MLS Playoffs

Posted on by Lou Bruno

The Labor Day weekend featured the Fire at Toyota Park on Saturday afternoon September 3, 2010 for a match up against Western Conference leaders LA Galaxy. In what was an excellent showcase for the “MLS 2.0” edition (post World Cup … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 2-1 New England Revolution: End of Summer Edition

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Wednesday August 18, 2010 saw the New England Revolution return to Toyota Park for a MLS match-up versus the Fire. Just last month New England had visited the Fire in a Super Liga fixture that saw the visitors seal the … Continue reading

Los Angeles Galaxy 2–3 Chicago Fire: A Spark in Los Angeles

Posted on by Lou Bruno

Sunday may be recalled as the day that the Chicago Fire’s 2010 season really started. The team roster had been reworked with the addition of Nery Castillo and Freddie Ljungberg, and Fire coach Carlos de los Cobos started a line-up … Continue reading

Ljungberg to Chicago: A Trade in Time?

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On Friday evening came the shocking news from Bridgeview, Illinois that Swedish star Freddie Ljungberg has been traded from the Seattle Sounders to the Chicago Fire for a conditional draft selection. The former Arsenal star and Swedish international, a veteran … Continue reading

Nery Castillo Signs With Chicago: Fire Add Firepower

Posted on by Lou Bruno

Saturday July 17, 2010 will not be remembered by Fire fans as the day the Fire lost to the New England Revolution 1-0 at home in a Group B SuperLiga match-up but as the day help arrived to possibly save … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 1-0 New England Revolution: Restart

Posted on by Lou Bruno

The second half of the MLS season started in New England on Sunday for the Fire and saw the squad earn the three points they so desperately needed to start the march to the MLS playoffs. A first half blast … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 2-1 Philadelphia Union: Three Points, Finally

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The Chicago Fire finally found the three points they had been looking for since April 24 with a 2-1 win over the expansion Philadelphia Union at Toyota Park on the first Saturday night in June. Fire great Peter Nowak returned … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 0-1 AC Milan: A Memorial Night

Posted on by Lou Bruno

This year’s Memorial Day weekend would certainly be well remembered by most Chicagoans and especially sports fans. With the Stanley Cup finals starting in Chicago and the MLB St. Louis Cardinals visiting Wrigley Field, and a Presidential visit thrown in, … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 1-1 FC Dallas: A Break For The Action

Posted on by Lou Bruno

“MLS icon,” “EPL veteran,” “USMNT standout,” the “best soccer player from the State of Illinois” are just a few of the ways to describe Chicago area native Brian McBride. With his team needing a spark, the ageless wonder took matters … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 2-2 Kansas City Wizards: Wet ‘N Wild

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For the second week in a row the Chicago Fire played in cold and wet conditions. In what was a good game for the national TV audience on Fox Soccer Channel to watch, the wet conditions lead to some wild … Continue reading

Toronto FC 4-1 Chicago Fire: Wind Driven

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Chicago Fire traveled to Toronto the day before Mother’s Day looking to extend their 3 game unbeaten run to 4 games but it was former Fire player Chad Barrett that ruined the trip north of the border. The Fire may … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 1-1 Chivas USA: Something Missing

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Fire veteran and Chicago area native Brian McBride played his 200th MLS game in Bridgeview, Illinois last night. Another hometown player Baggio Husidic scored in the 52nd minute for the Fire and Maicon Santos answered in the 76th minute to … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 2-0 Houston Dynamo: Change Is Good

Posted on by Lou Bruno

The Chicago Fire returned to Toyota Park on Saturday night for their second home game of the season. Two was the lucky number for the Fire as for the second week in a row they won 2-0, winning their second … Continue reading

Chicago Fire 1-2 San Jose: A Fan’s Perspective

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It was a perfect day in Chicago. Warm temperatures and brilliant sunlight lead most people in my suburban Chicago neighborhood to get out in the garden and start their spring clean-up. When my wife told my neighborhood I had tickets … Continue reading