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

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 accommodate viewing of the U.S. Men’s National Team in the […]

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

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, it was a world of difference from the last time […]

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

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 fate of the Fire in the tournament. Both teams came […]

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

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 that featured Collins John as a sole forward and rookie […]

Ljungberg to Chicago: A Trade in Time?
Ljungberg to Chicago: A Trade in Time?

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 of multiple World Cups, brings his talents in the midfield […]

Nery Castillo Signs With Chicago: Fire Add Firepower
Nery Castillo Signs With Chicago: Fire Add Firepower

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 the 2010 Fire season. With the team clearly in a […]

Chicago Fire 1-0 New England Revolution: Restart
Chicago Fire 1-0 New England Revolution: Restart

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 from 30 yards out by Marco Pappa after a swift […]

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

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 to Chicago with his Union team on Polish Night in […]

Chicago Fire 0-1 AC Milan: A Memorial Night
Chicago Fire 0-1 AC Milan: A Memorial Night

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, the visit of AC Milan to Toyota Park took somewhat […]

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

“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 into his own hands and head. He started a play […]

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

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 play that ended in a 2-2 draw. A Julio Martinez […]

Toronto FC 4-1 Chicago Fire: Wind Driven
Toronto FC 4-1 Chicago Fire: Wind Driven

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 have thought that points on the road were possible at […]

Chicago Fire 1-1 Chivas USA: Something Missing
Chicago Fire 1-1 Chivas USA: Something Missing

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 level the score and send Chivas USA back to California […]

Chicago Fire 2-0 Houston Dynamo: Change Is Good
Chicago Fire 2-0 Houston Dynamo: Change Is Good

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 game of the season to go with two defeats and […]

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

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 for the Fire home opener vs. San Jose, she was […]