Archives: Chicago Fire

Chicago 4-0 New York: Fire Burn The Red Bulls Badly In The US Open Cup

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

When you have a club like the New York Red Bulls who has a full slate of world class players and some talented youth players on their roster from the MLS Super Draft and their Academy, you would think that … Continue reading

Portland 4-2 Chicago: Timbers Find Victory In First MLS Home Game

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It was a magical night in the Pacific Northwest as another member of the triangle finally opened up their home end of their scheduled at the refurbished and the re-named Jeld-Wen Field (formerly PGE Park) as the Portland Timbers finally … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview: Can International Signings Spark a Fire Under Chicago?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: Chicago Fire Coach: Carlos de la Cobos Last Year’s Finish: 4th Eastern Conference, 10th Overall, 9-9-12 Last year’s Chicago Fire were going through a transition regardless of the tumultuous offseason they’ve had.  With the retirement of U.S. legend Brian … Continue reading

Fire Send Off McBride, Brown in Style

Posted on by Robert Hay

Jaime Moreno was not the only big-name retiree this weekend; the Chicago Fire said goodbye to American soccer legend Brian McBride and longtime defender C.J. Brown.  The club’s overall record was disappointing to fans, but by getting ten points in … Continue reading

Fantastic Keeping By Sean Johnson Keeps Red Bulls Off The Scoreboard

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

This match was supposed to be about the four to five Designated Players that was going to perform on the field at Toyota Park on Sunday Night. The big names of world football coming together and strutting their stuff all … Continue reading

US Open Cup Quarterfinals Gets Underway On Tuesday

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

After some heart pounding matches in the Third Round of the US Open Cup we have our elite eight getting ready to duke it out in the Quarterfinal Round. Once again we saw a tough favorite from the lower levels … Continue reading

Barrett Batters Chicago With Brilliant Brace

Posted on by Lars Lowther

Chad Barrett unleashed a force which is a sportsblogger’s (writer’s) dream today.  Not only did he produce 2 goals against the Chicago Fire, he produced instant corny material to be used in titles for articles. On a more serious note, … Continue reading

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half … Continue reading

MLS Table As It Stands Now

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With less than a month left in the season, this is promising to be one of the more exciting run-ups the MLS has ever had.  The new playoff format which allows wild card teams (teams that finish outside of the … Continue reading

Denis Hamlet Under Pressure

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the wake of the Fire blowing points at home again this weekend, assessing Denis Hamlet is a timely subject. The 2-2 draw at Toyota Park with the Crew, gives Columbus the inside track on winning its second consecutive Supporters … Continue reading

COLD DAY HOT FIRE

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

By Lou Bruno Since Christmas Day when my wife and daughter gave me a Fire jersey as a Christmas gift I waited for the Fire home opener for 2009 as my first chance to show my team pride at Toyota … Continue reading

Diary of a Football Saturday Morning

Posted on by Peter C

A pretty normal Saturday morning during MLS off season. My friends intimate I should get a life, but I’m having too much fun. Doesn’t that count? 5:15am up at normal time, first game on tap at 8am: Villa v Wigan. … Continue reading

Can the Crew Buck History?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

If Columbus wins tonight, we’ll have our first ever MLS Cup Final that does include DC United, the LA Galaxy, Houston/San Jose or Chicago.  MLS can rightly claim it is more competitive than I ridiculed it for not being just … Continue reading

Chicago’s Mistake?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chad Barrett scored the most significant goal for the United States at any level in the last five years: Barrett’s outstanding finish from a Benny Feilhaber free kick gave the US a 1-0 victory over Lionel Messi and eventual Champion … Continue reading

The Chicago Mistake?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from MLSNet Chad Barrett scored the most signifcgant goal for the United States at any level in the last five years: Barrett’s outstanding finish from a Benny Feilhaber free kick gave the US a 1-0 victory over Lionel Messi … Continue reading

DC United the Victim of MLS Salary Cap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the salary cap for American sports leagues such as the NBA and NFL have been smashing successes testing the skill of most clubs front office, the same policy which so many in England want placed on Premier League clubs … Continue reading

DC United Falls Victim to Salary Cap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the salary cap for American sports leagues such as the NBA and NFL have been smashing successes testing the skill of most clubs front office, the same policy which so many in England want placed on Premier League clubs … Continue reading