Archives: Chicago Fire

DC United Falls Victim to Salary Cap

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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

Fire Advances

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In a show of absolute tactical savvy, Juan Carlos Osorio the Chicago Manager outfoxed Tom Soehn and DC United despite United having an active home crowd and a superior club. It must be pointed out that Soehn made two huge … Continue reading

Chicago-DC United Live Blog

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Johnathan Starling has all the action at http://the3rdhalf.blogspot.com

Fire Still Short of Playoffs

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Chicago had a golden opportunity to essentially clinch an MLS Playoff birth today. Kansas City lost to New York, but the Fire were unable to take advantage of superior possession and several good goal scoring opportunities to break down DC … Continue reading

Chivas and Chicago Draw in front of Ruckus Crowd

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In front of what was probably the most lively crowd at an MLS match in sometime, if ever Chicago gave away a lead for the third straight match and Manager Juan Carlos Osorio lost his temper and was shown off … Continue reading

Great Atmosphere as Chivas Draws Chicago

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In front of what was probably the most lively crowd at an MLS match in sometime, if ever Chicago gave away a lead for the third straight match and Manager Juan Carlos Osorio lost his temper and was shown off … Continue reading

“Blanco Cam” Debuts Tonight on ESPN 2

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ESPN 2 bombed with Beckham Cam, because the combination of injuries and poor supporting play doomed David Beckham’ s short stint in MLS. But tonight ESPN 2 is debuting a “Blanco Cam” to follow Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s every move on the … Continue reading

The Blanco Effect

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For all the hype around the arrival of David Beckham stateside, no mid-season signing has had the affect on its team than that of Cuauhtemoc Blanco for Chicago. Blanco’s signing was far from a sure thing: After all Mexican Internationals … Continue reading

The Blanco Effect

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For all the hype around the arrival of David Beckham stateside, no mid-season signing has had the affect on its team than that of Cuauhtemoc Blanco for Chicago. Blanco’s signing was far from a sure thing: After all Mexican Internationals … Continue reading

Wanchope Signs With Chicago

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Wanchope With City/ BBC Sport Former Derby County and Man City attacker Paulo Wanchope who has scored in the past two World Cups for Costa Rica has signed with the Chicago Fire of MLS. Wanchope joins former City First Team … Continue reading

Photos from Chicago Fire v Celtic Friendly

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Courtesy of reader Dan Brennan, here are photos of this past Sunday’s friendly between Chicago Fire and Celtic. And here’s Dan’s report from the match: Celtic FC invaded Toyota Park Sunday in their second match in four days, and, for … Continue reading

Osorio to Lead Fire

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The Chicago Fire have made an excellent coaching hire to replace the fired Dave Sarachan. Columbian Juan Carlos Osorio, whom I am personally very familiar with from his four plus years as an assistant at Manchester City under Kevin Keagan … Continue reading

Chicago Finds a Coach

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The Chicago Fire have made an excellent coaching hire to replace the fired Dave Sarachan. Columbian Juan Carlos Osorio, whom I am personally very familiar with from his four plus years as an assistant at Manchester City under Kevin Keagan … Continue reading

Sarachan Fired

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Dave Sarachan, a longtime associate of Bruce Arena with DC United and the National Team was fired today as Head Coach of the Chicago Fire. Chicago entered the season with high hopes and began the campaign an undefeated run of … Continue reading

Former Juve and Lazio Star on Trial with Chicago

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Marcelo Salas, the Chilean footballing legend who led his nation to the 1998 World Cup and spent several years in Italy with Juventus and Lazio is on trial with the Chicago Fire of MLS. Salas has been without a club … Continue reading

Marcelo Salas on Trial with Chicago

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Marcelo Salas, the Chilean footballing legend who led his nation to the 1998 World Cup and spent several years in Italy with Juventus and Lazio is on trial with the Chicago Fire of MLS. Salas has been without a club … Continue reading

Scenes From Toyota Park

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This summer Gregg and I visited Toyota Park, one of the best soccer specific stadiums in the nation. Toyota Park is the home of the Chicago Fire. We attended the match between the MLS All Stars and Chelsea at the … Continue reading