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Tag Archives: chicago fire

MLS Again Creates New Rule to Appease Owners

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The transfer of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a … Continue reading

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team’s defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled … Continue reading

MLS ’13 – The End of the Western Conference’s Dominance

Posted on by Robert Hay

For the past three years, the gulf between the two MLS conferences has seemingly been as deep as the Grand Canyon.  In 2011 and 2012, the East’s representative in MLS Cup was Houston, a convert from the West.  The last … Continue reading

What Your Team Needs to do to Win MLS Cup 2012

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Tonight the road to MLS Cup 2012 begins with Chicago hosting Houston in the Eastern Conference 4/5 game.  Over the next month ten teams will battle to determine who is the best team in MLS this season (at least, the … Continue reading

Weekend Results Tighten Eastern Conference Race

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Injuries, an international break, and a bevy of good matches gave MLS fans a number of games to watch Friday and Saturday.  With the number of games to be played dwindling, every match-up takes on that much more importance, and … Continue reading

DC Dominates in 4-2 Win Over Fire

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What do the Michigan Bucks and DC United have in common? They are the only two teams to score more than two goals against the Chicago Fire in 2012, but last night the Fire could only blame themselves (and not … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – The Chicago Fire

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: Chicago Fire Coach: Frank Klopas Last Season: 9-9-16, 6th East, 11th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #CF97 In our 2011 preview of the Chicago Fire, I predicted the Fire would either make a surprise long run in the playoffs or miss the … Continue reading

Are the Fire Playoff Bound? Three Questions for Chicago

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Chicago ended the year as potentially the best non-playoff team in MLS.  They caught “fire” and had a winning record for the final third of the season, almost stealing the tenth playoff spot from New York.  The same team that … Continue reading

Fire Burn DC With Two Stoppage Time Goals

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In the long history between these two teams (winners of the first five MLS Cups), there has never been an ending quite like this.  The Chicago Fired dealt DC United’s playoff chances a major blow while keeping themselves alive for … Continue reading

Video: Watch Sigi Schmid Receive Press Conference Champagne Bath

Posted on by Robert Hay

The Seattle Sounders won a thrilling 2-0 victory in last night’s U.S. Open Cup as the Sounders have now won three straight Open Cup trophies.  Their opponents, the Chicago Fire, failed to become only the third team ever to win … Continue reading

Fire Set MLS Record With Another Draw

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In the land of draws, the Chicago Fire are kings. Last night, La Maquina Roja looked well on their way to their third win of the season after dominating DC United at home for about 70 minutes. Sebastian Grazzini had … Continue reading

Wednesday Recap: A Night of Soccer Not to Miss

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Going into the MLS regular season and CONCACAF Champions League games last night, American soccer fans knew it was going to be an interesting night.  The CCL matches would determine who would advance to the group stage while the three … Continue reading

Resumes Flying! The Week in Review May 30 – June 3, 2011

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For American soccer fans, we are entering a frantic month of soccer.  In addition to our normal MLS action, we will have the chance to see the Gold Cup and an impressive friendly against Spain.  With the action spread out … Continue reading

The Hot Seat is on for These Coaches

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Seven or eight games into the season and teams begin to take a hard look at their position at the table.  It’s still too early to declare teams out of the race especially with a 34 game schedule, but the … Continue reading

Week in Review April 18-22, 2011

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For your viewing pleasure, above is the video of Juan Agudelo scoring the goal of the year so far in Major League Soccer. Every time there is a story or interview saying Americans should temper their enthusiasm for him and … Continue reading

New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS

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Just weeks before the beginning of the season, MLS yesterday finally released its playoff format for the 2011 season.  As dreaded, it will include 10 of the 18 MLS teams, and officials acknowledged the number could change as more teams … 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