Category: Chicago Fire

Watch MLS’s Parody of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Movie [VIDEO]

As a tribute to the beloved 80’s comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, MLS and KickTV have released their own version staring the reigning MLS MVP and Chicago Fire’s Mike Magee in “One Player’s Struggle to Take it Easy” featuring an all-star group of America’s best MLS players including Omar Gonzalez, Thierry Henry, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux and Michael Bradley. A play off the classic movie staring Matthew Broderick, watch as Magee, Gonzalez and Leroux skip practice and take over Chicago starting with faking sick to get out of the Fire’s practices. After trying to get into a very upscale restaurant with ... Read more

Brian McBride on the World Cup, Landon Donovan and Giving Back to the Community

Brian McBride spoke with World Soccer Talk about Allstate’s community outreach program, Good Hands F.C., the U.S. National Team’s chances in Brazil and what it was like to go to McBride’s bar in Craven’s Cottage.   What motivated you to start playing soccer? “When I was a kid, I just loved being outside and playing sports. What really got me into soccer was when I moved schools between first grade and second grade. At my school in first grade, it was football, so at recess you played football and you did what your friends did. When we moved to the ... Read more

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution, Live at 4pm ET on NBCSN: Open Thread

Chicago Fire (0-1-5) vs New England Revolution (2-3-1) Toyota Park April 19, 2013 4 p.m (NBCSN)  Probable Lineup: The Chicago Fire come into this game still looking for their first “W” of the season. The Fire reached a draw for a fifth consecutive match, playing to a 1-1 result with the Montréal Impact last Saturday. The Fire sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 5 points from 6 games. Despite all the draws, head coach, Frank Yallop, is not worried, “If we keep playing like that, the wins will come. For me as a coach, I could only ... Read more

Chicago Fire Missing Mike Magee In Cloud Of Confusion at Club

Twitter is a wonderful tool. It is also a harbinger of rumor mongering. A faceless entity that does not discriminate, that was exemplified by the situation surrounding Mike Magee at Chicago. The Illinois native was delighted to finally make his way home last season, and showed his happiness by collecting the league’s MVP award and taking Chicago to the edge of the playoffs. An arduous off-season saw Magee disappear from the scene, citing a “personal situation.” Many claimed it was frustration that his deal was not being bumped up enough for his liking. Speaking earlier this month, Chicago Fire Technical ... Read more

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; Tonight’s Topics: Chicago Fire Preview & EPL Weekend Review

TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – Danny Page takes you through a wild weekend in world football as the true contenders begin to separate themselves, specifically in England. Plus, we’ll be joined by Jeff Crandall of the Chicago Fire as we continue our MLS previews ahead of the season. The live broadcast of World Soccer Radio begins at 9pm ET and runs until 10pm ET. The show is on every weeknight, and features Nick Geber, best known for his Fox Football Friday and World Soccer Daily shows. World Soccer Radio is streamed live on each weeknight. ... Read more

2014 MLS Eastern Conference Preview

With the season scheduled to kick off this Saturday, World Soccer Talk brings you the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference preview. There might be a shift in powers in the East after a few clubs made some huge offseason splashes, but one thing is for sure, Sporting Kansas City is still one of the favorites to repeat as MLS Cup Champions. Below is a preview for each team in the East, in no particular order. Chicago Fire 2013 season: (14W – 13L – 7D) 49 Points, 6th in East Key acquisitions: D Patrick Ianni, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Key losses: F Maicon ... Read more

Dominant Kansas City Held To Draw By Pesky Chicago

A nearly full Sporting Park saw the one-time Wizards dominate play against Chicago Fire in Sporting’s home opener, but ultimately come away with nothing but a single point in the standings. The Tifo At Sporting Park Sporting started the match brightly, deploying C.J. Sapong on the right wing, where he combined well with center forward Claudio Bieler. Sapong’s industrial work down that right side won Sporting early fouls in the Chicago half. However, Sporting was unable to do anything with the proceeding free kicks as Chicago’s defense stood strong. One significant change by Peter Vermes for the match was the ... Read more

MacDonald Burns The Red Bulls With A Brace

MacDonald, from his West Bromwich days. On a fantastic Saturday Afternoon at Red Bull Arena, with beautiful, mild weather in the forecast, over 21,000 in attendance came expecting to see the Red Bulls make another win at their fortress. But for a second time this season, the Chicago Fire came to Red Bull Arena wanting to make a statement after they were embarrassed at home mid-week by the Philadelphia Union. Second place was on the line and the Fire burned the Red Bulls where it mattered. Sherjill MacDonald came up big when he had to, and he punished New York with ... Read more