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Chicago Fire

/ 4589 days ago

Are the Fire Playoff Bound? Three Questions for Chicago

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 set the MLS record for draws in a season (which they tied with NY) gave […]
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Chicago Fire

/ 4663 days ago

Fire Burn DC With Two Stoppage Time Goals

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 a late playoff run by scoring two second half stoppage time goals to stun DCU […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4674 days ago

Video: Watch Sigi Schmid Receive Press Conference Champagne Bath

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 the Cup five times.  The first goal came in the 77th minute and Chicago had […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4798 days ago

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

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 across the U.S., this may be the most soccer saturated this country has been since […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4897 days ago

New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS

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 join MLS.  As for the current structure, the playoffs will go as such: The top […]

Chicago Fire

/ 4900 days ago

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

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 McBride and MLS veteran C.J. Brown, the team would have had to adjust without its […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4914 days ago

Weekend Updates: February 4-6, 2011

It was an admittedly slow week in American soccer as the American sports scene shifted to Dallas and the American football Super Bowl.  Within the soccer world some amazing results and goals from the English Premier League overshadowed almost all the other soccer news.  But nevertheless there were some noteworthy happenings in MLS this past […]

Charlie Davies

/ 4918 days ago

Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?

The rumor mill was in full tilt Tuesday with the news that national team member Charlie Davies was sent by his French club Sochaux to train with D.C. United in Florida, with a successful training leading to a year-long loan.  Yesterday, the Black-and-Red confirmed Davies was in camp and was being given a fitness tryout […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4949 days ago

What You Missed in American Soccer Over the Holidays

If you're like me, the holidays are a time of getting out of your workday routines due to relaxation/travel/stress.  In fact, at times I miss news stories because I tend not to check news sites or Twitter as much as I normally do.  So as I begin my work week routine again, I notice that […]

Brian McBride

/ 5019 days ago

Fire Send Off McBride, Brown in Style

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 the last six matches the club has some optimism going into the offseason. Swedish international […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5117 days ago

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 tailspin the Fire front office, […]
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/ 5121 days ago

Man United Training Session in Chicago: Photos

Manchester United played a training session Wednesday in Chicago that was open to the public. And we had EPL Talk photographer Christian Doellner on hand to capture some brilliant pictures of what happened on the pitch at Toyota Park. Players including Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar and others trained for approximately one […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5160 days ago

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 Bridgeview to try to keep […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5166 days ago

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 of a back seat. Yet […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5168 days ago

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 that lead to an open […]