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Fire Deal Duka, Land Nyassi

Dilly Duka was a big part of the 2013 Fire team that narrowly missed the playoffs after a second-half surge under head coach Frank Klopas.  Under new coach Frank Yallop, Duka played a much more limited role, and after Tuesday's trade, he will join his former coach in Montreal. The Fire dealt Duka to the Impact in exchange for Sanna Nyassi.  The Gambian midfielder had been with the Impact since the expansion ...

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Chicago Fire sign Razvan Cocis

The Chicago Fire have announced the signing of Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis from Ukrainian FC Hozerla Uzhhorod. The terms of the deal have not been announced. Cocis has played for a few different teams in his career that started in 2001. He's started seven UEFA Champions League matches in his career.  “Razvan is an experienced, well-traveled central midfielder,” said Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop. “He br ...

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Harry Shipp, Chris Ritter named to Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game

Two Chicago Fire rookies have been named to the roster for the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game according to the team. Midfielders Harry Shipp and Chris Ritter will join 18 other players as they take on the Portland Timbers U-23s at Providence Park. The game is part of festivities that will lead up to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Monday August 4th at 9 p.m. CT. Shipp leads the team with six g ...

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Fire Pick Up Tough Point on Road, Draw Kansas City 1-1

The Fire entered the weekend four points out of a playoff spot and needed a point to remain at that point Sunday.  Going head-to-head with the defending MLS Cup champions, Sporting Kansas City, who are second place in the Eastern Conference, on the road, picking up that point would prove not to be an easy task. Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop went with a youth-led lineup for the match, starting rookies Harriso ...

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Fire Loan Anangono To LDU Quito

After spending less than one year with the Fire, forward Juan Luis Anangono is headed back to South America. The Fire announced Thursday the club had loaned the Ecuadorian striker to LDU Quito.  The loan, as currently structured, will last for six months, effectively ending his season with the Fire. “Both the club and Juan were looking for an option for him to gain consistent playing time,” said Fire head c ...

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Shipp Sails In Rainy Draw

The Fire were the benefactors of a first half red card issued to Toronto FC forward Luke Moore, but were ultimately unable to capitalize, tying the ten-man Canadian side 1-1 at Toyota Park. Thirteen minutes after Moore's 29th minute red card, Toronto midfielder Jackson scored to give the visitors a 1-0 lead before half-time. The Fire held 61.7% of the possession in the match, but were only able to muster an ...

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Fire’s U.S. Open Cup Match Drowned, Defeat Riverhounds 2-1

In a match that lasted just 49 minutes due to a rain delay and ultimate cancellation, the Fire defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-1 Wednesday in Chicago's first match of the tournament. Midfielder Grant Ward opened the scoring for the Fire in the 22nd minute.  For Ward, it was the Tottenham Hotspure loanee's first goal with the Fire. The Fire extended the lead to 2-0 in the 40th minute when midfielders J ...

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World Cup: Americans Open With 2-1 Win Over Nemesis Ghana

Although Mexico may be the United States' biggest rival in soccer, Ghana has become the team to beat come the World Cup.  In 2006, Ghana defeated the Americans 2-1 in the final match of the Group Stage to kill their hopes of advancing to the Round of 16.  The U.S. managed to make it there in 2010, only to be beat by Ghana in added extra time. After having been eliminated by the African side in two straight ...

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USA Soccer to host viewing parties in Chicago

Ready to cheer on the USA during the World Cup? Want to join thousands of soccer fans in Chicago doing so? Now's your chance. U.S. Soccer will host three 2014 World Cup viewing parties at Chicago's Grant Park for all three United States Men's National Team games in the World Cup. The event will start off with a fan fest that leads up to the viewing of each USMNT game. The fan fest will include giveaways, ga ...

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Shipp Shines As Fire Fall To Sounders

The Chicago Fire have never beaten the Seattle Sounders.  Barring a U.S. Open Cup or MLS Cup match-up, they'll have to wait until at least 2015. Things looked bleak for the crowd of 16,416 at Toyota Park after Seattle forward Obafemi Martins scored a brace in the first-half.  Martins had started the scoring in the 31st minute and scored on a penalty in the 38th minute after Fire defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtad ...

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