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Chicago Fire to debut third kit on October 5

The Chicago Fire will debut their new third kit during the October 5th match against the Montreal Impact at Toyota Park, the team announced today via press release. The match is part of the Fire's anniversary party that will celebrate the team's 17 years in the MLS and will include a fan appreciation night. The team's official anniversary is October 8. The Fire held a contest in October of 2013, partnered w ...

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Fire Unable to Hold Lead in New England Victory

The Fire entered Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts looking for their second win in as many games this season in New England.  They appeared to be well on their way to reaching that goal when forward Sanna Nyassi headed home the opening goal in the 28th minute and nearly extended the lead just minutes later on a shot that hit the goalpost. Unfortunately for the Men in Red, their momentum was unsu ...

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Logan Pause To Retire At End of Season

Logan Pause, long-term midfielder and captain of the Chicago Fire, announced Friday his retirement at the end of the 2014 season. Pause has long been a fan favorite, and the former United States national team member will almost certainly be considered for an induction into the Ring of Fire, the Fire's version of a Hall of Fame. Pause's calling was always defense, but on the rare occasion that he did score - ...

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Fire Deal Dallas First Loss Since May, Take Brimstone Cup

The Fire have had a rough time in 2014, recently being eliminated from playoff contention and falling further away from a playoff position.  Facing FC Dallas, placed third in the Western Conference, in the annual Brimstone Cup, newcomer Robert Earnshaw provided the late game heroics in a 1-0 win. Earnshaw's 83rd minute game winner was his second goal in as many games to begin his Fire career. ...

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Fire Sign Forward Robert Earnshaw

The Fire announced Friday the signing of forward Robert Earnshaw, adding to a mix of players at the position that already includes reigning MVP Mike Magee and Quincy Amarikwa. The Zambian-born Welsh international comes to Chicago at age 33, beyond his prime but with something left in the tank.  Earnshaw has spent most of his career in England, but also has experience with clubs in Scotland, Israel and Canad ...

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Fire Blown Out of Open Cup, Fall 6-0 in Semis

No team still in existence has more U.S. Open Cup titles than the Chicago Fire, who have won four titles in their 17-year history.  Bested only by Maccabi Los Angeles and the storied Bethlehem Steel, the Fire are tied with Greek American AA, the Philadelphia Ukrainians and the dominant Fall River Marksmen on the all-time list. Of the five teams with three titles, two are still alive and well in MLS.  D.C. U ...

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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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