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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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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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