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Fire Draw Fifth Straight, Earn Point in Montreal

The Fire headed to Olympic Stadium in Montreal having earned a result in four straight contests after the season-opening 3-2 loss to Chivas USA.  After a hard-fought contest, the Fire will return to Chicago without a win in 2014.  At 0-1-5, the Fire sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind the fifth place Philadelphia Union.  It was the first match in which the club faced former c ...

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Fire Renegotiate Magee Contract, Loan Gentile to Charlotte

The Fire made a pair of announcements Thursday, including the signing of reigning MVP Mike Magee to a new contract and the loaning of Giuseppe Gentile to the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Professional Division. It was reported during the preseason that Magee's absence from camp was due to holding out for a new contract.  While the club denied the rumors, Magee's new contract is thought to include a sizable in ...

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Fire Trade Chris Rolfe to D.C. United

The Fire announced Wednesday that the team had traded forward Chris Rolfe to D.C. United for allocation money. Rolfe was originally drafted by the Fire in 2005 and returned to the team in 2012 after a stint with Aalborg BK of the Danish Superliga. Rolfe's playing time had been limited since the acquisition of fellow forward Mike Magee during the 2013 season.  "It’s always difficult to part ways with someone ...

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Fire Tie Union on Late Goal, Miss Penalty to End Match

Despite entering Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union with a three-match unbeaten streak, the Fire was still seeking its first win of the season.  And although the Fire will continue to seek that first win of the season next week at the Montreal Impact, the team can be satisfied with its fourth straight result after a late equalizer. It was the Fire that scored first for the fourth consecutive ga ...

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Fire Draw D.C. United 2-2, Still Seeking First Win

Fire midfielder Patrick Nyarko nut-megged D.C. defender Cristian Fernandez in the eighty-second minute before passing to forward Quincy Amarikwa who beat D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid to level the match a two goals a piece.  The equalizer would conclude the scoring in the match that ended as a 2-2 draw. Fire defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado leaped into the air, directing the ball into the upper near side of the g ...

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Fire Strike Early, Tie Home Opener 1-1 with New York

The Fire did not waste any time Sunday before finding their first home goal of the year, as midfielder and captain Jeff Larentowicz headed home rookie midfielder Harrison Shipp's corner kick in the sixth minute.  Dax McCarty would tie the game in the twenty-first minute, but neither team would find the back of the net again as the Fire and Red Bulls finished the match in a 1-1 draw. While the Fire failed to ...

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Fire Acquire Grant Ward on Loan from Tottenham Hotspur

The Fire announced Saturday the team had acquired Grant Ward on loan from Tottenham Hotspur for the remainder of the remainder of the season. "Grant is a young, technically-gifted player," Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said in a press release. "I watched him play in England, and throughout our preseason training camp, Grant consistently proved that he has what it takes to do well in ML ...

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Young Fire Lineup Earns Point at Timbers

FT: Portland Timbers 1 - 1 Chicago Fire Portland Timbers forward Gastón Fernández tipped in a rebound off of Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 79th minute, tying the game the Fire had led for 59 minutes at one goal a piece. Without Mike Magee in the lineup for the second straight week, youngsters such as Notre Dame product Harrison Shipp and Santos Laguna import Benji Joya found their way into the startin ...

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Fire Fall to Chivas USA Despite Joya’s Strong Debut

The Fire began their 2014 season with a 3-2 loss at the hands of Chivas USA Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.  After falling behind in the second half, the Fire battled back to tie the game before conceding the late game winner to Chivas USA's Bobby Burling. After a quiet first half, the second half featured a scoring outburst of four goals in 14 minutes between the two sides.  Erick Torres sco ...

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Fire Acquire Matt Watson From Vancouver

With just four days left until the team's regular season schedule kicks off at Chivas USA, the Fire spun a deal with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  The club announced Wednesday that it had acquired midfielder Matt Watson from the Whitecaps in exchange for an international roster spot. The midfielder, born in England, has a green card, therefore not counting against the club's international player limit.  Watson b ...

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