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Fire Notes and Sounders Match Preview

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 7 will mark the Fire's last match before the World Cup break in the team's first season under head coach Frank Yallop.  The game will start at 7:30 p.m. CDT at Toyota Park in suburban Bridgeview, Illinois. The Sounders bring with them a collection of familiar faces and former Fire players including defender Jalil Anibaba, forward Chad Barrett and midfielder Marco Pappa.  Designated ...

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Fire Battle to Scoreless Draw in Colorado

With a total of two shots on target in the 90 minutes, Wednesday's match between the Chicago Fire and the Colorado Rapids was hardly an offensive duel.  In the third minute of extra time in the second half, Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna chipped a shot that hit the crossbar - inches away from finding the net - but was called offside. The Fire entered the match without starting striker and 2013 MVP Mike Mage ...

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Chicago Draws LA in Soccer, But Kings Knock Out Hawks

The LA Galaxy traveled to Toyota Park in suburban Bridgeview, Illinois to battle with the host Chicago Fire in what would be one of two matches the two cities would play against one another Sunday. In front of a crowd of 17,487 at home, the Men in Red struck first against the visitors with high-profile names such as Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane.  Jeff Larentowicz's 68th minute penalty kick goal gave the ...

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Pair of Higuain Assists Down Fire in Columbus

The Fire journeyed to Columbus, Ohio on the team's first winning streak of the season after winning the previous two contests against the defending Supporters' Shield winner New York Red Bulls and defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City. The Fire sought a third straight victory, but ultimately did nothing more than hurt New York, losing 2-0 at the hands of the Crew and allowing the home team to pass ...

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Fire Down Kansas City 2-1, Magee Scores PK Brace

The Fire started the season with eight straight games without a victory.  After defeating the New York Red Bulls for the first win of the season, the Fire returned home to take on the defending MLS Cup champions, Sporting Kansas City. Sporting outscored the Fire 1-0 in non-set piece situations, but would ultimately lose the match.  Forward Mike Magee scored on a penalty kick in the seventh minute to give th ...

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RECAP: Rival Hat Tricks, Early Scoring Highlight Fire’s First Win

The Fire traveled to Harrison, New Jersey without a win in the first nine games of the season.  Facing the New York Red Bulls team that ended the club's playoff hopes with a 5-2 victory in 2013, the Fire visited Red Bull Arena for an even higher scoring match. Rookie midfielder Harrison Shipp opened the scoring in the 4th minute after referee Kevin Stott overruled the referee's assistant's offside call.  Ne ...

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Stoppage Time Comeback Sparks RSL Past Fire

The Fire appeared to be on the verge of completing the team's first win of the season before Real Salt Lake scored twice after the 89th minute to send the crowd of 14,903 at Toyota Park home disappointed. The Fire held a 2-0 lead until the 72nd minute after first-half goals by strikers Mike Magee and Juan Luis Anangono.  Without its leading goalscorer, Quincy Amarikwa, the team was unable to secure a third ...

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Fire Remain Winless, Draw New England 1-1

On one hand, the team is not losing.  On the other hand, it has not emerged victorious from a 2014 regular season match. A reported crowd of 15,743 made its way out to Toyota Park for the rare opportunity to watch two Chicago soccer matches from the comfort of the same seat.  Following the Fire's 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution, the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League began i ...

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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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