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Fire Trade Berry to Philadelphia, Terminate Contract with Puppo

The Fire announced a pair of transactions Monday, terminating the contract of midfielder Federico Puppo trading defender Austin Berry to the Philadelphia Union for allocation money. Puppo joined the Fire as a Designated Player in 2012, tallying two goals and an assist in twelve appearances.  Despite the high expectations set for him, Puppo was loaned to Defensor Sporting in his native Uruguay in July of the ...

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Chicago Fire goalie Sean Johnson wears Go-Pro

Go-Pros are becoming more and more common in the sports world. More teams and athletes are using the handy cameras to give fans a POV to their specific sport and it's awesome. Chicago Fire goalie Sean Johnson is the latest athlete to use the Go-Pro and it doesn't disappoint. Johnson strapped on the camera during a recent Fire practice to give fans a taste of what it's like to train with the Fire. The video ...

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Fire Land Joya on Loan from Santos Laguna

The Fire announced on Wednesday that the team had acquired midfielder Benji Joya, 20, via a loan deal with Club Santos Laguna of Liga MX, the top flight league in Mexico. “Benji is a talented, young player,” Chicago Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said in a press release. “He has international experience and will be a great addition as we continue to build and strengthen our squad.” Sinc ...

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PDL: Chicago Fire U-23, Chicago Inferno Release Schedules

Both of Chicago's representatives in the Premier Development League had their schedules released by the league on Friday.  The Chicago Fire U-23, affiliated with the similarly-named Major League Soccer team, and the independent Chicago Inferno are no longer in the same division and will not face off in the 2014 regular season. The Fire U-23 team will play their games at Toyota Park in Bridgeview and the tur ...

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Fire Name Clint Mathis Assistant Coach

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced on Friday that it had named Clint Mathis an assistant coach.  Mathis is not the first high profile addition to the coaching staff under new head coach Frank Yallop this offseason, as the team named former Fire defender C. J. Brown an assistant coach in December. Mathis was one of the best goal-scorers in Major League Soccer in the first half of the 2000's.  The midfiel ...

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Fire Re-Sign Logan Pause

The Fire announced on Friday that the club had re-signed midfielder Logan Pause, not disclosing the length or value of the new contract. Pause, who is the longest currently tenured player in Major League Soccer after Colorado's Pable Mastroeni retired following the 2013 season.  By staying under contract for the 2014 season, Pause will move into a tie for second place on the all-time list for most consecuti ...

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Fire Draft Right Back Marco Franco with 13th Pick in MLS SuperDraft

The Fire selected right back Marco Franco out of the University of California, Irvine with the thirteenth overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, after trading the eighth pick for the thirteenth as a part of Wednesday's trade of Jalil Anibaba. With the Anteaters, Franco was honored as the Big West Conference's 2013 Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 and was tied for seventh on the all-time UC Irvine game ...

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Fire Trade Anibaba to Seattle for Hurtado, Ianni

UPDATE: The Fire have officially announced the trade.  As part of the deal, the teams also swap first round picks in tomorrow's draft, as the Fire drop form the eighth pick to the thirteenth and the Fire also send Seattle a conditional third round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft. The Fire could be on the verge of trading right back Jalil Anibaba to the Seattle Sounders FC for center backs Jhon Kennedy Hurtado a ...

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Fire Notes: January 14: Fire Re-sign Atouba, Gulley; Allocation Order

The Fire have been highly active in the past weeks, signing two Homegrown Players.  The Fire announced on Tuesday that the club had re-signed Homegrown Player Kellen Gulley after he had been loaned to the NASL Atlanta Silverbacks for the 2013 season. Other Fire Notes: The Fire also announced on Tuesday that the club has re-signed 2013 SuperDraft pick Yazid Atouba. Drew Epperley of WVHooligan.com has compile ...

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Fire Sign Homegrown Player Chris Ritter Out of Northwestern

The Fire announced on Sunday that the club had signed midfielder Chris Ritter out of Northwestern University as a Homegrown Player. The native of Winnetka, Illinois played youth soccer for FC United before joining the Fire Academy.  Ritter later played in the Fire system with the club's Premier Development League affiliate as well as playing his college soccer with the Wildcats. Ritter is a solid all-around ...

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