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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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Northern Illinois has a major opportunity this week

  The Northern Illinois Huskies football program has what could be their biggest -and most important- game of the season this week. On Saturday, NIU (1-0) will travel to Ryan Field in Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1) in a game that could dictate the rest of the season for both teams. This is the chance for the Huskies to prove that last week's victory was no fluke. It's also a chance ...

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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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The NIU Quarterback Carousel….

NIU's offense lines up against Presbyterian's defense on Thursday night (photo take by Gabe Salgado/Chi City Sports).   Who knew that Jordan Lynch's legacy with the Northern Illinois Huskies would make it so difficult for head coach Rod Carey to choose the teams next quarterback. Matt McIntosh, Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie continue to fight to be the next full-time starting quarterback for NIU Football ...

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The Post Jordan Lynch Era Has Begun At NIU

NIU quarterbacks Matt McIntosh, Anthony Maddie and Drew Hare warm up before the game (photo taken by Gabe Salgado/Chi City Sports)   DE KALB- The Northern Illinois Huskies began both the 2014 season, and the post Jordan Lynch era, Thursday night with a 55-3 victory over Presbyterian College from the FCS. For weeks everyone was wondering who the starting quarterback would be on opening night. NIU head c ...

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The Huskies still havent announced a starting quarterback

The 2014 NIU Huskies begin their season against FCS squad Presbyterian Thursday night. DE KALB - With the Northern Illinois Huskies kicking off the 2014 NCAA football season in less than 20 hours, the team is ready to go and they hope to capitalize on the success of the last two seasons. The only issue that lingers is who the starting quarterback will be. After going through training camp over the last four ...

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Chicago Cubs call up Jorge Soler

Another prospect will be joining the Chicago Cubs. The team has called up prospect Jorge Soler, who will make his major league debut Wednesday night in Cincinnati according to reports. The outfielder was pulled from his Triple-A game earlier Monday night with speculation of a move. Now it's official and another part of the future is joining the team. Soler has played in rookie league, Double-A and Triple-A ...

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Reports: Giants Win Appeal

Last night's game which featured the San Francisco Giants against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was definitely unusual. Anthony Rizzo blasted a 2 run homer out to Sheffield in the bottom of the 1st inning and that would end up being the only runs scored for the remainder of the game. The bottom of the 5th inning approached when a sudden downpour at Wrigley began. The rain lasted around 15 minutes but th ...

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How Expanding The Practice Squad Effects The Bears

The National Football League has allowed all 32 teams to have 10-man practice squads for the 2014 season.   The National Football League and the NFL Players Association on Tuesday agreed to expand the practice squad rosters from eight players to 10 for the 2014 season. This decision is only temporary as this matter will be revisited in 2015. When that time comes, both sides will choose whether to keep ...

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