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Chicago Fire acquire Jason Johnson

The Chicago Fire have acquired forward Jason Johnson from the Houston Dynamo on Monday with full terms of the deal not disclosed. In exchange for 24-year-old Jamaican international forward, the Fire sent Brazilian midfielder Alex in the deal to Houston. Johnson spent three college seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University, scoring 28 games and earning the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of th ...

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Chicago Fire’s Shaun Maloney named MLS Player of the Week

It was a pretty impressive week for Chicago Fire midfielder Shaun Maloney. The 32-year-old was named the MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters. Maloney recorded a goal and assist in the Fire's 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday. The assist gave the Fire a early 14th minute lead vs. Toronto and his goal in the 54th minute tied the game for the Fire. But that wasn't it for Maloney as ...

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Chicago Fire unveil new secondary kit

The Chicago Fire are gearing up for the upcoming MLS season as they look to improve off of last seasons finish. When the Fire take the pitch this season, they will be doing it in style. The team officially unveiled a new secondary kit as part of the MLS third annual Jersey Week. The new kit is primarily white but pays homage to the City of Chicago with two horizontal blue lines across the front above and be ...

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Chicago Fire sign Matt Polster

https://twitter.com/ChicagoFire/status/563019517572677632 The Chicago Fire have officially signed 2015 MLS SuperDraft pick Matt Polster to the roster. The team announced the signing of the defender through a press release and terms of the deal were not announced. Polster played his collegiate soccer at SIU-Edwardsville and started all 79 matches he appeared in. The Fire selected Polster with the seventh ove ...

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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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Major League Soccer To Announce Expansion In Four to Six Weeks

Major League Soccer had grown from ten teams in 2004 to nineteen in 2012 before not adding a new franchise to the league for the first time since that growth period began.  With an uneven number of teams and a rapidly growing market for soccer in the United States, the league is now all but set to enter the largest city in the United States. Commissioner Don Garber and the league are hoping to have a tentat ...

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MLS Suspends Wells Thompson

The Chicago Fire will be short one option in the midfield for Saturdays game against the Montreal Impact, due to the MLS handing down a one game suspension on defender Wells Thompson. Thompson was suspended for his challenge on Columbus Crew midfielder Agustin Viana in the 12th minute during last Saturday's match. Thompson was issued a yellow card on the play during the came, and the decision from the MLS t ...

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Fire Clinch Playoff Berth for First Time Since 2009!

The Fire entered the 2012 with high expectations after a late season surge in 2011 that resulted in the team almost qualifying for the playoffs after having been sitting in last in the conference for much of the season.  The surge, led by newcomers Sebastian Grazzini and Pavel Pardo in the midfield and Dominic Oduro, whom the team traded for after their first game of the season, whose resurgence into one of ...

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NY Cosmos: Major League Soccer Expanding to New York City

Major League Soccer is reportedly close to securing a soccer-specific stadium in Queens, New York City, right across from Citi Field.  The stadium will cost the MLS three-hundred million dollars, while it is normally the responsibility of the team to secure a stadium.  Construction on the stadium is supposed to begin in 2013, when the New York Cosmos begin play in the North American Soccer League (one step ...

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Top Ten Upstart Leagues in History

Since the foundation of the National Basketball Association in 1949 by the merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League, four leagues have reigned supreme as major leagues in the United States and Canada.  While one or two other leagues have cases for the same status, the big four have dominated American sports culture for over sixty years.  However, many other leagues ...

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