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Fire Talk Podcast Episode 1
Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray start a new podcast, the Fire Talk Podcast, for all things Fire with the 2017 season around the corner.
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Solignac, de Leeuw score in Fire's fifth straight preseason win
The Fire beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 on Wednesday to improve to 5-0 this preseason.
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In The Loop: Fire score pretty goal with quick passing
Check out a bull running wild in Queens and some pretty passing from the Fire to score a goal in the preseason.
Nikolic channels his inner MJ in jersey number
The Fire released the new jersey numbers for the 2017 season and new forward Nemanja Nikolic picked the most famous number in Chicago sports.
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Fire score five goals for fourth preseason win
The Fire stayed perfect in the preseason with an offensive show against Miami. The Fire put five past the NASL side for a 5-2 win.
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Gehrig officially a Fire assistant coach
Eric Gehrig has been in preseason training as a coach with the Fire, but the move became official on Wednesday.
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Fire jump on Montreal early for preseason win
The Fire scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of a 4-1 preseason win against Montreal on Wednesday.
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Fire announce USL affiliation partnership with Tulsa
The Fire have a new USL affiliate this season in the Tulsa Roughnecks, which take the place of Saint Louis FC.
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Nikolic hoping to adapt quickly to Fire, MLS
Nemanja Nikolic comes to the Fire with an impressive goal-scoring rate, but admits he will need time to adjust to Major League Soccer.
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Nikolic hoping to 'adapt as soon as possible' to Fire
New Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic talks about joining the team and what he is expecting in his first season in Major League Soccer.
Juninho hoping to play his 'best soccer again' with Fire
New Fire midfielder Juninho talks about joining the Fire, his experience in Mexico and more in a one-on-one interview.
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Juninho: 'I'm coming here to play my best soccer again'
New Fire midfielder Juninho talks about his first impressions of his new team and what he expects for the 2017 season.
Michael de Leeuw scores in Fire's win against Union
The Fire picked up a second straight 1-0 win in a preseason match, this time against the Philadelphia Union.
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McCarty speaks about trade to Fire
Dax McCarty talked about how he thinks the Red Bulls mishandled his trade to the Fire and the Fire's culture of losing.
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Polster could be out seven weeks with knee strain
Matt Polster suffered a left knee strain during preseason training and it appears he will miss the start of the season.
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Fire unveil gray secondary kit
The Fire showed off the secondary kit for the 2017 season which features a gray top and gray shorts.
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Fire beat Florida Gulf Coast in preseason opener
The Fire opened the preseason with a 1-0 win at Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday.
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McCarty starts in U.S. win against Jamaica
Dax McCarty started in midfield and played 63 minutes in a 1-0 win for the U.S. against Jamaica on Friday.
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Five things to watch during the Fire's preseason
The Fire's first preseason match is Saturday. Here are five things to keep an eye on throughout the rest of February.
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Don Garber on why Soldier Field will host MLS All-Star Game
MLS commissioner Don Garber talks about the All-Star Game coming to Soldier Field in Chicago.
Soldier Field to host 2017 MLS All-Star Game
MLS commissioner Don Garber, Chicago Fire owner Andrew Hauptman, and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announce that Soldier Field in Chicago will host the 2017 MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 2.
Soldier Field to host 2017 MLS All-Star Game
Major League Soccer made it official that the 2017 All-Star Game will be at Soldier Field, although the opponent is still unknown.
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Video: Daniel Johnson talks about joining the Fire
First-round pick Daniel Johnson just signed his first professional contract. Watch the winger talk about the draft and expectations for his rookie season.
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First-round pick Daniel Johnson talks about joining the Fire
During the Chicago Fire's media day on Jan. 23, first-round pick Daniel Johnson talks about joining the team for preseason training and what he is looking forward to for his rookie year.
MLS to announce 2017 All-Star Game will be at Soldier Field
Major League Soccer's All-Star Game is coming to Chicago with Soldier Field hosting.
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Fire officially sign top two picks
The Fire signed its top two picks from the 2017 draft, Daniel Johnson and Stefan Cleveland, to contracts on Monday.
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U.S. plays to draw in start of Arena's second tenure
Fire midfielder Dax McCarty didn't play and the U.S. played to a scoreless draw against Serbia in San Diego.
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Accam back with Fire after missing African Cup of Nations
David Accam was one of the last cuts for Ghana's African Cup of Nations roster, but that meant the winger got a full preseason with the Fire.
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Fire sign Djordje Mihailovic as homegrown player
The Fire added the ninth homegrown player in club history with 18-year-old Djordje Mihailovic signing.
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Polster out to fight for his spot in midfield
Matt Polster has been a regular starter for the Fire the past two seasons, but his role is now uncertain after Dax McCarty and Juninho joined the team.
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Polster: I have to show I should be on the field
Fire midfielder Matt Polster talks about what he did in the offseason and how the added competition for playing time at midfield will affect him.
Fire showing patience with emotional McCarty
Being traded from the Red Bulls to the Fire has not been easy for Dax McCarty, but Fire brass are being patient.
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Start of preseason brings the return of hope for Fire
The Fire opened the preseason on Monday and reinforcements to the roster brought the return of hope with them.
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Nelson Rodriguez: "I have to believe our roster is better"
Nelson Rodriguez talked about the 2017 Fire season at the team's media day.
Pauno: 'We are in a very good spot right now'
Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic talks about the team's upcoming 2017 season.
McCarty tweets thank you to Red Bull fans
Dax McCarty was the heart and soul of the New York Red Bulls in recent years and thanked the fans on twitter.
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Fire draft two Charlotte 49ers to close out draft
The Fire selected two Charlotte 49ers, Brandt Bronico and Matej Dekovic, in the final two rounds of the draft.
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Fire trade for Dax McCarty
The Fire have a key new addition to the midfield in the form of former MLS Best XI midfielder Dax McCarty.
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Daniel Johnson's winding journey to pro soccer
Daniel Johnson's youth career has had a number of turns, but it all led to him being the Fire's first pick in the draft.
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Fire trade into second round to make two picks
The Fire traded into the second round to take goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland and forward Guillermo Delgado.
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Fire draft midfielder Daniel Johnson at No. 11
The Fire landed Louisville midfielder Daniel Johnson with the No. 11 pick in the draft.
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Fire trade No. 3 pick in MLS SuperDraft
For the second year in a row the Fire traded its top pick in the first round of the draft.
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Logan Pause leaves Fire's coaching staff
Logan Pause leaves his assistant coach position with the Fire for a similar role with Los Angeles FC.
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2017 MLS SuperDraft primer
The Fire have the third and 11th pick in Friday's draft. Will they be busy with trades or take one of the top prospects?
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The Fire's full 2017 schedule is announced
The Fire learned the full 2017 MLS schedule on Thursday, with four of the first six matches at home.
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Top Fire homegrown prospects will head back to college
It doesn't sound like the Fire will sign any homegrown players this winter after Nelson Rodriguez said the team's top prospects are headed back to college.
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As draft nears, Fire still pursuing midfield help
The MLS SuperDraft is Friday, but that's not the only focus of the Fire's offseason.
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World Cup to expand to 48 teams in 2026
FIFA voted to expand the men's World Cup to 48 teams beginning with the 2026 edition.
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Fire sign Uruguayan goalkeeper Jorge Bava
The Fire signed 35-year-old Uruguayan goalkeeper Jorge Bava on Saturday to compete for minutes with Matt Lampson.
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Luis Solignac re-signs with Fire
Luis Solignac signed a new contract with the Fire that guarantees him through the 2018 season.
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Former Fire MVP Mike Magee announces retirement
Mike Magee, who won the MLS MVP award in 2013 with the Fire, announced his retirement on Wednesday.
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MLS announces Generation Adidas class
With the MLS SuperDraft nine days away, the league finalized some signings in advance of the draft.
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Fire sign midfielder Juninho on loan
The Fire signed three-time MLS All-Star midfielder Juninho on loan from Mexican club Tijuana.
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Fire to open season at Crew then host RSL
The Fire learned both its season opener and home opener for 2017. Columbus will host the Fire to open 2017.
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After adding Nikolic, Fire's attention turns to improving midfield
The Fire added striker Nemanja Nikolic on Tuesday and GM Nelson Rodriguez said the focus now turns to improving the team's midfield.
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Fire acquire striker Nemanja Nikolic as Designated Player
The Fire have acquired Hungarian striker Nemanja Nikolic, who was the leading scorer in the Polish Ekstraklasa last season.
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St. Louis is reportedly a favorite in future MLS expansion
MLS detailed what's ahead in expansion. St. Louis, a potential regional rival for the Fire, is reportedly one of the frontrunners.
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Fire to make two trips to Florida in preseason
The Fire announced the team's two trips to Florida and some dates for preseason training.
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No Fire players taken in MLS expansion draft
The MLS expansion draft for Atlanta and Minnesota came and went without a Fire player being selected.
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Fire announce unprotected list ahead of expansion draft
The Fire announced the list of protected players ahead of Tuesday's expansion draft.
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Johnson’s trades an example of unnecessarily poor optics in MLS
Sean Johnson was traded twice officially in a span of a few minutes with multiple intangible acronyms involved that do nothing to explain the trades.
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It's official: Fire trade Sean Johnson
The Fire traded longtime goalkeeper Sean Johnson to Atlanta, which then flipped him to New York City FC.
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Garber confirms expansion of targeted allocation money
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber confirmed the league will give teams more targeted allocation money to work with in 2017.
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Rodriguez: Fire have "sense of urgency" this offseason
The Fire's offseason has been mostly about rumors so far, but once the trade window opens up things promise to speed up.
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Johnson reportedly nearing trade to Atlanta
A report from MLSSoccer.com says Sean Johnson could be traded to his hometown club in Atlanta.
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Fire reportedly offer Schweinsteiger three-year deal
A report says the Fire have offered German midfielder a three-year, $16.5 million deal.
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One year later: A look back at Paunovic's first year
Veljko Paunovic was announced as the Fire's new head coach a year ago on Nov. 24. How did he do in his first year and what should be expected in 2017?
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Fire pick up options on nine players, including Johnson
The Fire kicked off the offseason by announcing the club has picked up options on nine players and declined nine others.
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U.S. Soccer names Bruce Arena national team coach
A day after cutting ties with Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. Soccer named Bruce Arena as the coach of the Men's National Team.
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Klinsmann removed as U.S. Soccer coach
After an 0-2 start to the final round of World Cup qualifying, Jurgen Klinsmann was removed as U.S. Men's National Team coach.
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Johnson receives Section 8 award, donates to Lampson's charity
Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson received Section 8's Player of the Year award and named fellow Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson's LampStrong Foundation as his charity of choice.
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Polster's diving header voted Fire Goal of the Year
The fan voting for the Chicago Fire's Goal of the Year has finished and Matt Polster was given the honor.
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Fire connected with Bastian Schweinsteiger
A report out of England says Fire coach Veljko Paunovic met with German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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Lampson named MLS Humanitarian of the Year
Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson was named MLS' Humanitarian of the Year for his efforts working with cancer patients and the Lampstrong foundation.
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Results didn’t show Fire’s progress in “three-year plan”
The Fire finished last for the second year in a row, but GM Nelson Rodriguez remains committed to his three-year plan.
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Major League Soccer playoff preview and predictions
The MLS playoffs start tonight. Here's a look at the first-round games and predictions for MLS Cup.
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Rodriguez: 'I thought that progress would see more results'
The Fire head into the offseason with a lot of questions and general manager Nelson Rodriguez gave some information as to what to expect.
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MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls red-hot into playoffs
The Major League Soccer playoffs are upon us. The field is set, the teams are ready. Let's take one look back on all 20 teams before the postseason starts in the final MLS Power Rankings of the season.
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Fire’s younger players a mixed bag in 2016
The Fire have a significant number of young players on the roster. Some of them made major contributions while others barely saw the field in 2016.
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Fire wrap 2016 season with loss at Toronto
The Fire closed out the 2016 season with a 3-2 loss to Toronto FC on Sunday.
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Fire try to 'escape from the bottom' in season finale at Toronto
The Fire have a chance to move out of last place in MLS when they play at Toronto in the season finale Sunday on CSN.
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The top 10 goals at Toyota Park in 2016
Toyota Park hosted some spectacular goals in 2016. Here's 10 of the best from the year in Fire home games.
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Paunović: 'It was very important for us to win the game.'
Chicago Fire manager Veljko Paunović was pleased that the team could pull off a win in the home finale as the Fire beat New England.
Things could look different when Fire next play at home
The Fire finished the home portion of the 2016 schedule on Sunday. The team could have a different look when it returns to Toyota Park.
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Fire excited to get a win for fans in home finale
The Fire finished the 2016 home schedule on a positive note by defeating the New England Revolution 2-1 at Toyota Park.
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Fire finish home schedule vs. New England
The Fire finish the 2016 home schedule against the New England Revolution with a chance to play spoiler Sunday on CSN+.
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Rodriguez: "We can't hide from the results"
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez gave a preview of sorts to the upcoming offseason in an interview on the Chicago Fire Weekly radio show.
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Paunovic, Berhalter give different views on how to close the season
Both the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew are eliminated from playoff contention, but the coaches of the two teams gave different views on what they'll do in the final two games of 2016.
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Polster: It was disappointing not to get the win
Matt Polster talks about the disappointment of not picking up the win in the Fire's second-to-last home game of the season.
Paunović: The fans have suffered too much
Fire coach Veljko Paunović talks about giving it their all in the final home game of the season because the fans deserve it.
De Leeuw: It's sad that we gave it away but the end was fun
Michael De Leeuw talks about the Fire giving up a late goal that denied a win at home to the Crew.
Fire score two goals in draw vs. Crew
Check out both goals the Fire scored in a 2-2 draw against the Crew.
Fire lose late lead, but eliminate Columbus in draw
The Fire gave up another late lead at home in a 2-2 draw with Columbus and lamented the missed opportunity with only one home game left.
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Fire try to play spoiler against Crew
The Fire return home after a three-game road trip in the second to last home game of 2016.
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Young Collin Fernandez in search of playing time
Teenager Collin Fernandez has not seen much playing time with the Fire, but has been able to get some experience with the Peru U-20s.
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Out-of-contention Fire hope for positive finish to season
The Fire have three matches and less than two weeks to finish 2016 on a positive note.
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Fire officially name Cedric Cattenoy as Academy director
The Fire made Cedric Cattenoy's hiring as the Academy's technical director official on Friday.
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Joao Meira 'more confident' back at centerback
Joao Meira has bounced around in the Fire's lineup this season, but has found some stability in his preferred position.
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Alvarez putting up career numbers for the Fire
Arturo Alvarez has been one of the bright spots for the Fire this season and is producing career-best numbers.
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Bradley becomes first American manager in Premier League
Bob Bradley became the first American manager in the Premier League when Swansea gave him the job on Monday.
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Fire lose third straight in rout at Columbus
Columbus scored in the first 10 minutes and added two goals in the second half to beat the Fire 3-0.
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Fire hope to damage rival Columbus' playoff hopes
The Fire finish off a three-game road trip at rival Columbus with a chance to sink the Crew's playoff hopes.
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Highlights: Seattle gets early goal, moves past Fire 1-0
Check out highlights from the Fire's 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night.
Fire shut out in loss at streaking Seattle
The Fire lost for the second straight match in a 1-0 defeat at Seattle on Wednesday.
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Fire continue road trip at improved Seattle
The Fire take on Seattle in the second of a three-game road trip Wednesday on CSN.
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MLS Power Rankings: Crew surge into playoff race
The reigning Eastern Conference champion Columbus Crew are making a late push to get back into the playoff race. With less than a month left in the regular season, check out where the hot Crew sit in the...
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Soldier Field reportedly a finalist to host 2017 MLS All-Star Game
The MLS All-Star Game could be played within the city limits of Chicago for the first time ever.
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Veljko Paunovic: 'We conceded too many innocent mistakes' in New York
After speakly positively and optimistically throughout the season, coach Veljko Paunovic said he was not happy about how the Fire defended in a 4-1 loss at New York City FC.
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Fire give up two goals in a minute in loss at New York City FC
The Fire allowed two goals in the first 10 minutes in a 4-1 loss at New York City FC on Friday.
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Fire open three-game road trip Friday in Yankee Stadium
The Fire begin a road trip that includes three matches in nine days and trips to both coasts on Friday.
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What to watch for in the rest of the Fire's 2016 season
The Fire may be realistically out of the playoff race, but there are still a few things worth watching in the final six regular season matches of 2016.
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Fire notes: Injuries, Polster honored, Ramos' playing time
Veljko Paunovic gave an update on the injuries to Michael de Leeuw and John Goossens and Matt Polster received a nod from the league.
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Arshakyan thinks he 'can show more' after first start
David Arshakyan made his first start for the Fire in Friday's 2-2 draw against D.C. United.
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Johan Kappelhof on Fire's draw with D.C. United
Chicago Fire defender Johan Kappelhof discusses the late goal that D.C. United scored to tie the game.
Pauno: 'It's disappointing that we gave up that late goal'
Chicago Fire head coach Pauno discusses the Fire's 2-2 draw against D.C. United Friday night.
Stoppage time goal denies Fire a win in home draw with D.C.
The Fire gave up a goal in the 92nd minute in a 2-2 draw with D.C. United.
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Fire out to prove D.C. loss was the 'accident of the season'
The Fire host D.C. United on Friday less than three weeks after losing by four goals at RFK Stadium.
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Fire auctioning off jerseys for Hispanic Heritage Night
The Fire are auctioning off special jerseys for Friday's Hispanic Heritage Night.
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De Leeuw says scoring instinct is 'something that's in me'
Michael de Leeuw has shown a knack for being in the right place at the right time for the Fire.
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MLS power rankings: Guess who's back
Landon Donovan is all over the MLS record books and just signed back on for another stint with the LA Galaxy. The regular season is winding down, but Donovan could provide a boost for the Galaxy down the...
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Fire believe play was better against TFC, frustrated result wasn't
The Fire lost at home for the first time since April 16 and the team has changed a lot since that game.
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Veljko Paunović talks about Fire's loss to Toronto
Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunović goes over the team's loss to Toronto.
Fire come up short in comeback bid against Toronto
The Fire fell down two goals at home before scoring a goal and pressing for the equalizer, but lost 2-1 to Toronto FC.
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Fire take on Giovinco-less Toronto FC tonight on CSN+
Reigning MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco will miss Saturday's match at Toyota Park, which will be televised on CSN+.
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How the Fire found Arshakyan from a club in Lithuania
David Arshakyan, who recently joined the Fire, is a Russian-born Armenian the Fire found from a Lithuanian club.
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Multiple Fire earn weekly honors; Accam, Arshakyan earn caps
Plenty of weekly individual awards to go around for the Fire, plus international duty for David Accam and David Arshakyan.
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Great Clips Clip of the Week: Sterling soccer goal
Sterling High School's Tony Diaz had four goals against Princeton, including some highlight-reel plays in today's Great Clips Clip of the Week.
Jonathan Campbell not buying into rookie wall
Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez said rookie Jonathan Campbell might be getting tired, but Campbell doesn't think so.
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Johnson: Fire settled in, then dictated play in 3-0 win
Sean Johnson discusses the Fire's 3-0 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Paunovic: 'Teamwork is always most important' to progress
Veljko Paunovic speaks with the media following the Fire's 3-0 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Fire snap streak of home draws, put away Union
The Fire finally added insurance goals to put away a match at home and beat the Philadelphia Union 3-0.
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Fire begin ‘big stretch’ of home games tonight on CSN+
The Fire play the first of three straight matches at home against the Philadelphia Union tonight on CSN+.
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Fire GM Rodriguez ‘still not on board’ with owning a USL team
The Fire are one of eight MLS teams that does not run its own USL team and general manager Nelson Rodriguez doesn't think that should change.
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After rejecting transfer offer, Fire hopeful of extending Accam
The Fire rejected a "significant" transfer offer for David Accam and remain hopeful they can negotiate a contract extension with the 25-year-old.
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Rumors of a move surface, but Accam stays with the Fire
Another rumor of a European move for David Accam surfaced on Europe's transfer deadline day, but the Ghanaian winger will stay with the Fire.
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MLS Power Rankings: Trying to figure out Toronto FC
Toronto FC is fresh off one of the strong runs of any team in Major League Soccer, which is why the home loss to Montreal while the Impact were playing with 10 men was so shocking. It's also a recent trend...
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Fire try to regroup after season's most lopsided loss
The 6-2 loss at D.C. United was the Fire's most lopsided loss of the season. Now the team needs to regroup for the final nine matches of the season.
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Highlights: Fire fall to D.C. United in ugly loss
The Chicago Fire dropped an ugly one in Washington D.C. as they fell 6-2.
Defensive mistakes, red card cost Fire in ugly loss at D.C.
A first half red card and a number of defensive mistakes led to the Fire's most lopsided loss of the season.
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Fire look for another road win at D.C. on CSN+
The Fire have chance to make a dent in their playoff deficit when they head to D.C. Saturday on CSN+.
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Solignac wins MLS Goal of the Week
Luis Solignac's goal in the Fire's win in Montreal was named MLS Goal of the Week.
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Fire fail to hold another lead, but with different reason why
For the fifth time this season, the Fire couldn't hold onto a lead at home, but the Fire didn't just sit back and defend.
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Highlights: Fire settle for draw against LA Galaxy
Highlights from the Fire's 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy on Wednesday.
Alvarez: 'This game unfortunately didn't go our way'
Arturo Alvarez discusses the Fire's 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy on Wednesday.
Paunovic: 'We finally feel like a team that can beat anyone'
Despite a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy, Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic likes what he saw from his squad.
Accam on LA draw: 'I think for me, it's a disappointment'
Chicago Fire forward David Accam is disappointed the team was only able to draw with LA.
Fire can't hold onto halftime lead in draw with LA
The Fire led at halftime, but couldn't hold onto the lead against the LA Galaxy on Wednesday in a 2-2 draw.
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Fire try to win second straight with LA Galaxy in town
Coming off the biggest win of the season the Fire try to win a second straight match for the first time this season Wednesday on CSN+.
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Fire seek to use first road win as a "catalyst"
The Fire ended the team's road winless streak on Saturday, but now the goal is to keep the momentum going.
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Highlights: Fire beat Impact for first road win since 2014
The Fire knocked off the Impact 3-0 on Saturday night to earn their first road win since 2014.
Fire get first road win since 2014 in rout of Montreal
The Fire finally won a game on the road in 2016 by beating Montreal 3-0 at Stade Saputo.
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Minnesota officially set to join MLS as 22nd team in 2017
Major League Soccer announced on Friday that Minnesota United FC will join the league in 2017.
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Fire try to contain Drogba, Piatti in Montreal
The Fire take on the Montreal Impact in Quebec on Saturday. Coverage on CSN+ begins at 6 p.m. with Fire Pregame Live.
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Polster trying to find a rhythm in his second year
Fire midfielder Matt Polster says he is more comfortable in his second year as a pro, but his performance has not lived up to his own expectations.
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MLS Power Rankings: Nicolas Lodeiro boosts Sounders
The Seattle Sounders had been struggling for much of 2016, but now Nicolas Lodeiro has arrived and given a boost to the Emerald City team. See how big of a move the Sounders made in the latest MLS Power...
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New Fire forward Luis Solignac talks about joining the team
Luis Solignac joined the Fire in a trade in early August. He talks about joining the team and his early impressions of the club.
J.D. Power ranks Fire first in Chicago fan satisfaction
A J.D. Power study ranked fan satisfaction for all Chicago men's professional sports teams and the Fire came in first.
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Morrell, Fernandez in search of minutes in St. Louis
Fire midfielders Alex Morrell and Collin Fernandez went out on loan to Saint Louis FC last week to try to get more game action.
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Paunovic pleased by Fire continuing to build
Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović talks about the team playing well with three strikers while also improving offensively.
Highlights: Fire draw with Orlando City
The Chicago Fire jumped out early, but couldn't keep the lead as they tied with Orlando City 2-2.
Fire trying to stay positive, focused for final third of season
The outlook for the rest of the Fire's season isn't good, but the team is saying all the right things about finishing the year strong.
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Fire score late to salvage home draw against Orlando
The Fire scored first, but still needed a late goal from Razvan Cocis to come up with a 2-2 draw against visiting Orlando.
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Fire begin new portion of the season against Orlando on Sunday
With the Fire out of the U.S. Open Cup, the focus shifts to the final third of the MLS regular season. If the Fire are to make a playoff push, it has to start Sunday against Orlando.
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Hope Solo calls Sweden 'cowards' after U.S. women lose
U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo struggled to be humble in defeat after the Americans lost in the quarterfinals of the Olympics to Sweden in penalty kicks.
Solignac hopes to settle in with Fire after hectic debut
Luis Solignac played a full 90 minutes in his debut for the Fire despite barely getting to practice with his new teammates, but is now fully integrated into the team's routine.
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SNC: Fire fall to Revolution in U.S. Open Cup Semifinals
The Chicago Fire lost to the New England Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.
Fire fall flat in U.S. Open Cup semifinal
The Fire came up short in the biggest game of 2016, which leaves questions for what's ahead for the rest of 2016.
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Fire unveil new mini-pitch in Little Village neighborhood
The Fire showed off a new mini-pitch in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago on Monday.
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Fire open mini-pitch at Spry Community School in Chicago
The Chicago Fire unveiled a new mini-pitch at Spry Community School in Chicago on Monday.
Fire COO Atul Khosla talks U.S. Open Cup semifinal
Fire chief operating officer Atul Khosla talked about the semifinal in the U.S. Open Cup and what it means to the club.
Fire prepare for 'game of the season' in Open Cup semifinal
With the Fire in last place in Major League Soccer, coach Veljko Paunovic believes the U.S. Open Cup semifinal in New England can save the season.
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Highlights: Fire lose at Real Salt Lake 3-1
Arturo Alvarez scored in the second half for the Fire, but Real Salt Lake still came out 3-1 winners on Saturday.
Fire fall behind early and lose at Real Salt Lake
The Fire rested key players ahead of Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup semifinal and struggled in a loss at Real Salt Lake.
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Refs trade shoes during Saturday's Fire game
In a strange moment during the Real Salt Lake-Fire game on Saturday, two assistant refs traded shoes in the middle of the first half.
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Refs trade shoes with each other in Fire game
In a comical moment during the Fire's game at Real Salt Lake, two refs traded shoes with each other.
Fire play at Real Salt Lake ahead of Open Cup semi
The Fire play Saturday at Real Salt Lake on CSN, just three days before traveling to New England for the U.S. Open Cup semifinal.
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Kappelhof 'feels at home' with the Fire
Center back Johan Kappelhof has brought experience, quiet leadership and a prestigious Dutch pedigree to the Fire's back line.
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Accam's untraditional journey to professional soccer
David Accam's journey from Accra, Ghana, to a standout for the Fire and a national team player is not typical.
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GM Nelson Rodriguez explains Fire's deadline moves
The Fire were busy on the final day of the transfer window. General manager Nelson Rodriguez broke down each of the three moves made.
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Fire trade for Argentine forward Luis Solignac from Colorado
The Fire made a third move on transfer deadline day, trading for forward Luis Solignac from Colorado.
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Fire announce signing of 21-year-old striker David Arshakyan
The Fire announced the signing of a 21-year-old Armenian striker, David Arshakyan, on Wednesday.
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MLS Power Rankings: Dallas back on top
Major League Soccer's summer transfer window closes today and some teams got some potentially season-changing moves in. FC Dallas moved up to No. 1 and nearly sold one of its star players. See where...
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Fire make deal with Philadelphia to allow Alejandro Bedoya to join Union
The Fire acquired a first round draft pick and some cash for the top spot in the allocation order, which Philadelphia used to sign Alejandro Bedoya.
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Fire move on from disappointing draw
The Fire will move on from the disappointing draw against the Red Bulls with games at Real Salt Lake and New England in the next seven days.
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Chicago Fire All Access: Season 2, Episode 3
Check out the third episode of the second season of Chicago Fire All Access.
Fire draw with Red Bulls after allowing late goal
The Fire settled for a 2-2 draw with the Red Bulls after allowing another late goal.
Polster talks about scoring first career MLS goal
Matt Polster talks about scoring his first career MLS goal in the Fire's 2-2 draw against the Red Bulls.
Paunovic: 'We have to get better'
Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic expresses his disappointment after a 2-2 tie to the Red Bulls on Sunday.
Polster on own goal: 'It's obviously disappointing'
Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster discusses the own goal after the team's 2-2 tie against the Red Bulls on Sunday.
Paunovic: Fire's draw 'tougher than any other defeat'
Fire coach Veljko Paunovic was dejected after the team blew a late lead at home against the Red Bulls.
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Another late goal forces Fire to settle for draw against Red Bulls
The Fire led until the final minutes against the New York Red Bulls, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.
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CSN goes 1-on-1 with SMIIRK at Lollapalooza
CSN's Alex Shapiro goes 1-on-1 with Chicago native SMIIRK to discuss his set at Lollapalooza as well as his fandom for the Fire and love for Chicago sports.
Fire look to extend home streak against Red Bulls
The Fire are unbeaten at home in eight straight matches and put that record to the test against the New York Red Bulls tonight on CSN.
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Fire trade Kennedy Igoboananike to D.C. United
The Fire have traded DP forward Kennedy Igboananike to D.C. United for TAM and a third round pick in 2019.
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MLS could expand in the Midwest and how that affects the Fire
MLS commissioner Don Garber said "a dozen cities" are vying for four expansion spots. Could one or two be a Midwestern rival for the Fire?
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Brandon Vincent plays 33 minutes in MLS All-Star Game
Fire defender Brandon Vincent came off the bench for the MLS All-Stars in a 2-1 loss to Arsenal.
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Paunovic talks Fire's identity, home vs. away record and more
Veljko Paunovic says the Fire have built more of an identity since beginning of the season.
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Vincent trying to 'enjoy the moment' at MLS All-Star Game
Fire rookie Brandon Vincent is ready for Thursday's MLS All-Star Game.
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Bayern Munich, AC Milan players show changing perception of MLS
Bayern Munich and AC Milan are playing a preseason game at Soldier Field and players from both teams gave their views on American soccer and MLS.
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Fire players to appear at Nando's Peri-Peri in South Loop on July 30
Chicago Fire players will be at a new Nando's location in the South Loop on July 30.
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Highlights: Fire lose on late goal against New England
A goal in the 85th minute doomed the Fire in a 1-0 loss to New England on Saturday night.
Late goal dooms Fire to another road loss
The Fire nearly got a result on the road, but a late goal gave host New England a 1-0 win.
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Fire get a second chance in New England
The Fire have improved at home, but still don't have a win on the road. Saturday on CSN+ the Fire head to New England.
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