Chicago Fire rookie Brandon Vincent made his national team debut in a 1-0 U.S. win against Canada on Friday night.
The Chicago Fire open up preseason play on Saturday with a match against the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. CT. Here are some things to watch for if you tune into the web stream of the game.
Michael Harrington is a nine-year MLS veteran, but this offseason he had something new: free agency. The defender landed with the Fire after going through the new process.
4mSaturday's bout with the New England Revolution is an opportunity for the Fire to salvage pride from a displeasing season. But it'll also mark a special day as Ante Razov becomes the eighth inductee into the Ring of Fire.
4mChicago Fire midfielder David Accam (Ghana), and defenders Daneil Cyrus and Joevin Jones (Trinidad and Tobago) have been called up by their respective national teams for upcoming international friendlies.
4mA club-record 18th loss at the weekend was enough to mathematically eliminate the Fire from postseason play, but interim boss Brian Bliss insists his team is still up for the challenge heading into the final month of the season.
4mBehind a brace from Designated Player Gilberto and leads either side of halftime, the Fire were unable to top Toronto FC on Saturday, falling 3-2 at BMO Field.
4mLess than a year away from the 2016 Olympics, the USWNT is already working on putting its World Cup win in the past and focusing on the chase for a fifth gold medal. Carli Lloyd talked about shifting gears from the World Cup celebration toward Olympic preparation.
4mDespite battling back from one deficit, the Fire lacked the finishing touch as they were handed a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Montreal Impact Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.
4mThe Fire (7-16-6, 27 points) embark on another two-match road swing this week as they visit the Montreal Impact (10-11-6, 36 points) on Wednesday for the second time this month (7 p.m. CT; My50 Chicago).
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