Fire coach Veljko Paunovic praised the team's younger players, talked about getting players back from national team camp and gave early impressions from Saturday's preseason opening win.
The Fire opened the preseason with a 3-0 win against the University of South Florida with goals from Arturo Alvarez, David Accam and Vincent Mitchell.
Chicago Fire rookie Brandon Vincent made his national team debut in a 1-0 U.S. win against Canada on Friday night.
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).
4mFor MLS veterans Jon Busch and Patrick Nyarko, familiarity with Fire interim head coach Brian Bliss and interim assistant Logan Pause should make for a smooth transition in the last month of the regular season.
4mFire goalkeeper Sean Johnson (torn labrum) and defender Eric Gehrig (navicular stress fracture) will both miss the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday afternoon.
4mAfter sweeping changes to the technical staff, interim head coach Brian Bliss believes the help of newly appointed Fire General Manager Nelson Rodríguez will be a welcome addition to the organization.
4mAfter Sunday's announcement of changes to the Fire technical staff, interim head coach Brian Bliss is hoping - with time - to bring stability and direction to the club heading into the final stretch.
4mIn what was seemingly a foregone conclusion, the Fire announced the firing of head coach Frank Yallop after less than two seasons in Chicago, among a slew of changes to the technical staff.
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