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Fire miss opportunity to gain ground
After New York City FC failed to win at home, the Fire failed to take advantage in a loss at Philadelphia.
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Fire head to Philadelphia with key absences
The Fire will be without Bastian Schweinsteiger and Juninho when the team visits Philadelphia on Saturday.
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Podcast: How the playoff race is shaping up for the Fire
With just over a month left in the regular season, Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray discuss the Fire's playoff outlook.
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Fire fans are throwing a killer party for the club's 20th birthday
With the 20th anniversary of the Fire's founding approaching, fans are throwing a party to celebrate the club's history.
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'Now it’s about how good can we be?'
The Fire are jockeying for playoff position and appear to be playing better of late, so how far can this team go?
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Notes from the rewatch: Fire win despite losing midfield
D.C. United did what the Fire usually do to teams, string a bunch of pass together, but couldn't beat the Fire.
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Why it was a near-perfect weekend for the Fire
Results elsewhere went the Fire's way this weekend while the team took care of business with a win on Saturday.
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Alvarez takes advantage of first start since July
Playing time hasn't been as regular in 2017 for Arturo Alvarez, but in his first start since July, Alvarez delivered an assist.
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Even shorthanded, Fire produce 'encouraging' performance
Facing a last place team with a number of key players out, the Fire still delivered a convincing win against D.C.
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Fire hope to avoid repeating recent mistake when hosting D.C. United
The Fire haven't won at home in three straight games and now host a revitalized D.C. United team.
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Fire add more defensive depth
The Fire signed Jorge Corrales from the club's USL affiliate Tulsa as extra depth and an insurance policy.
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'The performance was something to be proud of'
Dax McCarty explained why the Fire took a positive stance after Saturday's draw against the visiting Red Bulls.
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MLS Power Rankings: A new Western Conference leader
Portland is surging up the standings in MLS and has taken the Western Conference lead. Meanwhile, Toronto still looks unstoppable and tops CSNChicago.com's latest MLS Power Rankings.
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Bradley defends Fire as best MLS expansion team
Former Fire coach Bob Bradley came out with strong words in defense of the Fire as the best MLS expansion team in league history.
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Why were the Fire satisfied with a home draw?
A slow start cost the Fire a chance to beat the Red Bulls, but it was New York pushing for the win in the final minutes.
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Nikolic ends goal drought
Nemanja Nikolic's goal drought came to an end at nine games on Saturday.
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Draw continues troubling trend for Fire
The Fire have two wins in 10 games against teams occupying playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
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Podcast: Have the Fire turned the corner?
Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray recap the Fire's 1-0 win in Montreal and debate whether it was a sign of things to come.
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Fire vs. Red Bulls may be most important game on schedule
The Fire face off against another Eastern Conference playoff contender on Saturday.
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Polster, Vincent return after Fire slump without them
The Fire endured a bad stretch of injuries, but Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have returned to the field.
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Schweinsteiger could miss next game
After leaving injured at Montreal, Bastian Schweinsteiger missed practice on Wednesday.
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Matt Polster's influence on the Fire
Matt Polster returned from injury and assisted on the game's only goal in Montreal. So how important is he to the Fire?
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Fire get most important win of the season
The Fire's road win in Montreal will go a long way towards securing a long-awaited playoff berth.
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Big playoff implications for Fire's game in Montreal
The Fire head to Montreal for the second time in three weeks, but both teams will have some key absences.
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Fire focusing on mental side in hopes of ending slide
With the Fire going through a horrific slump, the team is hoping to keep its confidence high to get back on track.
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Nikolic 'sure' he will regain scoring touch
Nemanja Nikolic hasn't scored in eight straight matches and is trying to work his way out of the rut. 
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Another injury blow for Christian Dean
The Fire announced on Monday that Christian Dean is expected to be out two to three months with a left foot injury.
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Notes from the rewatch: The lack of a serious rally
The Fire fell behind to Minnesota and scored a goal in a comeback attempt, but weren't really able to threaten the Loons.
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McCarty set to rejoin U.S. national team
Dax McCarty continues to get consistent call-ups to the national team and will miss the Fire's next game in Montreal.
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Is it panic time for the Fire?
Six losses in seven matches has seen the Fire drop in the standings and the team's playoff future is looking murkier.
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Fire's slide continues: 'It's the mental thing'
The Fire's slide continued with a 2-1 home loss to cellar-dwelling Minnesota and the team is looking for answers.
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Return of the Fire? Fire hope for redemption on Star Wars Night
The slumping Fire host last-place Minnesota on CSN+ with a golden opportunity to get back in the win column.
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Fire Talk Podcast: Can the Fire turn things around?
The Fire have lost five of six. Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray talk about the team's chances to get back on track.
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Goalkeeper Richard Sanchez: Joining Fire 'a great opportunity'
Goalkeeper Richard Sanchez has joined the Fire and is hoping to provide some competition for the other keepers on the team.
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Schweinsteiger: 'We have to show character'
The Fire remain confident despite a recent slump that has seen the team drop in the standings.
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MLS Power Rankings: Toronto building separation
Toronto's win at the Fire was another example of how TFC is the best team in Major League Soccer. See who ranks behind them in CSNChicago.com's latest MLS Power Rankings.
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Notes from the rewatch: How Fire matched up with the league-leaders
The Fire ran into the best team in the league in a home loss on Saturday, but what can they learn from the game?
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McCarty looks back on joining Fire in candid interview
Dax McCarty and Nelson Rodriguez made appearances on an MLSsoccer.com video feature and McCarty had some standout quotes.
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Dean hoping fresh start will benefit him and the Fire
The Fire traded for Christian Dean at the deadline and it hasn't taken long for him to see crucial minutes on the field.
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Fire see why Toronto is best team in MLS
The Fire's slump continued with a 3-1 loss to Toronto. Now the Fire have to get back on track.
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Fire's injury list isn't pretty ahead of big game against Toronto
There were no miracle recoveries for the three Fire defenders who were hurt against Montreal.
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Have the Fire been figured out?
The Fire dropped a fourth straight game on the road and fourth out of five overall in Montreal, and a theme is starting to emerge.
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Injuries racking up and causing chaos for the Fire
An injury-ravaged defense surrendered three goals for the Fire in a fourth straight road loss.
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Fire Talk Podcast: Roundtable interview with GM Rodriguez
Listen to Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez's full media roundtable.
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With big game against Toronto looming, Fire first face trip to Montreal
The Fire host league-leading Toronto on Saturday, but first face another test on the road. This time it's in Montreal on Wednesday.
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Notes from the rewatch: Sloppy play leads to Fire loss
The Fire controlled long stretches of the match in Columbus, but too many mistakes doomed them in a loss.
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Things are getting tight for the Fire in the East
The Fire fell further behind Toronto FC at the top of the Eastern Conference after dropping a game in Columbus.
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Fire start busy stretch with a long injury list
The Fire had a number of players limited in training this week on top of a couple longer-term injuries.a
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Fire sign another goalkeeper after Bava has surgery
California-born Richard Sanchez, an FC Dallas academy product, has signed with the Fire.
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Fire trade to add defensive depth, but mostly stand pat on trade deadline day
The Fire traded with Vancouver for defender Christian Dean, sending allocation money for the 24-year-old California native.
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Doody's breakout game and Juninho's controversial goal
Patrick Doody had three assists while filling in for the injured Brandon Vincent and Juninho's goal had some controversy.
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MLS Power Rankings: There's a new leading goal scorer
The All-Star Game has come and gone and the final third of the Major League Soccer regular season is upon us. David Villa is on fire for New York City FC, but Toronto still leads the way in CSNChicago.com's...
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Accam admits there are 'a lot of offers' for him
With rumors of his departure still circulating, David Accam returned to the starting lineup in the Fire's win against New England.
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Doody takes advantage of his chance
After not appearing for the Fire in a year and a half, Patrick Doody has racked up three assists in two games.
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Fire return to reality and Toyota Park
After hosting the MLS All-Star Game and returing from a three-game road trip, the Fire return home to take on New England on Saturday.
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What you need to know about video review in MLS
MLS is implementing a video review system for this weekend's matches. Here's the rundown on what to expect from the new VAR system.
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It's up to Fire to turn Chicago into a soccer city
The MLS All-Star Game capped off a busy few days of soccer events in Chicago. The game itself was less important.
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Pair of Fire players make top 10 in MLS player rankings
Two Fire players were ranked in the top 10 and four were inside the top 20 of ESPN's MLS player rankings.
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Media-shy Mihailovic gets a moment in the spotlight
Fire rookie midfielder Djordje Mihailovic scored a goal in the MLS Homegrown Game at Toyota Park on Tuesday.
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Despite All-Star hype, Real Madrid focused on its preseason
There's plenty of hype surrounding the MLS All-Star Game, but for Real Madrid, the game is just a finish to the preseason.
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Schweinsteiger's birthday shows he is pretty popular
Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrated his 33rd birthday on Tuesday and had plenty of birthday wishes on social media.
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Pair of MLS All-Stars enjoy homecoming in Chicago
MIchael Bradley and DaMarcus Beasley are back in Chicago for the MLS All-Star Game after having memories of the city in the early years of the Fire.
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Fire all-stars have plenty of ties to Real Madrid
The MLS All-Stars have convened in Chicago and a few of the Fire's all-stars are familiar with Wednesday's opponent, Real Madrid.
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Amid drama, Accam doesn't start, still scores in Fire loss
With rumors of David Accam putting in a transfer request, he came off the bench and scored in a 3-2 loss at Sporting Kansas City.
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Fire expect tough test in KC, but may have good timing
The Fire head to face the best defensive team in the league in Sporting Kansas City and may have the benefit of facing shorthanded opposition.
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Rodriguez still 'searching' for potential summer additions
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said the team is looking to add defensive depth and may need another goalkeeper while the MLS transfer window is open.
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Accam: 'I'm disappointed my coach ignored me'
David Accam is unhappy about being left off the MLS All-Star roster with his own coach making the selections.
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U.S. wins Gold Cup, McCarty brings phone to trophy stand
Fire midfielder Dax McCarty celebrated the American Gold Cup title like a true 21st Century athlete.
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Fire Talk Podcast: Does Accam have a long-term future with the Fire?
The Fire are coming off a loss at New York City FC and David Accam's future is getting murky.
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'Everybody needs to wake up'
The Fire weren't sharp in the team's first game off a break and are hoping to refocus after the loss in New York.
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Why can't the Fire score against bunkering defenses?
The Fire struggled once again against a team that bunkered defensively after going down a man.
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Familiar problems for Fire in loss at New York City FC
The Fire's 11-match MLS unbeaten streak came to an end in a 2-1 loss despite playing up a man for nearly 80 minutes.
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Nelson Rodriguez rings NASDAQ closing bell
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez and a contingent from Major League Soccer rang NASDAQ's closing bell on Friday.
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Fire's Fernandez makes USL top prospect list
Collin Fernandez made the USL 20 Under 20 list after becoming a solid regular for the Tulsa Roughnecks.
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Fire head to Yankee Stadium for big Eastern Conference clash
The Fire return from break to visit New York City FC on Saturday on CSN+ in a big game in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
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Calistri returns to Fire with more confidence
The Fire recalled homegrown midfielder Joey Calistri from his loan to Tulsa this week.
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Why the next two weeks are crucial in Eastern Conference race
The Fire have a big game at New York City FC on Saturday, but that's not the only big game coming soon in the Eastern Conference race.
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David Accam among All-Star snubs
Fire winger David Accam has put up some impressive numbers this season, but it wasn't enough to get into the All-Star Game.
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Kappelhof's All-Star selection not the biggest thing to happen to him in the past week
Johan Kappelhof and Dax McCarty were added to the MLS All-Star Game roster, giving the Fire four selections.
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Campbell, Siera Santos go in search of killer barbecue
Fire defender Jonathan Campbell and CSN Chicago's Siera Santos checked out the Windy City Smokeout.
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McCarty says Gold Cup opener was his worst for club or country this year
Dax McCarty had some harsh words for his own play with the national team at the Gold Cup.
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Conner shows off skills in Instagram video, won't admit how many outtakes he had
Drew Conner had an impressive video showing off some silky soccer moves and talked about making the video.
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Accam happy for recent break
David Accam was traveling all over the country to play with the Ghanaian national team and the Fire before a recent break.
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Fire Talk Podcast: Are the Fire the best team in MLS?
The Fire are on break for the Gold Cup, but Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray talk about potential summer transfer additions.
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Fire's Mihailovic selected for MLS Homegrown Game
Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic was one of 18 players selected for the MLS Homegrown Game.
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Fire reportedly trying to add Colombian World Cup goal scorer
Reports have connected the Fire to Colombian playmaker Juan Quintero, who would be a big money addition to the team.
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MLS Power Rankings: Where teams stand at Gold Cup break
Major League Soccer is on a break for the Gold Cup, which means it's a good time to evaluate where each team stands. Also, have the Fire passed Toronto for the top spot in CSNChicago.com's MLS Power...
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Notes from the rewatch: The Fire without McCarty, Schweinsteiger
Two key central midfielders, Dax McCarty and Bastian Schweinsteiger, missed the Fire's game in Portland, forcing some tactical adjustments.
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Dax McCarty getting a chance in the Gold Cup
Fire midfielder Dax McCarty played all 90 minutes for the U.S. in a 1-1 draw with Panama to open the tournament.
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What other Fire players will make the All-Star Game?
The Fire already have two All-Stars from the Fan XI selections, but who will be joining them at Soldier Field?
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Schweinsteiger, Nikolic voted into MLS All-Star Game
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nemanja Nikolic were among the 10 players voted into the MLS All-Star Fan XI.
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Fire endure late onslaught to hold on for a draw in Portland
The Fire were down Dax McCarty and Bastian Schweinsteiger and endured an injury to Matt Polster, but still hung on for a draw in Portland.
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Fire visit shorthanded Timbers on CSN
The Fire will try to hold onto the top spot in the MLS Supporters' Shield race when they visit a shorthanded Portland team Wednesday on CSN.
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What Saturday's win against Vancouver showed about the Fire
The Fire bounced back from a loss in emphatic fashion against Vancouver, which was a good sign for the rest of the season.
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Notes from the rewatch: Michael de Leeuw's influential game
Michael de Leeuw had a big game for the Fire, but Vancouver could have changed things if it put away one of a pair of early close calls.
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Nikolic wins another MLS award
MLS leading goal-scorer Nemanja Nikolic was named MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals against Vancouver.
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Michael de Leeuw got the elephant off his back
Michael de Leeuw scored his first goal of the year and felt the relief to finally end the drought.
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Schweinsteiger picks up hip injury in Fire win
Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger left in the first half with an injury in Saturday's 4-0 win against Vancouver.
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McCarty, Accam face off in international friendly
Two Fire teammates, Dax McCarty and David Accam, played against each other in an international friendly on Saturday.
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Saturday on CSN+: Fire hope to get back on track against Vancouver
After being eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup, the Chicago Fire hope for a positive response when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps with coverage on CSN+ beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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How will the Fire respond?
The Fire hadn't lost in nearly two months, but in the loss at Cincinnati showed a changed mentality from last year.
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Fire lose Open Cup epic in Cincinnati after penalties
The Fire's U.S. Open Cup run ended after a loss in penalty kicks in Cincinnati.
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Fire to resume Open Cup at packed house in Cincinnati
The Fire return to U.S. Open Cup play with potentially 30,000 fans waiting for them in Cincinnati.
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Accam named MLS Player of the Week
After recording a hat trick and an assist, David Accam became the second Fire player to win MLS Player of the Week this season.
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Notes from the rewatch: A deeper look at Accam's big game
David Accam had a standout performance in a dominant performance from the Fire against Orlando.
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McCarty named to Gold Cup roster
Dax McCarty has a chance to see some playing time with the U.S. national team in the upcoming Gold Cup.
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As questions about his future remain, Accam is in his best run with the Fire
David Accam has been producing goals and assists like few others in MLS while questions about his future have been raised.
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Fire dominant against Orlando
David Accam had a hat trick in a comprehensive 4-0 win against Orlando on Saturday.
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Saturday on CSN: Fire get another shot against Orlando after recent draw
The Fire tied Orlando on the road in early June, but are hoping to improve upon that performance Saturday against the Lions on CSN.
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McCarty has 'fingers crossed' in hopes of playing in Gold Cup
Dax McCarty is hoping for a chance to play with the national team at the upcoming Gold Cup.
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Schweinsteiger talks about playing sweeper at New England
Bastian Schweinsteiger showed off his skills in a slightly different role that is rooted in another German legend.
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MLS Power Rankings: David Villa carrying NYCFC
Toronto and Chicago are solidifying themselves as the hottest teams in MLS currently, but David Villa is keeping New York City FC near the top of the Eastern Conference and CSNChicago.com's MLS Power...
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Notes from the rewatch: Schweinsteiger plays a new role
Bastian Schweinsteiger played in a rew role in Saturday's win at New England, while the Revolution missed chance after chance.
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Fire hold on to hand New England its first home loss
Goals from Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac helped the Fire beat New England 2-1 on the road.
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Report links Blaszczykowski to the Fire, but could it happen?
Polish national teamer Jakub Blaszczykowski was linked to the Fire, but that move would likely mean other moves would have to happen first.
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Fire look to extend unbeaten streak at New England
After a win in the U.S. Open Cup, the Fire return to MLS play with a game Saturday at New England, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. on CSN.
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Fire could face big, hostile crowd in next U.S. Open Cup match
After beating Saint Louis FC, the Fire will face another USL team in FC Cincinnati.
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Solignac scores goal of the year in Fire's Open Cup win
Luis Solignac scored an impressive goal to key the Fire to a 1-0 win at Saint Louis FC on Wednesday.
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Why the U.S. Open Cup is awesome
The U.S. Open Cup is unlike what most other American sports leagues have and that's a good thing.
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Notes from the rewatch: Accam against a high line and de Leeuw's little things
David Accam had a lot of chances, but the Fire didn't always get shots out of them. Plus, Michael de Leeuw doing the little things.
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How de Leeuw is finding value without scoring goals
Michael de Leeuw is a bit frustrated that he hasn't scored yet, but he is finding other ways to be valuable for the Fire.
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Fire move within one point of MLS' best record
Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic both scored in a 2-0 Fire win against Atlanta at Toyota Park on Saturday.
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Fire seek to display improvement against Atlanta
The Fire host Atlanta on Saturday in a match that could show the team's improvement. Atlanta beat the Fire 4-0 in March.
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Behind the scenes with Schweinsteiger for Soccer and Style Fashion Show
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bastian Schweinsteiger's runway experience for the Fire's Soccer and Style Fashion Show.
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Fire try to learn from draw in Orlando
Veljko Paunovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger talk about what went wrong and what can be learned from the Fire's 0-0 draw in Orlando.
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Notes from the rewatch: Why couldn't the Fire break down Orlando?
The Fire couldn't break down the defensive wall of Orlando when the Lions were down two men. Why not?
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MLS Power Rankings: Home teams still dominate
It was another week of dominant teams at home, which means there weren't many big movers getting a jump from a road win. The Chicago Fire also moved even higher in CSNChicago.com's MLS Power Rankings.
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Nikolic named MLS Player of the Month
Nemanja Nikolic scored six goals in May and was rewarded as the MLS Player of the Month.
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Two red cards, zero goals
The Fire played most of the match in Orlando with a man-advantage and finished up two men, but settled for a 0-0 draw.
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Fire head to Lions' den
The Fire travel to Orlando to take on a team just below them in the Eastern Conference standings on Sunday.
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Fire Talk Podcast: How good are the Fire?
The Fire have won four in a row and have the second best record in MLS. So, how good are they?
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With McCarty away, Juninho seeks to prove his worth for Fire
While Dax McCarty is with the national team, he will miss at least the Fire's next two matches, meaning the Fire will need to fill his spot in midfield.
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Fire's Serbian coaching trio relive historic U-20 World Cup title
Two years ago three members of the Fire's coaching staff led Serbia to its first ever World Cup title at any age level.
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I-55 rivalry? Fire learn opening U.S. Open Cup opponent
The Fire will open the 2017 U.S. Open Cup against USL club Saint Louis FC.
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Eight Fire players included on MLS All-Star voting ballot
MLS All-Star Game voting opens on June 3 and the eight Fire players that are on the ballot were announced Tuesday.
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Notes from the rewatch: McCarty and Schweinsteiger key Fire win
Dax McCarty and Bastian Schweinsteiger both had big roles in the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas on Thursday.
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McCarty named to national team roster
Fire midfielder Dax McCarty was called in to join the U.S. national team ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
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Schweinsteiger happy with Man U's Europa League win
Bastian Schweinsteiger watched his former teammates with Manchester United win the Europa League on Wednesday.
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Still streaking: Fire beat Dallas for fourth straight win
The Fire beat a short-handed FC Dallas team 2-1 on Thursday to extend the winning streak to four games.
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Fire face FC Dallas on CSN
The Fire take on FC Dallas, one of the best teams in the league, right now on CSN.
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How Rodriguez views the Fire's player development
Nelson Rodriguez addressed questions about the team's academy, USL affiliation with Tulsa and the lack of a PDL team.
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Fire Talk Podcast: Rodriguez on the state of the club
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez talked with reporters for an hour on Tuesday. Listen to it here.
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Rodriguez preaches modesty amid team's positive start
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said the team's expectations remain the same despite a positive start to the season.
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MLS Power Rankings: Fire go streaking
With three wins in an eight-day period the Chicago Fire is suddenly one of the hottest teams in the league. Check out CSNChicago.com's MLS Power Rankings to see how far they moved up.
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Tough tests in next two months should show a lot about Fire
The Fire's opening third of the schedule has not featured many of the league's top teams, but that is going to change in the next two months.
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Fire get three in MLS Team of the Week
Nemanja Nikolic, Brandon Vincent and coach Veljko Paunovic were included on the MLS Team of the Week.
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Notes from the rewatch: Nikolic unable to beat Hamid
Nemanja Nikolic failed to convert a number of chances against D.C. Meanwhile, the Fire defended set pieces better than in the past.
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Listen to DJ Step's "Chicago Fire Soccer 2017 Hot Mix"
The Chicago Fire are red-hot, winning three straight. Now they've got an awesome mix to go with it!
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Fire top D.C. on the road to extend winning streak
The Fire extended its winning streak and picked up a first road win by beating D.C. 1-0 on Saturday.
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On short rest, Fire head to D.C. in search of first road win
Just three days after knocking off Colorado, the Fire travel to a struggling, shorthanded D.C. United team on Saturday.
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Notes from the rewatch: Schweinsteiger the release valve
Matt Polster made his first start of the season on Wednesday and Bastian Schweinsteiger was a calming influence on the team.
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Fire learn U.S. Open Cup draw
The Fire will start the U.S. Open Cup on the road against one of two possible regional opponents.
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Vincent playing with more confidence in his second year
Brandon Vincent had an assist in the Fire's 3-0 win against Colorado and says he is playing with more confidence.
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Nikolic takes MLS scoring lead in Fire win
Nemanja Nikolic scored twice to bring his season total to 10 in a 3-0 Fire win against the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday.
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Fire host Rapids on CSN+
The Fire look to extend their home unbeaten streak as they host the Colorado Rapids on CSN+.
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Notes from the rewatch: Fire flip a switch in the final half hour
The Fire's halftime adjustments were key against Seattle and helped the Fire score three unanswered goals after halftime.
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Polster 'finally happy now' after return to the field
Matt Polster returned to the field Saturday after missing the first nine matches of the season due to injury.
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'The smiles are back in Bridgeview finally'
The Fire sold out Toyota Park for the first time since 2015 in a 4-1 win against Seattle.
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Statement win: Fire pour it on to knock off Seattle
The Fire beat defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders 4-1 thanks to three second-half goals.
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Facing Seattle is 'a great motivation' for the Fire
The Fire take on defending MLS Cup champion Seattle on Saturday looking to pick up a statement win.
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Conner moves positions to get his first MLS start
Fire homegrown player Drew Conner made his first career MLS start on Saturday and did so at a new position.
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Fire Talk Podcast: The Fire return home after a road trip
The Fire have back-to-back home matches after three on the road. Plus, hear from Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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Lampson believes he is 'vastly improved' from last year
Matt Lampson waited eight games for his first start of the season, but believes he is more prepared in his second year with the Fire.
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MLS Power Rankings: Toronto back to its winning ways
Toronto FC won just one of its first six matches, but has now won four in a row and has moved into first place in the Eastern Conference. Check out the rest of CSNChicago.com's MLS Power Rankings to see...
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Schweinsteiger adjusting to the parity of MLS
Bastian Schweinsteiger had always been on the world's most successful teams. Now he's adjusting to a Fire team coming from the other side.
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Notes from the rewatch: First starts for Conner and Lampson
Matt Lampson and Drew Conner started for the first time this season in the Fire's draw at LA.
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Fire blow two-goal lead in draw at LA
The Fire led by two goals at halftime, but gave up two goals on corners in a 2-2 draw at LA.
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Fire players let loose in Soccer and Style Fashion Show
The Fire hosted the Soccer and Style Fashion Show for the fifth year on Wednesday, with players showing off on the runway.
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Fire hope to get first road win against struggling LA
The Fire try for a first road win of the season against a struggling LA Galaxy team on CSN. 
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Accam trying to 'be more of a creative player'
After being the biggest part of the Fire's attack the past two years, David Accam is adapting to a slightly different role this season.
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Schweinsteiger throws first pitch, sings seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley
Bastian Schweinsteiger threw out the first pitch and sang the seventh inning stretch with Fire teammates Dax McCarty and Drew Conner at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.
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Notes from the rewatch: Accam turns into playmaker
David Accam set up a number of key chances, but missed chances cost the Fire in the loss at the Red Bulls.
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McCarty tallies assist against old team, but Fire still lose
Dax McCarty had an assist in his return to Red Bull Arena, but the Fire still lost 2-1 in New Jersey.
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Preview: Dax McCarty faces old team with Fire
Dax McCarty and the Fire visit the New York Red Bulls Saturday on CSN. It will be a homecoming of sorts for McCarty.
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McCarty to 'soak in the moment' in return to Red Bull Arena
After spending five and a half seasons with the New York Red Bulls, Fire midfielder Dax McCarty is set to return to his former home.
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Fire Talk Podcast: Dax McCarty returns to his old home
In this episode of the Fire Talk Podcast, Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray focus on Dax McCarty's upcoming return to Red Bull Arena.
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Schweinsteiger says he is playing at 70 percent fitness
Bastian Schweinsteiger has played well in his first four games with the Fire and said he is still improving his fitness.
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MLS Power Rankings: Dallas solidifies its top spot
FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City, the last two undefeated teams in Major League Soccer, met in an early season marquee match. See how that game affected CSNChicago.com's MLS Power Rankings.
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Boosted by Schweinsteiger's big salary, Fire rank fourth in MLS payroll
The MLS Players Union released player salaries on Tuesday and the Fire took a big jump in team payroll.
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Arturo Alvarez went nuts when Messi scored El Clasico winner
Even professsional soccer fans turn into fans when Barcelona and Real Madrid meet for El Clasico.
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Notes from the rewatch: Trying to contain Giovinco
The Fire started a three-game road trip at Toronto on Friday and former league MVP Sebastian Giovinco was the difference.
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Giovinco scores twice in Fire's loss at Toronto
Sebastian Giovinco scored twice and the Fire fell 3-1 at Toronto FC.
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The story behind Schweinsteiger being on the other side of the camera on a viral photo
A woman asked to have her picture taken with some Fire players at the airport in Toronto but made Bastian Schweinsteiger take the picture.
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Tonight: Bulls, White Sox and Fire all in action on CSN
The Bulls, White Sox and Fire are all in action tonight, and you can watch the games on CSN channels and stream them on CSNChicago.com or via the NBC Sports app.
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Schweinsteiger the photographer
After being the subject of many fan photos, Bastian Schweinsteiger got to take a photo with hilarious results.
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Preview: Fire open road trip at Toronto
The Fire play the first of three straight on the road at Toronto and the live coverage is on CSN Plus 2 and Cozi TV.
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Have the doubters been proven wrong about Schweinsteiger?
Bastian Schweinsteiger has had a positive start for the Fire after many media members were skeptical of the signing.
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Positive start has put Fire in unfamiliar territory
The Fire are off to one of the best starts in several years in what is shaping up to be a congested playoff race.
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Notes from the rewatch: Solignac on the wing
Bastian Schweinsteiger had an up and down first half while Luis Solignac was a difference maker on the wing against New England.
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With road trip looming, Fire hope to buck league-wide trend
The Fire's next three games are on the road in a league where road wins are especially hard to come by.
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Nikolic named MLS Player of the Week
Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic was named MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals against New England.
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Schweinsteiger scores again in Fire win
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his second goal in three games with the Fire to help the team beat New England 3-0.
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Real Madrid to feature in MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field
It was announced on Saturday that Real Madrid will take on the MLS All-Stars at Soldier Field on Aug. 2.
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Fire close homestand vs. New England on CSN+
The Fire play the third of a three-game homestand against New England Saturday on CSN+.
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Red Stars enter 2017 hoping to get past semifinal barrier
After two straight semifinal losses, the Chicago Red Stars are hoping to go further in 2017.
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Podcast: How much of a difference has Schweinsteiger made?
In this episode of the Fire Talk Podcast, Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray talk about Bastian Schweinsteiger's first two games with the Fire and how he and Dax McCarty are fitting together in midfield
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Conner, Johnson show potential in substitute roles
Drew Conner and Daniel Johnson both made an impact off the bench in the Fire's win against Columbus on Saturday.
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Notes from the rewatch: Tactical adjustments key in Fire's win
Dax McCarty took advantage of the attention the Crew gave Bastian Schweinsteiger and Veljko Paunovic made some tactical switches against Columbus.
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MLS Power Rankings: Tight race forming in East
A few MLS teams have impressed in the Western Conference, but the Eastern Conference looks like a jumbled mess six weeks into the season. This week's MLS Power Rankings are an attempt to sort it all out.
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USA, Mexico, Canada bid to joint host 2026 World Cup
The USA, Mexico and Canada announced Monday that the three countries will bid to joint host the 2026 World Cup.
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De Leeuw showed off red glove to protect cut on left hand
Fire forward Michael de Leeuw had a protective glove on his left hand against Columbus to protect a cut that needed six stitches.
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McCarty: 'I think this team still has a long way to go'
Dax McCarty was pleased with the Fire's win against Columbus, but still saw plenty of room for improvement.
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Fire pick up second win with shutout of Columbus
The Fire got back in the win column with a shutout victory against Columbus on Saturday.
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