As evidenced by the World Cup, soccer's popularity is here to stay in the U.S. And the MLS and the Fire are reaping the rewards, seeing their popularity grow as the sport's grows across the country.
Brazil entered the 2014 World Cup as heavy favorites, but they won't be crowned champions as the host nation was embarrassed in front of its fans, falling 7-1 to Germany.
Harry Shipp scored the lone goal for the Chicago Fire, who played to their ninth draw in 15 games in a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC.
10mThe United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup berth after defeating Mexico, 2-0, on Tuesday night. Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan both scored for the United States.
10mThe Fire still has a chance to make the postseason, but after allowing an own goal in the 89th minute against Seattle in a 2-1 loss, the road is getting tougher for Frank Klopas' group.
10mBoth the Fire and Sounders will be down two players in Saturday night's contest in Seattle. The Fire look to take advantage of key missing Sounders players Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey.
10mAfter a draw against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, playoff hopes for the Fire is fading, but still alive. The Fire remained stuck in seventh place with nine games left in the MLS season.
10mAdam Moffat scored in the 90th minute and Tally Hall made seven saves to lift the Dynamo to a 1-1 tie with the Fire in MLS play on Sunday.
10mThe Chicago Fire announced that they have chosen the top five jersey designs submitted by the fans in the #cf97ThirdKit Design Contest.
10mThe Chicago Fire host the Houston Dynamo on Sunday at Toyota Park. With 10 matches left in Major League Soccer's regular season, the Fire enter an important time of action.