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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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Live on CSN+: Fire close homestand vs. New England
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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Live on CSN+: Fire host red-hot Columbus
The Fire continue a three-game homestand against Columbus on Saturday. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. on CSN+.
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Fire teammates say it's easy to adjust to Schweinsteiger
Fire forwards Luis Solignac and David Accam said Bastian Schweinsteiger's passing ability makes it easy to adjust to their new teammate.
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Johnson surprised by 'extremely surreal' Fire debut
Daniel Johnson's MLS debut against Montreal came as a surprise to the Fire's rookie midfielder.
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Notes from the rewatch: Schweinsteiger's debut
Bastian Schweinsteiger was very influential in his Fire debut and rookie Daniel Johnson also showed well.
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Schweinsteiger named to MLS Team of the Week
Bastian Schweinsteiger's debut performance for the Chicago Fire was good enough to land him on the MLS Team of the Week.
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Fire showed familiar issues in Schweinsteiger's impressive debut
Bastian Schweinsteiger was as good as anyone could expect the German to be in his Fire debut, but the team around him still had familiar issues.
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Schweinsteiger adds substance to the hype in Fire debut
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored and was named man of the match in his Fire debut four days after meeting his new teammates.
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Schweinsteiger scores in debut, Fire draw Montreal
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in his Fire debut, but the Fire settled for a 2-2 draw against Montreal with a wild finish.
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Schweinsteiger gets shoutout from Dirk
Dirk Nowitzki sent a shoutout to fellow German native Bastian Schweinsteiger, who will make his debut with the team Saturday.
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WATCH: Schweinsteiger asked if Fire can win World Cup
In a moment of comedic gold, Bastian Schweinsteiger was asked if the Fire could win the World Cup.
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Schweinsteiger says he is ready for new challenge with Fire
Bastian Schweinsteiger was introduced to the fans and media as a Chicago Fire player on Wednesday and made a positive first impression.
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Podcast: Schweinsteiger's full introductory press conference
Bastian Schweinsteiger was introduced as a member of the Chicago Fire on Wednesday. Listen or watch the full press conference here.
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Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived in Chicago Tuesday night and Fire fans showed up in numbers to greet him at the airport.
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MLS Power Rankings: Dallas looks strong again
The first few weeks of the Major League Soccer season are in the books. Some different teams are towards the top, but FC Dallas remains strong.
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Podcast: The Fire have Bastian Schweinsteiger
Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray (MLSsoccer.com) discuss the Fire's big acquisition of Bastian Schweinsteiger and how he will fit in with the team.
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How does Schweinsteiger fit into the Fire's lineup?
Bastian Schweinsteiger signed with the Fire with much fanfare, but how he fits into the lineup remains a bit of a mystery.
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Patience, persistence required for Fire to sign Schweinsteiger
The Fire signed Bastian Schweinsteiger this week, but they chased German star for months before finalizing the deal.
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Did Nelson Rodriguez say the Fire went after Carlos Tevez?
General manager Nelson Rodriguez dropped a hint on Fire Weekly that the Fire looked into adding Argentine striker Carlos Tevez only to see a massive offer come in from China.
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Fire finally land the big one in Schweinsteiger
The Fire have been in talks with other marquee players in recent years, but finally closed the deal with Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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Schweinsteiger tweets thank you video to Man United fans
Before Bastian Schweinsteiger's contract was made official, the German midfielder thanked Manchester United's fans in a video.
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Fire sign Bastian Schweinsteiger from Manchester United
The Fire have added Manchester United and former German national team midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as a designated player.
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Notes from the rewatch: Fire under siege in Atlanta
It's difficult to learn much from the Fire's 4-0 loss in Atlanta due to an early red card, but were the warning signs already there?
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Fire announce loans of three to USL affiliate Tulsa
The Fire announced three players, Joey Calistri, Collin Fernandez and Matej Dekovic, will go on loan to USL affiliate Tulsa.
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Early goal, red card lead to lopsided road loss for Fire
The Fire fell down early and went down a man soon after, dooming them to a 4-0 loss at Atlanta on Saturday.
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Podcast: Solid start for the Fire
The Fire have four points through two games. Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray (MLSsoccer.com) talk about what is going right and what can be improved.
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Fire to get early season test in Atlanta
The Fire go back on the road for a match in Atlanta against the fast, young, talented expansion team on Saturday.
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Trip to Atlanta starts key four-game stretch for Fire
The Fire are off to a positive start through two games and have an opportunity to extend that start with three of the next four matches at home.
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McCarty named to World Cup qualifying roster
Dax McCarty was named to the U.S. national team's 24-man roster for a pair of qualifiers in March.
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Bronico, Mihailovic live out dreams in MLS debuts
Two Fire midfielders, Brandt Bronico and Djordje Mihailovic, got to live out childhood dreams by making their MLS debuts.
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Juninho's debut and Brandon Vincent's defense
In the Fire's win against Real Salt Lake, Juninho had a solid debut and Johan Kappelhof made the MLS Team of the Week.
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McCarty says Fire need to win for him to be on national team
Fire midfielder Dax McCarty was critical of the Fire's performance after a 2-0 win on Saturday. He said the Fire need to win for him to be on the national team.
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Fire players show support for injured Goossens
The Fire wore t-shirts to show support for injured teammate John Goossens, who had surgery on Friday.
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Fire score two early goals to win home opener
The Fire got goals in the first 15 minutes from Nemanja Nikolic and Arturo Alvarez to beat Real Salt Lake 2-0.
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Fire take on RSL in home opener
The Fire open the 2017 home schedule at Toyota Park against Real Salt Lake and CSN has the broadcast with coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m.
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Gehrig embracing new role as assistant coach
Eric Gehrig isn't 30 years old yet and he spent the last two seasons as a defender for the Fire, but now he is on the coaching staff.
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Rodriguez says Fire are searching for 'another impact player'
General manager Nelson Rodriguez said the Fire are still looking for an impact player on Fire Weekly.
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Watch the first Fire All-Access episode of the season
The first episode of Fire All-Access in 2017 features general manager Nelson Rodriguez and some of the team's new additions.
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Conner has weight lifted off shoulders after making brief Fire debut
Second-year Fire midfielder Drew Conner made his MLS debut in the season opener on Saturday, although it lasted less than a minute.
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Goossens expected to miss five to six months
John Goossens will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right ankle and will be out for five to six months.
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Fire Weekly to live stream today on CSNChicago.com
Fire Weekly, presented by Private Bank, at the Heineken Pub97 will live stream on CSNChicago.com Wednesday from 4-5 p.m.
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The Fire debuts of Nemanja Nikolic and Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty made a mark on Saturday's match in his Fire debut while Nemanja Nikolic failed to put a shot on target in his first MLS game.
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How positive was the Fire's draw at Columbus?
The Fire picked up a point on the road to start 2017 and a MLSsoccer.com's Matthew Doyle wrote that it might have been the best result in the league.
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Fire rally for draw at Columbus in season opener
The Fire rallied from a poor first half to get a 1-1 draw at Columbus in the season opener.
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Fire open at Columbus without Juninho
The Fire open 2017 in Columbus on Saturday on CSN, but will do so without midfielder Juninho.
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Fire Talk Podcast Episode 2: Predicting the 2017 Fire season
Dan Santaromita and Shane Murray make predictions for the Fire and MLS in 2017 and Dax McCarty talks about the upcoming season.
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2017 MLS Western Conference preview
The Western Conference has traditionally been the stronger of the two conferences and that is expected to continue in 2017.
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Opposing MLS GM: 'I think Chicago won the offseason'
The Fire had a busy offseason, one that is getting compliments from around Major League Soccer.
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2017 MLS Eastern Conference preview
Here's a brief look at all 11 teams in the Eastern Conference. Can the Fire push into the playoffs?
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Mihailovic living out his dream playing for the Fire
Djordje Mihailovic is the newest homegrown signing for the Fire and the 18-year-old says he is living out his dream.
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Nikolic says wearing No. 23 'is not because of Jordan'
New Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic chose an unusual soccer number, 23, but says it is not directly related to Michael Jordan.
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Live Stream: Fire Weekly makes its debut
The wait is over as Fire Weekly, presented by Private Bank, debuts tonight at 6 p.m. Catch it on the team's website, here or airing on CSN Plus!
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McCarty says transition to Fire has been 'pretty easy'
Dax McCarty had a busy offseason, but has begun settling in with his new team.
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Offseason changes have brought confidence within Fire
Making changes in an offseason is nothing new to the Fire, but the team is confident the changes were for the better.
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Fire putting finishing touches on roster as season nears
The Fire have 26 players under contract heading into the season opener after signing two draft picks and general manager Nelson Rodriguez said more moves could come before the summer.
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Fire players downplay importance of preseason results
The Fire went 6-0 this preseason, but Dax McCarty and Juninho downplayed the importance of preseason results.
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Fire finish preseason with undefeated record
The Fire finished off a 6-0 preseason with a 4-1 win against Toronto FC on Saturday.
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CSN Chicago expands regional broadcast plans for Fire
CSN Chicago has expanded their regional broadcasting plans for the 2017 Chicago Fire season.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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