Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement in principle on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement.
After nicking a late equalizer against Vancouver on Saturday, the Fire emerged from preseason unbeaten. That and more in the five takeaways from the Men in Red's outing at the Simple Invitational.
The Men in Red concluded an unbeaten preseason with a 1-1 tie against Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saturday afternoon, thanks to a last-gasp equalizer from trialist Shahdon Winchester.
1mThe U.S. U-20 men's national team defeated hosts Jamaica 2-0 in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Sunday, inching them a step closer to securing the third and final playoff spot in Group A.
1mThe Fire announced Friday that the club have agreed terms to partner with USL Pro affiliate Saint Louis Football Club.
1mThe Fire selected Kingsley Bryce, a midfielder out of Saint Louis University, with their second-round pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft.
1mThe Chicago Fire selected SIU-Edwardsville defender Matt Polster with the No. 7 overall pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft. He started all 21 games for the Cougars in 2014.
1mFormer Fire defender Patrick Ianni announced his retirement from professional soccer on Monday after spending nine years in MLS.
1mTab Ramos and the U.S. suffered a 1-0 defeat to Panama in group play on Sunday night in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Kingston, Jamaica.
1mSean Johnson was one of 22 MLS players named to Jurgen Klinsmann's annual January training camp to be held in Carson, Calif.