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.
6mNew Fire head coach Frank Yallop has decided to bring back goalkeeping coach Aron Hyde for the 2013 season. Hyde has been with the club since 2010.
6mThe Fire will welcome in Tottenham Hotspur for an international friendly on July 26. The English Premier League team will be the fifth English team to visit Chicago to take on the Fire.
6mThe Fire signed Notre Dame standout Harrison Shipp as a Homegrown Player on Thursday afternoon. Shipp lead the Fighting Irish to the NCAA College Cup in 2013.
6mFormer Fire head coach Frank Klopas signed a three-year deal with the Montreal Impact on Wednesday to become their new head coach and director of player personnel.
6mThe Chicago Fire announce Monday plans for a year-round soccer facility that will include the city's first air-supported dome. The center is expected to open in the summer of 2014.
7mThe Chicago Fire added former first-round pick and the organization's all-time leader in minutes played, C.J. Brown, to their coaching staff Wednesday.
7mChelsea striker Samuel Eto'o of the Premier League is expected to make the move to Major League Soccer soon and the Chicago Fire could be the destination for the veteran player.