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.
1mJozy Altidore is a different player than he was four years ago in South Africa, and he's poised to show off the leadership he's gained since then as the USMNT prepares for the 2014 World Cup.
1mWith the 2014 FIFA World Cup getting started on Thursday, here's a look at the challenging group that awaits the U.S. Men's National Team: Group G, featuring Germany, Ghana and Portugal.
1mWorld Cup fever is gripping the globe, and the White Sox clubhouse isn't immune. Andre Rienzo and Alexei Ramirez have a friendly wager on the tournament that could have embarrassing consequences.
1mThe Fire will have a big presence at World Cup watch parties across Chicago over the next few weeks, including during watch parties for the first three U.S. games in Grant Park.
1mCSN's Ryan McGuffey and Tom Cooper get you excited for the World Cup and talk about the United States' chances in Brazil.
1mObefemi Martins scored twice before his first-half ejection, Lamar Neagle added the winner and the Seattle Sounders earned their league-high 10th victory, beating the Chicago Fire 3-2 Saturday night.
1mThe Fire and Rapids battled to a scoreless draw in Colorado. Chicago earned a crucial road point from Wednesday night's result.