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 Chicago Fire released its complete 2015 season schedule this week, including 13 nationally-televised games.
1mThe Fire added to their attack on Tuesday when the club signed Brazilian striker Guilherme do Prado to an undisclosed contract.
2mA local Chicago boy is returning the place his soccer dreams began as defender Patrick Doody signed with the Chicago Fire on Monday.
3mChicago Fire legend C.J. Brown returned to the team as an assistant coach in December 2013, but he announced his resignation and released a statement Monday.
3mThe Fire re-signed midfielder Patrick Kyarko, the team announced Tuesday, keeping him in Chicago where he's played the previous seven seasons since his first-round drafting in 2008.
4mFlorent Sinama-Pongolle scored in the first minute of stoppage time to help Chicago beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Friday night to end the Fire's eight-game winless streak.
4mThe Fire continued their winless streak with a loss to D.C. United on Saturday night.