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.
1mThe Fire and Rapids battled to a scoreless draw in Colorado. Chicago earned a crucial road point from Wednesday night's result.
1mAt Soldier Field on Tuesday night, Mexico's eight-match winning streak ended thanks to a goal from Bosnia-Herzegovina's Izet Hajrovic to give Bosnia a 1-0 win.
1mThe Fire and Galaxy were scoreless in the first half but each added a goal, including one from Landon Donovan, as the two teams played to a 1-1 draw Sunday at Toyota Park.
1mThe Fire couldn't close the month of May with a third straight victory, dropping Saturday's contest against the Crew, 2-0, in Columbus. Federico Higuaín had a pair of assists for the Crew.
1mMike Magee converted two penalty kicks in a 10-minute span of the first half and the Chicago Fire beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday.
2mThe Chicago Fire finally pulled out a victory Saturday night, using a barrage of goals to take down the New York Red Bulls in New Jersey.
2mThe Fire held a late lead in their Saturday-night match with Real Salt Lake, but they yielded two goals in the final minutes and fell, 3-2, in Bridgeview.