Chicago’s playoff hopes take huge hit after loss to New England

By Ernesto Hernandez What's that? Ah - Playoffs? Don't talk about - playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game." That infamous quote was from former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Jim Mora, back in 2001 after his team lost to the San Francisco 49ers. Similarly, that is what one could … Continue reading Chicago’s playoff hopes take huge hit after loss to New England

Nikolic scores twice as the Chicago Fire keep their playoff hopes alive

By Ernesto Hernandez Coming off a disappointing loss midweek against the Portland Timbers, it only made sense to feel pessimistic with the Fire taking on the conference-leading Philadelphia Union. After all, the last time these two teams met, Philadelphia came out on top. But lately, Chicago seems to be full of surprises. In a bit … Continue reading Nikolic scores twice as the Chicago Fire keep their playoff hopes alive

Bastian Schweinsteiger rescues the Chicago Fire’s playoff hopes

By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire went into the game against the Montreal Impact six points back of seventh place and the last playoff spot. Every game is now a must win game until the end of the season if the Fire want to reach the postseason. It was not easy, but Veljko Paunovic's team … Continue reading Bastian Schweinsteiger rescues the Chicago Fire’s playoff hopes

Chicago Fire break the curse and pick up their first win on the road

By Ernesto Hernandez Not even a lightning storm, delaying the game by a half-hour, was enough to prevent the Chicago Fire from obtaining their first road win of the season as the Men in Red got past the Houston Dynamo, 1-0. Nemanja Nikolic scored the only goal of the game as the Hungarian flicked the … Continue reading Chicago Fire break the curse and pick up their first win on the road

Jonathan Bornstein debuts as the Chicago Fire’s playoff hopes take another hit

By Ernesto Hernandez In front of a season-high crowd of 18,232, the Fire fell further back in the standings and are now level with the Columbus Crew in 11th place, nine points the New England Revolution for the last playoff spot. Jonathan Bornstein made his official Chicago Fire against D.C. United and played pretty well … Continue reading Jonathan Bornstein debuts as the Chicago Fire’s playoff hopes take another hit

Chicago Fire waste final opportunity to salvage anything from this season in League Cup

By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire lost at home to Mexican side Cruz Azul in the inaugural game of the CONCACAF Leagues Cup. Goals by Roberto Alvarado in the 43rd minute and Elias Hernandez in the 90th sunk Chicago, ending their run in this new tournament and any chance of salvaging something out of this … Continue reading Chicago Fire waste final opportunity to salvage anything from this season in League Cup

‘Her quiet time is over’: Alyssa Naeher steps into the limelight in Red Stars return

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper was instrumental in the United States Women's National Team's run to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup title in France. (Chicago Red Stars) By Sandra Herrera   Chicago Red Stars have welcomed back their World Cup champions in Julie Ertz, Tierna Davidson, Morgan Brian, and Alyssa Naeher.  Ahead of this Sunday’s … Continue reading ‘Her quiet time is over’: Alyssa Naeher steps into the limelight in Red Stars return

Chicago Fire’s Nelson Rodriguez: “We’re open for business”

By Ernesto Hernandez Chicago Fire President and General Manager Nelson Rodriguez held his second media roundtable discussing various team related questions. For a team mired in 10th place and coming off a loss to the worst team in the league, the roundtable was short and uneventful. Nelson Rodriguez started off by congratulating the U.S. Women's … Continue reading Chicago Fire’s Nelson Rodriguez: “We’re open for business”

From Soldier Field to SeatGeek Stadium, the history of the International Champions Cup in Illinois

One year after Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund faced off at Soldier Field, the International Champions Cup returns to Chicagoland this Tuesday, July 16. (La Media Inglesa) By Juan Pimiento   Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium, home of the Chicago Fire and the Chicago Red Stars, is ready to host the first match of the 2019 International … Continue reading From Soldier Field to SeatGeek Stadium, the history of the International Champions Cup in Illinois

Chicago Fire hit a season low, losing at home to lowly FC Cincinnati

By Ernesto Hernandez FC Cincinnati may have put a nail in the coffin of Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic's tenure as manager as they came to SeatGeek Stadium and beat Chicago 2-1. Cincinnati opened the scoring in the first minute as a cross hit Fabian Herbers and the ball was left on a platter … Continue reading Chicago Fire hit a season low, losing at home to lowly FC Cincinnati

Fives games to watch for DePaul men’s soccer in the 2019 season

By Andrew Hattersley Right down to the final game of the regular season, DePaul men’s soccer had its chances to return to the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2016. A 2-0 loss to Marquette in the regular-season finale, coupled with a Creighton loss in their final home game, ended a Blue Demons … Continue reading Fives games to watch for DePaul men’s soccer in the 2019 season

Rivals USMNT, Mexico meet again for Gold Cup glory at Soldier Field

The United States seek their seventh Gold Cup title as they face rivals Mexico at Soldier Field Sunday. (US Soccer) After three weeks and 54 games, the Gold Cup final that most fans and pundits wanted to see has finally arrived: Mexico versus the United States at Soldier Field in Chicago. The last time these … Continue reading Rivals USMNT, Mexico meet again for Gold Cup glory at Soldier Field

USWNT aim for a 4th World Cup title against the Netherlands

The United States seek back-to-back FIFA Women's World Cup titles for the first time against the Netherlands. (US Soccer) In the biggest tournament and in the biggest game you need your best players to step up when called upon. During their run to the final of the 2019 women’s World Cup, that’s exactly what the … Continue reading USWNT aim for a 4th World Cup title against the Netherlands

Chicago takes center stage on a major Sunday for United States soccer

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and the United States Women's National Team seek their fourth World Cup trophy this Sunday in France. (US Soccer)By Andrew Hattersley Sunday is shaping up to be one of the biggest days in recent memory for US Soccer, as both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in finals, with … Continue reading Chicago takes center stage on a major Sunday for United States soccer

Gold Cup Rewind: When the USMNT and Mexico battled for the gold at Soldier Field

USA and Mexico will face off in a Gold Cup final at Soldier Field for the first time since 2007. (Sports Illustrated) By Ernesto Hernandez The United States and Mexico face off in the final of the 2019 Gold Cup at Soldier Field. It's the final everyone anticipated. From the players, the fans, coahces, and … Continue reading Gold Cup Rewind: When the USMNT and Mexico battled for the gold at Soldier Field

For the fourth star: Where to watch the USWNT in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final

(Daniel Bartel/Chicago Red Stars) By Sandra Herrera The big day is upon us! The Women’s World Cup final takes place this Sunday with the United States Women’s National Team faces off against European Champions, the Netherlands. Plenty of Chicago Red Stars are representing the USWNT; with Alyssa Naeher, Julie Ertz, Morgan Brian, and Tierna Davidson. … Continue reading For the fourth star: Where to watch the USWNT in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final

Can’t make it to Soldier Field? Where to watch the Gold Cup final

The United States Men's National Team and Mexico face off in the final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup this Sunday, July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Getty Images) By Juan Pimiento The world of North American soccer turns its attention to our city, specifically to Soldier Field as the United States Men's National … Continue reading Can’t make it to Soldier Field? Where to watch the Gold Cup final

Goalkeeping situation takes center stage after the Chicago Fire’s latest defeat

Kenneth Kronholm has been the Chicago Fire's starting goalkeeper since May 29, 22 days after signing with the club. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire lost 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls and one of the talking points coming out of the game was the goalkeeping situation. Kenneth Kronholm gifted … Continue reading Goalkeeping situation takes center stage after the Chicago Fire’s latest defeat

Watch Chicago Red Stars’ Alyssa Naeher’s crucial save for the USWNT against England

by Juan Pimiento An intense, back-and-forth FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal between the United States Women's National Team and England featured a huge Chicago-related moment that save the match for the Americans. With a late equalizer looming, Chicago Red Stats goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stepped up in the clutch to block Lionesses' captain Stephanie Houghton's penalty … Continue reading Watch Chicago Red Stars’ Alyssa Naeher’s crucial save for the USWNT against England