Chicago Fire remain winless on the road as same old mistakes continue

The Chicago Fire suffered another road loss at the hands of New York Red Bulls on Friday, June 28 at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports) By Ernesto Hernandez The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That overused cliché is exactly what it feels … Continue reading Chicago Fire remain winless on the road as same old mistakes continue

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Chicago Fire face another must win game against the New York Red Bulls

The Chicago Fire look for their first road victory when they visit New York Red Bulls on Friday, June 28. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez From here on out, every game is going to be a must win game for the Chicago Fire until they can provide some sort of consistency on the … Continue reading Chicago Fire face another must win game against the New York Red Bulls

Brandt Bronico emerges as new right back alternative for the Chicago Fire

A regular midfielder, Brandt Bronico had his first outing of 2019 as a right back in the 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake. (MLSSoccer.com) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire returned to MLS action and were held to a draw by Real Salt Lake. Coach Veljko Paunovic had to tinker his line-up either because of … Continue reading Brandt Bronico emerges as new right back alternative for the Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire cap the first half of the season with a draw at home

By Ernesto Hernandez The first half of the season of the 2019 MLS season is in the books. After a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at home, the Chicago Fire's record stands at 4 wins, 7 draws, 6 losses which puts them outside the final playoff spot. https://twitter.com/SecondCitySoc/status/1142587627385872384 The draw against Real Salt Lake … Continue reading Chicago Fire cap the first half of the season with a draw at home

Chicago Fire face a must-win game against Real Salt Lake

The Chicago Fire return to action this Saturday, June 22 when they host Real Salt Lake at SeatGeek Stadium. (Benjamin Ordaz/Hoy) By Ernesto Hernandez We are halfway through the MLS season and things are looking bleak for the Chicago Fire. After a shock loss to Saint Louis FC in the Open Cup, the team return … Continue reading Chicago Fire face a must-win game against Real Salt Lake

Five games to keep an eye on for DePaul Women’s Soccer in the 2019 season

By Andrew Hattersley As the calendar ticks towards mid-June, head coach Erin Chastain announced DePaul’s 2019 women’s soccer schedule, featuring ten matches at Wish Field at Cacciatore Stadium and five non-conference opponents coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance. The Blue Demons will open the season with a pair of exhibition games at Northwestern and Wisconsin … Continue reading Five games to keep an eye on for DePaul Women’s Soccer in the 2019 season

Chicago Fire hit season low, crash out of the U.S. Open Cup

The Chicago Fire were eliminated from the 2019 U.S. Open Cup by USL Championship side Saint Louis FC on Tuesday, June 11. (Nick Dawes/Saint Louis FC) By Ernesto Hernandez The international break was supposed to serve as a mental and physical break. For the Fire, it's been anything but after crashing out of the U.S. … Continue reading Chicago Fire hit season low, crash out of the U.S. Open Cup

Where are they now? Former UIC duo helps secure win for Detroit City FC

By Andrew Hattersley After being teammates at UIC, the duo of Max Todd and Oscar Gonzalez are back together this time at Detroit City FC, a member of the National Premier Soccer League. Both have made an early impact for a Detroit City FC group that is 2-1-1 in its first four games. .@MaxTodd1 in … Continue reading Where are they now? Former UIC duo helps secure win for Detroit City FC

‘Just inspirational’: Craig Harrington on his journey and life as a Chicago Red Stars coach

Chicago Red Stars assistant coach Craig Harrington. (Image Provided by Shaina Benhiyoun Photography)by Sandra Herrera Last year, the Chicago Red Stars expanded their coaching staff to include two First Assistant Coaches, Gary Curneen and Craig Harrington.Harrington took the time to chat with Second City Soccer about his journey to the Red Stars and how he has … Continue reading ‘Just inspirational’: Craig Harrington on his journey and life as a Chicago Red Stars coach

Chicago Fire moving forward with Kenneth Kronholm as goalkeeper controversy arises

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm (27) makes a save against New York City during the second half at SeatGeek Stadium. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire's 1-1 result versus NYCFC may have been the least important part of that game. Not lost in the shuffle was the curious line-up choices made … Continue reading Chicago Fire moving forward with Kenneth Kronholm as goalkeeper controversy arises

Weather heats up but the Chicago Fire offense remains cold in draw versus NYCFC

New York City FC held the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 on Saturday, May 25 at SeatGeek Stadium. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire were held to a 1-1 draw against New York City FC, ending the Fire's three-game winning streak, at home, in the process. CJ Sapong opened the score … Continue reading Weather heats up but the Chicago Fire offense remains cold in draw versus NYCFC

Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz is one of 20 players with connections to local soccer representing the United States this summer. (Chicago Red Stars) by Juan Pimiento This summer will be full of action for the different United States national teams across all levels, from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup to the 2019 … Continue reading Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Where are they now? Former UIC goalkeeper providing a glimpse of the future for Real Salt Lake

By Andrew Hattersley   Real Salt Lake still has Nick Rimando firmly entrenched as its starting goalkeeper. However, a new face has begun to emerge in net for RSL with the longtime goalkeeper set to retire at the end of this season. Former University of Illinois-Chicago goalkeeper Andrew Putna is a young goalkeeper that has … Continue reading Where are they now? Former UIC goalkeeper providing a glimpse of the future for Real Salt Lake

Kerr, rookies lead the shorthanded Chicago Red Stars’ visit to Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars seek their first road victory when they visit Houston Dash on Sunday, May 19. (Chicago Red Stars) by Sandra Herrera   Chicago Red Stars got back to winning last weekend after going up against reigning NWSL champions North Carolina Courage on Mother’s Day. The team was shorthanded this week after losing club … Continue reading Kerr, rookies lead the shorthanded Chicago Red Stars’ visit to Houston Dash

Defensive errors, lack of finishing cost the Chicago Fire in a loss to San Jose

San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, center, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire found themselves in the wrong side of history as Chris Wondolowski scored four times for San Jose and broke Landon Donovan's … Continue reading Defensive errors, lack of finishing cost the Chicago Fire in a loss to San Jose

Chicago Fire turn to San Jose to erase their road woes without two of their best players

Coming off two consecutive home victories, the Chicago Fire look for their first road win of 2019 against the San Jose Earthquakes. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire head out west for an afternoon match-up against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium. The Fire are coming off back-to-back victories for … Continue reading Chicago Fire turn to San Jose to erase their road woes without two of their best players

Challenging schedule looms for Loyola Women’s Soccer in 2019

By Andrew Hattersley After reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007, the Loyola University Chicago women’s soccer team announced its 17-game regular season slate Tuesday afternoon that is once again highlighted by a tough non-conference schedule. There are a few familiar faces on the schedule including two exhibition games against former Horizon … Continue reading Challenging schedule looms for Loyola Women’s Soccer in 2019

Nelson Rodriguez and the Chicago Fire planning for the future with new Designated Players in mind

By Ernesto Hernandez There was a lot happening in the world of the Chicago Fire this past week. Chicago traded for Francisco Calvo, signed Brandt Bronico to a new contract and broke their three-game winless streak by beating the New England Revolution. All these things also coincided with Fire GM & President, Nelson Rodriguez, hosting … Continue reading Nelson Rodriguez and the Chicago Fire planning for the future with new Designated Players in mind