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

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

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 in search of a winning streak against Minnesota United

By Ernesto Hernandez   The Chicago Fire will look to win back-to-back games for the first time since 2017 when they take on Minnesota United at SeatGeek Stadium. The Fire are coming off their best performance of the season in a 5-0 rout against the New England Revolution. Head coach Veljko Paunovic has consistently been … Continue reading Chicago Fire in search of a winning streak against Minnesota United

Chicago Fire make it a ‘party of five’ as they blow past New England

The Chicago Fire ended a streak of three consecutive shutouts by scoring five goals past the New England Revolution. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez   The Chicago Fire played their best game of the season in a 5-0 rout of the New England Revolution. A brace by Nemanja Nikolic and late goals by … Continue reading Chicago Fire make it a ‘party of five’ as they blow past New England

Chicago Fire hoping for a huge upset against LAFC

The Chicago Fire seek their third victory of the season against Western Conference leaders LAFC. (Benjamin Ordaz/Hoy) By Ernesto Hernandez   The Chicago Fire go into their game against Los Angeles FC as massive underdogs and losers of two straight shutout losses. In LAFC, the Fire face the Western Conference leaders, Supporters' Shield leaders, and … Continue reading Chicago Fire hoping for a huge upset against LAFC

Chicago Fire face a tough test at Montreal as the search for a winning streak continues

The Chicago Fire, without head coach Veljko Paunovic on the sidelines, By Ernesto Hernandez   The Fire seek to start a new winning streak as they travel to Canada to take on the Montreal Impact. Chicago is coming off a dismal 1-0 midweek loss to New York City FC where they had no answers offensively, … Continue reading Chicago Fire face a tough test at Montreal as the search for a winning streak continues

Lack of offense dooms the Chicago Fire in their road loss to New York City FC

Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic is thrown out by referee Robert Sibiga in the second half against the match against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 2019. (Elsa/Getty Images) By Ernesto Hernandez   It was one-and-done for the Chicago Fire's winning streak as they lost 1-0 against New York City … Continue reading Lack of offense dooms the Chicago Fire in their road loss to New York City FC

Where are they now? Former Northwestern goalie taking advantage of his opportunity with LAFC

By Andrew Hattersley   Selected as the 27th overall pick of the MLS Expansion Draft on December 12, 2017, former Northwestern goalkeeper Tyler Miller has found a home with LAFC, starting all 33 games in 2018 as well as the first nine games this season. After allowing five goals in the first four games of … Continue reading Where are they now? Former Northwestern goalie taking advantage of his opportunity with LAFC

Chicago Fire look to continue their winning ways against NYCFC

Nicolas Gaitan and the Chicago Fire hope to follow their victory against Colorado Rapids with another one when they visit New York City FC on Wednesday, April 24. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire head on the road to face New York City FC at Yankee Stadium. The Fire are coming … Continue reading Chicago Fire look to continue their winning ways against NYCFC

Talk of goalie ‘controversy’ at the Chicago Fire is premature

by Ernesto Hernandez One of the talking points coming out of the Chicago Fire's draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps focused on the Fire's goalie situation. That's because it was David Ousted's error in the 53rd minute that led to Vancouver's goal.Had this been a one-time thing, perhaps the error could be forgiven or chalked up to … Continue reading Talk of goalie ‘controversy’ at the Chicago Fire is premature