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

Advertisements

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’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”

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago Fire win consecutive games for first time in two years but lose Nico Gaitan in the process

By Ernesto Hernandez The Chicago Fire won back-to-back games for the first time in two years by beating Minnesota United, 2-0, at SeatGeek Stadium. Goals by Nico Gaitan and Aleksandar Katai in the first-half were enough to see out a rather comfortable victory. https://twitter.com/ChicagoFire/status/1127371882230009856 But that accomplishment was marred by the injury sustained by Nico … Continue reading Chicago Fire win consecutive games for first time in two years but lose Nico Gaitan in the process

Chicago Fire come away with a crucial point in their clash with LAFC

The Chicago Fire took away a point from their visit to Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC on Saturday, May 4. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez   Despite all odds, the Chicago Fire went to Los Angeles and managed to pull off a scoreless tie against the best team in the league. It wasn't … Continue reading Chicago Fire come away with a crucial point in their clash with LAFC

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 hope Francisco Calvo is the cure for what ails them

The Chicago Fire acquired defender Francisco Calvo from Minnesota United ahead of the end of the MLS Primary Transfer Window. (Minnesota United FC) By Ernesto Hernandez   With less than a week before the MLS transfer window shuts, the Chicago Fire announced that they acquired Costa Rican international, Francisco Calvo, from Minnesota United. In exchange, … Continue reading Chicago Fire hope Francisco Calvo is the cure for what ails them

2018 vs. 2019: Comparing the Chicago Fire nine games into the season

Through their first nine games in 2019, the Chicago Fire have earned nine points from two victories, three draws and four losses. (Chicago Fire Soccer Club) By Ernesto Hernandez   The 2019 season for the Chicago Fire has not gone off to the start that Nelson Rodriguez and Veljko Paunovic would have hoped. Despite improving … Continue reading 2018 vs. 2019: Comparing the Chicago Fire nine games into the season

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