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www.chicagonow.com Aug 17, 2018

Fire v Impact match preview

Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal Après moi, le deluge. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost a seventh consecutive MLS match, extending a franchise record which now finds them rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Chicago’s points per game ratio under the guidance of the current regime has now dropped to 1.15 PPG over the last three years. Whatever other methods may be employed to pass judgement on the Process, the PPG total under Nelson Rodriguez/Veljko Paunovic is among the worst such totals across the league since the duo took over. In fact, only Orlando City...
www.chicagonow.com Aug 12, 2018

Red Bulls hand Fire seventh straight loss

The Fire's slim playoff hopes slid further into the distance after an seventh consecutive loss in league play and eight overall against MLS competition. Following Wednesday night's US Open Cup disappointment, both Nemanja Nikolic and Aleksandar Katai started on the bench. The Fire mustered one shot one goal but played a more cohesive defensive game with Bastian Schweinsteiger again deployed as a third centerback. Bradley Wright Phillips scored in the 55th minute following a Dax McCarty turnover to provide all of the scoring in the contest. Michael de Leeuw made his long awaited return from...
www.chicagonow.com Aug 10, 2018

Fire v NYRB match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bull Done and dusted. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire were ousted from the US Open Cup by the Philadelphia Union. After a strong first half, the Fire completely lost the plot and gave up three tallies after the sixtieth minute to lose 3-0 at Talen Energy Stadium. The loss marked their fifth semi-final loss in the last six years and effectively ended any chance that the Fire had of chalking this season up as a success. Although there are still ten matches left in the season and the Fire are just six points out from a playoff spot, they have arguably...
www.chicagonow.com Aug 9, 2018

Fire eliminated from USOC play

The Fire lost yet another US Open Cup semifinal in crushing fashion. The Philadelphia Union walked away with a 3-0 victory to advance to the final against the Houston Dynamo in September. Cory Burke scored in the 60th and 78th minutes to take control of the match and CJ Sapong added an 86th minute tally to ice it. The Fire managed to muster just one shot on target with most of their first choice lineup in place and Dax McCarty returning from injury. They now have 10 games remaining in the regular season to attempt to salvage some dignity from the 2018 season. Fire lineup Sanchez; Hasler...
www.chicagonow.com Aug 7, 2018

Fire v Union USOC semfinal match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union Another unwanted record. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost to Real Salt Lake by a score of 2-1. The result marked a club record sixth consecutive loss. The streak can be added to the current ownership’s trophy cabinet which also includes the lowest points total in club history, the most draws ever in an MLS season, and the first league franchise to finish last in the Supporters Shield standings in consecutive seasons. Perhaps more importantly, the loss ended any realistic hopes of the Fire making the playoffs this season, a fifth post-season...