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Fire v Impact match preview

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Qui sont-ils? Aper├žu du Match Contre Montreal

Sloppy. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road to Columbus Crew SC in a match that was underwhelming to say the least. Both Veljko Paunovic and Michael DeLeeuw expressed frustration at the lack of executing Chicago's game plan and missing opportunities.

Crew 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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At some point the Fire will need to establish themselves as a viable contender by beating a good team on the road. The Crew may not be one of the best teams in the league but they are currently one of the six teams above the red line in the Eastern Conference. They're also a side that has lost three games at home and has allowed the second highest amount of goals in the conference.

Fire v Crew match preview

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What Are They All About? Columbus Crew

Back on track. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the New England Revolution 4-1 at Toyota Park. Although their opponent had been quickly slipping down the standings, the Fire's attitude remained firm and their performance was one that highlighted their strengths.

Fire 4 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire got back on track following two consecutive road losses. The 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution was the third win in three meetings between the two clubs this season. This one was just as convincing as the other two, with New England struggling to gain control of midfield and allowing Fire attackers some space with which to operate courtesy of some less than aggressive defending.

Fire v Revolution match preview

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What Are they All About? New England Revolution

Reality check. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost away to Sporting Kansas city on the back of another strange display. Brandon Vincent's injury woes meant that Patrick Doody got his first start of the season at left back and his performance received mixed reviews.

All-Star Game over - New England next for Fire

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Real Madrid defeated the MLS All-Stars on penalty kicks last night. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Johan Kappelhof started and played the first half. Dax McCarty and Nemanja Nikolic came on for the second half. McCarty played a pivotal part in MLS' tying goal but the Fire's focus is now back on facing New England at Toyota Park on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

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The odd situation with David Accam placed a darker cloud over a second consecutive disappointing outing on the road. The Fire's most dangerous player on the ball was held out of the eleven for the second consecutive week and for the second time in as many games, he provided a spark to get the team back into the match.

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

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What Are They All About? Sporting KC

Learning from mistakes. This past weekend the Chicago Fire traveled to New York to take on NYCFC in a second versus third Eastern Conference clash. Despite being up a man for nearly eighty minutes of the match, the Fire lost 2-1 at Yankee Stadium.

New York City FC 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire were doused with a humbling bit of reality in New York as they failed to push New York City FC out of the Eastern Conference title race and instead allowed them to come within a point of pushing Chicago into third place. To make matters worse, NYCFC was able to earn all three points while playing a man down for 78 minutes.

Fire v NYCFC match preview

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What Are They All About? NYCFC

Welcome back. The CONCACAF Gold Cup break saw the departure of many of MLS' key players and now that the group stages are done the league is ready to kick start the second half of the season. After two and a half weeks off, the Chicago Fire will return to action against NYCFC at Yankee Stadium this coming Saturday (1:00 CT on CSN Chicago Plus).

Fire 2 Timbers 2 - recap and ratings

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Without Dax McCarty and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the Fire didn't enjoy the possession and midfield control that they've exerted over the last two months but they still managed to come away with a hard-earned point in a difficult place to play. The Portland Timbers were able to get more looks on goal and found more space in the middle of the pitch without the Fire's first choice central pairing available, and yet Chicago was still able to head into the final twenty minutes of the match with a lead.

Fire v Timbers match preview

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What Are They All About? Portland Timbers

Top of the League. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire dispatched the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 to climb to the top of the Supporters Shield standings. The performance saw them combine in ways that were truly beautiful to watch and the team left the field with a plethora of positives.

Fire 4 Whitecaps 0 - recap and ratings

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What could have been a letdown following Wednesday night's ouster from US Open Cup play, resulted in the Fire trouncing an opponent 4-0 for a second consecutive home match and assuming first place in the MLS table and a lead in the Supporters Shield race. Toronto FC's 3-1 loss in Dallas combined with the Fire's win pushed Chicago two points clear for top honors in the league.

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What Are They All About? Vancouver Whitecaps

The beauty of the cup. This past Wednesday, the Chicago Fire were ousted from the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at the round of sixteen stage by FC Cincinnati. It is their earliest exit from the competition since 2012 when they lost in the third round to the Michigan Bucks.

Fire out of USOC after PK loss to FC Cincinnati

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FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt turned in a remarkable performance in his club's victory over the Fire in front of the second largest crowd in US Open Cup history. 32,287 fans saw Hildebrandt come up big at least twice in the first half, several times in the second half, and again in extra time before denying Nemanja Nikolic, Arturo Alvarez, and Juninho on penalty kicks.