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Chicago Fire 2015 adidas Away Jersey

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Chicago Fire Soccer Club has launched its 2015 away kit from Major League Soccer technical [...]

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: It's almost time for MLS! Maybe!

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CBA stuff, Boca goes to the ATL, checking in with the USWNT, original MLS logos, and more. Plus: two appearances by Alexi Lalas.

Got a full one for you today, so let's get to it just as soon as we look at some new MLS secondary jerseys and a couple other quick things.

The LA Galaxy have this blue number that you might notice is the same our new secondary jerseys, except, you know, blue.

Bob Bradley is a fine coach and capable of securing a big European role

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Bob Bradley cuts an imposing figure on a touchline.

Booming voice. Chiseled features. Wilting stare. And you'd kill for his posture.

On Sunday afternoon, it was Bradley standing ramrod straight for 90 minutes on a clear, chilly Portland day, coaching his Norwegian outfit Stabaek in a friendly against the Chicago Fire.

Bob Bradley is a fine coach and capable of securing a big European role

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Bob Bradley cuts an imposing figure on a touchline.

Booming voice. Chiseled features. Wilting stare. And you'd kill for his posture.

On Sunday afternoon, it was Bradley standing ramrod straight for 90 minutes on a clear, chilly Portland day, coaching his Norwegian outfit Stabaek in a friendly against the Chicago Fire.

Paid Their Dues: Berry on trial with Cosmos

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The Union defender is set to join the Cosmos' eternal battle for relevance.

Former MLS Rookie of the Year Austin Berry is on trial with the New York Cosmos,according to the New York-based Empire of Soccer. He will travel with the team to Hong Kong, where they have a friendly scheduled.

Austin Berry (#PhilaUnion) and Attakora (former #TorontoFC) joining #NYCosmos for trip to Hong Kong.

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

D.C. United Schedule 2015: MLS releases the league's full slate of matches

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MLS has released the full 2015 schedule for D.C. United and the rest of the league.

Major League Soccer has already teased D.C. United fans with two confirmed matches on the schedule (March 7th at home against the Montreal Impact and March 22nd on the road against the New York Red Bulls). We've also previously learned that the entire MLS season will kick off in LA, where the Galaxy will host the Chicago Fire.

MLS Announce 2015 Opening Fixtures

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Just in time for Christmas, Major League Soccer has released the home openers for 2015 season.

The new season kicks off on March 6 when MLS Cup winners the LA Galaxy will entertain the Chicago Fire at the StubHub Center.

The opening weekend sees MLS's two expansion franchises play each other as Orlando City SC will host New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday, March 8.

Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan And Thierry Henry Named To MLS Best X

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Retiring stars Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, as was New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen.

This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named to the Best XI, breaking a tie with MLS veteran Dwayne De Rosario for the most of any player in league history.

Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan And Thierry Henry Named To MLS Best X

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Retiring stars Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, as was New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen.

This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named to the Best XI, breaking a tie with MLS veteran Dwayne De Rosario for the most of any player in league history.

CJ Brown resigns as Chicago Fire assistant coach

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CJ Brown resigned as an assistant coach with the Chicago Fire on Monday, with rumors linking him with NYC FC and old boss Jason Kreis. Read More

CJ Brown resigns as Chicago Fire assistant coach

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CJ Brown resigned as an assistant coach with the Chicago Fire on Monday, with rumors linking him with NYC FC and old boss Jason Kreis. Read More

The Chicago Fire reset their roster

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The Chicago Fire move toward the 2015 MLS season by drastically reducing their squad after declining options on players. Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen and DeAndre Yedlin have been returned to their MLS clubs, the last three appropriately for playoff duty. No supplements to the squad at this time, leaving us with... G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha

The Salary Cap – Love It or Leave It?

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As the playoffs begin and fans of teams not in competition begin to look toward next season the salary cap will be the talk of the MLS town this off-season. The 2014 cap was set at $3.1 million, compared to $2.95 million in 2013 and $2.81 million in 2011. Now,..

Chicago Fire 2 – Houston Dynamo 1

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The Chicago Fire scored in stoppage time to beat the Houston Dynamo in the final 2014 MLS game for both clubs. Read More

DC United 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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DC United's current season is a case study for the Chicago Fire. After completing one of the worst seasons in MLS history in 2013 with only three wins, DC has bounced back to finish atop the Eastern Conference. By completely revamping their back line and most of the remaining eleven, save Perry Kitchen and Nick DeLeon, DC was able to rebuild in the course of one off season.

D.C. United beats Chicago, clinches worst-to-first reverse

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A goal and an assist Saturday night from Eddie Johnson propelled DCU to a 2-1 win over Chicago and the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

For the last time in this 2014 MLS regular season, D.C. United wore black. And perhaps also for the last time in this 2014 MLS regular season, television sets across the District wore the same.

D.C. United

2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 3: Eastern Conference Rivals

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In part 3 of our 2015 MLS Season Preview, we look at the 10 sides that will be fighting for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. While D.C. United won the East in 2014, they will have plenty of competition from Columbus, Toronto FC, New England and Chicago

Perry Kitchen, Steve Birnbaum Break Camp With U.S. Team for Upcoming Friendlies

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D.C. United players look to see some National Team time before the Regular Season Starts

U.S. Soccer announced earlier today the 23 man roster that will make the trip to Santiago to play Chile on January 28 and at Stub Hub Center in Carson, California on February 8 against Panama. D.C. United fans will notice that Steve Birnbaum (who it should be noted celebrated his 24th birthday yesterday) and Perry Kitchen made the list immediately, but here is the whole roster for your perusal:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (7): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.

Portland Timbers release full 2015 MLS match schedule

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It's one of the best days within the Major League Soccer calendar - the schedule release date! The Portland Timbers announced their full 34 match slate for 2015, while MLS confirmed national broadcast plans and a revamped playoff schedule that will include six teams from each conference.

USA Announces 25-Man Squad For Friendlies Against Colombia and Ireland

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US Soccer has announced its 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and the Republic of Ireland.

The squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

There are several surprise inclusions in the squad, most notably Jordan Morris from Stanford University, Rubio Rubin from Utrecht, Bobby Wood from 1860 Munich and Greg Garza (Club Tijuana).

Filibuster podcast episode 103: Chicago Fire review, Tauro FC and Montreal Impact preview

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On tap tonight: Manhattan, a Gin Pontius, and Courvoisier

The Filibuster gang is back, once again, to preview and review all of D.C. United's soccer action. We start with the conference title clinching win against the Chicago Fire, in which we talk about Chris Pontius, Eddie Johnson and the team in general's composure on the ball, Nick DeLeon and Fabian Espindola's play, and more!

The Last Word on D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire: Good Enough rather than Good

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United didn't exactly put on a brilliant show, but they were the better team in the crucial moments against Chicago Saturday. That was good enough to clinch first place, but it won't be enough to make a run at MLS Cup.

The positive side of D.C. United's 2-1 win Saturday night is well-known: First place in the Eastern Conference was assured, and with it a spot in the 2015-2016 CONCACAF Champions League (not to mention the allocation money that MLS gives out to benefit that particular cause).

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire: Video highlights, and stray thoughts from the conference-clinching win

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So, what do we think of the Black-and-Red the morning after they clinched the Eastern Conference title and a spot in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League?

Rather than try to break down D.C. United's 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire in any kind of coherent way, I'm just going to spill my thoughts on the Eastern Conference champs' clinching result onto the screen, and we'll see what happens.

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Nanchoff scores goal before injury, but Paparatto own goal leads to 1 all draw between Fire & Timbers

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The Portland Timbers played their second of three matches in the Simple Tournament when they hosted the Chicago Fire. Facing one of their MLS brethren for the second straight match, the Timbers used a lineup mostly of reserves and a Michael Nanchoff goal to take an early lead. Chicago was able to level, but they got some help from Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto, who headed a corner kick in accidentally to give the Fire their only tally of the night as the teams played to a 1 all draw.

Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 1: Three things from Portland's draw (video)

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The Portland Timbers drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire in their second 2015 Simple Invitational match at Providence Park in front of a crowd of 10,417.

Frank Yallop

Maloney set to join the Fire

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The speculation is over. Frank Yallop got his man. Shaun Maloney was one of the first players targeted as a possible addition during Yallop's post season scouting mission and after a long courtship the deal is done. A source has confirmed to Fire Confidential, a BBC reportthis morning that Chicago and Wigan have agreed to a transfer fee for the player.

Happy New Year from Fire Confidential

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With 2014 mercifully over Fire fans can start looking forward to a new season which officially begins in a few weeks when players report for physicals on January 25. The squad will look much different in 2015 with new Designated Players David Accam and Kennedy Igboananike in the fold but Frank Yallop and company still have work to do to fill out the roster between now and the end of January.

Harrison Shipp

USMNT Roundtable: What about Harry?

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Should the Fire man have got a USMNT call-up this January? (sbisoccer.com)

The USMNT roundtable has looked at the squad for Kamp Klinsi and is wondering whether there might have been an oversight...

Jurgen Klinsmann has named his squad for USMNT's January training camp.

United capture Eastern Conference title with 2-1 win over Chicago

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Needing only one point to take home an improbable worst-to-first Eastern Conference title run, D.C. United did what they have been doing all season long producing wins this one of course being the most important as the Black-and-Red defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 tonight at chilly RFK Stadium. One season after producing the [.

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K-State Spring Game at Sporting Park Confirmed

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Sporting KC today confirmed that Kansas State University will be playing their spring football game at Sporting Park this year. Due to the renovations at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, the Wildcats were looking for a new location for this year's game. Rumors that Sporting Park would be the site of the game have been around for the last couple weeks and they were finally confirmed today.

Landmark Goals

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Another stat for you, Sporting's landmark goals. This year, Sporting hit two landmark goal marks, and not surprisingly, both were scored by Dom Dwyer. Back in May, Dwyer scored Sporting's 800th league goal in their 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire. Then on the road against Philadelphia late in the season, Dwyer scored the 400th competitive goal away from home for Kansas City.

Happy Christmas: Here’s Some Gifs of New Fire Acquisition David Accam

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While we all await the next Chicago Fire announcement, we may as well relishthe organization's biggest acquisition of recent memory — David Accam...

(via sportsdede)

The man's got speed, and style,now all the Fire need is service:

"Beep beep boop boop. Are you there Mr Yallop, it's me, David.

Chicago Fire declines to exercise the options on eleven players

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Would any of them benefit the Union?

The Chicago Fire exercised contract options on six of their players today, which means they also declined to exercise the options on eleven of their players today. As reported by our friends at Hot Time in Old Town earlier this month, there are quite a few recognizable names on the list.

Monday Freedom Kicks: BEASTern Conference Top Seed

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We give you all the recaps, banners and new brewery news you can handle on this First in the East Monday.

That was fun, real fun. Personally, I had fun yelling at Jeff Larentowicz to get the [hell] off my field at the end of the game. But first:

Recaps of D.C. United's first-place clinching win over the Chicago Fire from us, MLSsoccer.