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Fortress Breached

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution's 11 game home unbeaten streak came to an end on Saturday as the Revolution fell 2-1 to the Chicago Fire in front of 21,548 at Gillette Stadium. The win saw the Revolution's Eastern Conference rivals Chicago, holders of the second best record in MLS, continue their surge towards the top of the standings, while the Revolution fell further below the red line as their usually reliable home form provided no points.

MLS Ticker: Schweinsteiger 'happy' to remain with Fire, Oyongo out remainder of season, and more

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It has been only four months since Bastian Schweinsteiger's arrival in Chicago as the Fire's latest designated player, and the former World Cup winner is already unsure if his future rests in MLS after the end of what has been a successful first season.

Fire extend unbeaten run with win over slumping Atlanta United

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The Chicago Fire showed a quick memory after last weekend's scoreless draw in Orlando.

Veljko Paunovic's side used a goal in each half at Toyota Park on Saturday to defeat visiting Atlanta United, 2-0.

Both sides had early chances to take the lead as Matt Polster saw his ninth-minute header saved for the hosts, while Yamil Asad also saw his header saved for the visitors.

MLS Week 15: A Look Ahead

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A trio of matches take center-stage this weekend across Major League Soccer with most teams off on bye weeks.

With the international break in full swing, teams will be a bit weakened, but there are still some interesting matchups on the schedule.

The false dilemma: To spend or not to spend

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To spend or not to spend. That was and still is the question. Nick Fishman takes a closer look at the issue.

Early goals lift Fire past FC Dallas

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The goals came early and fast at Toyota Park on Thursday night, as the Chicago Fire powered past FC Dallas. 2-1.

Nemanja Nikolic and David Accam found the back of the net for the victorious Fire, who have won their last four games and are unbeaten in five contests.

MLS Golden Boot leader Nikolic opened the scoring with his 11th tally of the campaign from close range in the third minute.

Accam strike lifts Fire past D.C. United

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The Chicago Fire continued their recent strong run of form by defeating D.C. United, 1-0, at RFK Stadium on Saturday.

A 52nd-minute winner from David Accam proved to be enough for Veljko Paunovic's side to earn their first three points away from Toyota Park this season, andthe visitorssure looked like the more dominant side in the opening 45 minutes, having three efforts on goal.

The SBI Show: Episode 275 (with special guest Dax McCarty)

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Ever since the stunning trade that sent Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire, the clock started ticking on his inevitable return to Red Bull Arena. That return is coming this weekend, and the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder joins The SBI Show to discuss what is sure to be an emotional return.

Episode 275 of The SBI Show features McCarty, who joins host Ives Galarcep to discuss facing his former team, and returning to the stadium he called home for six seasons.

Giovinco brace guides TFC past Fire for first home win

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TORONTO Sebastian Giovinco's 2017 has not been kind to him thus far, but it took a turn for the better on Friday night as Toronto FC toppled the Chicago Fire 3-1 at BMO Field to earn its first home victory of the season. It's also the Fire's first defeat since Bastian Schweinsteiger's arrival.

MLS Week 8: A Look Ahead

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It shouldn't come as a total shock that FC Dallas is involved in a marquee match this weekend because its been featured in plenty of top-notch contests early in 2017. This time, Oscar Pareja's men face Sporting Kansas City in a top-of-the-table clash that highlights the weekend's action in Major League Soccer.

MLS: Lady At Airport Politely Asks Bastian Schweinsteiger To Take Photo Of Her Posing With Rest Of Chicago Fire Players

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He may well be a Champions League winner, a Bundesliga octo-champ and a Weltmeister, but it would appear that Bastian Schweinsteiger isn't quite what you'd call a household name across the pondjust yet.

Indeed, the ex-Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder was politely asked by a lady at Toronto Airport if he'd kindly take a photo of her posing with the rest of his Chicago Fire teammates.

Fire snap Crew's three-match winning streak with home victory

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Following a late draw against the Montreal Impact a week ago, the Chicago Fire made sure to earn all three points on Saturday with a win over an Eastern Conference contender.

The Fire took down thevisiting Columbus Crew, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park, earning the club's second win and seventh point of the season.

New England Revolution

Fire finally find road form in win over Revs

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The Chicago Fire's road form has been the team's lone downfall so far this season, but Saturday's visit to Gillette Stadium proved a rare successful trip away from home.

Goals from Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac led the Fire to a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

Players of the week: Union U17s

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The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP's players of the week.

Nikolic, Schweinsteiger Lead Evisceration of Revs

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The Chicago Fire extended their unbeaten run to three matches on the heels of a dominant 3:0 victory over the New England Revolution at Toyota Park on Saturday. The Fire treated the Revs the way a dog treats a fire hydrant, and made them like it. Nemanja Nikolic scored twice to complement Bastian Schweinsteiger's opener, as the Fire climbed to third place in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Nikolic, Schweinsteiger lead Fire to lopsided win over Revs

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The Chicago Fire's two big acquisitions combined to overwhelm the 10-man New England Revolution on Saturday.

Nemanja Nikolic fired a brace while Bastian Schweinsteiger addeda goal of his own in a 3-0 Fire win at Toyota Park. The win is the Fire's second-straight victory and third-straight match without a loss.

How To Watch Revs-Fire: Preview, Lineups, TV Info and more

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New England is looking to prove they're a contender in the East, but so are the hosts, and points in Chicago won't be easy.

If you were to really ask who the true New England Revolution rival is, the Chicago Fire will be on the list, perhaps still at the top for many.

Multiple playoff series from the 2000s combined with both teams being perennial powers in the East and MLS made it easy for these two teams and their fanbases to dislike each other.

Fire v Revolution match preview

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What Are They All About? New England Revolution

Dare they believe? This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Columbus Crew SC 1-0 on the back of a Nemanja Nikolic goal and what appeared to be a strong tactical display. A formation change, organizational fortitude, and an air of confidence saw them across the line in more ways than one with Chicago finding themselves in fourth place at the end of the week's matches.

2017 mls season

Comeback in Liga MX, win for Chicago

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Friday's soccer news starts with the scores. The Liga MX Clausura final opened with Tigres coming back against Chivas to draw 2-2. Tigres fell behind at home to an Alan Pulido goal in the 23rd minute. Rodolfo Pizarro doubled Chivas's lead in the 42nd. Andre Pierre Gignac scored for Tigres in the 85th and equalized three minutes later.

Pressure in MLS

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Two views on the MLS experience starts Wednesday's soccer news. The Mirror's Alex Smith has Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger's comments about quality of play in MLS. FC Yahoo's Leander Schaerlaeckens talks to Atlanta United coach Tata Martino about lower pressure in MLS.

Bastian Schweinsteiger in the new era of the MLS Designated Player

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 10, 2017) US Soccer Players – It was a decade ago that David Beckham left Real Madrid and signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy, ushering in the era of the Designated Player for MLS. The move shown a global spotlight on Major League Soccer at the time, while sparking a surge in jersey sales and unprecedented growth in attendance.

Colorado Rapids

Can Anyone Stop Nikolic?

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Chicago Fire striker Nemanja Nikolic continued his torrid form on Wednesday, notching two goals in the Fire's 3:0 wipeout of the Colorado Rapids at Toyota Park. The victory kept the Fire undefeated at home this season. Overall, the Fire have 18 points from their 11 matches and they are unquestionably on a roll.

Fire v DC United match preview

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What Are They All About? DC United

The run continues. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire overcame another hurdle in their busy week of soccer by defeating a lackluster Colorado Rapids side 3-0 at Toyota Park. They came out with a winning mentality and pressed from the start as Nemanja Nikolic reiterated his intent of becoming the Golden Boot winner by notching a goal in the fifteenth minute of the match.

Nikolic scores twice in Chicago Fire shutout Colorado

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Chicago (AFP) – MLS scoring leader Nemanja Nikolic scored twice as the Chicago Fire routed the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday at Toyota Stadium.

Midfielder David Accam also scored for the Fire who improved to 5-3-3 and have outscored their two opponents 7-1 in the last four days.

Nikolic continues to score as Fire cruise past overmatched Rapids

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The Chicago Fire picked up a statement win over the weekend, and they followed it with yet another resounding victory.

Facing off with a Colorado Rapids team that was coming off a win of their own, the Fire cruised en route to a 3-0 win at Toyota Park on Wednesday evening.

Seattle Sounders

Fire thump Sounders with three second half goals

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The first half was back and forth to say the least, but the second half left little doubt in a massive Chicago Fire win.

Led by a trio of second half goals, the Fire thumped the Seattle Sounders, 3-1, at Toyota Park on Saturday night. The win is just the Fire's second over the Sounders since the latter's entry into the league.

Mucho fuego en Chicago para los Sounders

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Hasta el final del primer tiempo, con el marcador 1-1, los Sounders FC pudieron quejarse del mal arbitraje que le había concedido al Chicago Fire el 1-0 por la via de un penal dudoso y la repetición del disparo de Nemanja NIKOLIK cuando el referee Nima SAGHAFI señalo al portero Stefan FREI de adelantarse sobre .

Sounders at Chicago Fire: Three Questions

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ESPN2 picked up this 6 PM game because the Fire have a World Cup winner.

There was a time when facing the Chicago Fire would be one of the easier matches in the league. They were the worst team in 2015 and 2016, both years as the only team that earned less than a point per game. But this year's Fire are a more typical MLS side.

Seattle Sounders at Chicago Fire: TV schedule, news, highlights, analysis

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Seattle Sounders FC start a two-match Midwest road trip in Chicago. ESPN2 picked up the 6 PM match shortly after the Chicago Fire signed Bastian Schweinsteiger. The Fire have yet to be shutout at home, averaging two goals a game and have only given up a goal or more in a single home match. Seattle is decent road team, scoring 1.

Fire v Sounders match preview

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What Are They All About? Seattle Sounders

The glass is half empty. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire drew on the road against the LA Galaxy 2-2. They put together one of their finest performances of the season in the first half and in the second they reminded onlookers why that tingling sense of doubt continues to linger in the depths of their stomachs.

Scouting Report: Snuffing out the Chicago Fire

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How Seattle can keep the Fire to a 2-alarm or less.

Who You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders head back out on the road for two games in four days. First up, they travel to Bridgeview, IL to take on the Chicago Fire. This game is the last in a string of three straight games against Eastern Conference opponents, and will be the lone regular season meeting between the two clubs.

New York Red Bulls

McCarty both underwhelmed, overwhelmed after return to Red Bull Arena

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For the better part of five years, Dax McCarty called Red Bull Arena home. He made the midfield his own as he helped lead the Red Bulls to unprecedented success. He long held down the corner locker, helping build a nucleus that would lead the Red Bulls to the club's most successful run.

Red Bulls down Fire in McCarty's return to Red Bull Arena

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The New York Red Bulls capped off a three match stretch at home with a third consecutive win, this time beating the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday at Red Bull Arena.

The match's opening goal came in the 37th minute, as Daniel Royer found Bradley Wright-Phillips in front of goal. The Englishman coolly finished from close range, scoring his fourth goal of the season.

Marsch excited to see, embrace McCarty in first match since trade

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On Saturday, for the first time since thecontroversial offseason trade that sent him to the Chicago Fire, Dax McCarty will return to Red Bull Arena, and New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch is very much looking forward to it.

He's not looking forward to the prospect of going head-to-head against his former player or proving his team is better off without him.

The Rest

Orlando City overcomes two red cards for hard-earned draw with Fire

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Orlando City could have easily folded after seeing not one, but two players issued red cards in Sunday's home clash with the Chicago Fire. Stopping a Fire team on a four-match winning streak was going to be hard enough, doing so down players due to some questionable ejections seemed downright impossible.

Fire v Orlando City match preview

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What Are They All About? Orlando City SC

They're here to stay. Last Thursday the Chicago Fire defeated FC Dallas 2-1 to firmly cement second place in the Eastern Conference standings. Perhaps more impressively, Chicago beat a good Western Conference opponent by limiting their chance creation in the final third and dictating the tempo and style of the match.

Chicago Fire projected starting 11 to face D.C. United

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The Fire are on a roll, but fixture congestion might force them to test some unimpressive depth in the back

There are a lot of positives surrounding D.C. United hosting the Chicago Fire, believe it or not. The Fire have a 0W-2D-3L road record in 2017, which comes with a -7 goal difference. They're not just losing away from home; they're getting crushed.

Harry Shipp “feels good” about second Chicago homecoming

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Now that the midfielder is settled and happy in Seattle, returning to the Fire feels much more bearable

It's no surprise that Seattle Sounders midfielder Harry Shipp feels somewhat bittersweet going into this weekend's road match at Chicago Fire. Not only did Shipp grow up in nearby Lake Forest, but he also grew up a fan of the Fire.

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

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What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls

Is the dream over? This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost 3-1 against Toronto FC on the back of a master class from Sebastian Giovinco. Many supporters and pundits quickly jumped to the conclusion that perhaps the real Chicago Fire had finally come to the surface.

Know Thy Emeny: Revs-Fire Preview with Hot Time In Old Town

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For the first time in recent memory...are the Chicago Fire good at soccer?

Years ago, when the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution clashed in epic bouts in the postseason, a rivalry was born. But gone are the days where the Revs eliminated the Fire four times in the postseason in six years and these two teams met regularly in October.