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Fire battle back in second half to ensure draw with D.C. United

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By DAN KARELL

D.C. United looked well on their way to securing another crucial late-season victory, but the Chicago Fire had other ideas.

Matt Watson's late second half goal ensured that the Fire would share the spoils with the Eastern Conference-leading D.

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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United goes to a venue that they've failed to win in since 2009, give or take one Open Cup match, to face a Chicago team that cannot afford a loss.

For the Chicago Fire, there's almost no margin for error as their playoff hopes dwindle with each passing week. They've struggled to win all year long, but are unbeaten at home since early June and have beaten some solid playoff teams along the way.

Magee out for season after hip surgery

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

TheChicago Fire were already looking like a long shot to make the playoffs, but now theywill have to finish the season without one of their top players.

Forward Mike Magee underwent a right hip procedure on Monday that will sideline him for six to eight months, the Chicago Fire announced Tuesday.

This Just Might Be The Most American Goal Celebration Of All Time! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Having sneaked snucked sneakled snacked snuck in around the back to nod in New England Revolution's equaliser against Chicago Fire, 19-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Diego Fagundez celebrated with what might just be the most American goal celebration of all time:a hail of musket fire from three strategically-placed Minutemen.

Davies’ instant impact sends Revolution past Fire for fourth straight win

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By CARL SETTERLUND

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. For the first time in six matches, New England Revolution coach Jay Heaps didn't start Charlie Davies and Davies let him know about it.

On the field, that is.

Davies subbed on in the 58th minute and just two minutes later was crossing up Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson for the winner as the Revs held on for a 2-1 victory at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, their second straight week overcoming an early deficit to claim the full three points.

Revs Win Again

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New England Revolution extended their Major League Soccer winning streak to four matches with a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire on Sunday. Sanna Nyassi put the Fire ahead after 28 minutes but Diego Fagundez levelled things four minutes before the break, heading in a Lee Nguyen cross,

Then Charlie Davies turned the game on its head on the hour just two minutes after coming on when he scored late in the second half off of a Jermaine Jones through ball from midfield.

Fire’s Pause to retire at end of season

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By DAN KARELL

The longest-tenured player in Chicago Fire historyis ending his career with the only club he's known.

At a press conference on Friday afternoon, Logan Pause announced that he will retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

Bocanegra to retire at end of 2014 season

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Carlos Bocanegra is calling it a career.

The former U.S. Men's National Team captain and Chivas USA defender has announced that he will retire from the sport at the end of the current MLS season.

Bocanegra made 110 appearances for the USMNT, playing in two World Cups and scoring 14 goals, most in U.

Late Fire goal snaps FC Dallas 10-game unbeaten streak

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

For 83 minutes on Saturday, the FC Dallas' 10-game unbeaten run looked like it might withstand a measured effort from the Chicago Fire in front of 16,824 fans at Toyota Park.

A late Robert Earnshaw goal his second goal in as many games changed things though, helping give the Fire just enough to hold on for a 1-0 victory.

MLS Again Creates New Rule to Appease Owners

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The return of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a major league. His agent and the Chicago Fire had been holding serious negotiations and the Fire appeared to be on the cusp of a real coup just in time for a playoff run.

Jermaine Jones lands in New England thanks to blind draw

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Major League Soccer finally signed Jermaine Jones to a contract but how they placed him on a team was a wild ride. The Chicago Fire and the New England Revolution were both hot on the chase for the World Cup star but after some back and forth the 32-year old lands in New England thanks to a blind draw held at MLS HQ.

Multiple Reports: Jermaine Jones Signs With MLS, Joins Revolution

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The Jermaine Jones - MLS saga is finally over. The 2014 USMNT World Cup star has signed with Major League Soccer, according to Alexi Lalas, who reported the news at halftime of today's Cascadia derby between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. After a blind draw, due to equaled interest between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, Jones ended up moving to Foxboro.

Late Amarikwa equalizer earns Fire a draw with TFC

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With points at a premium in the hyper-competitive Eastern Conference, Toronto FC and the Chicago Fire had to settle for just one point apiece.

The twoplayoffcontenders played to a 2-2 draw Saturday at BMO Field due to a 90th minute equalizer from Fire forward Quincy Amarkiwa.

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team's defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled with the team to Brazil, and a few scattered amongst MLS and the English Premier League, the fight for a starting birth should become very interesting during the next year.

MLS Week 24: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the third and final time of 2014 MLS regular season, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers are set to do battlein a Cascadia Cup showdown.

One of the league's fiercest rivalries continues Sunday, when theSounders and Timbers collide at Providence Park.

Jones move to MLS hits snag

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By IVES GALARCEP

Jermaine Jones wants to come to Major League Soccer, and even has a contract in place he is ready to agree to, but a snag in negotiations is threatening to kill a deal that has been in the works for the past month.

I am reporting on Goal.com that talks to bring Jones to MLS have hit a snag due to MLS' unwillingness to guarantee Jones which team he will be joining when he signs his contract.

Di Vaio scores late to lead Impact over Fire

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Recent acquisitionIgnacio Piatti made his debut for the Montreal Impact Saturday, but it was one of the Impact's more familiar faces that truly made the difference in their clash with the Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo.

D.C. United

Luis Silva double helps D.C. United to wild 3-3 draw in Chicago - Recap + Highlights

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Despite a sluggish start, the Black-and-Red battled back from 2-0 down to grab a 3-3 draw against the Chicago Fire thanks to an outstanding performance from Luis Silva.

Normally, games involving a desperate team during the latter stages of a given MLS season become tense, chippy affairs where chances are at a premium.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Chicago blog Hot Time in Old Town

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To get the lowdown on all things Fire, we talked to Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town.

D.C. United takes on the Chicago Fire tonight, and we talked to Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town to get all of the necessary information about this game.

Questions for Hot Time in Old Town

B&RU: What has spurred on the Chicago Fire's somewhat ridiculous string of draws?

D.C. United Scouting Report: Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire have been definitively mediocre all season, but they're tough to beat at home and will come into this game needing to win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

When it comes to the world of sports, we tend to misuse the word "mediocre." Sports teams are all trying to win, so being mediocre is generally not a good thing.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup preview: Chris Pontius returns to the starting lineup

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D.C. United will be without Fabian Espindola, but the Party Boy will step in.

D.C. United will take on the Chicago Fire this weekend without the services of Fabian Espindola, whose ridiculous red card was upheld. United play the Fire twice in this last part of the season, and can hopefully turn those games into East-sealing points.

Match Reports

United rallies from early deficit to 3-3 draw in Chicago

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For the first half hour of tonight's match between D.C. United and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, it wasn't looking too good for road-weary United. Down 2-0 to a desperate squad on a terribly re-sodded pitch, you would have given the Black-and-Red the proverbial pass considering the team was wrapping up [.

Four in a Row

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution won their fourth straight match on Sunday night, coming back from an early deficit to defeat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in front of 12,204 at Gillette Stadium. For the second match in a row, the Revolution fell behind early, this time to a 28th minute Sanna Nyassi goal, but equalized before halftime through Diego Fagundez and then grabbed the game winner through Charlie Davies in the 60th minute.

Toronto FC

Disallowed Gilberto goal forces TFC to settle for draw with Fire

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With time dwindling and the score tied at one, Toronto FC forward Gilberto saw his toe-poke effort roll past Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and into the back of the net. However, celebrations would be short-lived, as refereeDavid Gantar kept Gilberto off the board and spared the Fire defense.

Bordering on too little, too late - but criminal ref denies Gilberto winning goal Chicago Fire 1 Toronto FC 1

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David Gantar, a disgrace of a ref


I was thinking that my game report was going to be short and sour. I was most unhappy with TFC looking horrible in Chicago. Then DeRo scored and ......
That ref decision in the final seconds to steal a goal from Gilberto was criminal.

THE MATCHUP: "Do you wanna go Fire?!"

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TORONTO FC VS. CHICAGO FIRE
BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 7PM
TV: SPORTSNET 360

FACTS* AND STATS**
TORONTO FC
- 98%: Chance that Tim Leiweke's resignation will be involve the word "Argonauts"
- 2%: Chance that Tim Leiweke's successor at MLSE will have any f*cks to give about TFC.

Mike Magee

THE MATCHUP: No Days Off

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"2015? Anyone? Anyone?"
CHICAGO VS. TORONTO TOYOTA PARK - SATURDAY 8:30PM ET TV: SPORTSNET ONE
MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "The Save Ferris Charity Match"
FACTS* AND STATS** CHICAGO FIRE - "Les jeux sont faits. Translation: The game is up. Your ass is mine." is Mike Magee's favourite bit of banter in the tunnel before a match.

SBI Tuesday Rewind: Ramos talks U-20 roster; Fire gets shake-up; surprising Euro results; and more

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Tab Ramos is in the process of narrowing down his U-20 U.S. Men's National Team squad as he looks ahead to 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. But there are some challenges, he told SBI in an exclusive interview time is running out and a number of players will not be available for the tournament.

Breakdown: Fire at Toronto

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Michael Bradley owned the ball (torontosun.com)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire's snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat..

Timing is everything.

The last time the Fire and Toronto FC met, the Fire faithful left Toyota Park cold, wet and feeling like this.

Breakdown: Fire at Impact, Game 2

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I got your "Opa" right here (mlssoccer.com & tsn2)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire's debacle north of the border...

Upon learningthe Fire gave all three points to the last place Impact, (I was in Wisconsinvisiting family) most figuremy reaction would be this.

Frank Yallop

Fire sign French forward Sinama Pongolle

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Chicago Fire may have been unlucky in their pursuit to addJermaine Jones this summer, but that stilldid not preventthe club from bolstering its squad ahead of the roster freeze deadline.

The Fire announced on Tuesday that they have signed French forward Florent Sinama Pongolle.

Postmortem: Chicago Fire (0) at Montreal Impact (1)

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Red vs Blue, the Battle for the Bottom (Photo Chicago Fire)

OTF contributor Daniel Casey demands an attitude adjustment after Chicago Fire's 1-0 loss to Montreal Impact...

Nothing about this Chicago Fire team merits comment. Not one of the players on the pitch deserves to have any notice taken of them; they have played themselves into inconsequence.

The Rest

Filibuster podcast episode 98: New York Red Bulls, Concachamps, and the Chicago Fire

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On tap tonight: Fermentation without representation, Evolution Lot No3 IPA, Red Hook ESB

With only minor technical difficulties this week the Filibuster gang is back in your earholes. We first start talking about the game between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, and how everyone seems to have already forgotten it.

AFTER 90: Five Minutes of Madness

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CHICAGO VS. TORONTO
TOYOTA PARK

Absolutely lifeless for 85 minutes.







Then this guy...














Then this guy...
















Ugly.

SBI College Preview: Notre Dame prepare for run at an NCAA title repeat

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the first time in program history, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish enter the season brandishing the title ofreigning national champions.

Led by current Chicago Fire star Harry Shipp, the 2013 team finished 17-1-6 en route to capturing the program's first national title with a 2-1 win over Maryland in the final game.

One Fell Swoop: Jones Joins Revs

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Former Schalke 04 star and currentU.S. Men's National Team regular Jermaine Jones will join theNew England Revolution as a Designated Player after the club won a blind draw over the Chicago Fire conducted by the league.

The32-year-old midfielder joined the Revolution after the club submitted its bid to the leaguefor Jones' services.

THE SOUTH COUCH REPORT : Toronto v Chicago... Or head colds in August sucks

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I don't know what I did to deserve this? I'm a good person. I am a part of an internationally acclaimed podcast. I make custom soccer jerseys for laughs. I shouldn't have got sick on my birthday week. Now I'm on the couch while my brother in law babysits my seats. So stupid.

Looks like everyone is healthy.

Soccer News: Earnshaw joins the Chicago Fire

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Robert Earnshaw joins the Chicago Fire as they try to salvage the 2014 season in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More