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Three things from the Dynamo's loss to Chicago Fire

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Three things from another Dynamo loss.

That was ugly.

It was a scrappy, physical, low-scoring game between the Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire on Saturday and one that was hard to watch for neutrals, Fire fans, and Dynamo fans alike. It finished 1-0, with a third-minute Arturo Alvarez tap the difference.

Early goal paces Fire against struggling Dynamo

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The Chicago Fire captured their second win of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 at Toyota Park.

Arturo Alvarez netted his first goal since joining the Fire just three minutes into the match, which proved to be enough for the struggling side to get past their opponent.

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire Final Score: Dynamo fall against the Chicago Fire

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The Dynamo lose 1-0 on the road to the Chicago Fire.

Houston traveled to Chicago looking to get an important road win over the only team in the league with less points in the standings. When all was said and done it didn't work out that way for the Dynamo as they fell 1-0 to the Fire.

Things got off to a rough start for the Dynamo.

Fire v Dynamo match preview

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Before the match preview, or along with it, you can catch audio of Nelson Rodriguez's media roundtable over at the Fire Confidential Live podcast page. Now for the match.

What Are They All About? Houston Dynamo Preview

Sweet Home Chicago. After an extensive road trip that saw the Chicago Fire traverse all over North America in the comfort of unchartered flights the team is coming back to the familiar confines of Toyota Park on Saturday to face the Houston Dynamo.

Match Day 12: Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire

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Dynamo look to get a win against the Chicago Fire as they they to climb out of the bottom of the Western Conference.

Houston will be playing league lagging Chicago on their home turf in what is the start of a rough couple months of road matches. Chicago is struggling in multiple facets but is hosting a Dynamo team which has rarely found success on the road the last few years.

New England Revolution

Know Thy Enemy: Three Questions with Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer

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Nguyen! Castillo! Revs! Dallas! It's Rivalry Week on CSNNE! Presented by not Sam Adams.

A few people have noticed that it's MLS' first Rivalry Week of 2016, and thanks to a scheduling quirk, the New England Revolution host FC Dallas this week, instead of say the Chicago Fire last week.

It's #RivalryWeek and #NERevs are playing Dallas, while Houston is playing Chicago.

Ahead of FC Dallas visit, Revolution look to keep "energy" and "chemistry" going

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The Revs are definitely feeling a boost after earning their first win since early April.

The New England Revolution's swagger and confidence is back. Three days removed from handily beating the Chicago Fire 2-0, the Revs are back at work and gearing up for a squad that many picked in preseason as favorites to win MLS Cup.

Revolution douse Chicago Fire, earn first win since early April

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It's been a long time since the Revs and three points were synonymous. On Saturday night, that relationship was forged yet again.

It took 43 days, but the New England Revolution have once again secured three points. Slated against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, head coach Jay Heaps' side emerged with a 2-0 win, answering the call on what was tabbed as a must-win match.

Three things you should know before the Revolution face the Fire

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The Fire lost midweek and two other things you should know.

The New England Revolution welcome the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Here are three things you should know before the 7:30 kickoff:

1. Chicago lost midweek at Vancouver. With a record of 1-3-4, it's safe to say that the Fire are struggling.

Revolution ready for Chicago Fire, "must win" stretch of games

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The Revs know three points are a must when Veljko Paunović's team comes to town.

The latter portion of this week has been consumed by the New England Revolution trading for Kei Kamara from Columbus Crew SC, but there's still business to take care of this weekend. In what marks the first match of a three-game home stand before the Copa America Centenario, the Revs will host the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Fire v Revolution match preview

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What Are They All About? New England Revolution Preview

This Wednesday the Chicago Fire lost to the Vancouver White Caps in what has become a typical scenario for the team, a valiant effort that falls just short of producing a positive result. Veljko Paunovic said his team was close to winning the match but that was far from the truth.

Major League Soccer

Red Bulls beat Chicago

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The New York Red Bulls shutout the Chicago Fire and the Montreal Impact drew at Toronto to open week 12 of the 2016 MLS season.

Grella goal helps Red Bulls edge slumping Fire

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The New York Red Bulls posted just one shot on target on Wednesday night, but it just so happened that their effort landed in the back of the net.

Mike Grella's lone goal on the evening was enough to push the Red Bulls past the Chicago Fire, 1-0, giving the home side a much needed lift in front of their home fans at Red Bull Arena.

Road Woes Continue for Feeble Fire

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The Chicago Fire suffered the effects of having to play two away matches within three days when they fell 2:0 to the New England Revolution on Saturday. The pitiful Fire attack managed zero shots on target over the 90 minutes and certainly looked the part of the last-place team in MLS's Eastern Conference.

Revolution dominate Fire to notch elusive second win of the season

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The Kei Kamara-Era in New England started off swimmingly on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, as Lee Nguyen finally rekindled some of his old magic and the Revs looked dominant in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire in front of 18,997at Gillette Stadium.

The Revolution combined for a likely MLS Goal of the Week candidate offa short corner from the left side by Nguyen in the 22nd minute.

A look at MLS clubs that could use Kei Kamara

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The Columbus Crew are saying they plan to keep Kei Kamara. Reports are saying the opposite.

It is a messy situation all around for a club that already has enough problems.

The Crew have dominated headlines since the weekend due to Kamara's public outburst against teammate Federico Higuain following a 4-4 draw with the Montreal Impact.

Fire Notes: Accam eyes return; Paunovic backs Campbell for USMNT

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Chicago Fire forward David Accam was dressed and on the bench on Saturday for the first time since suffering the knee injury whichhas kept him out of the last fivematches. It sounded afterward, however, like there was very little chance he would have been used.

Campbell nets first pro goal in Fire, D.C. United draw

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – For the second consecutive match, the Chicago Fire dropped home points from a leading position. This time, they were undone by a familiar face.

D.C. United's Patrick Nyarko, who spent the last eight seasons in Chicago, headed homea Luciano Acosta cross in the 64th minute to cancel out Jonathan Campbell's first-half goal and earn D.

Fire Notes: Focus on fitness, counter-attacking and Accam's recovery

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With no game this weekend, Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic spent the week working his team hard in training.

"We had a couple two sessions a day, it's been good, it's been good, it's been challenging but I think that's what we need since we don't have a game on the weekend," Fire midfielder Matt Polster told SBI after Thursday's session.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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The Columbus Crew finally found a win in 2016 after seven weeks of MLS action, while Real Salt Lake remained the league's only unbeaten team. Here's a look at all 10 match stories from over the weekend on SBI:

Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and provided one assist to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 thrashing of the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

Piatti's late winner helps Impact douse Fire

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Didier Drogba's first goal of 2016 is sure to grab headlines, but Ignacio Piatti's stoppage-time winner delivered the three points for the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Piatti struck from 18 yards out, guiding a shot from the top left corner of the penalty area in the first minute of stoppage time to give the Impact a 2-1 victory over the Fire at Toyota Park.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jonathan Campbell

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Another week produced even more recognition for Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Campbell.

For the third straight week, Campbell helped the Fire preserve a shutout and, for the third straight week, the centerback has been recognized as the SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.

Fire notes: Looking for payback, preparing for Yankee Stadium and more

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Head coach Veljko Paunovic wanted to be very clear with how he felt about the Chicago Fire's upcoming away match with New York City FC, their first Eastern Conference rematch of the season.

"What I'm going to say now, it's very, I want you to understand well from the standpoint of somebody that is very competitive," Paunovic said Monday on his weekly conference call.

MLS Ticker: Fire, Wallace, Flamini and more

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Following the club's first win, the Chicago Fire are nearing the return of one of their best attacking options.

Fire forward David Accam is in the "final phase of recovery" according to head coach Veljko Paunovic. The 25-year-old Ghanaian striker has been recovering from a knee sprain.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jonathan Campbell

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Just several weeks into his rookie campaign, Jonathan Campbell has asserted himself as a vital member of the Chicago Fire defense.

The former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill defender played all 90 minutes while helping to lock up a shutout win over the Philadelphia Union to earn honors as SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.

International break helps Fire move forward to earn first win

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Matt Polster started to misspeak but caught himself. IndiscussingSaturday's 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union, the Chicago Fire midfielder initiallycalled ita good way to start the season. It was,in fact, the team's fourth game, but the first in two weeks after the international break.

New York City FC

MLS Ticker: De Leeuw, Crew and more

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Several MLS teams completed signings on Tuesday, while a veteran defender could be on the move to an Eastern Conference side.

The Chicago Fire have acquired Dutch attacker Michael de Leeuw on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old joins the Fire from FC Groningen as a Discovery signing and won't be available to play until July 4.

Fire and NYCFC play to drab goalless draw

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NEW YORK –New York City FC took on the Chicago Fire for the second time of the 2016 season, andthe match failed to produce the goals that highlighted the first match. However, Sunday's clash did provide abit of controversy.

The Fire scored on a 60th minute header from Jonathan Cambell but saw the goal waved away in what ended as a scoreless tieat Yankee Stadium.

Fire v New York City FC match preview

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The rematch of the season opener is on tap for Sunday (6pm on Fox Sports1) and Martin Tomszak is back with another look at New York City FC. The Fire will attempt to avoid another dubious record on the books.

What Are They All About? NYCFC

Victory at last! In what seemed like an away match for both sides due to the sparse attendance and the Alaskan like weather, the Chicago Fire finally notched their first win of the season defeating Philadelphia 1-0.

Veljko Paunovic

Fire v Whitecaps match preview

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What Are They All About? Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Sir, you're going to have to check that bag. After a lackluster 1-1 draw at home to DC and a "competitive" training week the Chicago Fire are staring in the face of a three game road trip that will give some of the newcomers quite the intro to North America.

Fire still trying to figure out how to finish games

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The word of the day for the Chicago Fire, written on thelocker-room white board in some of the various languages – English, Serbian, Portuguese, German – spoken by members of the squad, was "victory."

On Saturday, four weeks removed from their onlywin of the season, the Fire had their sights set on victory, but for the second consecutive match they let it slip away.

D.C. United

Patrick Nyarko's second half equalizer earns D.C. United a point against the Chicago Fire

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The former Fire midfielder headed home from a short corner in the 1-1 draw with the Fire in the wind and rain

D.C. United couldn't quite manage to string together a second win in a row, but without Fabian Espindola, Marcelo Sarvas, and Nick DeLeon, United earned a point on the road in less than ideal conditions in a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.

Opposition 11: Who will the Chicago Fire start against D.C. United tomorrow?

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The Black-and-Red will face a Fire team that is still a long way from figuring out their own identity

Here's the good news for D.C. United: In the middle of a long run of home games, their one away trip is to face the Chicago Fire, currently tied for 9th place (with the lowly New York Red Bulls) in the East.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup: Will Luciano Acosta start?

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Will Lucho get back into the starting XI against Chicago?

Coming off their second win of the season, D.C. United will travel to Chicago this weekend to try and start a streak against the Fire. United will have to do so without their highest paid player, Fabian Espindola, who injured himself taking a long-range shot last week.

David Beckham, Chris Rolfe, and Patrick Nyarko: Freedom Kicks for 28 April 2016

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Beckham's road to a Miami team keeps hilariously fumbling.

It is a rainy morning here in Richmond, but just like the post office, Black & Red United are here for you despite the weather. On to the links!

Chris Rolfe leading the charge for D.C. United against Chicago | WJLA: D.C.

The Rest

Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire Preview: Dynamo Seeking First Road Win of 2016

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Dynamo begin grueling road stretch with game against the Chicago Fire.

Houston will be playing league lagging Chicago on their home turf in what is the start of a rough couple months of road matches. Chicago is struggling in multiple facets but is hosting a Dynamo team which has rarely found success on the road the last few years.

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

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What Are They All About? New York Red Bull Preview

Goose egg. No, that is not a misspelling of Chicago Fire newcomer John Goossens. It is the number of points that Chicago came away with in their last match. As it happens it is also the number of goals scored in that match, and most worryingly the number of shots that Chicago had on target.

Perez smashes bicycle kick to lead Whitecaps past Fire

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Blas Perez has been torturing MLS defenses for years, and the veteran forward provided yet another reminder of his goalscoring abilities in a win on Wednesday night.

Perez netted a 89th minute game-winner to go with a first half opener, leading the Whitecaps to a late 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at BC Place.

The Last Word on D.C. United's draw with the Chicago Fire: Three angles on the future

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A transfer rumor, a new formation, and a problem at the back? Oh my!

Over the weekend, D.C. United and the Chicago Fire settled for a 1-1 draw. United is a better team than Chicago, but on the day it was a fair score. The weather conditions - a constant downpour, heavy winds, and cold temperatures - effectively prevented either team from doing much that approached good soccer.

Fire keep growing with third straight shutout in draw with NYCFC

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NEW YORK The Chicago Fire began the season by surrendering four goals in a disappointing defeat in their home opener.

Since then, the defense has tightened up and the points have accumulated.

The Fire extended their surprisingundefeated streak to four games on Sunday night by keeping New York City FC off the board in a scoreless draw at Yankee Stadium.