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Union Extinguished: Chicago Fire 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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A lifeless performance from the Union yielded them zero points Sunday afternoon in Bridgeview.

The Philadelphia Union came into a largely empty Toyota Park hoping to overcome their depth issues and to erase the memories of the season's first three games, but facing a dreadful Chicago Fire side, they put on a dreadful display of their own, dropping 1-0 to the hometown Fire.

Match Report: Chicago Fire 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Chicago defeated the Union 1-0 as Philadelphia finished the match with ten men for the second time in two weeks.

HOW TO WATCH AND GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union are looking for their first win of the season against the lowly Chicago Fire.

UNION GAME #4
VS
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
Sunday, March 29, 2015
5:00 PM ET
ESPN2 - Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town
Starting XI
Quincy Amerikwa, Kennedy Igboananike Forward Fernando Aristeguieta
Joevin Jones, Michael Stephens, Matt Polster, Harrison Shipp Midfield

Andrew Wenger, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Michael Lahoud, Maurice Edu

Lovel Palmer, Adailton, Jeff Larentowicz, Eric Gehrig Defense Fabinho, Ethan White, Steven Vitoria, Ray Gaddis
Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi
Jon Busch, Greg Cochrane, Alex, Matt Watson, Chris Witter, Guly, Kingsley Bryce Bench John McCarthy, Raymond Lee, Brian Carroll, Fred, Eric Ayuk Mbu, Antoine Hoppenot, Richie Marquez
Numbers of Note
1 - Goals Chicago Fire have scored in 270 minutes this season
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Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire : The Whole Story - Match 4

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The Union head to Bridgeview, Illinois take on the Chicago Fire for three huge points. From previews to reviews, this is the whole story.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

Date: Sunday, March 29th

Time: 5:00 PM EDT

Venue: Toyota Park



"A must win game.

Fire v Union match preview

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Martin Tomszak is back with another look at the this week's opponent, the Philadelphia Union. Both teams are in desperate need of points.

What Are They About? Philadelphia Union Preview

After a record setting 0-3 start to the season, the Chicago Fire look to get back on their feet against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, let's see what they will be up against.

Union vs Fire quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union-Fire series history. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire Preview

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The Union take on the Chicago Fire in Bridgeview, Illinois with big implications. If not for their season, for our sanity.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

Date: Sunday, March 29th

Time: 5:00 PM EDT

Venue: Toyota Park



"A must win game." Hoo boy, am I getting sick of writing and saying that when it pertains to the Philadelphia Union.

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

Frank Yallop

Opposite View: Three Questions with Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town

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This week we talk with Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town, SB Nation's Chicago Fire blog, about the upcoming match between the Fire and the Philadelphia Union.

tBG) The Chicago Fire have undergone some pretty dramatic lineup changes since last season. Is the slow start the club has gotten off to in 2015 due to the club not gelling as much as necessary, or are people starting to second guess some of the personnel moves?

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (0) at Los Angeles Galaxy (2)

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Robbie Keane welcomes primetime MLS television viewers to the 2015 season.

It's too late to say anything overly positive or overly critical, so OTF's Brian Howe Battle does both.

"Yallop was once asked if he might be tempted to roll out a 4-3-3 and he replied, wryly, 'You can call it whatever you like, but you already know what it will be.

15 Things that Happened During the Chicago Fire Offseason.

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In case you've been hibernating (and I don't blame you), youmissed a lot of Chicago Fire and MLS news since The Galaxy won a sloppy yawner of an MLS Cup last November. Well, todayisyour lucky day.

Before the season starts (or, you know, doesn't), someOTF Soccer editorscompiledwhat wethoughtwere the top fifteenstories you may have missed if you'vehaven't been paying attention.

Major League Soccer

Revs Move 4/15 Match vs. Fire to 6/13

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The Revolution have moved its Apr. 15 home match vs. the Chicago Fire to Jun. 13 to avoid a scheduling conflict with the U.S. Men's National Team international friendly vs. Mexico on the same date, per aclub release.

"We originally agreed to play this game on a midweek date so as to avoid a FIFA international date on Jun.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week three of MLS.

1. New beginnings in San Jose

Thanks in large part to MLS' generous hand in scheduling the Chicago Fire as the opposition on opening day at the new Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes' big day went off without a hitch.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week three of MLS.

1. New beginnings in San Jose

Thanks in large part to MLS' generous hand in scheduling the Chicago Fire as the opposition on opening day at the new Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes' big day went off without a hitch.

The Week in MLS Announcers Hits (But Mostly Misses)

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We try to figure out what folks were saying when it comes to calling the soccers.

Slowly but surely, there are some resources being put into the television presentation for Major League Soccer, though there are some markets where it remains the short straw in the studio bullpens, for guys who do not have the time nor the inclination for a few thousand eyes or ears.

The quality of play in MLS Week 1

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MLS week 1 had its high points, but it also had an unnecessary reminder that several MLS teams are still struggling with quality. Read More

Univision scores record numbers for MLS match on Spanish-language network

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The opening game of the 2015 MLS season was the most-viewed MLS match ever among non-Hispanics on a Spanish-language network.

UniMás' broadcast of the MLS season opener, LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, delivered gains of +44% among Total Viewers and +111% among Adults 18-49 compared to last season's MLS opener, Chicago Fire vs.

Univision scores record numbers for MLS match on Spanish-language network

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The opening game of the 2015 MLS season was the most-viewed MLS match ever among non-Hispanics on a Spanish-language network.

UniMás' broadcast of the MLS season opener, LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, delivered gains of +44% among Total Viewers and +111% among Adults 18-49 compared to last season's MLS opener, Chicago Fire vs.

Watch LA Galaxy 2-0 Chicago Fire match highlights [VIDEO]

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Robbie Keane got on the scoresheet once again for LA Galaxy to help them earn a 2-0 victory in the opening game of the 2015 MLS season.

The game, which marked the first of the 20th MLS season after threats of a strike, debuted on UniMas to Hispanic viewers around the United States.

In front of an attendance of 27,000, Jose Villarreal and Robbie Keane netted the goals at the Stubhub Center.

Watch LA Galaxy 2-0 Chicago Fire match highlights [VIDEO]

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Robbie Keane got on the scoresheet once again for LA Galaxy to help them earn a 2-0 victory in the opening game of the 2015 MLS season.

The game, which marked the first of the 20th MLS season after threats of a strike, debuted on UniMas to Hispanic viewers around the United States.

In front of an attendance of 27,000, Jose Villarreal and Robbie Keane netted the goals at the Stubhub Center.

Everything You Need to Know about the 2015 MLS Season…The Round Table Edition

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire at Los Angeles Galaxy

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OTF Match Previews return for the start of the 2015 campaign. Jon Denham wants you to take in tonight's left coast opener with an open mind...

There's never more optimism in sports than the day a season officially begins.

The Complete Handbook to MLS Culture and History: Part Two – The New Kids on the Block

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Are You Ready for Some Futbol? DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 6 March 2015

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The 2015 MLS season starts TONIGHT!

Can you even stand it? The MLS 2015 season kicks off tonight at 10 pm EST, with the LA Galaxy hosting the Chicago Fire, available on Unimas and MLS Live. To hear Unimas in English, MLSsoccer.com has provided this helpful guide on using SAP, depending on your cable system.

Players Cave As MLS Season Set To Begin This Weekend Under New Labor Agreement

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Major League Soccer and the Players Union have settled their differences on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering five seasons, meaning the the season will begin as planned this Friday when the Chicago Fire take on the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy.

The highlights of the new deal are:

  • Increased Salary Cap: The salary cap was set at $3.

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.

Sporting Kansas City

Pfeffer gets additional suspension

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Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer receives an additional ban after his red card on Saturday.

Unfortunately for the Zach Pfeffer and the Philadelphia Union, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has decided to suspend the 20-year-old midfielder and additional game, meaning he'll not only miss the match this weekend against the Chicago Fire, but next weekend against Sporting Kansas City as well.

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.

match report

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.

The Rest

Excitement of 2015 Opening Day Celebration Spoiled by Chicago Fire Match

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Quincy punches the clock again in the Fire opener (via Chicago-Fire.com)

OTFsoccer's James Vlahakisopts for introspection overanalysis in the Fire's 0-1home open heart-breaker.

It was a beautiful day for soccer at Toyota Park. Or maybe I should say it was a beautiful day to watch soccer at Toyota Park.

Soccer TV: LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire

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The LA Galaxy and the Chicago Fire meet in the first game of the 2015 MLS regular season on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More