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Chicago home and away

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Thursday's soccer news starts with the Montreal Impact shutting out the Chicago Fire 3-0 at Saputo Stadium. Ignacio Piatti opened the scoring in the 6th minute. Matteo Mancosu doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 37th with Piatti scoring again a minute later. Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush kept the clean sheet with two saves.

Chicago keeps it going

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Monday's soccer news starts with the Chicago Fire adding three more points near the top of the Eastern Conference table. Chicago won their ninth home game in a row, beating New England 4-1. They're 2nd in the East, three points behind Toronto with a game in hand.

"I think the team knows how to play and the team knows our identity," Chicago coach Veljko Paunovic said.

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.

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Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United FC setting the stadium standard

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Reign FC do something they've never done before, and Barcelona are spending their Neymar money

Seattle

Seattle Reign FC finally won their first game ever against the Chicago Red Stars IN Chicago. It took two goals in the 90th minute to get it done.

With that win, Reign FC find themselves back in the fourth, and final, playoff spot.

Ignacio Piatti scores two goals as Impact blow out Fire

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For the second time this season, the Montreal Impact scored three goals in the first half, helping lead the Canadian side to a blowout win over the struggling Chicago Fire.

On a Wednesday evening at Stade Saputo, the three early goals were all the Impact needed to conquer the third-place Chicago Fire in a 3-0 win.

Major League Soccer

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 23

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Both playoff races in Major League Soccer experienced shake ups during a busy weekend slate that featured 10 games.

Clint Dempsey once again stepped into the starring role for the Seattle Sounders in a win over Sporting KC. (READ)

Toronto FC thumped the Portland Timbers with four second-half goals.

MLS Ticker: Fire sign Richard Sanchez, Carlos Gruezo earns additional suspension and more

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The Chicago Fire have added another reinforcement, this one being goalkeeper Richard Sanchez.

The goalkeeper was acquired through MLS' Allocation Process, after the club got the No. 6 spot from the Portland Timbers. In exchange went the No. 19 spot and the Fire's third-round draft pick in next year's draft, but if Sanchez plays five or more times for Chicago, the Timbers will instead receive Chicago's second-round draft pick.

Is VAR a breakthrough or bad move for MLS?

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Share your opinion in today's open thread.

Major League Soccer has officially joined the instant replay movement.

On Saturday afternoon, referee Ricardo Salazar and Video Assistant Referee Hilario Grajeda made MLS history by overturning the first-ever goal with VAR technology.

It all started when FC Dallas forward Cristian Colman collided with Union goalkeeper John McCarthy while chasing a through ball.

MLS Ticker: D.C. linked with Gary Medel, David Accam linked with Hannover and more

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D.C. United seems to be ready to make a splash in the transfer market with a defensive enforcer.

A few days after being linked with Nigel de Jong, the Washington Postlinked the Black and Red with midfielder Gary Medel.

The Chilean center back is under contract with Inter Milan until the end of 2018 and he would presumably have to be bought with a transfer fee, and D.

Sporting KC puts three past Fire in first game without Dom Dwyer

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If this is what life without Dom Dwyer is like, maybe Sporting Kansas City will be alright after all.

Sporting Kansas City won their first game after trading the star forward to Orlando City, 3-2, over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Daniel Salloi, Benny Feilhaber and Latif Blessing scored a goal each against a Fire team that didn't quit, but couldn't give enough to complete a full comeback.

10-man NYCFC extinguish Fire for crucial home win

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Coming off of a disappointing draw against Toronto FC on Wednesday night, New York City FC started Saturday's match against the Chicago Fire with more aggression, physicality and, more importantly, energy. All of that paid off as the Blues took a crucial 2-1 win over one of Major League Soccer's top teams.

The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

The Best of MLS: Week 18

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What has potential to be one of the most historic seasons in Major League Soccer history continued on Saturday, while one of the top teams in the Western Conference downed a MLS Cup contender from the Eastern Conference.

In addition to those standout performances, Sunday's lone contest produced a few memorable moments that deserved recognition.

Why MLS is more exciting than the EPL

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Collin Deckert explains how the EPL is not as exciting as MLS, and why.

The Best of MLS: Week 17

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Rivalry Week was at the forefront of the Major League Soccer schedule this weekend, but the top performances of Week 17 came from outside the showcase matches.

The best player of the weekend is an attacker for one of the hottest teams in the league, and one of the best clubs from the start made an impressive statement on their travels to California.

Accam hat trick powers Fire past Orlando City

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It was David Accam's match. Everyone else was just along for the ride.

The Ghanaian winger easily had the best game of his MLS career by netting his first ever hat trick to go along with an assist. He was involved in all four Chicago Fire goals as they cruised past a tired Orlando City team 4-0 in front of a sellout crowd at Toyota Park.

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.

Nine-Man Orlando Keep Fire in Check

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The Chicago Fire had a superb opportunity to grab three very valuable away points on Sunday night, but failed to find a way to break down a closely packed Orlando City defense and had to settle for a share of the spoils after a 0:0 draw. The home side went down to ten men when Rafael Ramos was sent off in the 26th minute after a clash with Brandon Vincent.

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.

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Fire v Crew match preview

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What Are They All About? Columbus Crew

Back on track. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the New England Revolution 4-1 at Toyota Park. Although their opponent had been quickly slipping down the standings, the Fire's attitude remained firm and their performance was one that highlighted their strengths.

Report: David Accam pushing for move away from Fire as club pursues Juan Quintero

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The Chicago Fire may be surging towards the playoffs, but it appears the club is dealing with the potential loss of a star player.

According to Goal USA, Fire winger David Accamhas submitted a transfer request. Accam has reportedly been the subject of interest from abroad and is now pushing for the club to allow him to move on.

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match preview

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What Are They All About? Sporting KC

Learning from mistakes. This past weekend the Chicago Fire traveled to New York to take on NYCFC in a second versus third Eastern Conference clash. Despite being up a man for nearly eighty minutes of the match, the Fire lost 2-1 at Yankee Stadium.

Portland Timbers

Storylines: Toronto FC vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers head back to the Great White North, this time to Toronto.

The Story So Far

The Timbers did everyone a solid by spanking the LA Galaxy at home and picking up a much needed three points, thanks to goals from Diego Valeri, Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell. It was a happy day in Soccer City USA.

Timbers and Fire battle to draw in Portland

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The Portland Timbers thew everything they had at the Chicago Fire, but it wasn't enough to earn them the win.

A wild finish that included a disallowed goal in stoppage time saw the Timbers and Fire split the points with a 2-2 draw at Providence Park on Wednesday night.

Both sides came into the match hampered by injuries and international call ups.

Fire v Timbers match preview

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What Are They All About? Portland Timbers

Top of the League. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire dispatched the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 to climb to the top of the Supporters Shield standings. The performance saw them combine in ways that were truly beautiful to watch and the team left the field with a plethora of positives.

New England Revolution

Fire get back on track with lopsided win over Revs

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The Chicago Fire ended July with the team's first real cold streak of the season. They began August with yet another comprehensive victory.

Following a two-match losing skid, the Fire bounced back in a big way with a 4-1 win over the 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.

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Fire v Whitecaps match preview

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What Are They All About? Vancouver Whitecaps

The beauty of the cup. This past Wednesday, the Chicago Fire were ousted from the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at the round of sixteen stage by FC Cincinnati. It is their earliest exit from the competition since 2012 when they lost in the third round to the Michigan Bucks.

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.

The Rest

Crew pick up big win over struggling Fire

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With just 10 games remaining entering Saturday, the Columbus Crew remained in the heat of the playoff race, but Saturday's effort against an MLS Cup contender made a major statement heading into the season's home stretch.

Justin Meram's second half goal proved the game-winner as the Crew toppled the Chicago Fire, 3-1, at MAPFRE Stadium.

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-Fire Prevent The Sweep Edition

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The Revs need to make a playoff push, but that means getting points at Chicago, something that usually doesn't happen.

My friend Sean Spence is happy.

His soccer team is good, his city just hosted the MLS All-Star game and not even me insulting that deep dish casserole Chicago Fire fans call pizza can break up his happiness.

SBI Spotlight: Matt Polster stepping up as a right back for resurgent Fire

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Heading into the season, Matt Polster looked like the odd man out with the Chicago Fire. He was nursing an injury as preseason got underway and the acquisitions of Dax McCarty and Juninho added two strong veteran presences to the Fire's midfield.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Fire looking to bounce back quickly after end of 11-match unbeaten run

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has been a part of plenty of long winning streaks throughout his career. Playing for Germany and Bayern Munich will do that for you. He's been a part of some incredible teams and some incredible runs that have culminated in plenty of trophies and accolades.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Chicago Fire

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After years of being an afterthought at the bottom of the standings, the Chicago Fire suddenly find themselves as the cream rising to the top of a stunningly strong Eastern Conference, and they continued to prove that in the month of June.

Though the month started out slow with a scoreless, yet still impressive, road draw against Orlando City, things rapidly kicked into a higher gear for the Fire.

Nikolic powers Fire past Whitecaps, into first place in Eastern Conference

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Three things are certain in life. Death, taxes, and Nemanja Nikolic goals.

Behind a brace from their dangerman, the Chicago Fire blazed past the Vancouver Whitecaps to the tune of a 4-0 shutout. Stretching their home winning streak to eight straight, the Fire moved into first place in the Eastern Conference.

Dilly Duka's twitter meltdown, NBC's paid subscription EPL service: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/28/17

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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.