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Player ratings: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP dives into the player ratings of the Union's final road game of 2017, a 3-2 defeat in Chicago.

GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: October 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 7 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Fire v Union match preview

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What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union

Performing to expectations. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated conference bottom dwellers DC United 3-0 at Toyota Park. A frustrating opening twenty minutes quickly turned into a dominating performance by the home side.

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.

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.

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

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.

Video Chicago Fire vs Tottenham 2014 Highlights Kane Lennon Goals Friendly Toyota Park

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Showdown in Chi-Town

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After a mini-skid against two teams from the North side of the border, the New England Revolution (10-10-7, 37 pts.) will look to get back to winning track when they face the Chicago Fire (10-11-6, 36 points)tonightat Toyota Park, where the Revolution claimed the first of their two victories against their longtime conference rival this season.

The Political and Financial Rot Beneath Toyota Park

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Something stinks...

Thanks to the Chicago Tribune, OTF unearthed some required reading for Fire fans...

Back in June 2012, Chicago Tribune investigative reporters Joseph Ryan and Joe Mahr published an account of extraordinary, yet all-too-typical fiduciary and fiscal irresponsibility by Chicago-area politicians.

Meanwhile, in Bridgeview…

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OTF's Shane Nicholson is not happy with US Soccer. At all.

I was going to be pinned down at the office Wednesday night during the US Open Cup match up with the Columbus Crew regardless, so the weather didn't particularly bother me much.

Postmortem: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Patrick Nyarko and the Fire: So close, yet still miles away... (photo:

OTF's Shane Nicholson would have rather covered a win. But alas, those are hard to come by in 2013...

Chances, chances, chances. How many can one team fluff?

Credit where it's due to the man MacMath between the sticks for the Union on Saturday, but my god.

Chicago Fire Top Five Home Games: 2013

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Toyota Park will rock you. (photo:

Aside from the home opener on March 9th, OTF editor Scott Fenwick brings you the stories behind five can't-miss MLS throwdowns at Toyota Park in 2013...

Chivas USA Sunday, March 24th at 4pm

This team fascinates me.

MLS Playoffs Open Tonight on ESPN2

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The Houston Dynamo will play the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in the 2012 Eastern Conference Knockout Round playoff game. The game will be played Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT. It can be seen nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

The winner of Wednesday's Knockout Round game will advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, and will face Sporting Kansas City in a two-leg playoff series.

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire: Win or go home

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This is it. The 2012 Houston Dynamo season will come down to a tough road game to determine if their year will continue. Wednesday night, the Dynamo will travel up north to Toyota Park to face the fourth place Chicago Fire (8:00 p.m. CST, ESPN2).

With this past weekend's results, Houston finished in the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Chicago Fire vs. DC United - MLS #34 - Gamethread - 3:00 PM CST - NBC Sports/97.5 FM

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And then there was one. Although all 33 MLS games thus far have contributed to where the Fire currently are in the standings, our playoff lives all come down to this one final game of the season. And what a wild one it could potentially be. Depending on the result of the NY/Philly game, the standings could certainly be much different by the end of tonight.

Union upset Fire at Toyota Park

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The Chicago Fire went into Wednesday night's match against the Philadelphia Union expected to rebound from last week's loss to Sporting Kansas City.

The Philadelphia Union had other plans.

Jack McInerney recorded a goal and assist as the Union pounced on a flat Fire squad on their way to a 3-1 victory at Toyota Park.

Contra viento y fuego Sounders se trae tres puntos

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Tras dos semanas de descanso los Sounders de Seattle sumaron otros tres puntos al vencer de visita al Chicago Fire 1 2. En una noche fria y de mucho viento en el Toyota Park de Chicago, el Sounders pudo reincorporar a Mauro ROSALES y Adam JOHANSSON para añadir fuerza y velocidad a su ofensiva [.

Away Days: Chicago 2011

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Chicago is one of my favorite cities. Anyone who has been there can tell you about its intimate downtown neighborhoods and gorgeous vistas. During last year's D.C. United visit to the Windy City, I received a quality prank from the players. Jump ahead to 2011, and history repeated itself at the very same restaurant.

Fire Set MLS Record With Another Draw

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In the land of draws, the Chicago Fire are kings.

Last night, La Maquina Roja looked well on their way to their third win of the season after dominating DC United at home for about 70 minutes. Sebastian Grazzini had given the home side the lead early in the second half and United's attack looked spent.

Away days: Chicago

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The view from the pressbox at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

It's not often that a person has three birthdays in one year. My first of 2010 came on the actual date of my birth, February 9, having recently moved from Seattle to DC. My girlfriend Kelsey was visiting from the Pacific Northwest helping me to get settled in the District, and she cheered me up over a bit of homesickness amidst one of the worst snowstorms in the history of the Mid-Atlantic.

DC Hoping for Moral Victory

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DC heads to Chicago for the second meaningless match of the tail end of this miserable season. But with the Fire starting US soccer legend, Brian McBride, for his very last home game ever, Jakovic (right) blanking him en route to a United victory would be that much more of an achievement from a season to forget.

New Chicago Fire Head Coach takes a stadium tour

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Chicago Fire's new head coach Carlos de los Cobos takes a tour of Toyota Park. Wonder what he thinks about the field being white??


The Chicago Fire: Tradition, Honor, Passion

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Last night, the Chicago Fire took on the incarnation of evil, otherwise known as the New England Revolution, in the second leg of the first round of the MLS playoffs. The Fire were down 2-1 from the first leg after a tough away loss at Gillette Stadium in front of a pitiful crowd of 7,416.

Happy Birthday to the Chicago Fire!

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Tomorrow is the Chicago Fire's birthday, and to mark the occasion the team and Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters' Association, are co-hosting a birthday party at Toyota Park. Major League Soccer's first venture into expansion (along with its dead fraternal twin Miami) turns 12 on the 138th anniversary of the great conflagration that made the city, the Great Chicago Fire.

Hiring and Retaining a Good Front Office Team

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The seven hard working former Chicago Fire executives pictured above averaged about seven years each with the organization. The institutional knowledge and relationships they took with them when they left was significant.

AÂ key for successful chief executives is to surround themselves with talented, hard working people with good character.

Cobertura en Vivo. FINAL Superliga: Chicago Fire vs. Tigres UANL

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Chicago Fire vs. Tigres

Miércoles 5 de agosto de 2009
19:00 hrs. del Centro de México
Estadio: Toyota Park
Ciudad: Bridgeview, Illinois
Árbitro Central: Joel Aguilar (SLV)

Final Superliga: Chicago Fire vs Tigres UANL

You’re not going to see that at an NBA game

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In the fiftieth minute, a guttural roar went up in unison with the flares lighting up the Harlem End of the stadium. Numerous individual wildfires up and down the stands came together in an instant, the darkness dissipated, the noise and the smoke and the bright bright lights enraptured the Chicago Fire supporters packed into Section 8.

Philadelphia Union

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Scottish journalist sticks by Nowak story, more

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Philadelphia Union

Kerith Gabriel writes that while Peter Nowak says a report in the Edinburgh Evening News that says he has applied for the manager's job at SPL club Hearts is "absolutely false," the author of the original report, Barry Anderson tells him, "I'm not sure of his chances.

Nemanja Nikolic

Unbeaten Run Reaches an Incredible 9 Matches

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It was a night of visceral dominance on Saturday at Toyota Park by a Chicago Fire side that came out hungry and did not stop until visiting Orlando City SC had been beaten to a pulp. No Fire player was more dominant than winger David Accam, who scored three times, to go along with an assist in a 4:0 rout.

Fire 2 Impact 2 - recap and ratings

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The excitement of Bastian Schweinsteiger's goal scoring debut was tempered by an all too familiar sight at Toyota Park. The Fire squandered and early lead and failed to put away an opponent that they should have been able to beat at home. Over the last several seasons, they have blown countless opportunities at home while not being able to accumulate points against teams playing at considerably less than full strength.

Major League Soccer

Complete Fire/MLS schedule announced

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MLS has published full schedules for every team. The Fire start the season at home on March 6 against New York City FC and head to Orlando the following week for a night of MLS SAP. They'll close the regular season on October 23 at Toronto FC. They'll also have a chance at getting off to a good start with six of their first eight matches at home in Toyota Park.

Sporting Kansas City and Soccer Development: an interview with David Ficklin

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Sporting Park: The stadium glue that holds a successful franchise together. (photo:

Back in March, OTF contributor Blaize Diaz traveled west across the prairie to take in the Fire's 0-0 draw at Sporting KC. After the match, Blaize joined Sporting Kansas City's Vice President of Development David Ficklin in Sporting Park's Shield Club to talk soccer-specific stadiums, Bridgeview, MLS growth, and doing it right in KC.

Peter Wilt’s Top 20 MLS Stadia (Part II)

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Last week I wrote about the bottom half of my personal top 20 stadia (out of 31 total) in MLS history. This week I share with you my top 10.  My b0ttom seven were all larger stadia with capacities of 30,000+ and the next three were each smaller stadia. Today's list reveals eight smaller soccercentric stadia and two of the jumbo variety.

Chicago Red Stars

Opening Day Optimism

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Opening Day is special. It is a day of renewal. There is a sense of optimism that pervades every team. A sense that anything is possible and everyone is expected to be part of the festivities. It's an annual holiday for all teams. Not every team gets to host the All Star Game, not every team gets to play in the finals, but every team does get an Opening Day.

Senior Zaskowski’s A Nom De Plume

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The Rest

Fire notebook - roster adds, starting goalkeeper, and more

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The annual Fire Kickoff Luncheon is the final signal that the season is upon us. New York City FC will visit Toyota Park on Sunday at 1pm and the Fire are still looking to add players. MLS roster/budget compliance regulations take effect today but General Manager Nelson Rodriguez says the team is currently in good shape when it comes to available space with which to supplement the roster.

Fire vs. Union: Who's worse?

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We know that both of these teams are bad, but we take on the monumental task of deciding which one's worse.

Both the Philadelphia Union and the Chicago Fire are very, very bad teams. This is an undeniable fact. But which of these two truly awful teams is worse? Record

Fire: Chicago is 6-12-4 through 22 games, with a points per game average of 1.

Amargo y Olvidable Empate en Dallas

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FC DALLAS 0 0 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC Lo mejor de este partido es que ha sido en marzo y en un par de semanas estará en el olvido y solo de referencia en los archivos virtuales sin ningún interés en particular de buscar algo positivo. No se si lo mas frustrante fue el empate [...]

USA 1, Cuba 0

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Another away qualifier, another dimly-lit stadium, another ugly performance against a weak opponent...another three points! Despite struggling in their first two away qualifiers of the group stage, the USMNT will return home with a pair of 1-0 victories to show for their efforts.  This time, it was a Clint Dempsey goal (from the run of play!