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  • Fire looking for a good start this season Mar 2, 2015 5:09 PM
    After five seasons that produced a total of one playoff game, a good start would seem very helpful to the morale of the Chicago Fire and its fans.

     
  • Fire plays Portland to a draw Feb 26, 2015 2:45 PM
    The Chicago Fire rallied for a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night at Providence Park in the club’s second match of the 2015 Simple Invitational.

     
  • Fire earns third straight preseason shutout Feb 22, 2015 11:06 PM
    The Chicago Fire played to a 0-0 draw Sunday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, in a preseason Simple Invitational match against Norwegian side Stabaek.

     
  • Magee slowly, surely working to return Feb 18, 2015 8:54 PM
    It wasn’t hard to find Mike Magee at Fire training Wednesday at the club’s new PrivateBank Fire Pitch in Chicago. He was the one wearing a blue pinny, playing as a neutral in a short-field scrimmage.

     
  • Segares roared on the field, but off he was friendly Feb 13, 2015 8:14 PM
    It was a uneasy off-season for Gonzalo Segares. Let go by the Chicago Fire in November, Segares could have gone on trial with another MLS team or signed with a NASL club. But at age 32, and after a great deal of consideration, Segares decided he didn’t want to try to hang on for one more season somewhere else.

     
  • Win wraps up Fire’s trip to England Feb 12, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Chicago Fire defeated a squad from Queens Park Rangers 1-0 on a Quincy Amarikwa goal in a preseason soccer friendly Thursday in England.

     
  • Yallop pleased with Fire’s play in first scrimmage Feb 5, 2015 1:29 PM
    Fire coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop wasn’t concerned about the result of Thursday’s preseason scrimmage at Norwich City FC in England. It was the quality of play he wanted to see from his side, and what he saw made him very happy.

     
  • Signs of change all around Chicago Fire Jan 26, 2015 9:03 PM
    If you know where to look, there are signs around Toyota Park that this Chicago Fire season will be different. Orrin Schwarz explains it all in this report.

     
  • Busch happy to be back with Fire Jan 26, 2015 3:27 PM
    Jon Busch left the Chicago Fire abruptly five years ago, cut just days before the start of the 2010 season.

     
  • Polster emotional about being picked by Fire Jan 15, 2015 5:11 PM
    The Chicago Fire picking a defender in the first round of Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft wasn’t a surprise. Picking Matt Polster was, maybe even a little bit to the former Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville player.

     
  • Yallop still sees opportunities to improve Fire roster Jan 14, 2015 5:28 PM
    Frank Yallop hasn’t given up on the MLS SuperDraft, Shaun Maloney or signing a third designated player this winter. The Chicago Fire coach and director of soccer has given up on Chicharito, though.

     
  • Fire hope new forward lives up to his numbers Dec 19, 2014 5:00 PM
    It’s the numbers that set new Chicago Fire forward/midfielder David Accam apart from the Fire’s most recent designated players.

     
  • Gehrig to add ‘grit’ to Fire Dec 11, 2014 1:34 PM
    For a team that seemed to make a habit of giving up late goals last season, a little more toughness might be just the thing. Orrin Schwarz talks with defender Eric Gehrig, who expects to bring that grit with his game.

     
  • Fire’s Stephens happy to be home Dec 9, 2014 2:00 PM
    Michael Stephens admitted he didn’t play hardball in talks with the Chicago Fire before signing with the team, he said Tuesday.

     
  • Report: Naperville native Stephens signs with Fire Dec 5, 2014 12:50 PM
    According to a report from Norway, Naperville native Michael Stephens will return to MLS and sign with the Chicago Fire.

     
  • Will speedy striker help turn Fire’s fortunes? Dec 3, 2014 5:17 PM
    The only way the Chicago Fire’s next designated player wasn’t going to be compared to the club’s last several DPs was if the Fire signed someone well-known even to casual fans. Kennedy Igboananike, the speedy striker the Fire signed Tuesday, isn’t well-known, but he might turn out to be a very good signing.

     
  • Fire signs Nigerian forward from Swedish club Dec 2, 2014 1:00 PM
    The Chicago Fire began rebuilding its roster Tuesday when team officials announced the signing of designated player Kennedy Igboananike, a Nigerian forward who played for a Swedish club.

     
  • Brown leaving Chicago Fire again Dec 1, 2014 4:38 PM
    Sources confirmed Monday that first assistant coach C.J. Brown plans to leave the Chicago Fire to join the staff of expansion club New York City FC.

     
  • Fire re-signs Nyarko Nov 18, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Chicago Fire announced Tuesday it has re-signed veteran midfielder Patrick Nyarko. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Nyarko was paid a base salary of $265,000 in 2014, according to the MLS Players Union, the third highest salary on the club.

     
  • Fire signs sponsorship deal with Heineken Nov 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Chicago Fire announced a multiyear deal for Heineken to become its official beer sponsor. The deal includes renaming the Toyota Park luxury club the Heineken Second Star Club and renaming its group hospitality area the Heineken Terrace. The Fire is one of seven MLS teams to sign with Heineken. According to a report from Danny Ecker of Crain’s Chicago Business, the deal is worth more than $1 million a year to the Fire.

     
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