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  • Romanian midfielder joins Chicago Fire Jul 14, 2014 11:52 AM
    Veteran Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis, 31, has signed with the Chicago Fire, team officials announced Monday. “Razvan is an experienced, well-traveled central midfielder,” said Fire head coach Frank Yallop, whose team has struggled to a 3-10-4 record and sits in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. “He brings a wealth of international experience and will be a great addition as we enter the second half of the season.”

     
  • Fire holds on for 1-0 win over Revolution Jul 12, 2014 9:59 PM
    Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 3rd minute and Sean Johnson saved a penalty kick in the 86th to seal the Chicago Fire’s 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday.

     
  • Sorting out World Cup winners and losers Jul 12, 2014 3:15 PM
    Every once in a while a big event lives up to the hype. Take a bow, World Cup 2014. Forgetting about the Argentina-Netherlands semifinal for a minute, this tournament has been fantastic, ranking as perhaps the best ever. Orrin Schwarz offers up his winners and losers during the World Cup, along with his prediction for the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina.

     
  • Attention shifts to 2018 U.S. soccer team Jul 5, 2014 10:02 PM
    Hank Steinbrecher has been to many World Cups and enjoyed every one of them, but he doesn’t regret skipping this one. The Glen Ellyn native got to witness America embrace the World Cup, leaving us with a big question: What's next? Orrin Schwarz tries to answer that question as the attention shifts to the 2018 team.

     
  • Fire’s draw ‘disappointing, frustrating’ Jul 2, 2014 11:06 PM
    From the point of view of Fire captain Jeff Larentowicz, not much changed for the team during its World Cup break.

     
  • U.S. soccer loss or not, things are different now Jul 2, 2014 6:08 AM
    Belgium eliminated the United States from the World Cup. Soccer, however, gained so much momentum the past couple weeks that indications are that it isn't about to retreat into oblivion again. This isn't a time even as recent as 2002 when soccer essentially went away again after the U.S. lost in the quarterfinals.

     
  • 5 things the Chicago Fire must fix Jul 1, 2014 1:29 PM
    Not even the most loyal Chicago Fire employee would call the first part of this season a rousing success, especially on the field. OK, so it wasn’t a total disaster either.

     
  • U.S. soccer team far from a disappointment Jul 2, 2014 6:15 AM
    As much as we wanted to believe in this U.S. national soccer team, we always knew a long run through this World Cup was a lot to ask. Just getting out of the Group of Death was an accomplishment and a surprise. In the Round of 16, Belgium was just plain better than the United States, though the Americans showed heart to the bitter end.

     
  • New ‘World’ view for U.S. soccer team Jun 30, 2014 7:35 PM
    No longer is the United States taking the long view of its World Cup matches. The days of a “good” loss are over. Now the United States is in the knockout phase of the tournament. Win or go home. “The mentality is that if you have the game of your life, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing, you could win the game,” said former national-team star Brian McBride, who grew up in Arlington Heights. “The focus becomes much tighter. The experience you gained through the group stages, you use to your advantage.”

     
  • Glen Ellyn soccer pioneer amazed by game's growth Jun 26, 2014 5:41 AM
    When Hank Steinbrecher, a National Soccer Hall of Fame member and former secretary general of U.S. Soccer, talks about this World Cup being “a tipping point for U.S. Soccer,” the Glen Ellyn resident does so with a perspective developed from decades of dedication to the sport. “The whole landscape of soccer has changed,” Steinbrecher said.

     
  • U.S. shows it deserves to advance; Belgium up next Jun 26, 2014 9:16 PM
    If the United States showed Sunday that sometimes a draw can feel like a loss, Thursday the Americans showed a loss can sometimes be a victory.The United States will play Belgium, the winner of Group H, on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (ESPN). Belgium will be tough, but not as tough as Germany.

     
  • Overtime suits Fire just fine Jun 25, 2014 11:35 PM
    The Chicago Fire seems to have found a way to win: Avoid 90-minute games.

     
  • Americans as underdogs a different dynamic Jun 25, 2014 6:17 PM
    The United States normally is under immense pressure to be the best at everything and cure all the world's problems. In that context, it's kind of refreshing for the U.S. soccer team to be underdogs in the World Cup.

     
  • Late goal like a kick in the gut for U.S. soccer team Jun 23, 2014 6:34 AM
    Did you really expect it to be that easy? You forgot soccer can be a cruel game. In a World Cup that has been so dramatic, so full of surprises, so high-scoring, it’s only fitting that the United States’ match Sunday against Portugal should end with a heartbreaking, game-tying goal for the Portuguese in the final seconds, the latest World Cup regulation-time goal ever.

     
  • Fire’s Mathis to U.S. World Cup team: Go for it Jun 21, 2014 10:05 PM
    Clint Mathis knows what it’s like to score in a World Cup. He also knows the feeling of defeating powerful Portugal in a World Cup.

     
  • Magee back in action with desperate Fire Jun 18, 2014 11:52 PM
    The Chicago Fire, desperately needing any kind of victory, found itself in something of a no-win situation Wednesday night.

     
  • Strong start, but U.S. will have to be better Jun 16, 2014 9:40 PM
    The United States did what it had to do Monday against Ghana, getting 3 points with a 2-1 World Cup victory. Now the Americans need to play better. "There’s undoubtedly things we need to improve,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann told ESPN after the game.

     
  • World Cup spotlight shines on ex-Palatine resident Jun 16, 2014 9:49 AM
    With all due respect to Landon Donovan, he doesn't matter anymore. Here are five American players to watch over the next three World Cup games — and maybe more.

     
  • Pineda sent to second-division side Indy Eleven Jun 14, 2014 9:24 PM
    Just because Major League Soccer has been on a World Cup break doesn’t mean the Fire is out to lunch.

     
  • Fire at a loss after 3-2 loss to Seattle Jun 7, 2014 11:19 PM
    The Chicago Fire has a lot to think about as it heads to Major League Soccer’s World Cup break.

     
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