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  • Fire, Rapids play to 0-0 tieJun 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Fire’s Juan Luis Anangono pushed a header wide in the 76th minute and the Fire settled for a 0-0 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. Anangono broke free of Colorado defender Shane O’Neill and goalkeeper John Berner couldn’t recover in time to defend his goal. But with a wide open net. Anangono’s header went just outside the left post.

     
  • Jeff Larentowicz, who played for three seasons with Colorado, returns Wednesday with his Fire teammates to play the Rapids in a Major League Soccer match.

    Fire shoots to snare a couple of wins before World Cup breakJun 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    With two games left before Major League Soccer takes a break for the World Cup, the Chicago Fire would love to get a couple of wins and finally get some momentum going.

     
  • Another familiar finish for FireJun 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    No matter how the Chicago Fire lines up, the end result always seems to have a familiar look.

     
  • Now back with the Los Angeles Galaxy, forward Landon Donovan is preparing to face the Chicago Fire on Sunday, just 10 days after being told he won’t be going to his fourth World Cup. The 32-year-old attacker had 2 goals and 1 assist in his last MLS contest.

    Will disappointed Donovan take it out on Fire?May 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s tough enough to play Landon Donovan when he’s in a good mood. And Landon Donovan is definitely not a happy camper these days.

     
  • While Chicago Fire owner Andrew Hauptman, left, has given Frank Yallop, the team’s head coach and director of soccer, some leeway to add more talent, there aren’t any player personnel moves in the pipeline right now.

    Bliss working to pinpoint Fire’s roster needsMay 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Technical director Brian Bliss wants to make sure he maintains an even keel before he makes any significant moves to Chicago Fire roster.

     
  • Crew beat Fire 2-0 to end 8-game winless streakMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ethan Finlay and Jairo Arrieta scored in the first half and the Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday night to end an eight-game winless streak. Finlay, making his first start of the season and seventh in his three-year career, scored in the 10th minute, and Arrieta followed 15 minutes later with his third goal of the season. After failing to score in his first 40 MLS games, Finlay has scored in two straight.

     
  • Real’s Gareth Bale, lifts the Champion League trophy, after his team won the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Real Madrid beats Atletico to win Champions LeagueMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Real Madrid rallied to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League final and win Europe’s elite soccer club competition a record 10th time. Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Real in the last 10 minutes of extra time at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz to end a 12-year wait since its last continental title.

     
  • Chicago Fire midfielder and team captain Jeff Larentowicz, left, says the Fire has to work more as a team and defend as a team.

    Winning makes a big difference for FireMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Fire coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop said he’s noticed a difference in his players now that they have a pair of victories this season following a two-month dryspell.

     
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  • Sour taste in Fire players’ mouths despite 2nd winMay 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Fire got 3 points in the MLS standings for Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 victory against visiting Sporting Kansas City. Style points are another matter.

     
  • Harry Shipp

    Rookie leads Fire to first winMay 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rookie midfielder Harry Shipp scored three goals, his first in Major League Soccer, to rally the Chicago Fire to a 5-4 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night. Shipp, who led Notre Dame to last year’s NCAA title, gave Chicago the lead in the fourth minute and then added goals in the 54th and 58th minutes to earn the Fire their first victory of the year.

     
  • Former Chicago Fire star Brian McBride, left, has come out of retirement to help his former team as a part-time coach. “It’s something that I’m looking forward to,” McBride said.

    Soccer legend McBride reunites with FireMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    It just made sense for both sides to get Brian McBride in Chicago Fire practice gear again. McBride, a native of Arlington Heights and a Buffalo Grove High School grad, is working as a part-time assistant to help the Fire with its offensive attack.

     
  • When he accepted the job last December as the new head coach and director of soccer for the Chicago Fire, Frank Yallop knew getting his team to the playoffs would be challenging. Now, still winless after 8 games, he says he sees some light at the end of the tunnel.

    Frustration not lost on winless Fire coachMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    By now you figure Frank Yallop has realized it’s going to be a tougher job than he first thought to turn the Chicago Fire into an MLS Cup contender.

     
  • Fire implodes, loses 3-2May 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Frank Yallop used words like “empty feeling” and “sickening” and “total collapse” to describe the Chicago Fire’s 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Toyota Park.

     
  • The Fire will have to chase its first win Saturday without leading scorerQuincy Amarikwa, who against New England two weeks ago earned two yellow cards and a suspension.

    Fire ‘dying’ to get first win against Real Salt LakeMay 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Frank Yallop counts himself as one of those coaches who hates to lose more than he likes to win, so the Chicago Fire’s six-game streak of ties is not entirely bad.

     
  • Botched penalty kick costs Fire first victory Apr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    For the second consecutive home game, the Fire missed a penalty kick in second-half extra time that would have won the game. This time it was second-half substitute Juan Luis Anangono who stepped up and offered a PK that Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth saved easily, preserving the tie.

     
  • Fire winless after 1-1 draw vs. RevsApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth stopped Juan Luis Anangono’s penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time Saturday to preserve a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire, who matched a Major League Soccer record with their sixth straight tie. The Fire have tied each match since losing their opener. The six straight draws equaled an MLS mark last set by the Colorado Rapids in 2011.

     
  • In this photo provided by the Chicago Fire, Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Montreal Impact, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in Bridgeview, Ill. The Fire and Impact tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Chicago Fire, Brian Kersey)

    No wins yet? Fire not at all worriedApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Talking with Chicago Fire players and coaches right now is a little bit like listening to Bobby McFerrin sing “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

     
  • Montreal Impact’s Jack McInerney stands near as the Chicago Fire’s Alex heads the ball during a soccer game Saturday in Montreal.

    Amarikwa scores for Chicago in 1-1 tie with ImpactApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 54th minute and the Chicago Fire tied the Montreal Impact 1-1 on Saturday at Olympic Stadium, leaving both teams winless. Off a corner, midfielder Jeff Larentowicz’s header rang off the crossbar before falling to Mike Magee, who squared it across to Amarikwa in the 18-yard box for his third goal of the season. Chicago is 0-1-5.

     
  • Fire trying to reignite fans' interestApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Fire found itself on the pay-no-mind list the past few years, but it's got new people and a new plan in place to make the club the focus of Chicago soccer.

     
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