83 days ago

Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union top of the MLS Power Rankings

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Curtin Press Conference, MLS Power Rankings and Champions League results Philadelphia Union News Takeaways: Union look to continue form in midweek contest against ChicagoThe Philadelphia Union face a quick turnaround as they host the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night at Subaru Park. Coming off a huge win against Tor[...]
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83 days ago

Fait Accompli: Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire MLS Game 21 Preview

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Fire are not going to win this game, and that’s okay. They don’t really need to in order to make the playoffs. They’re going into Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Union, the top team in the league and a team peaking at the right time. The Fire as we know them can’t compet[...]
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83 days ago

Preview, projected lineups and how to watch Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire

Morgan Tencza / SPP Fabian Herbers, CJ Sapong and the Fire are in town tonight Twenty points separate the Philadelphia Union and the Chicago Fire, but that isn’t keeping Union head coach Jim Curtin from respecting the Union’s opponent coming to Chester tonight. Curtin said Tuesday that Chicago are a team that is “playing a lot b[...]
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84 days ago

Jim Curtin has high praise for Raphael Wicky and the Chicago Fire

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin | Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images The Philadelphia Union boss will face his former club Wednesday Jim Curtin has the Philadelphia Union absolutely rolling. They sit top of the league after a massive, 5-0 win over Toronto FC. Wednesday’s opponent, the Chicago Fire, are 11th in the MLS Eastern Conf[...]
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84 days ago

Sam Piette - 100 Not Out!

Samuel Piette (right) who makes his 100th appearances in Montreal Impact colours this evening. | Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Impact midfielder is set for his 100th appearance for Montreal Impact this evening. This evening against Nashville SC at Red Bull Arena, Samuel Piette will become the latest Montreal Impact player to reach 100 appearances ([...]
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84 days ago

Looking at the Chicago Fire’s playoff odds

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports ...and what might have been, if a few bounces went their way. With four matches to go—and three of those on the road—FiveThirtyEight gives the Chicago Fire a 48-percent chance to make the MLS playoffs. It’s easy to see why. Beginning Wednesday, the Fire visit the best team in the East (Philadelphia U[...]
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84 days ago

Sergio Santos named MLS Player of the Week following hat trick performance

Morgan Tencza / SPP Santos was one of several superlatives given out to the Union after their big win over Toronto In a crucial matchup at Subaru Park against Toronto FC that could have decided the Philadelphia Union’s quest to win the club’s first-ever trophy, Sergio Santos came up clutch. Notching the team’s first hat trick si[...]
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85 days ago

Daryl Shore out as Forward Madison head coach

Daryl Shore | Forward Madison FC Shore spent two seasons in charge of FMFC Daryl Shore is out as Forward Madison’s head coach and technical director, the club announced today. Shore’s contract ran through the end of this season, and the sides mutually agreed to part ways. “We would like to thank Daryl for his help in launching F[...]
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85 days ago

Rate the U: Union turn in most complete performance of season

Morgan Tencza Sergio Santos put up the numbers, but the team performance was the most impressive feature of the 5-0 win over Toronto FC Sergio Santos is getting a lot of votes for player of the week because goals get attention, but his hat trick performance was just one of many memorable shifts put in by the Philadelphia Union in their blowout wi[...]
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86 days ago

Fire 2-2 Red Bulls: White strikes late again to earn draw in Chicago

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports It was Brian White to the rescue again as the local-born striker opportunistically equalized for New York for the second week in a row The New York Red Bulls once again found a way to earn points on the road in this four-match unbeaten streak as they got another late draw in second-half stoppage time. Brian White save[...]
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86 days ago

Fire Drop Two Points in Stoppage Time Again

CHICAGO, IL—Chicago Fire FC looked close to winning their first game from a trailing position in 2020, but yet another stoppage time equalizer for the Red Bulls allowed the visitors to draw 2-2 and keep the Fire outside the playoff places heading into a three-match road trip.  The Fire are currently level on points with [...] The post Fi[...]
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86 days ago

Chicago Fire draw 2-2 with Red Bulls after heartbreaking late goal

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports The Fire are fighting for the final playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference After second half goals from Robert Berić and Przemyslaw Frankowski, the Chicago Fire were on the brink of doing something they hadn’t done all year—winning a come from behind game. Then came a reminder that soccer can be c[...]
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86 days ago

Chicago Fire 2, New York Red Bulls 2: Man of the Match

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports In a game that was the most MLS game of the year, the Chicago Fire dropped 2 points at the death to the New York Red Bulls at the death. The best performer on the field for the Fire was Robert Beric. He made few mistakes and not only was the player who scored the tying goal, but was also the man who put the ball on th[...]
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86 days ago

Union cruises to first place with dominant win over shorthanded Toronto FC

Morgan Tencza Sergio Santos lead the offensive explosion with a hat trick CHESTER, Pa. — The game that was billed as a showdown of the two teams with the best record in the league ended up being a coronation for the Philadelphia Union in a dominant 5-0 win over Toronto FC on Saturday night. With Jose Martinez returning to give head coach Ji[...]
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86 days ago

Chicago Fire 2, New York Red Bulls 2: Quick & Dirty Recap

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Fire 2: Beric 51’ Frankowski 72’ New York Red Bulls 2: Duncan 39’ White 90+1 Here is your quick & dirty editorial-free recap of the Chicago X home/away match against Opponent. The Red Bulls and the Fire drew 2-2. 39’ 0-1 Duncan #RBNY in front!@kyleduncan_6 makes it look easy on t[...]
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86 days ago

16 year old Marshall-Rutty becomes youngest Toronto FC player to appear in a game

16 year old Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty made his MLS debut Sunday evening against FC Cincinnati. The Brampton, Ontario native came on as a substitute for his debut Wednesday vs. New York Red Bulls in MLS regular-season action. TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC’s youngest ever signing has arrived. 16 year old Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty made his Majo[...]
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87 days ago

Red Bulls hope to douse Fire in Chicago

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With four games remaining, New York hunts for points in the Windy City The New York Red Bulls are on good form right now on this three-match unbeaten streak, with four games remaining in this abbreviated regular season. The team will try to add on another positive result Saturday night as they[...]
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87 days ago

Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls: Gameday Guide & How to Watch

Fire striker Robert Berić smiles in training | Chicago Fire FC Tonight, 6:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+ The Chicago Fire have five regular season games left to solidify a spot in the playoffs. Tonight’s matchup against the New York Red Bulls at Soldier Field is the next-to-last home game of the year. Following this, there are three straight [...]
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87 days ago

Sporting KC Injury Update and Starting XI Predictions Versus Colorado Rapids

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Gadi Kinda (17) and Colorado Rapids forward Nicolas Mezquida (20) battle for the ball ahead of midfielder Gianluca Busio (27) in the second half at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. | Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports What does Sporting KC’s ideal starting 11 look like (minus the two injuries)? Sporting Kans[...]
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87 days ago

Scouting Report: FC Cincinnati

October 3, 2020 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Kei Kamara (16) brushes FC Cincinnati defender Kendall Waston (2) aside to take a penalty kick during the match against FC Cincinnati at Allianz Field. | (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography) How do the Loons match up against the “Queen City&rd[...]
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88 days ago

And Down The Stretch We Come: Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls MLS Game 19 Preview

Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images It all comes down to this The Chicago Fire have reached the final five games in a very familiar position. They currently hold on to the final playoff spot in the east, have a game in hand on the rest of the field, and are going to be playing in a series of six point games to determine whether or not the[...]
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88 days ago

2020 MLS Coverage: Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Preview and team news, ways to watch, live coverage, and reactions as the Chicago Fire face New York red Bulls at Soldier Field on October 24th in MLS Regular Season action.
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88 days ago

Chicago Fire FC is now one of the youngest teams in Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire FC Where does Chicago rank? And which team is the youngest? This might make Jonathan Bornstein and Kenneth Kronholm feel like senior citizens, but the Chicago Fire are definitely in the middle of youth movement. With the addition of Carlos Terán, 20, the Fire are now the sixth-youngest team in Major League Soccer, according to[...]
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88 days ago

Play-Offs - Will The Impact Make The Cut?

MLS Cup: Will the Impact make the Play-offs? Yes, says Paul Vance... | Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images With four rounds of matches to go, it’s Regular Season Crunch Time... One of the hardest things to predict right now is the outcome of football matches.It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been playing, watching or coaching the g[...]
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89 days ago

Adam Buksa admits it will be “strange” to play in front of fans

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The New England Revolution have not played in front of fans since the beginning of the year and Adam Buksa admitted that it will be rather strange. This has been an interesting season for the New England Revolution and the entirety of MLS. Most teams are playing without fans and the Supporters’ Shield wil[...]
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89 days ago

Jaylin Lindsey: Sporting Kansas City’s “right” back for the future?

Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images An analysis of the 20-year-old’s last two matches. Welcome to the third in a series of analyses in which eyes are focused on a particular Sporting Kansas City player on and off the ball for two matches, looking for his tendencies, strengths, and areas of needed improvement. Analysis[...]
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89 days ago

Check out video of new Chicago Fire defender Carlos Terán in training

The Colombian can play both center back and right back, two areas where the Fire no doubt need depth Chicago Fire fans got their first look at new defender Carlos Terán in a training video released by the club this week. Terán, who is 20, is listed at 6’ 2”, 187 lbs., but the Colombian somehow looks even bigger than that. [...]
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89 days ago

Chris Brady is making the most of his time at Forward Madison

Chris Brady | Forward Madison FC The Chicago Fire Homegrown tallied his seventh start for the ‘Mingos last night When Chicago Fire Homegrown goalkeeper Chris Brady first got to Forward Madison on loan back in July, he wasn’t seeing the field. Like all ‘keepers, he knew he’d have to bide his time, and wait for his chance to[...]
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89 days ago

Sporting KC’s Zusi out after foot surgery

Graham Zusi will be out for 4 to 5 months | Thad Bell The veteran defender is expected to miss four to five months Sporting Kansas City will be without defender Graham Zusi for the rest of the season after he underwent successful surgery to repair a midfoot sprain in his left foot. He is expected to be out of action for four to five months. The [...]
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90 days ago

Comets re-sign Kevin Ellis

Ellis will be with the Comets for another year | Thad Bell Ellis will bring back some great versatility for his third season with the Comets. The Kansas City Comets announced that they re-signed Kevin Ellis to a one-year deal for the upcoming 2020/21 season on Tuesday. The former Sporting KC defender will enter his third season with the Comets bu[...]
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90 days ago

CJ Sapong to miss Saturday’s Chicago Fire match for the best reason

CJ Sapong | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images After months in the NICU, his daughter is home from the hospital CJ Sapong’s last couple months had to be stressful, to be sure. In August, the Chicago Fire forward became a dad. His fiancee gave birth to a baby girl, who was born premature. But, after spending two months in the NICU, his daugh[...]
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91 days ago

What Went Wrong on the Final Chicago Goal against Sporting KC?

Chicago Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic (14) reacts after scoring a goal to level the game in the closing seconds against the Sporting Kansas City during the second half at Soldier Field. | Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports It’s not so clear cut that “Melia made a mistake.” Sporting Kansas City gave up a 95th minute goal on Saturd[...]
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92 days ago

Chicago Fire Notebook: Carlos Terán takes part in full-team training today

Carlos Terán holds up a Chicago Fire FC scarf after arriving in Chicago earlier this month | Chicago Fire FC Plus: What’s going on with Johan Kappelhof, and a possible date for the rescheduled Minnesota United match After taking part in full team training for the first time today, new Chicago Fire signing Carlos Terán is now a[...]
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93 days ago

Chicago Fire FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | October 17, 2020 | MLS Highlights

Chicago Fire FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | October 17, 2020 | MLS Highlights

Chicago Fire FC are looking to extend a home winning streak to four games when they take on Sporting Kansas City at Soldier Field Saturday afternoon. Chicago Fire FC (5W-8L-4D) are coming off a 2-1 win over D.C. United on October 11, while Sporting (9W-6L-2D) fell to FC Dallas 1-0 Wednesday night.  This is the second meeting between the t[...]
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93 days ago

What do the Chicago Fire need to do to make the playoffs?

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Looking at the remaining matches, the path is clear Let’s start with the good news. After Djordje Mihailovic rescued a point with his goal in the dying seconds of Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City, the Chicago Fire still control their own playoff destiny. They sit in 10th, with the top[...]
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