Latest Chicago Fire season Stories

2009-09-27 05:44:51

Brian McBride scored in the 78th minute Saturday, lifting Chicago into a 2-2 Major League Soccer tie with Toronto FC. McBride's seventh goal this season was helped by Justin Mapp's header (pass) and erased a one-goal deficit. With the victory, the Fire (16-6-11) stayed in second place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind the first place Columbus Crew. They shared the three points because of the tie. Nick Garcia scored the Fire's first goal in the 14th minute. Chicago's Logan Pause,...

2009-08-23 20:46:37

Goals in the final 18 minutes by Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Mike Banner and Dasan Robinson Sunday pushed the Chicago Fire to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Colorado. Robinson got the game-winner on a header that got past Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens. Omar Cummings scored two second-half goals for the Rapids. The Fire is 10-5-8. Colorado dropped to 8-7-6.

2009-07-19 00:29:47

Cuauhtemoc Blanco set up a key goal Saturday, helping the Chicago Fire record a 2-0 Major League Soccer victory against San Jose Earthquakes. Blanco assisted on a goal by Patrick Nyarko in the 82nd minute, and then scored his first goal this season in the 89th for the Fire (7-3-7), who retained first place in the Eastern Conference with their just their second win in eight home games this season. The Earthquakes (3-10-4) sank to 0-7-2 on the road and have accumulated just 13 points all...

2009-07-04 22:57:28

Marco Pappa and Wilman Conde scored and the Chicago Fire moved into a tie with D.C. United for the MLS East lead Saturday with a 2-1 win over Colorado. Chicago (6-3-6) got first-half goals by Pappa and Conde less than eight minutes apart. Pappa had his goal at the half hour mark and Conde added his second goal of the season in the 37th minute. Jacob Peterson scored an unassisted goal for Colorado (5-4-6) in the 76th minute.

2009-05-09 22:08:52

Wilman Conde scored for Chicago and Shalrie Joseph scored for New England Saturday when the Fire and the Revolution played to a 1-1 tie. It was the fifth straight tie for the Fire (2-0-6), which has yet to lose in the 2009 MLS season but nevertheless holds down third place in the Eastern Conference. New England (2-2-3) is fifth in the conference. Conde scored in the 36th minute off a corner kick taken by Cuauhtemoc Blanco. Joseph scored in the 49th minute after assists by Jeff Larentowicz and...

2009-04-11 18:56:36

Chris Rolfe's goal in the 85th minute Saturday pulled Chicago into a 3-3 tie with San Jose and allowed the Fire to remain unbeaten in four games. In a seesaw contest, Chicago (2-0-2) came back three times from one-goal deficits before securing the tie. Marco Pappa and Brian McBride scored the other Fire goals. Ryan Johnson, Bobby Convey and Arturo Alvarez scored for the Earthquakes (1-1-2). San Jose opened the scoring with Johnson's goal in the 14th minute but Chicago got it back in the 41st...

2009-03-21 22:17:12

Justin Mapp, Brian McBride and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored goals for the Chicago Fire Saturday in a 3-1 win over FC Dallas. Dallas (0-1-0) scored first when Kenny Cooper drove a 60-yard shot past Fire goalie Jon Busch in the ninth minute but Chicago (1-0-0) tied it just when Mapp scored in the 38th minute and McBride put the Fire ahead for good with a goal on a penalty kick six minutes into the second half. Blanco wrapped up the scoring with a goal on a free kick.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire snapped an extended scoreless streak that reached over three games, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night after scoring the first two goals in the Major League Soccer fixture. With the draw, the Crew (8-4-3) are just three points behind the league- leading New England Revolution in the Eastern Conference table with a game in hand. Chicago (6-5-3), on the other hand, is...

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