In a week where the team traded veteran midfielder Justin Mapp and unveiled new Designated Player Nery Castillo, the changes keep coming for the Chicago Fire- yesterday, the team announced the acquisition of midfielder Freddie Ljungberg from the Seattle Sounders. Ljungberg, 33, brings with him one of the most impressive resumes in MLS. He rose to fame playing on the wing for … [Read more...] about Fire acquire Freddie Ljungberg, gearing up for 2007-esque late season surge?
The Chicago Fire came into Tuesday’s game against the UNAM Pumas in last place in Group B with no chance of advancing. Pumas on the other hand were in third place and had a slim chance of advancing. They needed a loss by Morelia and a five-goal win over the Fire. The Former came true, as the New England Revolution continued their unexpected run by beating Morelia 1-0. … [Read more...] about Chicago Fire Finish SuperLiga on a High Note
The Chicago Fire head into tonight’s game against UNAM Pumas mathematically eliminated from the 2010 SuperLiga. However, the Fire can play spoilers to Pumas, who need a miracle to advance. Expect this game to be entertaining from the first whistle, as Pumas needs to win by at least five goals to have any shot at advancing past the group stage. This should give the Fire, who has … [Read more...] about Chicago Fire Hope to Play Spoiler Against UNAM Pumas
After getting trounced by Monaracas Morelia last Wednesday 5-1, the Chicago Fire needed, at the very least, a tie against a hot New England Revolution team on Saturday night. The SuperLiga has been a rebirth for the Revolution (4-9-2 in the MLS), upsetting UNAM Pumas in their first group match. It was a night-and-day difference between the Fire and the Revolution, as the … [Read more...] about Chicago Fire in Last Place After Loss to Revolution
The World Cup in South Africa is officially over. However, in Chicago, soccer is just getting started. Tonight, at 8:30 PM CT, the Chicago Fire will kick off the SuperLiga 2010 against the Monarcas Morelia. The Chicago Fire and their home stadium, Toyota Park, will be one of four hosts for this year’s SuperLiga. Every year, eight teams qualify for the SuperLiga tournament … [Read more...] about Chicago Fire host SuperLiga 2010; First Game Tonight against Monarcas Morelia