Author Archives: Jeffrey Krause

Fire DPs MacDonald, Fernandez eager to contribute for new squad

By JEFFREY KRAUSE The Chicago Fire returned home from San Jose and resumed training Tuesday morning, shaking off the late equalizer provided by Steven Lenhart as the team now puts the Western Conference in the rear-view mirror, facing only Eastern … Continue reading »

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Chicago rides Pardo free kick to top Whitecaps

BRIDGEVIEW, IL- Chicago rebounded from last week's shutout at the hands of LA Galaxy to overcome a road-weary Vancouver Whitecaps on Pavel Pardo free kick, as the Fire improved their overall record to 9-6-4, and drew even in the standings with … Continue reading »

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Keane’s double leads Galaxy over Fire

  By JEFFREY KRAUSE BRIDGEVIEW, IL.- Defending MLS Cup champs LA Galaxy used a brace from Robbie Keane to shut out the Chicago Fire, 2-0, in front of a sold out crowd at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon. The much-needed … Continue reading »

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Short-handed Fire hold off Crew

  By JEFFREY KRAUSE BRIDGEVIEW, IL- Chicago fought a surging Columbus Crew team and a man disadvantage for 60 minutes to prevail in a 2-1 win over the Crew Saturday night at Toyota Park. The Fire offense was sparked off first-half goals by … Continue reading »

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Nyarko leads revitalized Fire past rusty Red Bulls

By JEFFREY KRAUSE BRIDGEVIEW, IL- The New York Red Bulls defense had been one of the stingiest in the league before going into the extended MLS break, but having nearly a month off from MLS play didn't seem to do … Continue reading »

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Fire Notes: Grazzini negotiations continue, Friedrich nears return & more

Photo by ISIphotos.com By JEFFREY KRAUSE Chicago Fire playmaker Sebastian Grazzini is currently in ongoing contract negotiations with the club, and the 31-year-old Argentine is getting a bit anxious to see the next step of his career resolved. Grazzini's contract … Continue reading »

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Renteria winner helps Crew roll past Fire

By JEFFREY KRAUSE COLUMBUS, OH.–The Chicago Fire continued a trend on Saturday night as they faced the Columbus Crew for the first time this season. A late push was not enough for the Fire to walk away with any points, … Continue reading »

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Fire Notes: Rolfe nears return, club looks to end home woes vs. Dallas and more

By JEFFREY KRAUSE Chris Rolfe has yet to see the gameday roster for the Chicago Fire due to an ankle injury he suffered after returning to the club following a stint of more than two years in Denmark. That could … Continue reading »

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