Author Archives: Jeffrey Krause

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 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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Oduro winner, Espinoza red card help Fire send Sporting KC to third loss

Chicago has not lost a home match to an Eastern Conference opponent since October 2010. That streak was put to the test Saturday night when conference leaders Sporting Kansas City entered Toyota Park to take on the Fire. A second … Continue reading »

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RSL, Fire play to scoreless draw at Toyota Park

BY JEFFREY KRAUSE The Chicago Fire went into Wednesday night's match against Real Salt Lake hoping to build on their dramatic road victory against Chivas USA, but they wound up settling for a draw as their offense couldn't match the … Continue reading »

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