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Dankeschön, Mike! New Fire Ad To Focus On MVP

New Chicago Fire commercial looks to recreate an iconic scene from one of the greatest films to be set in Chicago, and you can be part of it Friday afternoon!

Around The Campfire: CF97 Community News For April

Check out some additional ways to get involved in the Chicago soccer community this year

Volunteers Needed for Section 8 Food Drive

With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are excitedly making plans for time spent with family and friends. However, it's also a good time to remember that there are many less fortunate people in need this holiday season.

Fire Supporters Group Highlight: Ultras Red Side

In a new series here on HTIOT, we are talking with various Fire supporter groups around Toyota Park to help familiarize our readers with who they are and what they do - and what better first group to highlight than Ultras Red Side?

The Chicago Fire: A Family Tradition

As a growing sports franchise in the crowded Chicagoland market, the Chicago Fire are constantly looking for new ways to bring people to Toyota Park and more importantly- keep them coming back.

Embracing the Bandwagon Fan

With the recent success of the Fire, it's to be expected that a bump in average attendance could occur and "bandwagon" or "fair weather fans" will join the ranks. It's important to embrace fans who are not always there through thick and thin. Let me

Flags of Our Bothers

Last Saturday against Portland, the Timbers had a significant contingent of followers that traveled to the east side corner and the Harlem End was motivated to out cheer the opposition.

The First "Fire Friday" is an Encouraging Success

In a competitive sports market in Chicago, it is essential that the Chicago Fire Soccer Club reaches out to the community and works to expand the fan base through a variety of means

Fire Fridays Campaign Set To Kick Off

Fans have been asking for the team to try to establish a much larger footprint throughout the city to raise visibility and attract new supporters

Making the Pitch: Selling Chicago to Players

Much has been made of the poor run to start the season, and the numerous transactions that haven’t panned out. An obvious solution to poor results as pointed out by many: acquire better, if not elite talent. Below is why said talent should play for t


Google+ Hangout With Daniel Paladini Friday

Want to chat with a Fire player? And have a chance to win some prizes?

How To Turn A Sports Bar Into A Chicago Fire Bar

An anonymous writer once said "Football is a game in which a handful of fit men run around for one and a half hours watched by millions of people who could really use the exercise". For many soccer fans, our unfit practice of drinking beer, eating gr

Like Art? Like Soccer? How About Both?

The Chicago Fire are once again set to host their 3rd annual celebration of two beautiful creations: art, and the game of soccer. The best part is that local Chicagoland area artists can be a part of it

Grass Roots Perspective:The Fire In Chicago Market

In the wake of an early season that has the Fire lamenting its last place, it seems like a difficult proposition arguing a case for how the Fire can improve in the Chicago sports market. After a...

Soccer Bar Sojourn: The Globe Pub & A.J. Hudson's

While our own Dili Yang normally does these types of reviews, I was in Chicago last weekend and decided to go to both bars on the same day.


Opening Night Section 8 Tifo

As always, Section 8 bringing some quality work to Toyota Park

HTIOT Fantasy Fixture List: Week 1

The 2013 MLS season is here! And HTIOT has all your fantasy needs covered!

#cf97Withdrawals Ep. 2

Give the Fire marketing folks their props for doing their best to keep their fans engaged during an offseason that always seems too long.



At this point we are all suffering from cf97 withdrawal. Fortunately each passing day gets us a bit closer to the regular season. Check out this first video in the #cf97withdrawal series, courtesy of Chris Rolfe

Robinson still involved in Fire community

The Section 8 Chicago Independent Supporters Association November 2012 board meeting took place on Wednesday night at The Atlantic Bar in Lincoln Square. And a former Fire player made a special appearance.

Club vs. Country: Where Do You Stand?

In soccer circles one of the most interesting debates, at least to me, is always the club vs. country argument. For every person you ask, you will get a unique answer

Fire's 15th: A Night of Living History

Over 14 months of preparation went into the Fire's 15th Anniversary Celebration. And it reaffirmed and reminded us that our motto of Tradition, Honor, and Passion aren't just empty words.

Fun in the works for Fire/Aston Villa Friendly

As well all know, the Fire will be playing Aston Villa in a friendly on Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 PM at Toyota Park. However, there is going to be a supporters match between cf97 supporters...

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Happenings: More than just a team, truly a community and a club

If you have suggestions for locations or other Chicago Fire initiatives, get the ball rolling. Being a Chicago Fire fan is a unique experience from all the other teams out there. It truly is a Soccer Club.

1300 Miles For Zero Points and a Cup Defeat

So why do we do it? Travel thousands of miles, taking time off work, spending the few dollars we have for feelings that more often than not end in crushing (sporting) despair?

What Is The Meaning of Tradition, Honor, Passion?

"There are three words that we go on" CJ Brown said Wednesday night moments after he became the seventh man to join the Ring of Fire. "Tradition, passion and honor."

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