Fire Front Office

Annual Kickoff Luncheon; New Jersey Unveiling

The Chicago Fire Today have announced the date, time and location of the 16th Annual Chicago Fire Season Kickoff Luncheon.

Rolfe and Pause Opt Out of Stage 2

It appears that Chris Rolfe and Logan Pause might be returning to the Fire.

Welcome to the FireDome

Chicago Fire plan to open a soccer center on the city's north side.

Brian Bliss Named Technical Director

Brian Bliss is the first staff hire of the Frank Yallop era.

Brian Bliss to the Fire?

Reports are surfacing that the former Columbus Crew technical director might be headed to Chicago.

Logan Pause's Option Declined and Other Moves

Yallop is calling a few more shots.

Saying Good Bye is Hard

The Chicago Fire part ways with Ríos and Tornaghi.

Frank Yallop Holds Press Conference

Mr. Yallop is rolling up his sleeves and ready to get his hands dirty.

CF97 Cleanout Continues

Coaches Matkovic and Percovich, ‘keeper coach Hyde, scouting chief Carmona sent packing

Front-Office Cleanout: Klopas, Leon Out

Chicago Fire apparently canning everyone with player-acquisition responsibilities as Hauptman takes broom to front office


Martino Tweets "Fire Coach Fired"; Is Klopas Out?

Hard to understand #CoachingCarousel hashtag in any other context; Schwarz reports firing to be announced Wednesday

Fire Domestic Players Held Back

Chicago is doing okay but could they be doing great?

Who Doesn't Love a Bobblehead?

Who Doesn't Love a Bobblehead? Who doesn't love a trilogy? The Chicago Fire and Quaker are at it again.

Fire P.L.A.Y.S. Program Figures To Be A Hit

While the Fire have the week off and the news mill is churning slower, the club announced a new program aimed at helping youth in the Chicagoland area both with the game of soccer and also in the classroom

Chicago Fire sign MLS SuperDraft pick Yazid Atouba

Yazid Atouba might have been a slight gamble when the Chicago Fire drafted him in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. The Cameroonian midfielder impressed in preseason though, leading to the club offering him a contract two days before the season opener.

Fire acquire Amarikwa from TFC

The Men in Red boosted their attacking options Wednesday when they acquired Quincy Amarikwa from Toronto FC in exchange for a 2014 supplemental draft pick. Amarikwa was trialing with the Fire before the move was finalized.

Andrew, A Chicago Fire Flag 3rd Jersey Is A Must

The debate over a proper Chicago Flag 3rd jersey has always been a popular topic for Fire fans. And this very issue roared back to life today from a seemingly innocuous Monday morning.

Trialists continue battle for roster spots

With training camp in full swing, the Chicago Fire have a number of unsigned players fighting for the opportunity to make the final roster. Here are some quick thoughts on the updated trialist info.

Frank Klopas Conference Call Highlights

I just got off the phone with Frank on this week's conference call. The hot topic was obviously the Duka/Rogers for Oduro deal. Frank also shed some light on the Fire's ongoing search in the forward department

Robbie Rogers: not silent on his MLS rights

Robbie Rogers had the chance to remain silent on his MLS rights. He didn't. It may be used against the Fire.

Breaking down the Fire back line

The Fire added two more defenders through the supplemental draft on Tuesday, but how does the back line as a whole look after some recent moves by the club?

2013 MLS SuperDraft Recap

The biggest moves from Thursday might be the moves that haven't quite happened yet. The Fire selected Cameroonian international Yazid Atouba Emane with their only SuperDraft selection, but it seems evident that more moves are on the horizon.

Fire take Atouba with lone SuperDraft selection

The Chicago Fire selected midfielder Yazid Atouba Emane with the 30th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Analysts say the Cameronian is very quick and a pure attacker.

2013 MLS SuperDraft Open Thread

Hot Time in Old Town has two reporters at the 2013 MLS SuperDraft in Indianapolis. Here's the live thread of the day's festivities.

Report: Larentowicz to Fire?

According to reports, the Fire are getting a midfield boost in the form of Colorado Rapids midfielder Jeff Larentowicz. The Fire will give up their first round draft pick on Thursday in the deal.

Luck on Fire's 2013 MLS mock draft

Fire GM-for-a-day James Coston (okay, not really...) has the Men in Red use MLS SuperDraft first round pick on defender for third straight year. Too bad it's not real.

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