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Catching Up With The Fire

Remember these guys? Let’s see how they’re doing

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It’s been three weeks since the Chicago Fire last played a competitive game and while the break did us all some good, it’s about time to see the lads out in the pitch again. But until then, you are probably wondering what happened in the world of the Fire recently. So here’s a refresher.

Nicolas Hasler called up for international duty

New summer signing Hasler was called up by his native Liechtenstein for the new UEFA Nations League. For those who aren’t in the loop and don’t know what that is, think club football with promotion and relegation but with national teams. Anyway the 27-year-old got an assist in their 2-1 loss against Armenia and became the captain in the later stages of the match when they were down to 10 men. He later also captained the team in a 2-0 win against Gibraltar.

Daniel Johnson celebrates his 23rd

Johnson celebrated his birthday on Saturday! Whoo! Happy belated birthday! The now 23-year-old joined the Fire last season during the 2017 Superdraft. Since then he has had 14 appearances with the Men in Red. With the season effectively over and there is nothing else to play for other than pride, Pauno should look into playing him more - but hopefully in his prefer ed position.

Kevin Ellis finds a new club

Eliis, who was among the four summer departures this season, has joined potential playoff contenders D.C. United last Friday. Ellis had 20 appearances, two goals and four assists during his time with the Fire. His first appearance for his new club was as a late substitute in their 1-1 draw against NYCFC last Saturday. Good luck with your new club Ellis! You were one of the few who worked hard for the badge this terrible season in my opinion. And if you would of have stayed with us, you probably would of have been named best cook within the Fire squad.

The Fire will start playing again this Saturday when they face fellow bottom feeders Orlando City, which should hopefully (keyword: hopefully) be an easy three points.