Chicago Fire Roster News & Analysis
Chicago Fire sign academy midfielder Brian Gutiérrez
It’s the Fire’s 16th homegrown signing in club history
Gastón Giménez trains with the Chicago Fire for the first time
He joins the team a day after fellow Argentinian designated player Ignacio Aliseda
Taking a Look at the 2020 Chicago Fire Roster: Part Two
In Part Two of his look at the preseason roster, Ruben analyzes the Midfielders and Forwards
North Lot Podcast: Off-season Special
The gang are back for another year to discuss the #cf97 offseason so far.
Chicago Fire sign Pineda to Homegrown Deal
The defender is the club’s sixth homegrown player on the roster
Dax McCarty’s Exit Leaves The Fire With All Sorts Of Problems
It makes sense in a vacuum, but losing Dax McCarty creates more problems than it solves
How Will The Fire Move On After Niko
The 2017 Golden Boot winner announced he was moving on over the weekend. The Fire must do the same.
How Will The Fire Move On From Basti?
Schweinsteiger’s poise on the field and experience off the field will be difficult to replace
With The Offseason Underway, Designated Players Are A Key Priority
Basti’s retirement leaves the Fire with an open DP slot. There may be more to come.
Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces His Retirement
Der Fußballgott calls time on an astonishing 17-year-long career
In Praise Of The Super-Sub
Sunday summed up the season for the Fire, but one thing stood out that hasn’t happened often this year
Anatomy Of A Set Piece
The Fire used a specific set piece tactic against FC Cincinnati to avoid aerial duels with Kendall Waston
How The Fire Can End The Season On A High Note
The final three games are an opportunity to build upon the success of the FC Dallas win by committing to possession
Hauptman Is Out. Now What?
Now that he owns a controlling share of the club, Joe Mansueto has a big job ahead of him
What If The Fire Were Forced To Play Everyone Out Of Position?
Moving players out of position has knock on effects
Johan Kappelhof’s Inverted Right Back Excursion
Why Johan Kappelhof’s role changed against Columbus— and what it says about Veljko Paunovic’s coaching style
The Short Leash
Djordje Mihailovic’s role has been reduced to a late game substitute, but he’s not the first who’s fallen out of favor quickly this season
First Impressions Of Micheal Azira
Why the former Montreal midfielder has immediately earned playing time for the Fire.
How A Newly-Stable Defense Is Keeping The Fire’s Playoff Hopes Alive
The Fire’s newfound defensive confidence have kept their playoff hopes alive
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Positional Freedom
Bastian Schweinsteiger may take up more of a free role as the Fire try to stay in the playoff conversation
Assessing Andre Reynolds II’s Strong Debut
The 18 year-old Chicago Fire homegrown had a great debut in the Fire’s Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul
Fire Sign 34-year-old USMNT Defender Jonathan Bornstein
The Fire finally have a left back
Poor Transitions are Costing the Fire Points
The lack of cohesion in important transitions is what lead the Fire to dropping points in the past two outings.
Reports: Mo Adams Traded To Atlanta
The young defensive midfielder is apparently is headed to the defending MLS Cup Champs
How Brandt Bronico Became A Right Back
The #Grindset has made its way to right back. Assessing Brand Bronico’s recent positional shift.
What the Fire Needs to Focus on During This Transfer Window
If the Fire wants dominate the field, they should start with the transfer market first.
Here’s What We Would Ask Nelson Rodriguez If We Could
The Fire GM’s next media roundtable is in two weeks. Here’s what we would ask if we were invited.
Sometimes, Veljko Paunovic Does Get it Right
We take a look when it all goes right for Paunovic
What The MLSPA Salary Disclosure Tells Us About The Fire’s Priorities
Chicago aren’t getting good ROI for their payroll spending— and it’s costing them the season
Which Formation Would Best Suit the Fire?
We boot up FM18 once again to see how the Fire would fair with various formation
Do The Fire Really Have A Top 5 Attack?
The stats and eye test don’t line up for the Fire’s attack at the moment