An already disappointing week was made that much worse Saturday night as the Fire stumbled to a disheartening 2-0 defeat to rivals New England at Gillette Stadium. Kelyn Rowe and Benny Feilhaber both scored goals within five minutes of each other in the second half, condemning the Fire to a third defeat in the span of just seven days. Continue reading
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If you’re a Chicago Fire supporter and a fan of US soccer, then Wednesday, February 29th was nothing short of the perfect day.
An action-filled day began early Wednesday morning as numerous international friendlies were already underway by 10pm CT. One of those friendlies involved Fire striker Orr Barouch, who received the nod in the starting lineup for Israel against Ukraine. Barouch opened the scoring in the 17th minute, splitting two defenders to get on the end of a precise pass and fire a one-touch effort into the net. Israel would go on to win 4-0. Watch Barouch’s goal and highlights of the match below. Continue reading
After doing the double over the Columbus Crew last season, a repeat of that feat could be on the cards again in 2012. A depleted Chicago Fire squad topped a relatively full strength Columbus side 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of an 80th minute goal from Federico Puppo, his first goal for the club.
The Fire were without six players against the Crew – many of whom were on international duty – but the men in red still managed to survive a subpar first half performance to end a three-match losing streak. Puppo threatened at times in the first interval, but it was Continue reading
Last season’s most valuable player for the Chicago Fire, one of the league’s most improved players during the course of the campaign, and one of the reasons why every supporter of the men in red is quietly confident of a successful season in 2012… he goes by the name of Dominic Oduro.
Long gone are the days of Oduro being an ‘incapable finisher’ or an ‘unreliable forward’. FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo’s former reject found his home in Chicago last season and less than a year later, the Fire look set to continue to reap the rewards of taking a risk on the Ghanaian striker. Oduro enjoyed a terrific season last year, scoring a team high 12 league goals, as well as vital goals in the US Open Cup. Silencing doubters was never his priority, but he managed to do that too.
After becoming the first player to score more than ten goals in a season for the Fire since Damani Ralph, what’s next for Dominic Oduro? Continue reading