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Dan Gargan #3 of the Chicago Fire passes the ball past the defense of Bernardo Anor #7 of the Columbus Crew in the first half on May 26, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Chicago 2-1. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Crew Defeats Fire 2-1

Eddie Gaven scored Columbus’ first goal and assisted on the second by Emilio Renteria as the Crew defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday night.

05/26/2012

Chicago Fire Logo

Timbers Beat Fire 2-1

Eric Brunner’s goal in the 19th minute broke a three-match scoring drought and the Portland Timbers went on to defeat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Sunday.

05/20/2012

Richard Eckersley #27 of Toronto FC gets the ball stripped by Patrick Nyarko #14 of Chicago Fire during MLS action at BMO Field April 21, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Nyarko Scores Winner, Chicago Beats Toronto 3-2

Patrick Nyarko scored in the 58th minute, and the Chicago Fire beat winless Toronto FC 3-2 on Saturday.

04/21/2012

Houston Dynamo v Chicago Fire

Fire, Houston Dynamo End In Draw In Game Shortened By Storms

Logan Pause scored in the 27th minute to lifted the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamon on Sunday night in a match shortened to 66 minutes due to lightning.

04/16/2012

Davy Arnaud #22 of the Montreal Impact scores a goal on Paolo Tornaghi #70 of the Chicago Fire during the MLS match at the Olympic Stadium on March 17, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The game ended tied 1-1. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Arnaud Gets Impact’s First MLS Goal, Ties Fire 1-1

Davy Arnaud scored the first Major League Soccer goal in Impact history, and Montreal tied the Chicago Fire 1-1 Saturday before a crowd of 58,912 at its home opener in Olympic Stadium.

03/17/2012

Chicago Fire Mascot (David Banks/ Getty Images)

Chicago Fire Cuts Ties With And Sues Youth Soccer League

The MLS Chicago Fire has terminated its affiliation with and sued a youth soccer league, claiming it failed to pay more than $35,000 for use of team trademarks, violating a licensing agreement.

02/22/2012

Frank Klopas. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Fire Officially Name Klopas Head Coach

The Chicago Fire officially removed the interim tag and named Frank Klopas their head coach Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Fredy Montero #17 of the Seattle Sounders FC holds the U.S. Open Cup trophy after defeating the Chicago Fire 2-0 in the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final at CenturyLink Field on October 4, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seattle Tops Chicago, Wins 3rd straight Open Cup

Fredy Montero collected a loose ball off a corner kick scramble and slid it past Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 78th minute, and the Seattle Sounders FC won the U.S. Open Cup for the third straight year with a 2-0 win over the Fire on Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Chicago Fire's Sebastian Grazzini, right, and Manchester United's Anderson battle for the ball during the second half of a friendly soccer match at Soldier Field Saturday. The Manchester United won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Da Silva Breaks Tie, Man U Beats Fire 3-1

Rafael Da Silva scored in the 76th minute to give Manchester United the lead, and the English soccer powerhouse went on to beat the Chicago Fire 3-1 in an exhibition match at Soldier Field on Saturday.

07/23/2011

Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Fire Kickoff Moved Up Due To Power Outage

Monday morning’s storms are still wreaking havoc on the Chicago Fire who had to move up tonight’s game against the New York Red Bulls to 5 p.m.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Manchester United

Fire, Man U To Play At Soldier Field

The Chicago Fire and Manchester United have agreed to play a game at Soldier Field on July 23 as part of the World Football Challenge.

03/29/2011

Brian McBride #20 of the Chicago Fire wins a high ball from Carlos Borja #23 of Chivas USA  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

McBride Scores In Finale, Fire Win

Brian McBride scored in his final game and Freddie Ljungberg added a goal and two assists to lead the Chicago Fire.

670 The Score–10/24/2010

C.J. Brown

Brown’s Career Could End With Fire Season On Saturday

It all ends Saturday night…not just a disappointing Fire season, but maybe C.J. Brown’s soccer career. Josh Liss spoke with Brown, the last player left from the Fire’s debut team in 1998, ahead of this weekend’s finale against Chivas USA in Los Angeles…

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010

Brian McBride

McBride’s Home Finale Ends In 0-0 Draw With United

A whistle spoiled Brian McBride’s sendoff. McBride had a goal waved off in the second half Saturday, and the Chicago Fire settled for a scoreless draw with D.C. United in McBride’s final home game.

10/16/2010

Eric Lichaj

Timing Is Perfect For Lichaj’s First US Call-Up

By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — When Eric Lichaj and his brothers were little, their father would take them to soccer games at Soldier Field, the boys wearing jerseys from their […]

10/06/2010

Chicago Fire

Fire Lose To FC Dallas 3-0

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jeff Cunningham scored on a penalty kick in the 67th minute to tie the MLS career goal-scoring record, and FC Dallas equaled the longest single-season unbeaten streak in league history with […]

10/02/2010

Freddie Ljungberg

Ljungberg Scores To Lead Fire 3-0 Over SJ

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Freddie Ljungberg scored his first goal with Chicago and added two assists to help the Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night. Rookie defender Steven Kinney scored his first […]

670 The Score–10/01/2010

Brian McBride

Fire Star McBride Retiring At End Of Season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Brian McBride, whose scoring touch and tenacity earned him fans on both sides of the Atlantic, is calling it a career. The 38-year-old McBride said Friday he will retire at the end […]

670 The Score–09/03/2010

Freddie Ljungberg

Swedish Forward Ljungberg Traded From Seattle To Chicago

TUKWILA, Washington — The Seattle Sounders FC traded designated player and two-time MLS All-Star Freddie Ljungberg to the Chicago Fire on Friday for a conditional pick in either the 2011 or 2012 SuperDraft. The Sounders […]

670 The Score–07/30/2010

Nery Castillo

Fire Add Forward Castillo As Designated Player

CHICAGO — The Fire have added Mexico forward Nery Castillo as their designated player. Castillo will be on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, but the MLS team has an option to complete a permanent […]

670 The Score–07/17/2010