Author Archives: Anthony Z.

Johnson steals show as Fire, Red Bulls draw

   BY ANTHONY ZILIS The Chicago Fire (5-5-6) and New York Red Bulls (8-6-4) played to a 0-0 draw on Thursday in the first MLS game to feature five designated players. The game featured two Mexican internationals in their debuts, … Continue reading »

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Fire counting on Ljungberg to provide creativity

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Fire  BY ANTHONY ZILIS When Chicago Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos joined the Fire last offseason, he pledged that his team would play attractive soccer, with more short passing in the midfield. The departures … Continue reading »

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Fire introduce new DP Castillo

BY ANTHONY ZILIS Over two years have passed since Fire technical director Frank Klopas and managing director Javier Leon met Nery Castillo for coffee while on a scouting trip in England. At that point, Castilo was on loan to Manchester … Continue reading »

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Fire end losing streak, close out out SuperLiga with win

BY ANTHONY ZILIS The Fire's SuperLiga performance can only be viewed as disappointing. Last season's runner-up in the tournament, Chicago was eliminated after the first two games. Still, even though Tuesday's 1-0 win against Pumas was meaningless in the tournament … Continue reading »

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Fire bounced from SuperLiga, will look to Castillo for spark

BY ANTHONY ZILIS After losing 1-0 to New England Saturday, the Chicago Fire are officially out of the SuperLiga. Gone are the days of Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Chris Rolfe, who helped lead the Fire to the brink of a title … Continue reading »

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Morelia torches Fire 5-1 in SuperLiga opener

By ANTHONY ZILIS If the Chicago Fire want to make it back to the SuperLiga final, it will have some ground to make up after losing to Morelia, 5-1, at Toyota Park Wednesday night. "Today it looked like everybody was … Continue reading »

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