New York Red Bulls 0 – Chicago Fire 2: news roundup

Chicago Tribune: Fire move into 2nd place in East with 2-0 win The victory enabled the Fire to improve to 17-10-5 overall. They have 56 points, leaping over the Red Bulls (15-9-8, 53 points) into second place in the Eastern Conference standings. The win puts the Fire on the doorstep of clinching a berth in … Read more

Roundup: Chicago Fire 1 – Vancouver Whitecaps 0

Seth Gruen in the Chicago Sun-Times: “Fire beats Whitecaps, thanks to Sean Johnson’s saves” Jack McCarthy in the Chicago Tribune: “Pardo’s goal enough for Fire: Despite playing man short for final 21 minutes, they win 1-0” … and Jack McCarthy in the Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver Whitecaps fall to Chicago Fire 1-0 after Pavel Pardo’s early goal”

In the press: Sporting Kansas City 0 – Chicago Fire 1

Chicago Tribune: “Pappa leads Fire past Sporting KC: 5th goal leads to 3rd straight win” With the Fire carrying a 2-4-1 road record into Friday’s tilt and Sporting losing just once at home all season, the home side looked like a strong bet to take maximum points in the crucial Eastern Conference clash. Chicago Sun-Times: … Read more

Grazzini to remain with Fire

Grazzini to remain with Fire Jack McCarthy in the Trib: Javier Leon, managing director for Fire parent company Andell Sports Group, said there was never an issue whether the team would keep him. Why then did the front office make appear to be such an issue? But Grazzini, who has two goals and five assists … Read more

Media Roundup: Chicago Fire 2 – Columbus Crew 1

Chicago Tribune: Fire hold on for 2-1 victory over Crew: With Grazzini possibly leaving, team interested in signing Ukrainian veteran Shevchenko It was the first time the Fire (7-5-3, 24 points) had back-to-back wins victories this season. Hot Time In Old Town: Fire get revenge on Crew; Grazzini says goodbye to Chicago? The Crew came … Read more