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Fire’s away woes continue with ninth road loss of season

Ola Kamara scored all three goals for D.C. United, who shut out the Fire.

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Why 2022 should be the Fire’s focus soon

With the playoffs highly unlikely, the Fire would be better served to start prioritizing 2022.

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Pro leagues will oppose FIFA’s plan to hold men’s World Cup every two years

Playing every two years would also "dilute the historical and traditional values of a competition that means so much to fans and players," the leagues said.

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Fire president Ishwara Glassman Chrein working to set team’s business wing up for success

Glassman Chrein had no background in soccer or working for a team before getting hired, but owner Joe Mansueto was looking for somebody who "can build the culture, has the business acumen that could really drive building the fan base, ticket sales [and] sponsorships."

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Won for the road: Fire finally snap skid

The team’s 19-game road winless streak came to an end with a 1-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls.

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Federico Navarro eager to show all-around game with Fire

"I do bring a lot to the team in terms of defense, but I think I bring a lot to help in any way I can," Navarro said.

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MLS All-Stars beat Liga MX on penalty kicks

The MLS team won the shootout 3-2 after finishing regulation tied 1-1.

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Fire fall to Orlando City as road winless streak reaches 19 games

Benji Michel scored in the 51st minute, and Orlando City beat the Fire 1-0 on a rain-soaked Saturday night.

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Fire benefit as players return from international duty

Gaston Gimenez and Francisco Calvo have seen upticks in their play after suiting up for their countries.

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Inter Miami’s late goal adds to Fire’s road woes

Francisco Calvo and Luka Stojanovic scored for the Fire

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Fire enter six-game road trip with momentum after Stojanovic’s winner

On a field with Bears markings clearly visible, Stojanovic scored in the 77th minute to lead the Fire past Columbus.

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Road performance one topic of interest for Fire

After their game Sunday against the Crew, the Fire will wrap up the season with 11 of their last 15 games away from Soldier Field. That could be a problem: They haven’t won as visitors since 2019.

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Stojanovic scores twice in return to starting lineup, leads Fire to win over Red Bulls

Making his first start since June 26, Stojanovic upped his team-leading total to five goals.

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Goalie Gabriel Slonina’s debut a positive development for Fire

During his first start, the Addison native played like he belonged, making four saves against one of the league’s hottest teams.

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Fire announce signing of midfielder Federico Navarro

Navarro could give the Fire a true ball-winning midfielder for the first time since Dax McCarty left after the 2019 season.

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With Frankowski gone, what’s next for Fire?

The Fire enter the second half of the season 10 points out of a playoff spot and will have to navigate a road-heavy schedule to make up ground.

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As Fire negotiate Frankowski transfer, 17-year-old Slonina debuts in tie with NYCFC

While Frankowski could be headed to French club RC Lens, Slonina made four saves and became the youngest starting goalkeeper in MLS history.

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With 10 men, Fire hold on for draw against Union

Przemyslaw Frankowski scored in the 10th minute, but the Philadelphia Union netted the equalizer on a free kick, and the Fire, with 10 men for more than 60 minutes, hung on for a 1-1 draw Sunday.

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Connecting with fans key for Fire’s Jonathan Bornstein

For Bornstein, it’s even more important to show supporters they are appreciated after a pandemic-marred 2020 that was trying for everybody.

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These wagers are trending

Take the Cubs on home Fridays (not Sundays), whoever is hosting the Fire and the Sky when the WNBA returns to action in mid-August.

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Bobby Shuttleworth showing his value to Fire, who lose 2-1 to Toronto FC

Earning only $125,750 in guaranteed compensation, Shuttleworth has solidified the Fire’s goalkeeping position.

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Fire ‘committed’ to Soldier Field, looking to make it work at lakefront venue

Fire owner Joe Mansueto: The mindset is not to look around for other possible stadium locations but to make it work at Soldier Field ‘‘in the most robust way possible.’’

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Fire owner Joe Mansueto: No plans to make changes with Georg Heitz, Raphael Wicky

Squandering a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with D.C. United was another blemish for the Fire, who Mansueto said are still focused on making the playoffs.

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Alvaro Medran starring for Fire, but for how long?

With teams in Spain reportedly interested in him, Medran was coy about what he’s looking for.

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Away from home, Fire’s Ignacio Aliseda a reminder of MLS challenges

Many young players like the Argentinan Aliseda, 21, hail from faraway places, and getting them acclimated and comfortable is key, which was made harder by the pandemic.

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Fire end homestand with 3-1 win over Orlando City

Robert Beric ended a 10-game drought and Alvaro Medran had two assists to help the Fire win their second in a row.

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For many reasons, Fire need more results like their 3-0 victory Saturday against Atlanta United

For all of the Fire’s off-the-field efforts to bolster the business side of the franchise, they have to be better on the field for that work to really have an effect.

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One goal could change everything for Fire striker Robert Beric

Beric, a designated player whose $2.7 million in guaranteed compensation is the highest on the team, hasn’t scored since the fifth minute of the season-opening draw with the New England Revolution on April 17.

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Draw with Philadelphia does little to help Fire

Despite some positives Saturday night, the Fire stayed at the bottom of the league.

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Nyarko eager to help restore Fire

A forward with the club for eight seasons, Nyarko was on the team that came within a penalty shootout of making the MLS Cup in 2009 and knows what the Fire can be.

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Fire defend Wicky after falling to last with loss to FC Cincinnati

The Fire’s new logo was seemingly received positively by the team’s fans. Famed broadcaster Arlo White’s voice is sounding as smooth and velvety as advertised during his summer cameo. Neither matter much because of how bad the team is on the field.

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MLS planning a lower-tier player development league in 2022

The new league, which will rank below the second-division USL Championship, will include teams affiliated with current MLS clubs as well as independent teams.