Chicago Fire’s Jhon Duran Officially Signs for Aston Villa

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It’s official – after just one season with the Chicago Fire, Colombian teenager Jhon Duran is heading to the Premier League. Aston Villa are reported to have dished out $22 million for the young winger, an all-time Fire record. Duran becomes the second Fire talent to move to England this winter, joining 18-year-old goalkeeper Gabriel […] READ MORE



Charlotte FC Struggling to Build Inaugural Roster

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There’s been a lot to talk about these days when it comes to Charlotte FC and their roster build. The MLS expansion team have brought soccer fever to North Carolina, as 65,000 fans have already bought tickets to the home opener. Club executives project that the match will be a sell-out, breaking league attendance records. […] READ MORE


Is Signing Xherdan Shaqiri a Good Move for the Chicago Fire?

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A 30-year-old European star for a big-name club, still in his prime, leaves a top overseas league to come to MLS. It happened with Lorenzo Insigne, and now it’s happening with Xherdan Shaqiri. The former recently penned a contract with Toronto FC, while the latter is very […] READ MORE



Chicago Fire Close in on Augsburg Forward Florian Niederlechner

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Following a controversial decision to release nine players at the conclusion of the 2021 MLS season, the Chicago Fireboard is making amends with some early moves in the transfer market. Just five days ago, Chicago brought in 31-year-old defender Rafael Czichos from Bundesliga side Köln. Now, the Fire has been linked with Augsburg hitman Florian […] READ MORE


U.S. Soccer 2021 Recap – Part 1

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EDITORIAL – For American soccer fans, 2021 was a roller-coaster. The U.S. national teams were at times a source of great joy and national pride, and other times the cause of utter heartbreak. We take a look back at a crazy year for US Soccer, month by month. U.S. Soccer 2021 Recap – A Retrospective […] READ MORE



Can Ezra Hendrickson Turn the Chicago Fire Into a Playoff Team?

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Editorial – After a months-long saga following the sacking of Raphael Wicky, Chicago Fire FC have announced the appointment of Ezra Hendrickson as their new head coach. As would be the case with any new Fire coach, the question must be asked: Can Hendrickson lead the Fire out of a decade-long slump and turn them […] READ MORE


All Roads Lead to Louisville: NWSL Championship Preview and Prediction

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PREVIEW – Six months of entertaining soccer come to an end this Saturday, when the Chicago Red Stars take on the Washington Spirit in the 2021 NWSL Championship. Here’s everything you need to know about the scintillating season finale. Previewing the NWSL Championship Match Information NWSL Championship 2021 (4) Chicago Red Stars vs. (3) Washington […] READ MORE