Chicago Fire

Ezra Hendrickson
Kiril Anastasov - Nov 29, 2021

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 […]


New York Red Bulls Chicago Fire
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Aug 26, 2021

PREVIEW – Saturday evening sees the rubber match between the New York Red Bulls and Chicago Fire. The third and final match between the two clubs, and it’s a crucial one for both before the international break. Both clubs have won against each other on home soil and are fully rested after the MLS All-Star […]

New York Red Bulls
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Aug 8, 2021

A Luke Stojanovic brace eight minutes in gave Chicago a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls. New York is now on a six-game winless run. 

Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono makes a save at Soldier Field

Toronto FC extends unbeaten run to four games. This is also the second win TFC has earned in four games with new head coach Javier Perez. It was not pretty and to be honest, TFC was the second-best team against the Chicago Fire FC. However, TFC saw what their offensive prowess potential was in this […]

USMNT Gold Cup

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Dan get together to chat about Chris Armas becoming the first MLS coach to be fired in 2021. Then we do a comprehensive Gold Cup preview. Last Word SC Radio: Gold Cup Preview, Armas Out The guys pick out ‘Wins of […]

Atlanta United coach Gabriel Heinze watches his team against the Philadelphia Union at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Chris Smith - Jul 4, 2021

Editorial — Atlanta United’s stuttering season hit another bump after a 3-0 away defeat to Chicago Fire on Saturday evening. The Five Stripes went into the match without a win in five while they hadn’t scored a goal since their 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union on June 202-2 draw with Philadelphia Union on June 20. […]

USWNT roster analysis

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard is back and Rachael Kriger has USWNT roster analysis. She spits FIRE about some of the personnel decisions and the merits behind them. Buckle up WoSo. Last Word SC Radio: USWNT Roster Analysis, MLS Catchup Then we do Red Light, Yellow […]

Chicago Fire loss
A.J. Schmitz - May 29, 2021

CHICAGO- The Chicago Fire fell 1-0 in a heartbreaking loss to CF Montréal, despite mostly dominating the game throughout the 90 minutes. The loss proves that maintaining possession and creating chances means nothing if the ability to finish is neglected. Let’s take a look at the game. Chicago Fire Experience Devastating Loss to CF Montréal  […]

Chicago Fire first win
A.J. Schmitz - May 22, 2021

CHICAGO-The Chicago Fire finally achieved their first win in the sixth week of the 2021 MLS Season. Inter Miami CF fell 1-0 to the Fire at Soldier Field in a game that Inter will likely see as their biggest disappointment thus far this season. Here’s what happened.  Chicago Fire see first win against Inter Miami  […]

mls 30 for 30

EDITORIAL – Major League Soccer has started its 26th season. During the past year, I’ve listened to the 25 Stories that Made MLS series and Grant Wahl’s American Prodigy podcast. I’ve been thinking about the “what if ESPN decided to do a 30 For 30 or several about MLS/American Soccer?” question for years. With MLS […]

Chicago Fire lose
A.J. Schmitz - May 14, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Chicago Fire figured that they might have a chance to clinch their first win against D.C. United, a team that shared a three game losing streak with Chicago. The Fire are still search for their first win this season as Chicago Fire lose to D.C. United 1-0 in week five.  Chicago […]

Chicago Fire winless streak
A.J. Schmitz - May 8, 2021

CHICAGO – The Chicago Fire are winless after the first four matches of the 2021 MLS season. Following a disappointing 2-0 loss to the previously winless Philadelphia Union, Chicago has only one point to their name out of a possible 12.  Chicago Fire winless streak extends to week four  First Half: The scoreless first half was […]

Raphaël Wicky
A.J. Schmitz - May 5, 2021

Every Fire fan has their own take on why the team’s only consistency over the last few years is losing. Increasingly, many fans seem to be in favor of sacking second-year head coach Raphaël Wicky. Is #WickyOut the solution? Let’s take a look.

Chicago Fire searching for first win
A.J. Schmitz - May 1, 2021

HARRISON, NJ-The Chicago Fire fell to the New York Red Bulls in a 2-0 result on Saturday. Both teams entered the game determined to accomplish their first win, but the Fire must keep searching. Fire Still Searching for First Win After Loss to Red Bulls Fire manager Raphaël Wicky made the his first adjustment to […]

Atlanta United Home Opener
A.J. Schmitz - Apr 24, 2021

ATLANTA — As the Chicago Fire took the field Saturday against Atlanta United, they hoped to clinch their first road win since 2019. Unfortunately, it’s a hope that has yet to be fulfilled. The Fire lost 3-1 in the Atlanta United home opener. Chicago Fire fall 3-1 in Atlanta United home opener First Half  The […]

MLS opening weekend

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? MLS IS BACK! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt, Dan, and Rachael get together to recap the MLS opening weekend. Last Word SC Radio: MLS Opening Weekend Review First we touch on the Super League news. Then we discuss all five MLS teams making it to the CCL […]



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Elias Laradi - Apr 20, 2021

CF Montreal won on the road in Houston for the first time in their franchise history thanks to a late game-winning goal by Lassi Lappalainen. CF Montreal secure road win against the Dynamo in Houston A crazy first half in Houston Through the first five minutes of the game, it was the visitors with most […]

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – On Saturday morning, Colorado Rapids announced that homegrown midfielder Cole Bassett has been recalled from his loan to Feyenoord Rotterdam. He has been loaned to Fortuna Sittard, also of the Eredivisie, for the 2022-23 season. Feyenoord retain the option to buy Bassett at the end of the loan. Here’s what all […]