A look inside Phoenix Rising FC with owner Berke Bakay

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Roy Emmanuel The United Soccer League (USL) continues to grow across the United States, with new teams joining the league and the current clubs aiming for further success. One such example is Phoenix Rising FC, bringing ambition and excitement to fans in Arizona. Rebranded from Arizona United SC, the […] READ MORE





Changes Underway for the Chicago Fire

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It’s the end of the Yallop era in Chicago. The Chicago Fire announced on Sunday afternoon that they have parted ways with Frank Yallop as head coach of the MLS club, in addition to assistant coaches Marc Bircham and Clint Mathis. The announcement came on the heels of the Fire’s 1-0 home loss to Orlando City […] READ MORE



Ex-Player Slams Chicago Fire on Twitter

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Late Sunday evening while attending a DraftKings event, former Chicago Fire player Hunter Jumper let dozens of scathing criticisms of the soccer club fly in a series of tweets.  He became the latest in a line of players to publicly call out the Fire’s club culture in the last year.  Jumper revealed shocking details about […] READ MORE


This Voyage is Cursed: Fire vs. Impact

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The Montreal Didier Drogbas Impact defeated the Chicago Fire Saturday night before a sold-out crowd at Stade Saputo. It was a fast-paced, entertaining game, with dozens of chances created, and some outstanding attacking on display. The game was a decent advertisement for MLS, especially with the capacity crowd on hand, and superstar Didier Drogba playing. And despite […] READ MORE


From Bad to Worse – Chicago Fire lose USOC Semifinal

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Times keep getting harder for the Chicago Fire.  On a night where the team badly needed a victory in the most important game of their season, nearly everything went wrong.  Chicago was defeated by the Philadelphia Union 1-0 in a game where they came out flat, and never seemed to hit their stride. It was […] READ MORE


A World of Hurt: Chicago Fire’s Injury Problems

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The dark days in Bridgeview keep getting darker.  A tough home loss to the Columbus Crew has made this weekend’s rematch in Ohio a must-win.  At this point, the only thing keeping hope alive for most fans is the Fire’s run in the U.S. Open Cup, which continues Wednesday at Toyota Park against Orlando City […] READ MORE