Earnshaw lifts Fire over Dallas

August, 31, 2014
Aug 31
12:11
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Robert Earnshaw scored on a late header and the Chicago Fire snapped Dallas FC's 10-game unbeaten streak, beating the Texas team 1-0 on Saturday night.

Jeff Larentowicz's cross found Earnshaw in the center of the box, and Earnshaw's twisting header in the 83rd minute deflected past goalkeeper Raul Fernandez for the difference-maker.

A quiet first half saw Chicago's Grant Ward earn a yellow card in the 10th minute for a dangerous tackle. In the 39th minute, Dallas' Fabian Castillo broke free down the left off a long feed and fired, but goalkeeper Sean Johnson turned away the left-footed attempt with a sprawling save.


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MLS

Jermaine Jones to join New England

August, 24, 2014
Aug 24
5:16
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United States international midfielder Jermaine Jones has signed with Major League Soccer and will join the New England Revolution.

The Revs landed Jones after MLS conducted a blind draw, and he signed a designated player contract on Sunday, the team announced.


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Quincy Amarikwa ties it late for Fire

August, 23, 2014
Aug 23
9:05
PM CT

TORONTO -- Toronto FC settled for a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday.

Gilberto gave Toronto a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute, but the home side was unable to hold on as Quincy Amarikwa tied it at 2-2 in the 90th minute.

A Fire own goal in the first half accounted for Toronto's other goal while former TFC forward Robert Earnshaw had the lone goal for Chicago (4-6-14).

TFC (9-8-6) forward Luke Moore sprung Gilberto, who stepped around Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson before scoring his fourth goal of the season.


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Impact end 7-match losing streak

August, 16, 2014
Aug 16
8:13
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MONTREAL -- Marco Di Vaio scored in the 84th minute and the Montreal Impact ended a seven-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

The Impact (4-14-5) won for the first time since June 29 in Houston. They remained 10th and last in the MLS Eastern Conference behind the ninth-place Fire (4-6-13).


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Sounders crush Fire for spot in final

August, 14, 2014
Aug 14
1:04
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TUKWILA, Wash. -- Struggling for playing time and scoring, Andy Rose showed he can deliver now that he's healthy again.

Rose and Kenny Cooper each scored two goals and the Seattle Sounders routed the Chicago Fire 6-0 in their U.S. Open Cup semifinal Wednesday night.

Major League Soccer-leading Seattle will face the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 16 in the final in Chester, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia advanced on the road Tuesday night, beating FC Dallas on penalty kicks.

Seattle reached the final for the fifth time since joining MLS in 2009. The Sounders won three straight Open Cups from 2009-11, and lost at Kansas City on penalty kicks in 2012.

"It's something that we take seriously," Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said of the annual tournament. "We won our first Open Cup on the road in D.C. We'll be ready for it. This is what we want to do: If you enter it, try to win it."


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Sounders rout Fire 6-0 in Open Cup

August, 14, 2014
Aug 14
12:50
AM CT

TUKWILA, Wash. -- Struggling for playing time and scoring, Andy Rose showed he can deliver now that he's healthy again.

Rose and Kenny Cooper each scored two goals and the Seattle Sounders routed the Chicago Fire 6-0 in their U.S. Open Cup semifinal Wednesday night.

Major League Soccer-leading Seattle will face the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 16, in the final in Chester, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia advanced on the road Tuesday night, beating FC Dallas on penalty kicks.

Seattle reached the final for the fifth time since joining MLS in 2009. The Sounders won three straight Open Cups from 2009-11, and lost at Kansas City on penalty kicks in 2012.

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"It's something that we take seriously," Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said of the annual tournament. "We won our first Open Cup on the road in D.C. We'll be ready for it. This is what we want to do: If you enter it, try to win it."

Chad Barrett opened the scoring in the sixth minute, and Rose made it 2-0 in the 33rd when he headed Marco Pappa's corner kick high into the upper left corner past goalkeeper Sean Johnson. Near the end of the 58th minute, Rose made it 3-0 when he headed in a target ball from Pappa.

Rose has played just five MLS games totaling 101 minutes this season. He had knee surgery in June and has also dealt with a hamstring injury.


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Johnson has clean sheet, Magee scores

August, 10, 2014
Aug 10
8:17
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Sean Johnson made four saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Mike Magee scored in the Chicago Fire's 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.

Magee scored in the 38th minute to help Chicago improve to 4-5-13. New York was called for a bad tackle in the box and though goalkeeper Luis Robles made the initial save on Magee's penalty kick, Magee hammered home the rebound.


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Fire and Crew end up even

August, 2, 2014
Aug 2
10:12
PM CT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Federico Higuain scored 10 seconds into the second half for Columbus in the Crew's 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

Ethan Finlay redirected a one-hopper from midfield and Fire defender Patrick Ianni overplayed the clearance attempt. Higuain gathered the loose ball, evaded Lovel Palmer and struck the ball into the left corner for his eighth goal of the season.

Mike Magee opened the scoring for the Fire in the 37th minute after Tyson Wahl conceded a penalty on a handball in the area. Goalkeeper Steve Clark guessed wrong and Magee finished low and to the right.


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