Adam Merges

  • joined Apr 11, 2012
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Half A League Onward: Fire v Revs, MLS #17 Preview


The Men in Red visit Boston for their fourth game in 11 days, now winless in six in MLS play

USOC QF: Fire v. Atlanta Silverbacks, Preview


The Men in Red, stretched by fixture congestion, face a shorthanded, lower-league foe tonight who have beaten two MLS teams in a row in the Cup

Start All Over Again: Fire v SKC, MLS #15, Preview


CF97 need a comprehensive performance against one of MLS' elite; Wednesday's Open Cup tilt means some rotation in the XI a possibility

Reds Alert: Chicago v Toronto, MLS #15 Preview


Fire find themselves propping up the table for first time in memory, need a result against a weakened Toronto FC side

Grilling With The Fire, The Return: Benji Joya


Our casual getting-to-know-you series returns after a short break; first up is on-loan Fire midfielder Benji Joya. As always, let us know if there is a certain Fire player you would like to answer our questions.

Deja Vu: Fire v Crew, US Open Cup Rd 5 Preview


Chicago to play Columbus in the fifth round of the Cup for the second year running

US Open Cup 4th Rd: FIRE v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds


The 'Kings of the Cup' enter this year's edition against a scrappy 'Steel City' side

US Open Cup Memory Lane: Agony, Victory, & A Chest


On a warm summer evening in 2001, a Chicago Fire legend was born during an US Open Cup match held at Wheaton College

HTIOT's Humiliation Circus: Behold Our WC Brackets


Here at Hot Time, we welcome your mockery in hindsight! As demonstration of this fact, we are sharing our World Cup brackets

This May Not Go Well: CHI - SEA Preview, MLS #15


Preview of Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders at Toyota Park

Rocky Mountain High: COL-CHI Preview, MLS #13


Fire face uphill battle - short turnaround, a place where they've seldom found success, against a red-hot team - but still have a puncher's chance

MEGA-PREVIEW: Fire v. 3 Good Teams In 6 Days


This is the week which will determine how CF97 approach the second half of the season - are we in the running, or is it time to rebuild?

You're Still The Wiz To Me: Fire vs. SKC, Preview


How will KC cope with missing its first four centerbacks? Can the Fire tighten up their defense? Will this get into double digits?

Take The Bulls By The Horns: FIRE @ NYRB, MLS #9


Yallop promises changes against a pragmatic, experienced New York side just rounding into form

We'll Never Be Royals: Fire v RSL, MLS #8, Preview


Chicago host the last undefeated team in the league; each team enters having played well, but not won, in last outing

Not Another Revolution: FIRE v NE Preview, MLS #7


Chicago needs to avoid defensive miscues, utilize wide spaces to bring home three points for the first time in 2014

On Garber's Cancer: Soccer Can Be More Than A Game


When I was diagnosed with cancer, the game helped bring me back from depression

The Frank Cup: Montreal vs. FIRE, MLS #6 Preview


Copa Frank finds each team desperate for three points

MLS Expansion: Next Up Is The A-T-L


There's no looking back as MLS cranks up plans to go to beyond 22 teams, FIFA restrictions be damned

Keep Your Cheesesteak, I Want A Beef: Fire v Union


Chicago must contend with Philadelphia's remade midfield to win its first of the year

There's No Place Like Home: Fire vs. NYRB, Preview

Magee back for home opener; backups on defensive flanks may hold key to the game

Tense Adventure: Timbers v. FIRE, MLS #2, Preview

Fire kick off at 2 p.m. Sunday against a Portland side they've never defeated in MLS play

Roundtable: Hot Time Previews MLS 2014

Our redoubtable writers give doomed predictions about the inherently unpredictable - bookmark & save for future arguments!

Limited Edition: MLS Releases Reserves Schedule

The MLS reserve league will play for the last time in 2014 as most teams shift development minutes into USL Pro affiliates; Fire among those still relying on the old system

Puke Funnel: 2014 Home Kit Jersey Leak


CF97 Honor your Passion by folding Tradition in twain and wiping their posterior with it

Your Ticket Please,Part III: Something On The Side


In the last part of this 3 part series, Adam Merges takes a look at the benefits that come with CF97 season tickets and compares them to a few teams in the MLS and in Europe

Your Ticket Please, Part II: MLS Prices Vs. Europe


In the 2nd of this 3-part series, we take a look at how the MLS' and Fire's ticket prices compare with teams from Europe

Your Ticket Please: Survey Of Seat Prices, Part I


Ever wonder how the Fire's season ticket prices compare with the MLS or other teams in Europe? First of a three-part series

Diego Forlan to cf97?


Twitter is full of rumors, and the latest rumor is that the Uruguayan striker coming to MLS. More specifically, he is supposedly bound for the Windy City to play for the Men in Red.

Roster Rumination: The Glass is Half Empty


Why we will not see an impact player signed before the season starts

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