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I owe my love of sports to the Chicago landscape, hence why I support all the Chicago teams. I do owe my love of club Soccer/Football however to Chelsea FC. Before the mid-2000s I had mild interest at best in club level footy. I've since become a bigger fan of the Chicago Fire, which lead me to Hot Time In Old Town.

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  • NCAAF Florida St. Seminoles
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  • MMA Anderson Silva
  • Boxing Floyd Mayweather
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  • EPL Chelsea
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User Blog

Ghana 2014: World Cup Campaign Thru Ghanaian Eyes


Ghana is still a relative mystery to many USA fans; I chat with Ghanaian Kevin Nafuri as he fills me in on what to expect from the Black Stars at this years World Cup

Anibaba Revisited: Who Won The Big Trade W/Seattle


With the two teams set to do battle Saturday night, we revisit the offseason trade that revamped both backlines. Who got the better end of the deal?

Chicagoland In US Open Cup: Schwaben AC v Dayton


Next week, a suburban club with a punchers chance hosts the Dayton Dutch Lions - all the info you need to get there is below! Also, tonight RWB Adria travels to Livonia, Michigan to fact Detroit...

Roundup: MLS Saturday, Kaka To Orlando Nearing


Kaka reiterates his desire to play in MLS, as his friendship with Orlando City SC Owner and indifference to money makes the ultimate destination fairly obvious

Preview: Chicago Fire @ DC United, 3 pm CT, NBCSN


The Fire take on a new-look men in black at RFK Stadium

Preview: Chivas USA vs. FIRE, 2 p.m., UNIMAS


Our Men in Red close the curtain on week 1 in MLS by taking on Chivas USA at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles

Magee In Line For A Raise, But Maybe Not DP Level


At first it seemed like 'Magic Mike' was going to join the list of MLS Designated Players, but the latest reports have him considering a new deal just shy of DP money

Fire Preseason: CF97 Win Opener 1-0


Internet troubles near the Everglades impacted the livestream, but had no ill effects on the men in red; excellent displays by homegrown Harrison Shipp and waiver acquisition Giuseppe Gentile...

MLS Transfer Rumor: Rosicky Planning Post-Arsenal


Silly season ramping up - would CF97 supporters like to see the long-time Arsenal man in Fire red?

Is Jalil Anibaba CF97's Right Back Of The Future?


Should Jalil Anibaba stay at right back, or move back to the center? John Jenzeh thinks his offensive skill set at the back line might mean he's better off staying at right back

Do the Fire have a real shot at the playoffs?


A tightly packed conference playoff race is coming down to the wire. John Jenzeh makes some predictions and takes a look at how the final standings could shape up

Fire on the Rise: Turn That Optimism Up


There are some concerns for the Chicago Fire but there are many reasons to be excited too.

All We Expected, Less Than We Needed: HOU 1, CHI 1


Two bang-bang goals gave the end result as the Men in Red (or in this case their traveling blue) picked up a hard-earned point in the standings against Houston

Make A Pitch: Do As L'Impact Do


John Jenzah casts a eye longingly at Montreal's proposed 'club member' scheme

Embracing the Bandwagon Fan


With the recent success of the Fire, it's to be expected that a bump in average attendance could occur and "bandwagon" or "fair weather fans" will join the ranks. It's important to embrace fans who...

Free Agent Carlton Cole An Interesting Prospect


Recently released forward Carlton Cole has been linked to a move to MLS, perhaps even with the Fire. The English striker has a pretty good resume, great size and an all-encompassing skill set. Can...

Why It’s Ok To Get Your Hopes Up


It is easy, and often logical to be cynical and reserved about your team's performance. From defensive lapses to scoring droughts, we the fans have seemed to have many reasons to doubt this squad....

Making the Pitch: Selling Chicago to Players


Much has been made of the poor run to start the season, and the numerous transactions that haven’t panned out. An obvious solution to poor results as pointed out by many: acquire better, if not...

Midfield: Making the Best Out of Surplus Goods


Poor, inconsistent play up front and injuries to the back line have haunted the Fire so far this season. Midfield is where most of the talent lies and something can be done with that. With solid...

Big Money Up Front: An Established Striker Needed


Throughout the history of MLS, championship squads have found a balance between the draft and free agent signings. Often times each team had one signing (more often at striker) that put them over...


More on Mila

Looks like the MLS home page has more on a possible move. I like Frank's quote in particular. h...

Trophies = Full Seats


While a cup win obviously helps any fan base, it would especially be true for a Fire team in a crowded Chicago sports landscape. The team must start winning trophies again to spur fans to head out...

TP: It's Time To Maximize What We Already Have

We all know there are certain disadvantages to the location of Toyota Park. Rather than continuing to lament what so many others have, I wanted to take a different approach. Despite the location, I...

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