Tweed Thornton

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Alvaro Fernandez called up for Uruguay


Alvaro Fernandez called up for his country

MLS Carryover Minutes: Does your team have enough?


MLS Carryover Minutes: the baseline for if your MLS team is making the playoffs and how they will perform if they get there.

Starting lineups for Chicago Fire vs. Kansas City


What's the same and what's different for the starting XIs tonight in KC vs. Chicago Fire.

Rolfe and Kamara provide contrast in top battle


Chris Rolfe and Kei Kamara featured in advance of top Eastern Conference matchup

What's in a name: Chicago Fire


There's a very good reason this club is called 'Chicago Fire'

Pavel Pardo may not play on Friday


One of Chicago's veteran midfielders probably won't take the field Friday

Chicago Fire at Kansas City: Game Notes


Chicago Fire at Kansas City - MLS #30: The Chicago Fire take on Kansas City in what has become a battle for 1st place in the Eastern Conference

Anthony Zilis: Fire's Pardo questionable for crucial East clash vs. SKC

+'s Anthony Zilis reports that Chicago Fire midfielder Pavel Pardo continues to be questionable for game play. There's serious doubt that we'll see Pardo in the Gameday 18 on Friday vs. Sporting KC.

Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 8: Bob Foose, ED for MLSPU


"It’s a driver of player compensation." Bob Foose, the Executive Director of the MLS Players’ Union for almost a decade, explains why the Union releases player salaries annually. Bob joins Tom Dunmore and Peter Wilt to give some unique insight into how MLS operates, and how he advocates for player rights – and explains the reality behind the salaries released each year by the Union."

Brace Yourselves: Change is coming to Hot Time In Old Town


If you don't like change, we've got a problem. Change is coming to Hot Time In Old Town and all of SB Nation sometime early next week.

Chicago Fire: King of the East


Chicago Fire: King of the East

Marcus Tracy Lottery Provides a Teaching Tool More Than Anything Else


If Tracy would have signed with MLS, he likely would have been the first pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. That's a very nice pedigree I wouldn't have minded seeing join the Chicago Fire.

Chicago Fire Sign Guillermo Franco


Since Guillermo Franco was sitting around and willing to play for not much money, why not?

Wells Thompson apparently traded to the Chicago Fire

Rumors about Wells Thompson being traded to the Chicago Fire started yesterday. That's weird I thought. Wells Thompson is a guy that this team doesn't need.

Hot Time In Old Town on SB Nation United: The Next Evolution


The commitment to passionately following Chicago soccer will never end. It's part of what makes this a special place and that will only be enhanced by these new changes. Welcome to the beginning of...

Attendance at Toyota Park is rising


For now I'm happy to see things growing organically. Hopefully we'll start seeing matches were Games 2, 3, and 4 have crowds of over 15,000 regardless of who the opponent is.

XI Quarterly Launches with a Bang and a Party


What might look somewhat small is a pretty big deal for Chicago soccer scene. Events and publications like this help carve out Chicago's soccer future. Happy reading, happy writing, and happy...

Westmont Ultra Raffle Benefiting October 8 Event


There is a great raffle going on that closes tomorrow. All the proceeds will go towards the very important Fire 15th Anniversary celebration. There are a lot of little things going on behind the scenes that need the help. The grand prize is two tickets to the Second Star Club for the August 18th game vs New England. I can't recommend the Second Star Club enough. It's a great addition to Toyota Park. The grand prize includes VIP parking, food and beverage, exclusive entrance and elevator, pre-game talk by Fire technical staff and the chance to see the game from a new perspective. The other prizes include a game worn jersey by Dominic Oduro, a Chicago Fire prize package which includes a scarf, flag, bag and hat, and a limited edition 15th year anniversary scarf. Tickets are only 2 for $5, 5 for $10 or 12 for $20. This is a great cause a great raffle for the money.

Marco Pappa to SC Heerenveen After All


There have been stories of Marco Pappa joining Dutch side SC Heerenveen. There have been stories of Marco Pappa joining EPL club Wigan in the winter. It turns out the full story is a mix of the two.

Sebastian Grazzini reports link him as signee of Atlético de Rafaela

Reports from online articles and journalist Twitter accounts have Chicago Fire midfielder Sebastian Grazzini joining Argentine club Atlético de Rafaela. The Argentine playmaker has not played a...

Charting out the rest of the season for the Chicago Fire and the top teams in the MLS East

Last year 50 points would have given you 2nd place and a one point deficit away first place and 51 point Kansas City. Now a 50 point pace is not a guarantee to make the playoffs at all.

MLS Referee Chris Penso screwed up: let's all admit it so we can improve the league.

I accept what happened. There's no appealing for a change in the result. I also hope we never see such a poor display again. And for crying out loud San Jose, don't dare try and justify this as...

Alvaro Fernandez for Allocation Money - Yes, please!


To put it bluntly, this is a big, big move and it isn't just a second-half gain. This is a long-term blockbuster and all the Fire gave up was allocation money.

This Super-20 Championship will be televised


The Chicago Fire U20s stormed through the playoffs outscoring their opponents 14-0 in the first 4 games. Now they play MLS rival Columbus Crew's U20 side in the Super-20 North American Final Championship Game. Fans who are interested in the game can watch live at starting at 10:00 AM CST.

July 20, 2012: Five Things to Know - Chicago Fire U20s, U16s, Pineda, AS Roma, Aston Villa, Inferno


The Super 20 League is a United Soccer League (USL) that often gets overlooked. It's only a 7-game regular season whereas the Premier Development League has 16 regular season games. U20 games take...

Chicago Fire Youth Development Building Up


Exactly two years ago on July 16, 2010, the Chicago Fire U16s won the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U15/16 Championship. In doing so, the Fire became the first academy team from a MLS team to...


HTIOT Watch Party: CHI vs. NYRB - July 18 @ 12:00 PM - Mother Hubbard's

Bring along friends, co-workers, and if you dare, your boss. This also is a nice opportunity to show off Chicago Fire Soccer Club culture to people who might not normally check it out. It's hard to...

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Happenings: More than just a team, truly a community and a club


If you have suggestions for locations or other Chicago Fire initiatives, get the ball rolling. Being a Chicago Fire fan is a unique experience from all the other teams out there. It truly is a...

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