Chicago Fire Fall 3-1 at Columbus Crew SC

Despite an early goal from forward Michael de Leeuw, the Chicago Fire (12-6-5, 41 pts.) fell 3-1 to Eastern Conference rivals Columbus Crew SC (11-12-2, 35 points) on Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. 

The Dutchman gave the Fire the lead 13 minutes into the game. Midfielder Dax McCarty found himself with space outside the Columbus attacking third from a restart, and swerved a ball into a crowded 18-yard-box for a charging to de Leeuw to snap home with his head. The goal was de Leeuw's second in as many games and his third of 2017 overall. 

Chicago Fire SC Acquire Defender Christian Dean

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club have acquired defender Christian Dean from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $50,000 of General Allocation Money, an additional $50,000 of conditional Targeted Allocation Money in the event Dean starts 12 or more 2018 regular season matches for the Fire, as well as a percentage of any future transfer fees, which is on a sliding scale and expires following the first transfer window of 2020. Dean is contracted through the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020.

Chicago Fire Tryouts December 6-7 at Bridgeview Sports Dome

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Wednesday that the club will hold its Sixth Annual Open Tryouts on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Bridgeview Sports Dome at 8900 S. 77th Ave. in Bridgeview, IL 60455.

Sean Johnson to Train With U.S. Men's National Team

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Sunday that goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected by U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann to participate in the annual January Training Camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. from Jan. 7 - 27. The three-week training camp will culminate with an international friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on Jan. 29 at 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2). 

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has been named the Bears nominee for the 2012 Walter Payton NFL "Man of the Year" award.  Tillman was also the Bears selection in 2011 and was voted one of three finalists by the NFL’s blue-ribbon panel.  This prestigious NFL award is the only League award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service, support and activities as well as his playing excellence.  It has been in existence since 1970 and honors NFL players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities.

The Windy City Rollers All-Stars championed the North Central Region Playoffs tournament, held Sept 14 to 16, 2012, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to reclaim their title of North Central Region Champions while upholding their undefeated record within the region.

  Good Girls Gone Bad Play To London Bound Olympians

Chicago, Illinois, with the countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony just five days away, it was only fitting that two London-bound athletes emerged victorious on the streets of downtown Chicago Sunday morning at the 4th annual XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. First across the finish line adjacent to Buckingham Fountain was 24-year-old Daniel Vargas Sanch

Ten-Man Chicago Fire Earn 1-0 Victory Over Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Pardo’s Tally Proves the Difference as Shorthanded Fire Shutout Whitecaps FC

CHICAGO, Ill. The Chicago Fire (9-6-4; 31 points) used an early free kick from Pavel Pardo before a 10-man defensive effort earned the team a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8-6-6; 30 points) Saturday night at Toyota Park.

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