August 26, 2016 CLASSIC TIE
DePaul holds host Beavers to draw
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Erik Rodriguez scored in the 10th minute as the DePaul Blue Devils men's team played to a 1-1 tie with Oregon State in the Hensor/Zaher Classic Friday night.
August 26, 2016 QUICK SCORE
Hoosier women battle past Butler
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Caroline Dreher’s 78th-minute goal and goalkeeping of freshman Sarah L’Hommedieu made the difference as the Indiana women’s team took a 1-0 win over Butler in a non-conference match that was delayed for 75 minutes because of lightning Friday night.
August 26, 2016 BATTLING AND ADJUSTING
IU Hoosiers win opener on late PK
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tanner Thompson’s late penalty kick gave the No. 13-ranked Indiana Hoosiers men’s team a 1-0 victory over the New Mexico Lobos in both teams’ season-opener in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament Friday.
August 26, 2016 DEDICATED
Medina PKs give Northwestern men win
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern men’s team took a 2-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast as the lake front Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium and Chap and Ethel Hutcheson Field were dedicated Friday night.
August 26, 2016 READY TO GO
Fighting Irish men open with win over Anteaters
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Jon Gallagher set up a goal and scored twice as the No. 9 Notre Dame men's team took a 4-0 win over the University of California Irvine in both teams’ season-opener in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament at Alumni Stadium Friday night.
August 26, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit edge Pride 2-1
ORLANDO--- Cheyna Williams and Christine Nairn scored to lead the Washington Spirit to a 2-1 win over the Orlando Pride at Camping World Stadium Friday night.
August 26, 2016 ANOTHER CHALLENGE
Buoyed by recent success, Fire focus on posting rare win over DC United
The Chicago Fire head back out on the road this weekend for their second meeting of the season with D.C. United, Saturday at RFK Stadium (6:00 pm CT, CSN+). Their previous meeting, a 1-1 draw in April at Toyota Park, featured the return of Patrick Nyarko to Chicago, who netted the goal for D.C., offsetting Jonathan Campbell's first career MLS goal.
August 25, 2016 HITTING THEIR STRIDE?
Paunovic feels things are finally coming together for the Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire extended their home unbeaten streak to eleven games across all competitions on Wednesday with a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy. Chicago responded to a first half goal from Gyasi Zardes with two quick goals by Arturo Alvarez and David Accam in the first half, but could not hold onto the lead, as Gio Dos Santos equalized in the second half, giving both teams a point on a muggy night at Toyota Park.
August 24, 2016 2-ALL
Fire play LA Galaxy to draw
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- The Chicago Fire rallied from an early deficit, but settled for a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday night at Toyota Park.
August 23, 2016 ONE GAME AT A TIME
Motivated Fire prepare to host LA Galaxy
The Chicago Fire hope that they turned a corner with Saturday’s 3-0 win against the Montreal Impact. The win, Chicago’s first on the road since July 12, 2014, lifted a palpable weight off the club’s shoulders and brought visible relief to not only the players, but the technical staff as well.
August 21, 2016 KICK SAVE
Fighting Irish women blank Badgers
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The 13th-ranked Notre Dame women’s team used strong defense and an own goal to take a 1-0 win over reigning Big Ten Conference co-champion Wisconsin Sunday.
August 21, 2016 SIGH OF RELIEF
Fire finally shed road jinx with win over Montreal
MONTREAL--Two years of road woes for the Chicago Fire finally came to an end Saturday night in Montreal, as goals by Luis Solignac, David Accam, and Matt Polster propelled the Fire to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo, bringing to an end their 38 game win-less streak across all competitions, dating back to July 12, 2014.
August 19, 2016 SENIOR SCORES
Fighting Illini open with dominant victory
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Seniors Summer Schafer and Alia Abu-Douleh scored their first career goals as the University of Illinois Fighting Illini blanked Morehead State, 2-0, in both teams’ season-opener Friday night.
August 19, 2016 OPENING STATEMENT
Fighting Irish women rout Wright State
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Freshman forward Jennifer Westendorf scored twice as the University of Notre Dame women's team took a 3-0 win over Wright State in both teams’ season-opener at Alumni Stadium Friday night.
August 19, 2016 READY FOR 2017
Minnesota United FC will begin play next year
SAINT PAUL, Minn. --Despite not having a stadium ready, Minnesota United FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2017. The team is planning a new privately financed stadium in St. Paul, but will begin play at TCF Bank Stadium while their new facility is built.
August 19, 2016 EARLY LESSON
Blue Demon women rally to tie Fordham
CHICAGO -- Abby Reed scored on a late penalty kick and nearly decided the match with a long-distance attempt as the DePaul Blue Demon women’s team tied Fordham, 1-1, in both teams’ season-opener Friday.
August 19, 2016 WILDCAT WIN
Northwestern women capture season-opener
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Brenna Lovera’s 98th-minute goal gave the Northwestern Wildcat women’s team a 1-0 win over Virginia Commonwealth in both teams’ season-opener in the JMU Tournament Friday afternoon.
August 19, 2016 MLS INFORMER
Short time can be a career in New York
When the Red Bull Arena stadium announcer declared Bradley Wright-Phillips had broken Juan Pablo Angel's club record for MLS goals with his 58th and 59th in Sunday's 3-1 victory over Montreal, the crowd of 23,459 roared its approval – as much for his perseverance if nothing else.
August 18, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Armada advances, Loons snap streak
The Jacksonville Armada improved its unbeaten streak to three games and moved into ninth place in the NASL Fall Season standings with a 1-1 tie with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Community First Park Wednesday night.
August 14, 2016 SPLITTING THE POINTS
Fire break losing streak against Orlando City
The Chicago Fire returned home Sunday afternoon, after back-to-back league and Open Cup losses to face a struggling Orlando City SC. The Fire took an early lead, thanks to John Goossens, but Orlando got two unanswered goals from Cyle Larin and Kaka in the first half. A second half equalizer from Razvan Cocis sent both teams home with a point in a 2-2 draw in front of 18,148 at Toyota Park.
August 12, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Quakes edge Caps
VANCOUVER--Simon Dawkins' 60th-minute goal gave the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC Friday at BC Place.
August 12, 2016 SORE LOSER
Solo claims Sweden was 'cowards' after USA elimination
Well, Hope Solo was at it again Friday afternoon. No, she wasn't making any saves to save the U.S. women's bacon in their Olympic quarter final elimination to Sweden in Brasilia, Brazil. It was her reaction to the defeat after the Swedes handed the Americans their earliest elimination from a tournament -- Women's World Cup or Olympics.
August 11, 2016 MLS INFORMER
Trophies, Tennessee and transfers
Victories by New England and Dallas over Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, in the Lamar Hunt/ U.S. Open Cup semifinals this week give both teams another chance to fill two of the barest trophy cases in all of MLS, even including all the expansion teams since the original 10 and the folded teams.
August 10, 2016 SPINNING WHEELS
Fire's Cup campaign stalls in semis
The Chicago Fire hoped to make their seventh Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on Tuesday night as they took on the New England Revolution. But the Fire’s fourth consecutive semifinal appearance ended as the previous three did, the Revolution getting goals from Kei Kamara, Je-Vaughn Watson and Teal Bunbury to propel them past the Fire by a score of 3-1 in Foxborough, Mass.
August 7, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos draw Rayo OKC 1-1
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The New York Cosmos squandered an opportunity to move into a first-place tie with Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League fall standings and overall table, playing to a 1-1 draw with Rayo OKC Sunday afternoon.
August 6, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Indy moves into first
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--- Charles Eloundou scored two goals as the Jacksonville Armada FC held off the Carolina RailHawks in a 2-2 draw at Community First Parl Saturday night.
August 6, 2016 LATE HEROICS
Smart goal keeps Indy unbeaten at home
INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven stayed undefeated at home with more late drama, as a 92nd minute goal by midfielder Don Smart lifted them to a 1-0 win over Ottawa Fury FC in front of 7,760 spectators at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.
August 5, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Scoreless in San Jose
SAN JOSE--New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders earned his keep and then some in a scoreless draw with the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium Friday night.
August 5, 2016 REAL CHOICES
Will Paunovic hold players back against RSL for Open Cup semi on Tuesday?
The Chicago Fire (4-10-6, 18 points) hit the road again Saturday night to open one of, if not the most important two-game set in their season, as they travel to Rio Tinto Stadium to take on Real Salt Lake (9-7-7, 34 points), before heading cross country to face the New England Revolution in Tuesday night's US Open Cup semifinal.
August 4, 2016 TUNING IN
NBCSN averages 1.3 million for USWNT game
RIO DE JANEIRO ––NBCSN averaged 1.3 million viewers for the U.S. women’s soccer team’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand Wednesday day on the opening day of soccer competition at the Rio Olympics – topping by 107% the viewership for the team’s 2012 London Olympics opener (629,000 viewers for U.S.-France).
August 4, 2016 SUSPENDED
Thiam will miss Fire's next game
NEW YORK -- The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended midfielder Khaly Thiam for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play in the 37th minute of the Chicago Fire's game against the New York Red Bulls on July 31.
August 3, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Indy's Zayed hangs a hat trick
INDIANAPOLIS –Eamon Zayed registered a hat trick as the Indy Eleven set a club record for most goals scored in an NASL regular season game en route to a 5-2 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC in front of 8,017 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.
August 3, 2016 HANGING HIS HAT
Zayed leads Eleven to 5-2 win
INDIANAPOLIS –Eamon Zayed registered a hat trick as the Indy Eleven set a club record for most goals scored in an NASL regular season game enroute to a 5-2 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC in front of 8,017 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.
August 3, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Reds top RSL
TORONTO--Tosaint Ricketts opened his MLS scoring account with the 68th-minute game-winner as Toronto FC edged Real Salt Lake 1-0 Wednesday night at BMO Field.
August 3, 2016 WHEELING AND DEALING
Fire close transfer window with flurry of activity
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire were busy as Deadline Day came and went on Wednesday. When the transfer window closed at midnight, they had allocation money and picks for U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya and two new forwards, one acquired via an international transfer and the other from the Colorado Rapids.
August 3, 2016 RUNNING IN RIO
USWNT opens Olympics with 2-0 win
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil---Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan each scored as the United State Women's National Team opened the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics with a 2-0 win over New Zealand at Mineirão Stadium Wednesday.
August 3, 2016 BUILDING FOR FUTURE
Fire makes deal with Union for Bedoya
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire acquired allocation money, a draft pick and Discovery Priority from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for the right to sign U.S. national team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, the team announced Wednesday.
August 3, 2016 NEXT UP
USWNT sets post-Olympic Games dates
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Women's National Team will meet Thailand and the Netherlands in its first two matches following the Olympic Games, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.
July 31, 2016 DEMORALIZING RESULT
Fire hit hard by draw with Red Bulls
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire snatched another game from the clutches of victory Sunday night, as a 90th minute goal from New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips sent both teams home with a point, in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw.
July 31, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit, Breakers come up winners
BOYDS, Md. – First-half goals from midfielder Estefania Banini and forward Cheyna Williams and a second-half goal in stoppage time from defender Alyssa Kleiner led the Washington Spirit to a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Maryland SoccerPlex Sunday afternoon.
July 31, 2016 TOUGH POINT
Fire and Red Bulls draw 1-1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Matt Polster scored a goal for both sides as the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls battled to a 2-2 draw Sunday night at Toyota Park.
July 30, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Red Stars take 1-0 wins
HOUSTON – – Western New York Flash forward Lynn Williams’ late second half goal salvaged a draw for the visitors at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday in a 3-3 match with the Houston Dash.
July 30, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Strikers close Lockhart with a win
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers closed their final match at Lockhart Stadium, their home since 1977, with a 1-0 victory over the Jacksonville Armada thanks to a late goal by Maicon Santos.
July 30, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
NYC routs Rapids
BRONX, NY--Frank Lampard netted the first hat trick in New York City FC history as the Eastern Conference leaders hammered the shorthanded Colorado Rapids 5-1 Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
July 30, 2016 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Finalists all set
FRISCO, Texas — Several teams are one step closer to realizing the ultimate youth soccer dream after securing a spot in Sunday’s final matches with semifinal victories at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Center on Saturday morning.
July 29, 2016 ROSTER DEVELOPMENT
Fire sends striker to D.C. United
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has traded Nigerian striker Kennedy Igboananike to D.C. United in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money and a third-round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, the team announced Friday.
July 29, 2016 BACK IN ACTION
Fire host Red Bulls Sunday at Toyota Park
The Chicago Fire used the break provided by this week’s All Star festivities to reset and rest from training for a few days before preparing to take on New York Red Bulls Sunday at Toyota Park (6:00 pm CT, CSN).
July 26, 2016 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Newcomer falls in first match
FRISCO, Texas--- In a matchup between two newcomers to the National Championships, U-17 Girls CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC) started off with a 1-0 victory over Team Chicago Academy – Brasilia (IL) at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Complex on Tuesday.
July 23, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Seattle, Sky Blue, KC post wins
ROCHESTER, NY---FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made 14 saves and Shea Groom scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Rochester Rhinos Stadium Saturday night.
July 23, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Puerto Rico nets first win
JACKSONVILLE — A first half goal from newcomer Thomas Stewart and Carl Haworth's team-leading fourth of the season gave the Ottawa Fury FC a 2-0 win over the Jacksonville Armada at Community First Park Saturday.
July 23, 2016 BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN
Eleven top Eddies 1-0
INDIANAPOLIS – Greg Janicki scored the only goal of the game, giving the Indy Eleven a 1-0 win over Edmonton FC at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on Saturday evening
July 22, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Miami FC draws RailHawks 3-3
CARY, NC - Jamie Chavez scored two goals, including the 80th minute equalizer as Miami FC played the Carolina RailHawks to a 3-3 draw at WakeMed Soccer Park Friday night.
July 22, 2016 BACK ON THE ROAD
Fire take epic winless streak to New England
After advancing in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday against the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the Chicago Fire (4-9-5, 17 points) have another chance to erase their MLS road woes against Eastern Conference rivals the New England Revolution (5-7-8, 23 points) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough (CSN Chicago Plus, 6:30pm CST).
July 21, 2016 IT'S AS EASY AS NBC
How to catch U.S. women in the Olympics
All three Olympic group matches for the U.S. women will be available across a wide array of options, airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Universo and the Soccer Specialty Channel as well as on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.
July 20, 2016 RECORD RUN
Fire qualify for 12th US Open Cup semifinal
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire easily handled NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers in Wednesday night's Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinal at Toyota Park, , controlling from the start of the match and winning easily by a score of 3-0.
July 20, 2016 ANOTHER SEMIFINAL
Fire blanks Strikers in U.S. Open Cup quarters
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has returned to semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the fifth time in six seasons. The Fire used first half goals by David Accam and Michael de Leeuw, plus a second-half score by Khaly Thiam, to take a 3-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in a quarterfinal match at Toyota Park Wednesday night.
July 17, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies extend home streak
EDMONTON, AB - FC Edmonton registered their sixth consecutive win at Clarke Field with a 1-0 victory over Canadian rival Ottawa Fury FC on Sunday afternoon.
July 17, 2016 DEFENSIVE LETDOWN
Reshuffled Fire backline no match for FC Dallas
The Chicago Fire (4-9-5, 17 points) continued their road struggles Saturday night against Western Conference leading FC Dallas (12-6-4, 40 points), falling 3-1 in Frisco, Texas and extending their road winless streak to 34 games, dating back to July 12, 2014.
July 16, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Houston ends drought with big win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Estefania Banini scored twice as the Washington Spirit took a 3-2 win over defending NWSL champion FC Kansas City before a 2,013 crowd Saturday night.
July 16, 2016 STREAK STOPPED
Red Stars shut out Pride
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Chicago Red Stars snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the Orlando Pride at Camping World Stadium Saturday night.
July 16, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Loons snap Indy's streak
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Joe Cole and Eric Avila carried the Tampa Bay Rowdies with a pair of spectacular goals in a 3-0 home win over Puerto Rico FC at Al Lang Stadium Saturday night.
July 16, 2016 BRIMSTONE BLITZ
Fire outplayed 3-1 by FC Dallas
FRISCO, Texas-- Looking ahead to Wednesday night's US Open Cup quarterfinal against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, the Chicago Fire rested numerous starters on Saturday night against FC Dallas, and the Supporters' Shield leaders took full advantage, roaring to a 3-1 win at Toyota Stadium.
July 16, 2016 SNAPPED
United ends Indy Eleven's unbeaten streak
BLAINE, Minn.---Minnesota United ended Indy Eleven’s NASL record-tying 13-game undefeated streak, scoring twice in the opening minutes to earn a 2-0 win in front of a franchise record crowd of 9,460 at the National Sports Center Stadium Saturday night.