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Inconsistent Fire at their worst in lopsided loss to DC United
Khaly Thiam battles DC United midfielder Jared Jeffrey Saturday at RFK Stadium, shortly before drawing a game-changing red card in the 34th minute for fouling Patrick Nyarko.
Khaly Thiam battles DC United midfielder Jared Jeffrey Saturday at RFK Stadium, shortly before drawing a game-changing red card in the 34th minute for fouling Patrick Nyarko.
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Throughout the 2016 season, the Chicago Fire have proven that positive results, or any string of positive play through their five wins and eight draws, is only a measure of how inconsistent they are as a club, and how far they have to go in order to become a MLS Cup-contending side. That was never more evident than in Saturday night’s 6-2 drubbing at the hands of DC United, on the back of a Patrick Mullins hat trick.
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BACK OFF TRACK
Inconsistent Fire at their worst in lopsided loss to DC United

Khaly Thiam battles DC United midfielder Jared Jeffrey Saturday at RFK Stadium, shortly before drawing a game-changing red card in the 34th minute for fouling Patrick Nyarko. Throughout the 2016 season, the Chicago Fire have proven that positive results, or any string of positive play through their five wins and eight draws, is only a measure of how inconsistent they are as a club, and how far they have to go in order to become a MLS Cup-contending side. That was never more evident than in Saturday night’s 6-2 drubbing at the hands of DC United, on the back of a Patrick Mullins hat trick.

DISASTER IN DC
Fire slammed 6-2

Razvan Cocis kept the Fire in the game with a stoppage time goal. but the wheels fell off in the second half. WASHINGTON, DC---Patrick Mullins scored three goals as DC United trounced the Chicago Fire 6-2 at R.F.K. Stadium Saturday night.

ANOTHER CHALLENGE
Buoyed by recent success, Fire focus on posting rare win over DC United

John Goossens is likely to start for the Fire against DC United on Saturday. 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.

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.

2-ALL
Fire play LA Galaxy to draw

David Accam's penalty kick sent the Fire into halftime with a 2-1 lead over the LA Galaxy Wednesday at Toyota Park. 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.

ONE GAME AT A TIME
Motivated Fire prepare to host LA Galaxy

The Fire host Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy Wednesday at Toyota Park (7:30 pm CT, CSN+). 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.

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Chicago Fire Schedule
03/06 New York City FC - 1:00 PM
03/11 @Orlando City SC Lions - 6:00 PM
03/19 Columbus Crew - 4:00 PM
04/02 Philadelphia Union - 4:00 PM
04/10 @New York City FC - 6:00 PM
04/16 Montreal Impact - 4:00 PM
04/30 D.C. United - 4:00 PM
05/11 @Vancouver Whitecaps - 9:00 PM
05/14 @New England Revolution - 6:30 PM
05/18 @New York Red Bulls - 6:30 PM
05/21 Houston Dynamo - 4:00 PM
05/28 Portland Timbers - 7:30 PM
06/18 @Colorado Rapids - 8:00 PM
06/22 @Philadelphia Union - 6:00 PM
07/01 San Jose Earthquakes - 7:00 PM
07/09 @Toronto FC -
07/13 Sporting Kansas City - 7:30 PM
07/16 @FC Dallas - 8:00 PM
07/23 @New England Revolution - 6:30 PM
07/31 New York Red Bulls - 6:00 PM
08/06 @Real Salt Lake - 9:00 PM
08/14 Orlando City SC Lions - 3:00 PM
08/20 @Montreal Impact - 6:30 PM
08/24 Los Angeles Galaxy - 7:30 PM
08/27 @D.C. United - 6:00 PM
09/03 Philadelphia Union - 7:30 PM
09/10 Toronto FC - 7:30 PM
09/16 D.C. United - 7:00 PM
09/23 @New York City FC - 7:00 PM
09/28 @Seattle Sounders FC - 9:30 PM
10/01 @Columbus Crew - 6:30 PM
10/13 Columbus Crew - 7:30 PM
10/16 New England Revolution - 4:00 PM
10/23 @Toronto FC - 3:00 PM
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Chicago Fire Team Info
Stadium: Toyota Park
Colors: Red, Navy & Silver
General Manager: Nelson Rodriguez
Head Coach: Veljko Paunovic
League:Major League Soccer
Team Founded: 1998
Team Web Site: www.chicago-fire.com
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