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TRADING GOALS
Fire, Timbers in 1-1 draw
David Accam made his return to the Fire lineup count on Saturday, scoring to nail down a 1-1 draw with Portland at Toyota Park.
David Accam made his return to the Fire lineup count on Saturday, scoring to nail down a 1-1 draw with Portland at Toyota Park.
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--- The Portland Timbers got a first half goal from Diego Valeri, however the Chicago Fire's David Accam answered quickly to equalize as the teams played to a 1-1 draw in front of 14,729 at Toyota Park Saturday night.
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TEAMING UP
Accam, Igboananike forming potent attacking partnership for Fire

Kennedy Igboananike (above) and David Accam have established a valuable attacking connection for the Chicago Fire. BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire played their final game before the Copa America break Saturday night, as they took on the defending MLS Cup champ Portland Timbers at Toyota Park. A first half Portland goal from Diego Valeri was quickly canceled out by Fire Designated Player David Accam, who netted his third goal of the season.

TRADING GOALS
Fire, Timbers in 1-1 draw

David Accam made his return to the Fire lineup count on Saturday, scoring to nail down a 1-1 draw with Portland at Toyota Park. BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--- The Portland Timbers got a first half goal from Diego Valeri, however the Chicago Fire's David Accam answered quickly to equalize as the teams played to a 1-1 draw in front of 14,729 at Toyota Park Saturday night.

SEEKING A STREAK
Fire try again for consecutive wins on Saturday against Timbers

David Accam is off the suspended list to lead the Chicago Fire against Portland on Saturday at Toyota Park. The Chicago Fire (2-5-4) are poised to register back-to-back wins for the first time this season, when they welcome the Portland Timbers to Toyota Park on Saturday (7:30 pm, CSN).

SHAPING UP
Fire becoming comfortable with Paunovic's 4-3-3 formation

Rookie Joey Calistri has staked out a spot in Fire coach Veljko Paunovic's preferred 4-3-3 lineup. The Chicago Fire picked up their second win of the season Saturday against the equally-struggling Houston Dynamo, thanks to Arturo Alvarez’s third minute goal. Chicago hopes to carry that momentum into their last match before the Copa America break, when they face defending MLS Cup champs in the Portland Timbers this weekend at Toyota Park.

THE CAMPBELLHOFF FACTOR
Campbell, Kappelhof tandem bringing stability to Fire defense

Johan Kappelhof (foreground) and Jonathan Campbell (rear) have anchored the Fire defense at center back since the second game of the season. BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire returned to Toyota Park Saturday after a long road trip, hoping to turn the corner on a rough stretch of games that included three straight losses over a ten-day period. The Fire were able to do so thanks to a third minute strike from Arturo Alvarez. The goal gave Chicago the 1-0 win against a struggling Houston Dynamo team that is now 0-6 on the road in 2016, and sit in last place in the Western Conference.

BACK ON TRACK
Fire defeat Houston 1-0

Arturo Alvarez scored to give the Fire a 1-0 win over Houston Saturday at Toyota Park. BRIDGEVIEW, ILL.-- The weather in Bridgeview finally cooperated for the Chicago Fire (2-5-4) on Saturday, and the result was as sunny as the skies. An early goal by Arturo Alvarez held up to give the road-weary Fire a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Saturday in front of 15,363 at Toyota Stadium.

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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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