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Haile-Selassie led the team with six goals in MLS this season. (via Chicago Fire FC)

Fire announce 2024 roster decisions

The Chicago Fire announced their end-of-season roster decisions ahead of 2024 this morning, with several players leaving the club and a few confirming their returns for the new year. The decisions, which were due to be announced before December 1st, are the first official act from Georg Heitz since his...

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Custom Scarves Now Available For Pre-Order

In 2024, the Fire will return to being the Men In Red for the first time since their return to Soldier Field. To celebrate, we’re launching our first-ever merchandise, a custom scarf to be made for us by Ruffneck Scarves, who produce many of the higher-quality scarves you’ve seen, including...

Georg Heitz returns as Fire Sporting Director

Georg Heitz will return as the Chicago Fire’s Sporting Director in 2024, the club announced in a statement today. The 53-year-old was rewarded with a new contract extension despite leading the Fire to four playoff-less seasons since he took over in 2019. Technical Director Sebastian Pelzter will also continue in...

How Do You Live

Oh hi! I’m Jiggly. And it’s a Tuesday. This week we saw a wild NWSL Final that went in so many surprising directions, the long-awaited end to the first round of the MLS Playoffs, and the start of the WE League season. But with all that happening, I want to...

Javier "Chicharito" Hernández missed most of 2023 with an ACL injury. (via Major League Soccer)

Should the Fire sign Chicharito?

Setting aside Lionel Messi of Inter Miami, there was arguably no bigger MLS signing in the last few years than Javier “Chicharito” Hernández. The ex-Mexican international, who is the all-time leading goalscorer for El Tri, arrived at the Los Angeles Galaxy with much bravado, having been sought after by MLS...

Analyzing Heitz’s Four Seasons, Part I: The Results

The Fire’s loss on Decision Day gave them an ignominious honor: They now have the longest active playoff drought in the league and are the sole owners of the second-longest playoff drought in league history at six seasons, following only Toronto FC’s eight season stretch from 2007-2014. We’d previously said...

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Outgoing Mail

Oh hi! I’m Jiggly. And it’s a Tuesday. About a month ago, I asked for questions from my readers to answer. And boy, did I take my time answering every single question. I called it the mailbag, and it’s honestly something that I can do maybe once a season. So,...

The Fire are the only team to win MLS Cup in their debut season. (via Chicago Fire FC)

1998 Fire Do the Double: Where are they now?

25 years ago today, history was made at Soldier Field. The Chicago Fire won their first-ever U.S. Open Cup, defeating the Columbus Crew in overtime to secure a historic double in their debut season. Frank Klopas wrote his name into Fire folklore that night, scoring a 99th-minute golden goal to...

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You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

Oh hi! I’m Jiggly. And it’s a Tuesday. Last week, immediately following the Sad Bois recording session, I went out to get both my flu and COVID booster shots. Well, that and get pizza, but the pizza cost way too much, and I guess I’m not doing that anymore. But...

The Fire (kind of) Control Their Destiny | S1:E33

DJ and Tim talk about Fire players on international duty, preview the final game away at the Pigeons, and figure out what the Fire need to do to make the playoffs. Check out our socials! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MIR97 Website⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MIR97 Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MIR97 Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast:

Doumbia clocks in at just $564,000 despite his Designated Player tag. (via Chicago Fire FC)

Player Salaries: Fire With Fifth-Highest Wage Bill in MLS

Xherdan Shaqiri has company.  In what has become a semi-annual tradition, the MLS Players Association has released its salary guide, revealing the pay of each player in the league, and the league has a new highest-paid player: Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi, who has guaranteed annual compensation of $20,446,667 this year,...

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