Patrick McCraney

Chicago Fire beat writer and podcast host for CHGO. Youth soccer coach. Exhausted dad. Former TV news reporter. Taco enthusiast. Follow me on Twitter @patrickmccraney.

Pat and Alex look back at the Chicago Fire’s disappointing 2022 campaign—both the lows (missing the playoffs, the Open Cup loss, Shaqiri’s contributions, Torres and Przybylko’s injuries from the start), and the highs (Jhon Duran, Brian Gutierrez, Wyatt Omsberg, Rafael Czichos, Carlos Teran, Gaga Slonina, and that emotional goal by Alex Monis to cap off the season). Plus, what do…

The Chicago Fire aren’t making the playoffs. Sure, it’s not completely a done deal, and the players and coaches should continue to fight until mathematical elimination, but after Tuesday night’s loss to CF Montreal it’s a statistical long shot. The Fire would need to win out and get some help from other teams. FiveThirtyEight has the Fire down to a…