Ezra Hendrickson


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…

Through 29 games this season, the Chicago Fire have scored just 28 goals, putting them at an average of slightly less than one goal a game. That’s good for last in MLS, four fewer goals than the two teams just above them–D.C. United and the Vancouver Whitecaps, who each have 32. It’s also on pace to be worse than last…

The Fire needed a win against NYCFC to stay firmly in the MLS playoff race, and turned in their worst performance of the season to date. With the team now in 12th and their playoff hopes slipping away, can they turn things around against CF Montreal at Soldier Field? Patrick McCraney and Alex Campbell break down the Fire’s chances. https://youtu.be/aq2tAXXzeEU