The Chicago Fire made unwanted history on Tuesday, becoming the first-ever MLS side to be knocked out of the US Open Cup by a USL League One team. The 108-year-old competition returned this week for the first time since 2019 after a two-year hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic, with MLS teams finally pitted against their lower league opponents.
When Xherdan Shaqiri limped out in the19th minute of the Chicago Fire's 0-0 draw with FC Dallas, there was a collective pause as supporters worried about their star man. Shaqiri hasn't exactly made a blistering start to life with the Fire, scoring a solitary penalty across his first four appearances. But he has the ability to split a defense or come up with the spectacular in a way no other Fire player has. He'll be key in maintaining the club's fine start to the 2022 season.
The Chicago Fire drew 0-0 against FC Dallas on Saturday to extend their longest unbeaten streak since 2009. The Eastern Conference side has yet to lose in the 2022 Major League Soccer season, cementing their fourth place spot on the table with nine points in five games and a record of 2-3-0.
It's still very early days, but life for the Chicago Fire under new head coach Ezra Hendrickson is looking very good. For years now, the Fire have been one of Major League Soccer's biggest underachievers. They've made the MLS Cup playoffs just twice in the last 12 years and, despite a huge catchment area, have often drawn some of the league's more modest crowds.
How Ezra Hendrickson went from the Caribbean to Chicago Fire coach — as told by his MLS and high school teammates
Kokomo was nothing like the small village Ezra Hendrickson emigrated from when he was 13. Indiana is 2,400 miles from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but culturally it couldn’t be any further. It was cold. He looked different. And to some of the other kids, having a Caribbean accent meant you talked a little funny. And pizza? Never had that before. Fast forward three decades and Hendrickson — ...
After years as an assistant in MLS, Ezra Hendrickson got to make his debut as a manager in the league with Chicago Fire FC on Saturday against Inter Miami CF.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Fire are set to open their season Saturday with new Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson at the helm. As CBS 2’s Matt Zahn reported, the new-look Fire squad begins their 25th season of Major League Soccer in Miami Saturday night. It will be the first game for Hendrickson, who took over for Rafael Wicky.
Ezra Hendrickson believes his Chicago Fire side have found their "game-changer" in new signing Xherdan Shaqiri. The Switzerland international completed a $7.5m transfer from Lyon on Wednesday, further enhancing the Fire's rapidly growing attacking options for the 2022 season. For Shaqiri, Chicago is just the latest step in a career...
Ezra Hendrickson has had quite the week as he starts his first season as an MLS head coach. He celebrated his 50th birthday Sunday by popping the question and getting engaged.
Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. Vincentian Ezra Hendrickson has been hired as Chicago Fire FC’s new head coach, the club announced last Wednesday. The Athletic reported last week that Chicago and...
CHICAGO – A new era of Chicago Fire FC officially got underway on Monday without a single player taking the pitch. Instead, the new on-field leader for the club was officially introduced to the media at the team’s downtown Chicago headquarters as manager Ezra Hendrickson took questions for the first time. He comes to Chicago […]
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Fire are hoping new coach Ezra Hendrickson can lead them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. The 49-year-old Hendrickson now has his first shot to lead an MLS team. He knew plenty of success in 12 MLS seasons playing, winning three league championships.
Ezra Hendrickson wants to see the Chicago Fire ‘fill the trophy case’ — but the MLS team’s new coach warns of ‘growing pains’ in 2022
If the doom and gloom of a cloudy Monday in Chicago was a downer, it probably didn’t feel that way for new Fire coach Ezra Hendrickson. Hendrickson, 49, was formally introduced as the 10th head coach in Fire history during a news conference at the team’s downtown headquarters. And while taking over the Fire will be his first top-flight head coaching role, Hendrickson is taking the sunny side ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Ezra Hendrickson was hired Wednesday as coach of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire. Hendrickson had spent three seasons with the Columbus Crew, which won last year's MLS title. He succeeds Frank Klopas, who became interim coach in September when coach Raphaël Wicky was fired after seven wins,...
The Chicago Fire has named former Columbus Crew assistant Ezra Hendrickson to be the team's next coach. The Fire had been without a manager since firing Raphael Wicky back on Sept. 30. Chicago finished the season in 12th place in the 14-team Eastern Conference, 14 points outside the seventh and final playoff place.