2015 Chicago Fire season

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Chicago Fire
2015 season
ChairmanAndrew Hauptman
Head coachFrank Yallop
(until September 20)
Brian Bliss (interim)
(from September 20)
StadiumToyota Park
(capacity: 20,000)
MLSConference: 10th (last)
Overall: 20th (last)
MLS Cup PlayoffsDid not qualify
U.S. Open CupSemifinals
Brimstone CupWinners
Top goalscorerDavid Accam (10)
Highest home attendance20,280
vs Orlando City SC (September 19)
Lowest home attendance11,196
vs New York Red Bulls (August 26)
Average home league attendance16,003 (regular season)
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2016 →

The 2015 Chicago Fire season is the club's 20th year of existence, as well as their 18th season in Major League Soccer and their 18th consecutive year in the top-flight of American soccer.

Chicago Fire began the regular season on March 6, 2015 with an away match against the defending champions LA Galaxy. The Men in Red finished the regular season on October 25, 2015 with a home match against the New York Red Bulls. The club has missed the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six years.

For the first time in the franchise history Chicago Fire opened the season with three consecutive losses.[1]

On September 20, 2015, entrenched in last place both in the conference and overall, with the playoff hopes out of sight, the club parted ways with head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop and assistant coaches Marc Bircham and Clint Mathis. In two seasons with the Fire Yallop posted a 13-26-24 record. Fire named the technical director Brian Bliss as interim coach, while the vice president and former player Logan Pause took over as interim assistant coach. The club also hired Nelson Rodriguez, a former MLS executive, as new general manager.[2][3]

On October 3, 2015, Ante Razov, the club's all-time leading scorer, became the eighth individual to be inducted into the club's Ring of Fire Hall of Fame.[4] The ceremony took place during the halftime of the regular season home match against New England Revolution.[5]

On October 14, 2015 Chicago Fire announced the end of a four-year run with the title sponsor Quaker and introduced Valspar as the new jersey sponsor starting with 2016 season. The three-year deal is worth between $2.5 million and $3 million per year.[6]

For the first time in the club's history Fire finished the season with zero road wins (0-12-5). The club has finished the season with an overall record of 8 wins, 20 losses and 6 ties. Twenty losses in a season became the highest in the club's history.[7] The club has finished the season in last place in the league overall, also another first in the club's history.

Squad at the end of the season[edit]

As of October 25, 2015. Source: Chicago Fire official roster

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Aged) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Alec Kann United States GK (1990-08-08)August 8, 1990 (aged 25) United States Charleston Battery
18 Jon Busch United States GK (1976-08-18)August 18, 1976 (aged 39) United States San Jose Earthquakes
25 Sean Johnson United States GK (1989-05-31)May 31, 1989 (aged 26) United States Atlanta Blackhawks
Defenders
2 Matt Polster United States D (1993-06-08)June 8, 1993 (aged 22) United States SIU Edwardsville Cougars
3 Joevin Jones Trinidad and Tobago D (1991-08-03)August 3, 1991 (aged 24) Finland HJK Helsinki
4 Adaílton Brazil CB (1983-04-16)April 16, 1983 (aged 32) Brazil Esporte Clube Bahia
5 Lovel Palmer Jamaica RB (1984-08-30)August 30, 1984 (aged 31) United States Real Salt Lake
6 Eric Gehrig United States D (1987-12-15)December 15, 1987 (aged 27) United States Columbus Crew SC
16 Greg Cochrane United States D (1990-11-01)November 1, 1990 (aged 24) United States Los Angeles Galaxy
20 Jeff Larentowicz United States D (1983-08-05)August 5, 1983 (aged 32) United States Colorado Rapids
22 Patrick Doody United States D (1992-04-22)April 22, 1992 (aged 23) United States Indiana University Hoosiers
24 Ty Harden United States D (1984-03-06)March 6, 1984 (aged 31) United States San Jose Earthquakes
55 Daneil Cyrus Trinidad and Tobago D (1990-12-15)December 15, 1990 (aged 24) Trinidad and Tobago W Connection F.C.
Midfielders
8 Matt Watson England M (1985-01-01)January 1, 1985 (aged 30) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17 Collin Fernandez United States M (1997-02-13)February 13, 1997 (aged 18) United States Chicago Fire Juniors
19 Harry Shipp United States M (1991-11-07)November 7, 1991 (aged 23) United States University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish
21 Chris Ritter United States M (1990-10-29)October 29, 1990 (aged 24) United States Northwestern University Wildcats
26 Michael Stephens United States M (1989-04-03)April 3, 1989 (aged 26) Norway Stabæk
27 Kingsley Bryce United States M (1993-04-16)April 16, 1993 (aged 22) United States Saint Louis University
30 Răzvan Cociș Romania M (1983-02-19)February 19, 1983 (aged 32) Ukraine FC Hoverla Uzhhorod
Forwards
7 Jason Johnson Jamaica F (1990-10-09)October 9, 1990 (aged 25) United States Houston Dynamo
9 Mike Magee United States F (1984-09-02)September 2, 1984 (aged 31) United States Los Angeles Galaxy
11 David Accam Ghana F (1990-09-28)September 28, 1990 (aged 25) Sweden Helsingborgs IF
14 Patrick Nyarko Ghana F (1986-01-15)January 15, 1986 (aged 29) United States Virginia Tech Hokies
29 Gilberto Brazil F (1989-06-05)June 5, 1989 (aged 26) Canada Toronto FC
77 Kennedy Igboananike Nigeria F (1989-02-26)February 26, 1989 (aged 26) Sweden AIK

Player movement[edit]

In[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

Date Player Position Previous Club Notes Ref
October 29, 2014 Jamaica Lovel Palmer D United States Chicago Fire Re-signed with the club [8]
November 18, 2014 Ghana Patrick Nyarko F United States Chicago Fire Re-signed with the club [9]
December 2, 2014 Nigeria Kennedy Igboananike F Sweden AIK Signed as a Designated Player [10][11]
December 3, 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones D Finland HJK Helsinki Signed with the club [12]
December 9, 2014 United States Michael Stephens M Norway Stabæk Signed with the club [13]
December 10, 2014 United States Eric Gehrig D United States Columbus Crew SC
United States Orlando City SC
After being selected by Orlando City SC from Columbus Crew SC as the tenth pick in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft, Chicago Fire acquired his Right of First Refusal in exchange for the natural selection in the second round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft; he was signed on December 16 [14][15]
December 19, 2014 Ghana David Accam F Sweden Helsingborgs IF Signed as a Designated Player [16][17]
December 22, 2014 United States Patrick Doody D United States Indiana University Hoosiers Signed as a Homegrown Player [18]
December 30, 2014 Brazil Adaílton D Brazil Esporte Clube Bahia Signed with the club [19]
January 6, 2015 Brazil Guly do Prado F England Southampton F.C. Signed with the club [20]
January 25, 2015 Scotland Shaun Maloney M England Wigan Athletic Signed as a Designated Player [21]
January 25, 2015 Brazil Alex M United States Chicago Fire Re-signed with the club, after initially having his contract option declined [9][21]
January 27, 2015 United States Jon Busch GK United States San Jose Earthquakes Signed with the club [22]
February 4, 2015 United States Matt Polster D United States SIU Edwardsville Cougars Signed with the club after being selected 7th overall (first round) in 2015 MLS SuperDraft [23][24]
March 24, 2015 United States Kingsley Bryce M United States Saint Louis University Signed with the club after being selected 28th overall (second round) in 2015 MLS SuperDraft [23][25]
April 13, 2015 Jamaica Jason Johnson F United States Houston Dynamo Acquired in exchange for Alex [26]
June 26, 2015 United States Ty Harden D United States San Jose Earthquakes Acquired in exchange for Quincy Amarikwa [27]
July 27, 2015 Brazil Gilberto F Canada Toronto FC Acquired as a Designated Player after claiming him on waivers [28]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Notes Ref
October 25, 2014 United States Logan Pause M None Retired [29]
November 18, 2014 United States Marco Franco D United States Indy Eleven 2015 contract option was declined [9]
November 18, 2014 United States Patrick Ianni D None 2015 contract option was declined, subsequently retired on January 12, 2015 [9][30]
November 18, 2014 United States Hunter Jumper D None 2015 contract option was declined [9]
November 18, 2014 United States Steven Kinney D None 2015 contract option was declined [9]
November 18, 2014 Costa Rica Gonzalo Segares D None 2015 contract option was declined, subsequently retired on February 4, 2015 [9][31]
November 18, 2014 Mali Bakary Soumaré D Canada Montreal Impact 2015 contract option was declined; selected by Montreal Impact in the Re-Entry Draft [9][32]
November 18, 2014 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi M United States San Jose Earthquakes 2015 contract option was declined; selected by San Jose Earthquakes in the Re-Entry Draft [9][32]
November 18, 2014 Wales Robert Earnshaw F Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2015 contract option was declined [9]
November 18, 2014 United States Matthew Fondy F United States Louisville City FC 2015 contract option was declined [9]
November 18, 2014 France Florent Sinama Pongolle F France Lausanne-Sport 2015 contract option was declined [9]
November 18, 2014 United States Victor Pineda M United States Indy Eleven Out of contract [9]
November 18, 2014 United States Benji Joya M Mexico Santos Laguna Loan deal has expired [9]
November 18, 2014 England Grant Ward M England Tottenham Hotspur Loan deal has expired [9]
December 18, 2014 Ecuador Juan Luis Anangonó F Mexico Universidad de Guadalajara Transferred after six-month loan with LDU Quito [33][34][35]
January 20, 2015 United States Kyle Reynish GK United States New York Red Bulls Traded in exchange for 2016 MLS SuperDraft third round pick [36]
April 13, 2015 Brazil Alex M United States Houston Dynamo Traded in exchange for Jason Johnson [26]
June 9, 2015 Spain Víctor Pérez M Spain Real Valladolid Loan deal not extended [37][38]
June 26, 2015 United States Quincy Amarikwa F United States San Jose Earthquakes Traded in exchange for Ty Harden [27]
August 4, 2015 Brazil Guly do Prado F None The club and the player have mutually agreed to part ways [39]
August 27, 2015 Scotland Shaun Maloney M England Hull City Transferred [40]

Loans[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned from Notes Ref
August 6, 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Daneil Cyrus D Trinidad and Tobago W Connection F.C. Acquired on loan [48]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned to Notes Ref
July 9, 2013 Uruguay Álvaro Fernández M Uruguay Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata Out on loan [49]
March 20, 2015 United States Patrick Doody D United States Saint Louis FC Out on loan with option to recall [50]
March 30, 2015 United States Alec Kann GK United States Saint Louis FC Out on loan with option to recall [51]
April 9, 2015 United States Greg Cochrane D United States Saint Louis FC Out on loan with option to recall [52]
June 9, 2015 United States Collin Fernandez M United States Louisville City FC Out on loan with option to recall [53]

Technical staff at the end of the season[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager United States Nelson Rodríguez
Technical Director and Interim Head Coach United States Brian Bliss
Interim Assistant Coach United States Logan Pause
Goalkeeping Coach England Aron Hyde
Strength and Conditioning Coach England Adrian Lamb
Head of Scouting England Trevor James
Director of Soccer & Team Development United States Paul Cadwell
Director of Team Operations United States Ron Stern
Academy Director United States Larry Sunderland
Senior Coordinator of Team Operations United States Alex Boler
Head Equipment Manager United States Charles Raycroft
Assistant Equipment Manager United States Allan Araujo
Head Athletic Trainer United States Frank Pena
Assistant Athletic Trainer United States Steve Bagus, ATC, NASM-PES
Massage Therapist United States Jake Bronowski, LMT
Chief Medical Officer United States Dr. Jeffrey Mjaanes, M.D.
Associate Medical Officer United States Dr. Joshua Blomgren, D.O.

Last updated: November 12, 2015
Source: Chicago Fire Technical Staff

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls 34 18 10 6 62 43 +19 60 Conference Semifinals & 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53 Conference Semifinals
3 Montreal Impact 34 15 13 6 48 44 +4 51 Knockout round
4 D.C. United 34 15 13 6 43 45 −2 51
5 New England Revolution 34 14 12 8 48 47 +1 50
6 Toronto FC 34 15 15 4 58 58 0 49
7 Orlando City SC 34 12 14 8 46 56 −10 44
8 New York City FC 34 10 17 7 49 58 −9 37
9 Philadelphia Union 34 10 17 7 42 55 −13 37
10 Chicago Fire 34 8 20 6 43 58 −15 30
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots

Western Conference table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Dallas 34 18 10 6 52 39 +13 60 Conference Semifinals & 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 16 13 5 45 36 +9 53 Conference Semifinals
3 Portland Timbers 34 15 11 8 41 39 +2 53 Knockout round
4 Seattle Sounders FC 34 15 13 6 44 36 +8 51
5 LA Galaxy 34 14 11 9 56 46 +10 51
6 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 11 9 48 45 +3 51
7 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 13 8 41 39 +2 47
8 Houston Dynamo 34 11 14 9 42 49 −7 42
9 Real Salt Lake 34 11 15 8 38 48 −10 41
10 Colorado Rapids 34 9 15 10 33 43 −10 37
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots

Overall table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
1 New York Red Bulls (X) 34 18 10 6 62 43 +19 60 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 FC Dallas 34 18 10 6 52 39 +13 60
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 16 13 5 45 36 +9 53
4 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53
5 Portland Timbers (C) 34 15 11 8 41 39 +2 53 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
6 Seattle Sounders FC 34 15 13 6 44 36 +8 51
7 Montreal Impact 34 15 13 6 48 44 +4 51
8 D.C. United 34 15 13 6 43 45 −2 51
9 LA Galaxy 34 14 11 9 56 46 +10 51
10 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 11 9 48 45 +3 51 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
11 New England Revolution 34 14 12 8 48 47 +1 50
12 Toronto FC 34 15 15 4 58 58 0 49
13 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 13 8 41 39 +2 47
14 Orlando City SC 34 12 14 8 46 56 −10 44
15 Houston Dynamo 34 11 14 9 42 49 −7 42
16 Real Salt Lake 34 11 15 8 38 48 −10 41
17 New York City FC 34 10 17 7 49 58 −9 37
18 Philadelphia Union 34 10 17 7 42 55 −13 37
19 Colorado Rapids 34 9 15 10 33 43 −10 37
20 Chicago Fire 34 8 20 6 43 58 −15 30
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
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Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
34 30 8 20 6 43 58  −15 8 8 1 23 19  +4 0 12 5 20 39  −19

Source: MLSsoccer.com standings
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHAHHHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHHAAHHAAAHAAHAH
ResultLLLWWWLLTTWLLLLTWLLTWLTLWTLLLLLWLL
Updated to match(es) played on October 25, 2015. Source: MLS Results and Chicago Fire Schedule
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; L = Loss; T = Tie

Match results[edit]

  Win   Tie   Loss

Preseason[edit]

Kickoff times are in CST (UTC-06)

Simple Invitational

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 7
2 United States Portland Timbers 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3 United States Chicago Fire 3 0 0 3 2 2 0 3
4 Norway Stabæk 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1

Major League Soccer[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05), unless posted otherwise

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05)

Friendlies[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05)

Leading scorers[edit]

Italics indicate player who departed the club during the season.
Updated to match played on October 25, 2015.
Source: MLSsoccer.com statistics - 2015 Chicago Fire

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS Regular season MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Alec Kann (on loan to Saint Louis FC) 1 -2 1+0 -2 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF United States Matt Polster 34 0 27+3 0 0+0 0 4+0 0
3 DF Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones 31 1 26+2 1 0+0 0 3+0 0
4 DF Brazil Adaílton 20 1 17+0 1 0+0 0 3+0 0
5 DF Jamaica Lovel Palmer 24 1 20+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
6 DF United States Eric Gehrig 29 0 25+0 0 0+0 0 3+1 0
7 FW Jamaica Jason Johnson 24 2 5+15 2 0+0 0 2+2 0
8 MF England Matt Watson 16 0 8+5 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
9 FW United States Mike Magee 14 2 3+9 0 0+0 0 1+1 2
11 FW Ghana David Accam 26 10 21+3 10 0+0 0 1+1 0
14 FW Ghana Patrick Nyarko 21 4 14+5 3 0+0 0 1+1 1
16 DF United States Greg Cochrane 6 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
17 MF United States Collin Fernandez 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 GK United States Jon Busch 13 -25 12+0 -24 0+0 0 1+0 -1
19 MF United States Harry Shipp 37 3 29+4 3 0+0 0 4+0 0
20 DF United States Jeff Larentowicz 30 6 29+0 6 0+0 0 1+0 0
21 MF United States Chris Ritter 9 0 5+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
22 DF United States Patrick Doody 7 0 6+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 DF United States Ty Harden 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 GK United States Sean Johnson 32 -34 29+0 -32 0+0 0 3+0 -2
26 MF United States Michael Stephens 22 0 16+4 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
27 MF United States Kingsley Bryce 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 FW Brazil Gilberto 11 5 8+2 5 0+0 0 1+0 0
30 MF Romania Răzvan Cociș 29 2 22+4 2 0+0 0 2+1 0
55 DF Trinidad and Tobago Daneil Cyrus 6 0 5+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
77 FW Nigeria Kennedy Igboananike 34 9 20+11 7 0+0 0 1+2 2
Players who left the club during the season: (Statistics shown are the appearances made and goals scored while at Chicago Fire)
7 MF Brazil Alex (traded) 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 MF Scotland Shaun Maloney (transferred) 17 3 14+0 3 0+0 0 2+1 0
15 MF Spain Víctor Pérez (loan ended) 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 FW Brazil Guly do Prado (mutually parted ways) 16 0 6+9 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
24 FW United States Quincy Amarikwa (traded) 15 1 7+7 0 0+0 0 1+0 1

Recognition[edit]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Report
5 Scotland Shaun Maloney POTW

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Player Position Report
4 United States Harry Shipp M Report
5 Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones D Report
8 Ghana David Accam F Report
13 Nigeria Kennedy Igboananike F Report
22 United States Eric Gehrig D Report
United States Matt Polster M
24 United States Sean Johnson GK Report
26 United States Michael Stephens M Report
Ghana David Accam F
31 United States Harry Shipp M Report
Brazil Gilberto F

Team annual awards[edit]

Midfielder David Accam was named the Most Valuable Player, as well as was awarded the Golden Boot. In 23 matches this season Accam scored team-leading ten goals and added two assists.[54]

First-year defender Eric Gehrig was named the Defensive Player of the Year.[54]

David Accam was chosen Section 8 Chicago Supporters' Player of the Year.[55]

Lovel Palmer's left-footed strike from over 30 yards in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 win over the Charlotte Independence was named the club's Goal of the Year.[56]

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home[57][58] Red / Navy Red Red
Away[59][60] White White White

Primary kit[edit]

According to the league's bi-annual rotation of kits the primary kit carried over from the previous season. It was originally unveiled on March 4, 2014. The jersey design was inspired by the City of Chicago fire trucks which feature a dark top, a band and red throughout the bottom half. The light blue represents the primary color of the Chicago flag.[57][58]

Secondary kit[edit]

On March 2, 2015 Chicago Fire unveiled the club's new secondary kit. The design and details were inspired by the City of Chicago flag.[59][60]

Draft pick trades[edit]

Picks acquired:

Picks traded:

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