The Fire are sitting top of the table and feature the league's leading goal-scorer at the CONCACAF Gold Cup break, but it's impossible to point to just one reason for the club's stellar performance in 2017.
So it's no surprise the Fire are in the discussion for nearly every midseason league award, unofficially handed out in the latest edition of ExtraTime Radio. Whether it's MVP, Newcomer of the Year, Defender of the Year or Coach of the Year, hosts Andrew Wiebe, Matthew Doyle and David Gass give their thoughts on who from Chicago would receive their vote if the season ended today.
Check out the full episode in the player above, where the midseason award debate begins at the 42:30 mark.
Do you agree with their picks? Does your midseason Fire MVP vote go to Bastian Schweinsteiger, Nemanja Nikolic, Dax McCarty, David Accam or someone else? Send your thoughts to ETR by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, tweeting them @ExtraTimeRadio or leaving message on their Hot-Take Hotline (401-206-0MLS).
The Fire officially return to action on Saturday (July 22) with a road trip to Yankee Stadium and NYCFC (1 p.m. CT, CSN Chicago Plus).