Archive for May 2009

A Brimstone Beatdown: Fire 0 -- FC Dallas 3

Well, it had to end sooner or later.  The Fire’s 11-game undefeated streak came to a screeching halt Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park, where they lost to FC Dallas 3-0. The Fire, although they were playing their third game in a week, are very disappointed by the result against Western Conference bottom-feeders FC Dallas.  ... Read more »

Fire vs. FC Dallas: Match Preview

The undefeated Chicago Fire, only a day removed from their thrilling 3-2 stoppage time win over Chivas USA, must now return home and switch their focus to FC Dallas, whom they will square off against Sunday at Toyota Park. The first place Fire will be coming into the match riding a 3 game win streak... Read more »

Fire 3 - Chivas USA 2: Late Comeback Gives Fire 3 Points

Well, I can’t say I saw that one coming.  After 89 minutes of play in a game full of twists, turns, penalty kicks, yellow cards (and, gasp, even a red!) the Chicago Fire’s 10-game unbeaten streak looked to be coming to a close.  League leaders Chivas USA were up 2-1 and (although they were down... Read more »
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Fire vs. Chivas USA: Match Preview

In what has to be considered the biggest game of the MLS season so far, league leaders Chivas USA and the undefeated Chicago Fire are all set to square off Thursday at the Home Depot Center in Southern California. Something will have to give in this matchup that pits Chivas’s MLS leading defense against Chicago’s... Read more »

Barca vs. Man U: The Final

The Champions League Final has arrived.  Super clubs Manchester United and Barcelona square off today in Rome, and while the match obviously has nothing to do with the Fire, it is so big in the soccer world that I had to devote a short post to it. Personally, I am very excited for what I... Read more »

Busch Nominated in First Save of the Week Contest

Not sure if anyone saw this but MLSnet.com started a new feature today called Save of the Week.  It’s pretty much a carbon copy of the Goal of the Week feature they’ve had going for a while now, only difference is now goalkeepers get a chance to strut their stuff.  The Fire’s Jon Busch is... Read more »
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Fire Set to Begin Busy 8 Days

The Fire are nearly set to begin a treacherous stretch of scheduling that will see them play 3 MLS matches in 8 days.  This stretch will be even tougher when one considers that the Fire will likely be missing Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Gonzalo Segares for the final two matches due to international duty.  The two... Read more »

Welcome to Fire Confidential!

Hey everyone, welcome to Chicago Fire Confidential.  I’m excited to begin blogging about the Fire and I hope that the site turns into a place where you will come not only for your Chicago Fire news, but also to share your opinion on the Fire and soccer in general. I want the site to serve... Read more »

Fire vs. New York Red Bulls: A Day Later/Player Evaluations

Hey everyone, hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.  As I’m sure all of you already know, the Fire defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 yesterday at Giants Stadium.    In this post I’ll be taking a further look at the individual performances that comprised the Fire’s win.  But first, here are a few... Read more »
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Fire 1 -- NYRB 0

In a match that was played in a wide open (and sometimes sloppy) manner, the Chicago Fire were able to call on some timely finishing and some excellent goalkeeping to earn a second consecutive road victory, defeating the New York Red Bulls 1-0. Chris Rolfe scored the lone goal of the match, chesting down a... Read more »