Feelin' that Rocky Mountain High: Fire 2 - Rapids 1

Kansas City Wizards v Chicago Fire

The Fire was able to put an end to their three-game MLS losing streak on Saturday night, defeating the Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Marco Pappa and Wilman Conde were the goal-scorers for the Fire, who were able to get a win in Colorado for the first time in 10 years.

I thought that the Fire played an excellent first half; they looked completely dominant and registered both of their goals in the opening 45 minutes.
However, I was not a very big fan of how the Fire came out in the second. They completely sat back and let the Rapids dictate the play giving the Colorado attackers a ton of room and letting them create numerous chances.

In the end I really don't have too much to complain about though. The Fire played a very composed match and looked good for the majority of the game and the win was definitely deserved. The Fire had several players really stand out (Wilman Conde anyone?) and it was good to see them get back in the win column after some recent inconsistency.

Check back for player evaluations later on (I might rate Denis Hamlett this week...) and please share your thoughts on the match below.


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  • I also didn't like the Fire sitting on the lead in the second. I hate that tactic.

    Also, is the Tribune going to link to you from their sports page?

  • In reply to patagonia:


    Not sure of any plans that the Tribune may have to link Fire Confidential to the sports page but I do know that there is a link to the site from the Soccer/Fire page on the Trib's website.

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