Matchday 9/26: Fire vs. Toronto FC

We're only an hour away from kickoff here at Toyota Park so it's a little past time I get the Matchday post up.  As always, I'll be checking in from the press box with the lineups/other observations as soon as they become available.  Otherwise, feel free to share your thoughts on the match in the comments section below.  Enjoy the game.

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  • The lineups for both teams are in. Here they are:

    Fire --

    GK: Busch
    DEF: Prideaux, Brown, Conde, Banner
    MID: Pappa, Lowry, Pause, Mapp
    FWD: Rolfe, McBride

    Bench: Dykstra, Robinson, Washington, Husidic, Carr, Dimitrov, Nyarko

    Toronto --

    GK: Frei
    DEF: Wynne, Attakora, Garcia, Brennan
    MID: Cronin, de Guzman, De Rosario, Guevara
    FWD: Barrett, Gerba

    Bench: Edwards, Fellinga, Gala, Gomez, Sanyang, Robinson, White

  • Denis Hamlett with a last minute switch in the lineup as Patrick Nyarko will start in place of Chris Rolfe. I'll be sure to ask Denis the reasoning behind the move after the game.

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    Denis Hamlett? Reasoning? Huh?

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    14th --

    OWN GOAL TORONTO. NICK GARCIA.

    It's 1-1 at Toyota Park after Nick Garcia puts one into his own net, canceling out CJ Brown's earlier gaffe that lead to TFC's goal.

    Mike Banner started the play by hitting a cross into the area which Brian McBride headed in the direction of Patrick Nyarko. Nyarko wasn't able to get to the ball, but Nick Garcia chested the ball just inside the post, knotting the game at 1.

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    Banner's looked good, surprisingly. I hope we can pull together in the 2nd half and win this one 3-1 off of 2 by Lowry, to seal my prediction. DeRo already scored, so looking good.

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    46th --

    GOAL TFC. CHAD BARRETT.

    Former Fire forward Chad Barrett puts TFC ahead by hitting a De Rosario cross inside the left post of keeper Jon Busch. Poor start to both halves for the Fire...

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    WHAT A GOAL!

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    This is Mapp's game of the year. that was a great cross to what looked like the McBride of Old. Let's score one more, make my prediction closer!

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    OH MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
    HOW DO U MISS THAT CARR? ARRRRRRGH!
    We should've won, that was disappointing.

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    As I'm sure most of you know, the Fire and TFC played to a 2-2 draw tonight at Toyota Park. I'll have my match report up in a bit. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night.

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    4-4-6 at home.

    Pathetic.

  • 6th minute --

    GOAL TORONTO. DE ROSARIO.

    CJ Brown whiffs on a clearance and De Rosario takes full advantage, running onto the ball and beating Jon Busch to the left corner. Awful, awful start for the Fire (and for CJ... that one was rough).

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