Hey everyone, I'm settled in at a very rainy Toyota Park and the Fire and Chivas are almost set to kick off their all-important match. The Fire will be looking for a win or a tie to clinch the Eastern Conference's second seed in the upcoming playoffs but Chivas will be gunning for a win to take the lead in the tightly-packed Western Conference.
As of right now it looks like the match will be starting a few minutes late, as the Chivas team bus hit traffic and only just arrived at the stadium. It looks like weather will play a significant factor in this one as well, as the rain is really coming down here at Toyota Park.
Finally, for those of you wondering Denis Hamlett just told a group of reporters (myself included) that the Fire is indeed going for all three points and not just the tie.
I'll be posting some thoughts/observations throughout the match so feel free to follow along and post a few comments of your own throughout the evening. Enjoy the game.