Comments on the KC game from mlssoccer's Greg Lalas
"Fire and Rain
Okay, I'm flummoxed. I have no idea what to make of this Chicago Fire team.
At moments, they are a flowing, languid example of why it's called the beautiful game. At other times, they make even the guy who wrote Soccer for Dummies shake his head. For one thing, and this hasn't been mentioned much, Carlos de los Cobos has tinkered with his lineup and formations constantly. Is Brian McBride a starter or not? Is it better to go with one or two forwards on the road?
Some of this is new-coach syndrome. But some of it seems to be avoidance. At some point, DLC should at least try McBride and Collins John up top together again now that John has some time with the team under his belt.
Lastly, goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra needs to find some consistency. Like Philadelphia's Chris Seitz, he is capable of both the sublime and the subpar. I don't want to blame him outright, but I feel like he could've done better on both goals against Kansas City."
Looks like the Thierry Henry/Juan Pablo Angel pairing is closer to reality in New York.