Archive for November 2010

FC Dallas v Colorado in MLS Cup

So I did manage to get one half of the MLS Cup participants correct by predicting that Colorado would win the Eastern Conference.  As it turns out, the first round battle between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas probably featured the two best all around teams in MLS.  Despite racking up 14 draws during the... Read more »

Top Ten Offseason Questions

Post season training will wrap up at Toyota Park next Friday ahead of the MLS expansion draft and an offseason chock full of big decisions to be made.  The next few months will provide an interesting stretch before players return for training camp in late January.  A lot of questions have been raised and few answers have been... Read more »

Logan Pause Called In For USA Friendly

Logan Pause has been called by Bob Bradley for USA’s friendly next week against South Africa.  Here’s the story on the whole squad. Definitely a surprise call up but it seems like Bradley is intent on getting a look at some younger guys and bubble players while the big guns continue their Euro seasons and... Read more »

CJ Brown's Retirement Party

  CJ Brown’s retirement party/team awards night drew a large turnout at The Pitch.  Brown accepted his 2010 Fire defender of the year award, 2010 Supporter’s player of the year award from Section 8, and a commerative gift from the Fire with the class and demeanor that we’re all used to seeing from the Fire... Read more »

CJ Brown Retirement Party on Tuesday

The Fire’s “Thank You CJ” event which doubles as a team awards night and a chance to honor the retiring Fire original will be held on Tuesday night at The Pitch (2142 N. Clybourn).  The party starts at 6:30 while the ceremony begins at 7:30 and will be emceed by Fox’s Amy Freeze. The Fire... Read more »

Galaxy Win - Sounders Go Home

The Los Angeles Galaxy spared MLS the embarrassment of having to watch a conference final from a half empty Pizza Hut Park.  LA shut down Fredy Montero and Seattle’s speed on the wings.  Once Los Angeles grabbed the aggregate lead at 2-0 Seattle’s fate was sealed.  The Galaxy will now host FC Dallas at the... Read more »

Defending Champions Ousted - FC Dallas Advances

My pick (and Sam’s) to win and repeat as MLS Cup Champions were eliminated by FC Dallas after a 1-1 draw in Salt Lake City.  Kevin Hartman kept RSL from tying the aggregate score and the loss of Javier Morales proved to be too much to overcome.  These two were probably the best all around... Read more »

Crew Loses in PK's - Rapids Advance

The Columbus Crew bowed out of the MLS playoffs in the most agonizing way possible.  Losing on penalty kicks at home.  Not only did they blow a 2-1 aggregate lead by allowing a late Conor Casey goal but the elimination came down to the final kick of the regular PK round.  After all five Rapids players converted PK’s and... Read more »

San Jose Advances - Red Bulls Are Out

A stellar game from Bobby Convey and the San Jose Earthquakes has ousted the New York Red Bulls from the MLS Cup playoffs.  Convey scored 2 goals and added an assist on Chris Wondolowski’s game winner after being moved to left back as a result of an injury to Ramiro Corrales.  Jon Busch provided a... Read more »

Unpopular Changes Made to Fan Relations Staff

When I started writing this blog my intention was to write about everything and anything related to the Fire.  In general I wanted to provide a place to find news, information, and discussion that wasn’t provided anywhere through mainstream media outlets.  This post has nothing to do with the team’s play, player additions, or coaching... Read more »