Archive for May 2011

Union 2 Fire 1 - Recap and Ratings

The worst start in club history continues to get worse as a promising fixture list during the month of May has yielded only two points with one match remaining.  In increasingly frustrating fashion the Fire didn’t play a terrible game and the effort on the pitch was commendable but the results continue to mount against... Read more »

Fire v Union Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Conway D Ristic, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Paladini, Bone, Pappa, Oduro, Husidic F Chaves Subs: Johnson, Robinson, Anibaba, Pause, Puerari, Barouch, Nazirit Union GK Mondragon D Williams, Califf, Valdes, Harvey M Carroll, Okugo, Mapp, M. Farfan F LeToux, Ruiz Subs: MacMath, G. Farfan, Nakazawa, Daniel, Torres, McInerney, Agorsor

Fire v Philadelphia Match Preview

Philadelphia got off to a hot start on the season with three wins in their first four matches but have since then come back to the pack.  The source of their problems lies in the offensive third.  The Union have managed to score only six goals on the year and two of those were of... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day in 1981

Another look back at 1981 courtesy of FireStingDoug: After a huge win like the one against the Cosmos a letdown could have been expected for the Sting but it never came.  The next game in Minnesota at the old Metropolitan Stadium saw the Sting route the Kicks 5-2. Arno Steffenhagen returned to the lineup after... Read more »

Training Notes : Pause Nears Return to Fitness and Conway Will Start In Goal

Heading into the Philadelphia match on Saturday Carlos De Los Cobos isn’t anticipating many changes to the line up that has won approximately 65% of the possesssion battle over the last two games.  De Los Cobos seemed enthusiastic about the performance of midfielders Corben Bone and Daniel Paladini. “All players in the world need time. ... Read more »

Mid Week Injury Report

New list is out ahead of the Philadelphia match on Saturday. CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); MF Patrick Nyarko (concussion symptoms); MF Michael Videira (concussion symptoms); DOUBTFUL: MF Marko Maric (L deltoid sprain/talar contusion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Pari Pantazopolous (L quad contusion); DF Josip Mikulic... Read more »

Fire Reserves Stay Unbeaten - Tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1

An 11th minute goal from newcomer Cristian Nazirit and a 40th minute equalizer from Chance Myers provided the scoring in the Fire’s Reserve League match against Sporting Kansas City this morning at the Toyota Park practice field.  The Fire’s starting eleven included Alec Dufty in goal and Dasan Robinson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Josip Mikulic, and Bratislav... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day in 1981

In FireStingDoug’s continuing series of trips down memory lane this edition takes a look back at the May 17, 1981 battle between the Sting and the New York Cosmos.  A match that was televised on WGN TV. The Cosmos had world class talent but the Sting seemed to own them through the years holding an... Read more »

FC Polls : Man of the Match

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Fire 2 Toronto FC 2 - Recap and Ratings

A fourth consecutive draw once again displayed the positive and negative aspects of the Fire’s 2011 season to date.  On the positive side the team continues to battle, create scoring chances, and improve on their possession game.  On the other hand another 1v1 with a goalkeeper was missed, miscues continue to cost goals against, and... Read more »