Archive for October 2011

Crew, FC Dallas Out ; Seattle on the Ropes

Columbus and FC Dallas have already been eliminated and the Seattle Sounders FC are on the ropes after being thoroughly outplayed by Real Salt Lake in a 3-0 loss.  The Fire may not be participating in post season but the results so far have to at least bring a small smile to the faces of... Read more »

Fire Face Burning Questions For 2012

Now that the 2011 season has concluded with a second consecutive non playoff campaign the Fire as an organization face several pivotal questions that will shape the team for the foreseeable future.  While the 2010 season culminated in some disarray amid what was certain to be a rebuilding process the feeling this time is much... Read more »

Fire 3 Crew 2 Recap

Chicago welcomed Columbus Crew to Toyota Park on a clear October night, knowing that their 2011 playoff chances were over, but hoping to spoil any chance Columbus had of securing first place in the East. As Chicago took the field sporting commemorative Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys being auctioned post-game for charity, it was clear they... Read more »
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Fire v Crew Match Preview

This match no longer carries the playoff implications that Fire supporters were hoping for but it’s still a chance to show the league, fans, and most importantly themselves that this team could be one to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference come 2012.  The Columbus Crew, like the Fire went through an offseason of... Read more »

New York Wins - Fire Eliminated From Playoffs

The New York Red Bulls got an 8th minute goal from Dane Richards (officially ruled an own goal) and held on to defeat the Philadelphia Union 1-0 thereby eliminating the Fire from the 2011 MLS playoffs.  While it was always a longshot for qualification, the Fire were hoping that results would continue to fall their... Read more »

Fire's Final Playoff Gasp Begins Tonight

The Fire aren’t in action on the playing field tonight but the match between the Portland Timbers and DC United in Washington this evening will play a part in deciding whether or not the Fire’s playoff hopes will still be alive after the final whistle against the Crew on Saturday night. The expansion Timbers are... Read more »
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Once Again For Good Measure

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Still fun to watch……

Fire 2 DC United 1 - Recap and Ratings

One of the most incredible finishes in recent Fire history has kept the team’s playoff hopes alive.  After a rather soft penalty kick awarded to DC United in the 89th minute all hope seemed lost but goals by Sebastian Grazzini and Diego Chaves turned the improbable, some would even say impossible outcome in the Fire’s... Read more »

Fire v DC United Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Videira, Anibaba, Mikulic, Segares M Paladini, Pause, Grazzini, Pappa F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Conway, Cuesta, Pantazopoulos, Husidic, Bone, Chaves, Barouch DC United GK Hamid D Korb, McDonald, Kitchen, Woolard M Majar, Simms, King, daLuz F DeRosario, Wolff Bench:  Willis, Davies, Ngwenya, Brettschneider, Quaranta, White, Burch
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Fire v DC United Match Preview

The Fire controlled most of the play during a 1-1 draw against DC United at Toyota Park on August 18.  That match will be one of many that the organization looks back on this season as a “what if” or “if only” game when the team is eventually eliminated from playoff contention this year. This... Read more »