Archive for October 2011

FC Dallas 2 Fire 1 - Recap and Ratings

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Flat. That was the key word most commonly heard after the Fire’s 2-1 loss to FC Dallas which all but eliminates them from playoff competition for the second consecutive season.  “We were flat from the beginning.  I felt we weren’t sharp.  We were just a step behind everything,” said Frank Klopas after the match.  Klopas... Read more »

Fire v FC Dallas Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Nyarko F Chaves, Oduro Bench: Conway, Mikulic, Husidic, Paladini, Pineda, Videira, Barouch FC Dallas GK Hartman D Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez M Castillo, Cruz, Jacobson, Villar F Chavez, Jackson Bench: Seitz, Hall, Stewart, Warshaw, Guarda, Shea, Santos

Fire v FC Dallas Match Preview

Forget the Brimstone Cup.  If the Fire don’t come away with all three points in this match they will almost certainly be assured of missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season.  FC Dallas comes into this match riding a 360 minute scoreless run amid a streak of four consectuive losses (1-6-1 in their last... Read more »

Pappa Called To International Duty - Will Likely Miss FC Dallas Match

If the Fire are to make a last ditch effort to qualify for the MLS playoffs the mad push will have to start with a victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday.  That push will likely begin without the services of midfielder Marco Pappa who has been called by Guatemala for their match against Belize in... Read more »

Reserves Win Final Match On Gulley Goal

The Fire Reserves finished the season atop the Central/Mountain Division with a 7-2-1 record after a 1-0 victory over the Real Salt Lake Reserves today.  The lone goal was scored by Homegrown forward Kellen Gulley in the 75th minute.  Gulley came into the match for an injured Cristian Nazirit in the 49th minute. Line Ups... Read more »

Weekend Notes

MLS has scaled down the schedule this weekeend in light of international fixtures but the Fire have returned to training ahead of their upcoming match on Wednesday against FC Dallas.  With the US Open Cup Final behind them the Fire can focus on winning their last three matches, a likely requirement for MLS playoff qualification. ... Read more »

Sounders 2 Fire 0 - USOC Final

Seattle Sounders FC won their third consecutive US Open Cup Final by defeating the Fire 2-0 in front of a record breaking crowd of over 35,000.  The Fire were fortunate to be level at the half after Seattle controlled the majority of the first 45 minutes as Fredy Montero banged the inside of the post... Read more »

Fire v Sounders : US Open Cup Final Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Mikulic, Gibbs, Segares M Pause, Paladini, Pardo, Pappa F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Conway, Anibaba, Videira, Husidic, Grazzini, Barouch, Chaves Sounders FC GK Keller D Riley, Hurtado, Parke, Gonzalez M Alonso, Evans, Fernandez, Neagle F Montero, Fucito Bench: Ford, Scott, Wahl, Friberg, Jaqua, Ochoa, Levesque

US Open Cup Final - Match Preview

The 98th US Open Cup Final may be more than just another final.  It could also be a battle for the “Kings of the Cup” title that Fire supporters proudly have trumpeted throughout the summer leading up to this point. The Chicago Fire, owners of four US Open Cup Final trophies can tie Bethlehem Steel... Read more »

Fire 1 Dynamo 1 - Recap and Ratings

Three points would have been monumental but the Fire did well to pick up one in Houston while fielding a patchwork starting eleven ahead of the US Open Cup Final on Tuesday in Seattle.  This sixteenth draw doesn’t have the same grating effect of the first fifteen since picking up a tie against a solid... Read more »