Archive for July 2012

Red Bulls 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire’s game plan, particularly on the road of late has been to sit back and wait for one opportunity to spring a counter.  It’s resulted in some ugly offensive performances but it’s been somewhat effective in picking up points in Kansas City and Houston.  It almost worked again today but a spectacular effort from... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Pappa, Rolfe, Alex F Oduro Bench: Nolly, Barouch, Nyarko, Jumper, Bone, Robayo, Paladini Red Bulls GK Gaudette D Barklage, Conde, Holgersson, Miller M Palsson, McCarty, Ballouchy, Lindpere F LeToux, Henry Bench: Vuolo, Borrajo, Keel, Cooper, Arteaga, Ruthven, Lade

Monday postgame, Robayo rumors, & more

With the MLS secondary transfer window closing on July 27 several MLS clubs have jumped into the mid-season signing frenzy with full force over the last seven days.  One of those clubs, the Vancouver Whitecaps has added Scottish National Team captain Kenny Miller to bolster their front line.  The Whitecaps just in the span of... Read more »

Fire 1 Whitecaps 0 - recap and ratings

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Nine wins. With a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps the Fire have equaled their total victory output for each of the last two seasons.  In 2010 the club finished the campaign with a 9-12-9 mark.  Last year’s squad ended up at 9-9-16 after a late season winning stretch leveled the won/loss totals. This one... Read more »

Fire v Whitecaps match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Berry, Friedrich, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Rolfe, Nyarko, Alex F Oduro Bench: Nolly, Gargan, Paladini, Bone, Robayo, Pappa, Puppo Whitecaps GK Cannon D Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Harvey M Davidson, Rochat, Koffie, Nanchoff, Robson F Mattocks Bench: Knighton, Mitchell, Richards, Hassli, Teibert, Klazura, Camilo

Fire v Whitecaps match preview

The Fire need to get something going offensively and they’ll get a good chance to do so against a Vancouver Whitecaps team that is playing their fifth consecutive road game after losing to Toronto FC on Wednesday night.  Unfortunately the club will likely be without midfielder Marco Pappa who missed the last two days of... Read more »

Mid week notes: Gibbs on the road to recovery, #PickPat, Grazzini & more

The Fire returned to training today to start a full week of preparation for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.  Chicago should have a bit of an advantage considering that Vancouver plays on the road at Toronto tonight and will close a five game road swing at Toyota Park.  The Fire capped a stretch of... Read more »

Galaxy 2 Fire 0 - Recap and Ratings

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One of the keys to a successful season is not celebrating wins too loudly and not pressing the panic button after losses.  Frank Klopas didn’t seem worried about the result after the Fire dropped a 2-0 decision to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday afternoon.  “It’s one game.  We didn’t lose anything right now.  There’s... Read more »

Fire v Galaxy Match Day

Fire  GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Pardo, Pappa, Rolfe F Oduro Bench: Nolly, Gargan, Jumper, Alex, Paladini, Robayo, Barouch Galaxy GK Saunders D DeLaGarza, Franklin, Lopes, Dunivant M Juninho, Sarvas, Stephens, Jimenez F Barrett, Keane Bench: Perk, Gaul, Gonzalez, Meyer, Donovan, Jordan, Magee

Mid season ratings - Galaxy preview

You’d have to consider the first half of the 2012 season a success given the Fire’s 8-5-4 record and solid standing in the Eastern Conference only 5 points behind the leader.  At this point last season the club was mired in a soon to be record breaking run of draws and struggling along with a... Read more »