Archive for September 2012

Sporting KC 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire lost out on an opportunity to take possession of first place in the Eastern Conference but not all is lost.  Although the outcome is certainly a disappointment given the expectations building up to this match, the club still has time to make up ground and possibly capture the top spot in the East... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC - match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Thompson, Paladini, Bone, Oduro, Franco SKC GK Nielsen D Myers, Olum, Besler, Sinovic M Nagamura, Cesar, Espinoza F Kamara, Sapong, Zusi Bench: Kronberg, Collin, Harrington, Rosell, Joseph, Saad, Dwyer  

Playoff math - Can the Fire win the East?

With a battle for the top spot in the Eastern Conference looming this Friday night the Fire hold their playoff destiny in their own hands.  The two year playoff drought is over, now it’s just a matter of how high they can finish in the standings.  Beating Sporting Kansas City for the third time this... Read more »
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Fire 2 Crew 1 - recap and ratings

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A 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew has set up a first place showdown on Friday night in Kansas City.  If the Fire can manage to defeat Sporting for the third time this season they will claim a spot on top of the Eastern Conference table.  The club’s second victory of the season against Columbus... Read more »

Fire v Crew match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Nolly, Videira, Bone, Paladini, Thompson, Franco, Oduro Crew GK Gruenebaum D Miranda, Marshall, James, Williams M Gaven, O’Rourke, Mirosevic, Renteria F Higuain, Arrieta Bench: Lampson, Vukovic, Birchall, Gehrig, Tchani, Meram, Vargas

MacDonald Finds His Rhythm

When Sherjill MacDonald joined the Fire on July 24, 2012 not much was known about the forward now occupying a Designated Player spot. A former Ajax youth standout with previous experience at clubs like Anderlecht, West Brom, and most recently Germinal Beerschot, MacDonald found himself working to quickly get familiar with his new club and new surroundings.... Read more »
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Fire Reserves beat FC Dallas 2-1, Franco debuts

The Fire defeated FC Dallas 2-1 in a Reserve match this morning at the Toyota Park practice field.  Both sides got a look at several academy players as well as the usual run from players not typically in the starting line up every week.  For the Fire, this match featured the debut of striker Guillermo... Read more »

Franco eager to help playoff push

This season the Fire have added several important players which have been vital to breaking their two year playoff drought while becoming one of the hottest teams in MLS over the last two months.  The additions of Chris Rolfe, Sherjill MacDonald, Alvaro Fernandez, and Alex all came after First Kick weekend and the club is hoping another veteran... Read more »

Fire 3 Impact 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire continue to just win and are now one point behind Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.  The latest victory, a 3-1 decision over Jesse Marsch and the Montreal Impact improved the Men In Red’s home record against Eastern foes to 8-0-1 and an impressive 12-4-3 overall against the... Read more »
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Fire v Impact match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Pause, Alex, Nyarko, Fernandez F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Jumper, Bone, Thompson, Videira, Oduro Impact GK Perkins D Ferrari, Nesta, Rivas, Camara M Arnaud, Bernier, Warner, Felipe F Nyassi, Di Vaio Bench: Bush, Brovsky, Iapichino, Mapp, Neagle, Ubiparipovic, Wenger