Archive for October 2012

Fire v Dynamo - playoff match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Pardo, Fernandez F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Thompson, Paladini, Videira, Alex, Oduro Dynamo GK Hall D Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe M Garcia, R. Clark, Moffat, Davis F Bruin, Carr Bench: Deric, Hainault, Barnes, Camargo, Ching, Kandji, Weaver

Fire face questions going into playoffs

The match ups are set and the dates have been determined. The MLS  Cup Playoffs begin on Wednesday night with the Fire hosting the Houston Dynamo. The winner of what appears to be an evenly matched contest will advance to play Sporting Kansas City on Sunday afternoon. After a two year absence from postseason  competition the... Read more »

Fire 1 DC United 1 - recap and ratings

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The Fire have finished the 2012 campaign in fourth place in the Eastern Conference by virtue of yet another disappointing result during this stretch run to close the regular season.  The club is hardly going into post season play on a high note, sporting a 1-3-1 record in the last five games.  A victory in... Read more »
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Fire v DC United match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Pardo, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Alex, Paladini, Thompson, Franco, Oduro DC United GK Hamid D Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb M DeLeon, Kitchen, Pontius, Saragosa F Boskovic, Pajoy Bench: Willis, Dudar, Russell, Augusto, King, Santos, Salihi

Fire v DC United match preview

With second place hanging in the balance the Fire need a victory to avoid the possibility of dropping into a one game knockout playoff on October 31.  Since the New York Red Bulls kick off at 12:30 cdt, both teams will know at game time what needs to be done to avoid being surpassed by the Red Bulls... Read more »

Playoff positions up for grabs in final weekend

The Western Conference playoff match-ups are all lined up but the East is still unsettled.  While all five participants have been determined going into the final weekend of the regular season, the who’s/where’s/and when’s have yet to be aligned.  The Fire can finish the campaign as high as second and as low as fifth depending on the... Read more »
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Revolution 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

After a shocking 3-1 loss to Philadelphia at home on October 3 that could have been written off as an isolated flat performance, the Fire seemingly redeemed themselves a week later with a solid 2-0 victory over New York.  That win pulled the club to within three points of Sporting Kansas City and the Eastern... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Friedrich, Videira, Bone, Pineda, Alex, Oduro Revolution GK Shuttleworth D Alston, Soares, Barnes, Guy M Fagundez, Simms, Gavin, Rowe F Imbongo, Bengston Bench: Reis, Tierney, Nyassi, Toja, Brettschneider, Cardenas, Purdie

USWNT v Germany at Toyota Park this Saturday

As you’re prepping for the USA v Guatemala World Cup Qualifier tonight don’t forget that the US Women’s Team is set to face Germany at Toyota Park this Saturday.  That match is nearly sold out but you can win tickets here at Fire Confidential courtesy of MLS and US Soccer sponsor Allstate Insurance.  Enter to... Read more »
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Monday notes

There’s not much happening on the MLS end until this weekend but here are a few tidbits of interest: The Fire Reserves dropped a 2-1 result to Houston on Saturday morning.  Victor Pineda scored the only goal and the Fire finished the Reserve League season with a 4-6-0 mark.  Pineda’s strike was a beauty, check it... Read more »