Archive for October 2012

Fire Anniversary a night to remember

Tradition. Honor. Passion. Walking through the doors at the Chicago History Museum last night for the Fire’s fifteenth anniversary celebration you immediately got a sense of what those words mean to Fire supporters.  For those that have never been inside the building itself I highly recommend visiting and touring the exhibits even without a room full of Fire dignitaries... Read more »

Fire clinch playoff spot

Eddie Gaven’s stoppage time header against Sporting KC not only leveled the game for Columbus, keeping the Crew within reach of a playoff spot but it also clinched a post season berth for the Chicago Fire. The two year playoff drought is now officially over and with two games remaining in the regular season, the... Read more »

Fire 2 Red Bulls 0 - recap and ratings

A bit of redemption and a huge three points moved the Fire closer to clinching a playoff spot after an impressive 2-0 win over the Red Bulls in New York.  Chicago reclaimed sole possession of second place after DC United’s victory in Toronto earlier in the day temporarily pushed them ahead of the Fire in... Read more »
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Fire v Red Bulls - match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Videira, Bone, Thompson, Alex, Oduro Red Bulls GK Robles D Barklage, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde M Solli, McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere F Cooper, Henry Bench: Gaudette, Lade, Marquez, Digao, LeToux, Ruthven, Tainio

Union 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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After what was probably the club’s worst performance of the season, the Fire have seemingly lost the chance to catch Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the East.  Rather than sitting two points behind with three matches remaining the Fire are now five points back of the lead and appear destined to battle... Read more »

Cuauhtemoc Blanco back in Chicago

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Fire legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco was in attendance for tonight’s match and addressed the media before the game.  Blanco talked about being invited back for the Fire’s 15th Anniversary and his time in Chicago.
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Fire v Union pre-game

Here are a few more notes going into a must win game if the Fire are going to push Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the East…. Segares out but not down Left back Gonzalo Segares will miss tonight’s match after being shown two yellow cards on Friday night.  The Costa Rican defender looked... Read more »

Monday notes

October is here and the final stretch of the MLS season is upon us.  The Fire will take on the Peter Nowak-less Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night but the Fire legend will still be in attendance at Toyota Park.  Nowak, Chris Armas, and Cuauhtemoc Blanco will be honored at half-time of the match.  It will... Read more »