Archive for March 2013

Friedrich to miss next 2 weeks (at least)

The Fire announced today that defender Arne Friedrich was travelling to Germany to continue rehabilitation on the injury which has kept him from participating in the first two games of the 2013 season. The club’s 2012 defender of the year will seek treatment from therapist Thomas Fennewald, a specialist who has helped him recover from... Read more »

Revolution 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

This surely isn’t the start anyone had in mind after a 4-1-2 preseason provided some hope that the apparent lack of scoring punch could be handled by committee. The lack of finishing and creativity in the attacking third was overshadowed by a putrid defensive effort in the opener but the club’s biggest concern going into... Read more »

Fire v Revs - home opener matchday

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While trying to erase the memory of a 4-0 loss last weekend the Fire will open the home portion of the 2013 season against long time nemesis New England Revolution. They will have to do so without Arne Friedrich and Logan Pause again in this game as both players are still recovering from preseason injuries.... Read more »

Fire regroup for home opener - Friedrich could miss NE match

The Fire are ready to move past the loss in Los Angeles this past Sunday afternoon as they begin preparation for the home opener on Saturday night against the New England Revolution. Frank Klopas is happy to have another match come quickly after the disappointing result in the opener. “The good thing is the games... Read more »

Galaxy 4 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

There will be some gnashing of teeth and sounding of the panic alarm after a 4-0 drubbing to start this season but it’s important to remember that one loss on the road against the defending champions doesn’t signify the end of the season after one match. There was certainly nothing pretty or rarely even hopeful... Read more »

Fire v Galaxy matchday 2013

Opening day is here as the Fire travel to Los Angeles to face the two-time defending champion Galaxy. While they’re not the same side that captured a second consecutive MLS Cup last December, LA is still very formidable. Of course, Robbie Keane is still the main scoring threat but without David Beckham and Landon Donovan... Read more »