Archive for June 2013

Fire defeat Crew 2-1 - advance to USOC quarterfinals

The Fire advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament by defeating the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Toyota Park. Mike Magee scored his fourth goal in as many appearances since joining the club and Patrick Nyarko provided the game winner in the 78th minute. The game was rescheduled for Thursday at noon... Read more »

Fire v Crew - USOC live stream

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Can’t get out of work this afternoon because you’ve got TPS reports to complete? No problem. Catch the live stream and share your thoughts here.   Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Berry, Soumare, Anibaba M Duka, Pause, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Videira, Larentowicz, Paladini, Santos, MacDonald Crew GK... Read more »

Fire v Crew - USOC 4th round preview

Win and advance to the quarterfinals. The one game finality is what makes tournaments like the US Open Cup exciting. The Fire will have a chance to continue onward in their quest for a 5th USOC title but first they’ll need to dispatch rival Columbus in order to do so. The Crew aren’t in a... Read more »
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Fire 2 Timbers 2 - recap and ratings

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Things looked bleak in the 58th minute after Ben Zemanski gave Portland a 2-0 lead but the Fire showed some resolve and some heart in battling back against one of the better teams in the league this season. The first 15-20 minutes of the match featured some exciting moments on both ends of the pitch.... Read more »

Fire v Timbers match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Berry, Soumare, Anibaba M Duka, Larentowicz, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Videira, Paladini, Pause, Santos, MacDonald Timbers GK Kocic D Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington M W. Johnson, Nagbe, Zemanski, Chara F Valeri, Piquionne Bench: Gleeson, Alhassan, McKenzie, Miller, Nanchoff, Valencia, Zizzo

Fire v Timbers match preview

Portland is no DC United. This will be a test for the revamped Fire side that should provide an indication of how much better the club is with Bakary Soumare and Mike Magee in the lineup. The Timbers have been one of the better teams in the West this season currently sitting in third place... Read more »
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Midweek notes - USOC quarterfinal draws

The Fire host Columbus next Wednesday in round 3 of the US Open Cup and if they manage to win that game they will host a Quarterfinal match at Toyota Park on June 26. US Soccer announced the draw results this afternoon. Should the Fire win against their rivals from Ohio they will face the... Read more »

Fire 2 DC United 0 - recap and ratings

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It wasn’t exactly a work of art but the Fire have to be happy with a 2-0 win over DC United. Chicago lost the possession battle by a wide margin but kept DC from generating dangerous chances and limited the visitors to eight shot attempts, none of which were on frame. Dwayne De Rosario’s 38th... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Soumare, Berry, Segares M Lindpere, Larentowicz, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Videira, Duka, Paladini, Santos, MacDonald DC United GK Willis D Riley, Woolard, Korb M Kitchen, Porter, DeLeon, Shanosky, Pontius F De Rosario, Ruiz Bench: Dykstra, White, Augusto, McDonald, Nyassi, Thorrington, Teixeira
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