Archive for July 2013

Whitecaps 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

A good first half showing wasn’t enough to stay with one of the best home teams in MLS this season and a defensive collapse in the second stanza raises questions about the Fire’s backline stability going forward. Mental lapses and individual errors marred the club’s defensive performances during the nine game unbeaten run but the... Read more »

Fire v Whitecaps match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Francis M Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Kann, Jumper, Videira, Lindpere, MacDonald, Amarikwa, Santos Whitecaps GK Knighton D Lee, Rusin, Leveron, Harvey M Reo-Coker, Davidson, Koffie F Hertzog, Miller, Camilo Bench: Ousted, Watson, Mattocks, Kobayashi, Manneh, Heinemann, Klazura

Club America defeat Fire 3-2 in friendly match

A sellout crowd of 20,042 at Toyota Park saw Liga MX champion Club America defeat the Fire 3-2 in a pretty entertaining affair as these mid-season international friendlies go. A wide open first half ended in a 1-1 score after Daniel Paladini put the Fire ahead initially with a pretty chest trap and volley following... Read more »
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Mid season ratings are in

It’s hard to believe that half of the 2013 season is behind us already but indeed it is. The 17th match of the campaign this past Sunday marked the numerical half way point of the Fire’s 34 game regular season schedule. A dreadful start combined with an impressive run (despite the result on Sunday) leaves... Read more »

Sporting KC 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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Not this time. The Fire dug too big a hole against an opponent that was too good to blow a lead and the club’s nine game unbeaten run in all competitions has come to an end. One loss to Sporting Kansas City shouldn’t be overblown as a harbinger of doom that signals the undoing of... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Kann, Thompson, Videira, Lindpere, Paladini, Santos, MacDonald Sporting KC GK Nielsen D Sinovic, Besler, Collin, Myers M Olum, Rosell, Feilhaber, Zusi, Kamara F Bieler Bench: Kronberg, Ellis, Opara, Peterson, Bunbury, Dwyer, Saad
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Fire 3 Earthquakes 2 - recap and ratings

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On the strength of a nine game unbeaten run across all competition the Fire have placed themselves back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. After a 3-2 win over San Jose, the club now sits in sixth place only 2 points behind the Houston Dynamo with a game in hand. They are now only six... Read more »

Fire v Earthquakes match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Kann, Thompson, Videira, Lindpere, Paladini, Santos, MacDonald Earthquakes GK Busch D Beitashour, Hernandez, Ring, Morrow M Martinez, Cronin, Baca, Ballouchy F Jahn, Gordon Bench: Bingham, Gargan, Cato, Garza, Tracy

Fire v Earthquakes match preview

Last year’s Supporter’s Shield winners aren’t off to a good start despite pulling off yet another stoppage time stunner against the Los Angeles Galaxy this past Saturday night. The Earthquakes (I refuse to type the “G” word) scored twice in extra time to earn three points in a match that they were thoroughly outplayed in... Read more »
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