Archive for August 2013

Fire 2 Impact 1 - recap and ratings

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Without Mike Magee and Patrick Nyarko you’d think the Fire would have been hard pressed to rebound from Wednesday’s US Open Cup semi-final loss but they did just that. A 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact has moved the club even further into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Playing without Magee and... Read more »

Fire v Impact match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Duka, Pause, Larentowicz, Lindpere F Alex, Anangono Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Thompson, Videira, Paladini, Amarikwa, Rolfe Impact GK Perkins D Brovsky, Ferrari, Nesta, Camara M Mapp, Bernier, Arnaud, Bernardello, Nyassi F Paponi Bench: Bush, Lefevre, Martins, Romero, Smith, Warner, Di Vaio

Fire add Rios on deadline day

The Fire completed a move to add Uruguayan midfielder Egidio Arévalo Rios yesterday just ahead of the transfer window deadline expiration. After an odd week of rumors amid presumptuous overseas reports that a deal had been in place for some time an agreement was actually agreed to on Wednesday and signed yesterday afternoon. Talks between... Read more »
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DC United 2 Fire 0 - USOC disappointment

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In a bitterly disappointing result for supporters and the entire organization, the Fire failed to earn an opportunity to play for a fifth US Open Cup title. A 2-0 loss to a DC United side that had not won once on the road against MLS competition all season exposed some of the reasons why the... Read more »

USOC Semi-Final match day - Fire v DC United

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Berry, Soumare, Anibaba M Duka, Larentowicz, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Pause, Paladini, Lindpere, Amarikwa, Anangono DC United GK Willis D Korb, Jakovic, Woolard, Riley M Deleon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Porter F Silva, De Rosario Bench: Hamid, Kemp, White, Jeffrey, Nyassi, Pontius, Doyle

Fire v DC United USOC semi-final preview

The Fire resume their quest for a fifth US Open Cup title against DC United and it probably won’t be as easy as last month’s 4-1 victory over their old rivals from the early days of MLS. In that match a second minute strike from Chris Rolfe and another from Joel Lindpere nine minutes later... Read more »
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Fire 2 Union 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire got themselves back into playoff contention in what amounted to a “must-win” situation against a club that had beaten them twice this season. Chicago is now six points behind Philadelphia with two games in hand and five points behind fifth place Houston for the final playoff spot. The Fire, Revolution, and Union are... Read more »

Fire v Union match preview

With the regular season clock ticking down, this one is important. If the Fire are going to make a move to claim one of the five available Eastern Conference playoff spots they are going to need to start winning against their closest competitors for those positions. Now. Already having suffered two losses at the hands... Read more »