Archive for September 2013

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

Throw out all the “must win” clichés you want but this game is exactly that. If the Fire expect to make the playoffs they will need to continue beating the lower level clubs and Toronto FC definitely qualifies as such. At 4-13-10, they’re only ahead of DC United for the dubious distinction of worst record... Read more »

Sounders 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire played well enough to earn a result in a very difficult place to play in. Possession was better, passing was somewhat better, and the effort was commendable while providing an entertaining and competitive match against one of the hottest teams in MLS. In the end however, another late gut punch goal doomed them... Read more »

Fire v Sounders match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Berry, Soumare, Anibaba M Duka, Pause, Larentowicz, Alex F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Thompson, Paladini, Nyarko, Amarikwa, Anangono Sounders GK Gspurning D YEdlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez M Rosales, Alonso, Rose, Burch F Neagle, Martins Bench: Hahnemann, Patrick Ianni, Carrasco, Caskey, Estrada, Zavaleta

Fire will try to break turf jinx (plus notes)

Sporting an 0-9-2 record in their last 11 games on turf the expectations aren’t very high coming into Saturday night’s game in Seattle. For some reason the Fire have struggled mightily on the fake stuff over the last three seasons even losing to the Michigan Bucks in US Open Cup play last year. The horrible... Read more »

Fire 1 Dynamo 1 - recap and ratings

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This team certainly doesn’t make anything easy for themselves. With a chance to move into a tie for the fifth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Fire dug themselves into another hole by dropping points at home when every result is absolutely crucial. A win would have moved them past Houston and into a... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Alex, Larentowicz, Rios, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Lindpere, Nyarko, Pause, Amarikwa, Anangono Dynamo GK Hall D Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Taylor M Garcia, Moffat, Creavalle, Davis F Barnes, Bruin Bench: Marscheider, Ashe, Driver, Lopez, Ching, Johnson, Weaver