Archive for October 2013

Magee for MVP? - Fire best in MLS since acquiring veteran forward

The Fire’s all time club worst start to the 2013 campaign put them in such a deep hole that it’s taken the entire season to dig back out of it. A 2-7-2 record through the month of April ensured that the team would be playing catch up for the rest of the season. Despite numerous... Read more »

Fire recapture playoff spot - can they hold on?

The Fire’s fate is back in their own hands once again. Wins in their final two matches of the campaign will ensure a second consecutive post season appearance. With the first two spots in the Eastern Conference seemingly settled the final three are still up for grabs. The Houston Dynamo appear to have on spot... Read more »

Fire 3 FC Dallas 2 - recap and ratings

The final score wasn’t necessarily indicative of the performance but the Fire were clearly the better side throughout this match. An aggressive posture was needed right from the start and they did that. A first goal was necessary to set a struggling Dallas team back on their heels and they accomplished that. Insurance goals were... Read more »

Fire v FC Dallas match preview

With only three games remaining it’s time for yet another “must win” situation for the Fire. A reduced MLS schedule because of international competition leaves a good portion of the league idle this weekend but Chicago and their most likely challengers for the final spot are in action. The Union are in DC, New England... Read more »

Fire's 16th Anniversary party

Just a quick reminder that October 8 is the date of the Fire’s 16th anniversary. The club is honoring the day with a celebration to be held at the Toyota Park Stadium Club from 6:30 to 9:30 tonight. The winning design for the third kit contest will be unveiled as part of the festivities.  ... Read more »

Fire 3 DC United 0 - recap and ratings

The final stats were heavily in favor of the home team but the Fire finished the night ahead in the only category that mattered. A 3-0 victory was nowhere near as lopsided as the final score would indicate as goalkeeper Sean Johnson provided the heroics. Johnson turned in one of the most impressive nights of... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

Okay. We really mean it this time. This one IS a “must win” game. Failing to walk away with all three points in this match will likely mean that the Fire will need a miracle to qualify for the MLS Cup playoffs. As is stands now they’ll need to win the next three against DC,... Read more »