Archive for May 2014

Fire 5 Red Bulls 4 - recap and ratings

Finally, the Fire have picked up a full three points and it came in unlikely and wild fashion. An explosive nine goal contest at Red Bull Arena didn’t ease anyone’s concerns about the quality of the back line but it did show some character from a side that could have folded after the disaster at... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

The last time these two clubs met on March 23rd both were in the throws of early season struggles with nary a win between them. Things have changed since then for one of the teams. New York has gone on to a 3-1-3 record since the 1-1 draw at Toyota Park. The Fire on the... Read more »

News and Notes - May 8, 2014

The Fire trained on the Toyota Park stadium pitch this morning as they tried to shake off Saturday’s defeat to RSL and prepare for this weekend’s conference clash with New York Red Bulls. New York is currently situated in a four-way tie for first place in the East. Talk of lineups and defense dominated head... Read more »

Real Salt Lake 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

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Unlike much of the last six matches, it’s hard to make a case for the Fire being deserving of a better outcome than a draw. Real Salt Lake appeared to control this match from start to finish despite trailing 2-0 at half time. Chicago capitalized on two beautiful sequences but did little to protect the... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Hurtado, Soumare, Cochrane M Nyarko, Larentowicz, Joya, Shipp F Magee, Anangono Bench: Reynish, Ianni, Segares, Pause, Pineda, Watson, Barouch Real Salt Lake GK Rimando D Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert M Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy, Mulholland F Plata, Saborio Bench: Attinella, Mansally, Maund, Stertzer, Velasquez, Garcia, Sandoval

St. Louis joins USL-Pro and Fire notes

As expected USL-Pro has added a club in St. Louis. The team will be operated by youth club Scott Gallagher and run on a daily basis by CEO Jim Kavanaugh who is also the CEO of World Wide Technology, a company listed by FORTUNE as one of the top 100 companies to work for. They... Read more »