Archive for October 2017

Red Bulls 4 Fire 0 - playoff recap and ratings

Red Bulls 4 Fire 0 - playoff recap and ratings
A playoff ending 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the New York Red Bulls knocked the Fire out of the postseason and put an end to an otherwise entertaining year. New York struck early when Bradley Wright-Phillips worked his way in between Johan Kappelhof and Joao Meira forcing Matt Lampson into another goalkeeping mishap. Sascha... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls playoff match preview

What Are They All About? New York Red Bulls   Momentum Lost. While results on Decision Day went in Chicago’s favor, earning them a home leg in the knock out round on Wednesday against the New York Red Bulls (7:30 CT on FS1), their own fixture ended in defeat to Houston. The conditions where hot and... Read more »

Dynamo 3 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire turned in another disappointing effort against a playoff contending team. They have finished the season in third place in the Eastern Conference (and overall in MLS) but dropped a 3-0 result to the Houston Dynamo to close the regular season. Houston scored early via a badly defended throw-in and added two more in... Read more »
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Fire v Dynamo match preview

What Are They All About? Houston Dynamo  Decision Day. Although in recent years the league’s gimmicky approach to the final weekend of the season has been more reflective of an attempt to mirror European leagues than it has been a genuine day of drama, this round of fixtures has a different vibe. A renewed format... Read more »

Fire 3 Union 2 - recap and ratings

Fire 3 Union 2 - recap and ratings
The Fire started off well enough but sloppy defending and goalkeeping put them in a 2-1 hole after the first 45 minutes against a Philadelphia Union side that defeated them 3-1 just a few weeks ago. After Nemanja Nikolic’s 3rd minute goal, the Union scored twice in the next ten minutes to take the lead... Read more »

Fire v Union match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union  Inching closer. As the final weeks of the MLS regular season approach, the Chicago Fire are preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2012. Although their chances of finishing second in the Eastern Conference likely went out the window after their 1-1 home draw with NYCFC prior to... Read more »
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Fire 1 New York City FC 1 - recap and ratings

Fire 1 New York City FC 1 - recap and ratings
The Fire and New York City FC played to a 1-1 draw that didn’t distinguish either team as a clear cut favorite to finish above the other in the race for positioning in the Easter Conference playoffs. Both played through a fairly conservative match that yielded few clear chances although the overall play wasn’t bad.... Read more »