Real Salt Lake hand Fire sixth consecutive defeat

A Damir Kreilach brace pushed Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over the Fire. The loss was the team's sixth straight in league play an establishes a new club record for consecutive losses. Bastian Schweisteiger scored the Fire's only goal with a 30-yard rocket in the 48th minute that leveled the match at one just after halftime.

The Fire started the match with a mostly reserve line-up ahead of their US Open Cup semifinal contest against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday.

Fire lineup

Cleveland; Campos (Hasler 32'), Ellis, Campbell, Vincent, Corrales (Schweinsteiger 45'); Edwards (Katai 69'), Conner, Tchani, Solignac; Gordon

Subs not used: Sanchez, Nikolic, Adams, Bronico

Filed under: 2018 regular season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • LAFC get Lee Nyugen for $700K and then Christian Ramirez for $750K (possibility of up to $950K). To me that's definition of a team that wants to compete to win.

    The Fire acquire Nicolás Del Grecco from Honduras but before that in Argentina's 3rd Division, spend $400K for Raheem Edwards and 50K (plus Jon Bakero) for Nicolas Hasler (both deemed expendable by Toronto who seem to be a pretty good evaluator of talent).

    To me there's no comparison. Hauptman just doesn't have the will or the money to compete. I'm not sure what Mansueto brings to the table but as of the moment nothing is evident.

    I've always thought promotion/relegation was a good capitalistic way to judge soccer teams and their ownership. Not having it in the MLS denies the Fire of the relegation they so richly deserve.

  • In reply to Marlin:

    For the last 5+ seasons, about half of the 1st team's roster has been built by dumpster diving. I am no fan of AH as I think this mess rests solely upon his shoulders, but the people he has hired to scout, recruit, build and coach have also failed , miserably. NR's legacy with the club will be #31 jersey sales.

  • Where's the gong?!?

  • Just looking at the starting lineup for LAFC and the Fire's best 11, it is depressing to see what has become of once was one of the perennial best teams in MLS. It's a different league now, but it isn't rocket science to see where the Fire fall short. In fact no one can be wrong identifying a weakness in the Fire because they are weak in every aspect of a professional organization.

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