Category: 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs

Friedrich looks to return in 2013, more post season notes

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Following the Fire’s 2-1 loss to Houston last Wednesday night Arne Friedrich told reporters that he’s interested in playing one more season in Chicago.  When the German centerback and World Cup veteran signed with the Fire last March he made it clear that he was going to evaluate his future on a yearly basis and it... Read more »

Post game/post season notes

The Fire locker room was predictably subdued on Wednesday night following the loss to Houston leading to their elimination from post-season competition and a shot at MLS Cup.  The club was left looking for answers after a promising run of good form disappeared in the final month of the season only to be replaced by inconsistency featuring... Read more »

Dynamo 2 Fire 1 - Season ends abruptly

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This wasn’t the end the Fire were envisioning a month ago when they pulled to within one win of first place in the Eastern Conference.  Houston knocked the Fire out of MLS postseason play with a 2-1 victory at Toyota Park and exposed the fact that the team still has some growing to do before... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo - playoff match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Pardo, Fernandez F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Thompson, Paladini, Videira, Alex, Oduro Dynamo GK Hall D Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe M Garcia, R. Clark, Moffat, Davis F Bruin, Carr Bench: Deric, Hainault, Barnes, Camargo, Ching, Kandji, Weaver

Fire face questions going into playoffs

The match ups are set and the dates have been determined. The MLS  Cup Playoffs begin on Wednesday night with the Fire hosting the Houston Dynamo. The winner of what appears to be an evenly matched contest will advance to play Sporting Kansas City on Sunday afternoon. After a two year absence from postseason  competition the... Read more »

Fire clinch playoff spot

Eddie Gaven’s stoppage time header against Sporting KC not only leveled the game for Columbus, keeping the Crew within reach of a playoff spot but it also clinched a post season berth for the Chicago Fire. The two year playoff drought is now officially over and with two games remaining in the regular season, the... Read more »