Category: Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew

A Look at Lowry's Performance

When Peter Lowry netted twice for the Fire in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Columbus, you couldn’t blame the midfielder for wanting to soak it all in. After all, it’s not too often that the 24-year-old Lowry gets a start, let alone scores two goals. “I was pretty excited,” said the second year midfielder. “It’s pretty... Read more »

Fire 2 - Crew 2: Punished by a Penalty

The Fire had it all to fight for on Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Crew. First place in the East, a shot at the Supporter’s Shield, home field advantage in the playoffs, you name it and the Fire had it in their grasp this afternoon at Toyota Park but in the end it all slipped... Read more »

Matchday: 9/20

Today’s another busy day in the world of soccer as there are several very high quality matches going on, even as I type this entry. Some of the more marquee matchups include Manchester United v. Manchester City (7:30 a.m. on Setanta Sports), Chelsea v. Tottenham (10 a.m. on FSC) and of course Fire v. Crew... Read more »

Fire vs. Columbus Crew: Match Preview

With only five regular season games left in their season, every remaining match is critical for the Chicago Fire. Some matches, however, are more important than others and this Sunday’s battle at Toyota Park against the defending champion Columbus Crew (2 p.m. on My50/Telefutura) certainly fits that description. The first place Crew and the second... Read more »

Crew win in Champions League Play: Carry momentum into Sunday

The first place Columbus Crew won their CONCACAF Champions League group stage match against Saprissa last night, [upsetting the Costa Rican side 1-0 on the road.]( Midfielder Eddie Gaven scored the winner for the Crew in the 5th minute of play, when forward Steven Lenhart played him in behind the Saprissa defense, giving Gaven a... Read more »

Crew win again -- Set stage for showdown on Sunday

The Fire entered this weekend one point behind the Columbus Crew for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Now, the weekend is over and the Fire has lost ground in the race for the top spot in the East, as they currently [sit three points behind the league leading Crew]( – who pulled off... Read more »

Fire 0 -- Crew 0: Player Ratings

The Fire played the defending MLS Cup Champion Columbus Crew to a scoreless tie last night, and now I’m going to be taking a more in depth look at the performance of the Fire’s individual players. Overall I thought the Fire had a nice effort on Saturday night but it would be tough to say... Read more »

Fire 0 -- Crew 0: Atop the Leaderboard

The Fire and Crew played to a scoreless tie tonight in front of a season high crowd of 18,153. Click [here for my full match report on the Tribune’s website](,0,1495866.story) and here are some more thoughts I had on the game… **Fire Man of the Match:** This has to be Marco Pappa. He was easily... Read more »


Today is another busy day in the world of Chicago soccer fans as the Fire take on the Crew (7 p.m. ESPN 2) and the U.S. National Team finishes Gold Cup group play when they take on Haiti (6 p.m. FSC/TeleFutura). I previewed the Fire-Crew match yesterday (just scroll down for it) and the U.S.... Read more »

Fire vs. Columbus Crew: Match Preview

In a rematch of a April 25th match that was rife with controversy, the first place Fire and the second place Columbus Crew will square off again on Saturday night at Toyota Park (7 p.m. on ESPN2). The teams first match, a 2-2 draw at Columbus, saw Crew defender Gino Padula receive a questionable straight... Read more »