Posts in category "Match Previews"

Fire vs. Rapids: Match Preview

This morning, I wrote a brief piece for MLSsoccer.com detailing some key points the Fire will need to focus on if they want to come out of tomorrow’s match at the Colorado Rapids with a result. I mentioned the skill of the Rapids’ forward tandem of Conor Casey and Omar Cummings. I discussed the strength... Read more »

The season opener: Match Preview

*I’m heading out the door to catch my flight back to Chicago so – unfortunately – I’m going to have to make this one quick. Let’s get to it…* The Fire and Red Bulls are one day away from opening up their 2010 seasons at Red Bull Arena. Though they finished at opposite ends of... Read more »

L.A. vs. Real Salt Lake: MLS Cup Preview

There’s only one game left in the 2009 MLS Schedule and it’s the big one; the MLS Cup Final. This year’s final, which will be played at Seattle’s Qwest Field, pits Western Conference regular season champs the L.A. Galaxy against the streaking Real Salt Lake. The matchup offers some good star power with the obvious... Read more »
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Fire vs. Real Salt Lake: Match Preview

The Fire couldn’t have asked for much more from last Saturday’s 2-0 win over New England. Advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs? Check. Do it against a bitter rival? Check. And do it all in style? Oh my, yes. Check. That’s what can happen when the Fire plays some of its most inspired soccer at... Read more »

Fire vs. Revs Game 2: Match Preview

The Fire came into last Sunday’s Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the New England Revolution with high hopes that they could leave Boston with a result. And though the Fire got off to the right start in the series opener – scoring an early goal to put the pressure on New... Read more »

Columbus-Salt Lake Game 2 Tonight

The first Eastern Conference finalist will be determined tonight, when the first seeded Columbus Crew play host Real Salt Lake in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series (7 p.m. CDT on ESPN2). The Crew fell to Real Salt Lake 1-0 in the series opener last Saturday and they’ll need a win to have... Read more »
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Fire vs. New England Revolution: Game 1 Preview

After three consecutive years suffering playoff heartbreak against the Revolution, the Fire will try to extend their playoff winning streak against the Revs to two series this Sunday, when the two sides meet at Gillette Stadium for Game 1 (1 p.m. on FSC) of their two game Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup. The series, which could... Read more »

The First Round Rundown

I’ve already taken a brief look at the Fire-Revolution first round series, but haven’t spent any time on the three other Conference Semifinals going on around the country in the next couple of weeks. That’s about to change though. Click after the jump for a quick rundown of the ‘other’ first round series. **Eastern Conference... Read more »

Fire vs. Chivas USA: Match Preview

After the Fire last met Western Conference leaders Chivas USA in MLS action on May 28th, Chicago was the talk of the league. Not only had the Fire just pulled off a thrilling 3-2 come from behind victory over Chivas – who at the time were MLS leaders – but they also extended their season-opening... Read more »
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Fire vs. New England Revolution: Match Preview

The Fire may have two regular season games remaining, but they want to clinch their spot in the postseason this weekend when they take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. The Fire, who will be able to clinch a berth in the playoffs with a win this Saturday, have played the Revolution twice... Read more »