Posts in category "Match Recaps"

Game Recap and Player Ratings

All in all the 2-2 draw was probably a fair result.  After an uninspiring first half the Fire rebounded to outplay Colorado in the second half although it wasn’t exactly attractive attacking soccer by any means.  Of major concern is the gaping hole of non productivity currently being provided in the middle of the pitch by... Read more »

Fire 0 - New York 1: Off in the opener

Disappointing night for the Fire, as they drop the opener 1-0 at New York. You can read most of my thoughts on the match over at [MLSsoccer.com](http://www.mlssoccer.com/content/promises-left-undelivered-fire), but I wanted to take the time to share a few extra opinions over here. Here goes… I was pretty disappointed by the roster moves de los Cobos... Read more »

Fire tie Dynamo 1-1 in friendly

*Would have posted this last night, but the website was undergoing some technical difficulties.* The Fire played MLS foe the Houston Dynamo to a 1-1 draw Thursday night in the club’s second-to-last game before they (hopefully…) kick off the season against the New York Red Bulls on March 27th. Houston got on the board first... Read more »
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Fire defeat FC Dallas 3-0

The MLS regular season may not start for another two and a half weeks, but the Fire already has their first victory over a league opponent — as they defeated Brimstone Cup rival FC Dallas 3-0 on Sunday afternoon in a friendly in Jackson, MS. Both sides started the match with close to full-strength lineups,... Read more »

Fire draw Chivas 1-1 in friendly

The Fire played Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara to a 1-1 draw at Chivas’s training facility Thursday afternoon. Brian McBride opened the scoring in the match, but his first half strike was nullified by a Chivas goal with just moments left in the match. The Fire played the entire first half with their A-lineup on... Read more »

Fire sweeps doubleheader; Wins 4-1 and 1-0

The Fire kicked off 2010 in style yesterday, sweeping their President’s Day doubleheader by defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 and the Arizona Sahuaros 1-0 in Phoenix. Collins John and Stefan Dimitrov each scored twice in the Fire’s victory over Vancouver, with John starting and getting his brace in the first half and Dimitrov replacing him... Read more »
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Real Salt Lake outlasts LA in penalties to win MLS Cup

Heading into the final game of the regular season, few expected Real Salt Lake to make the playoffs, let alone win the MLS Cup. But Sunday night, Real Salt Lake achieved the improbable, [defeating the star-studded L.A. Galaxy 5-4 (1-1) in penalties to win the first trophy in club history](http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/events/mls_cup/2009/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091123&content_id=7703148&vkey=mlscup2009&fext=.jsp). As Fire fans know all... Read more »

Fire fall victim to penalties: Salt Lake moves onto the MLS Cup

A common saying amongst those in the soccer world is that a penalty kick shootout is a cruel way to decide a match. After Saturday night, the Chicago Fire knows that saying back to front. 120 minutes of action saw the Fire and Real Salt Lake knotted at 0-0 so it all came down to... Read more »

Fire 2 - Revolution 0: Onto the Conference Finals

What a night at Toyota Park. After losing the first leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with New England 2-1, [the Fire stormed back in dramatic fashion tonight, getting a 2-0 victory to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals on a 3-2 aggregate score](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-08-fire-chicago-nov08,0,1950035.story). Cuauhtemoc Blanco and John Thorrington scored the goals for the... Read more »
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Postseason Update: Chivas USA 2-LA 2

In-stadium rivals [Chivas USA and the L.A. Galaxy played to an exciting 2-2 draw Sunday night](http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20091101&content_id=7596496&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp), setting the stage for what will be the most important MLS “Super Clasico” to date next Sunday. Chivas USA got off to a hot start in the match and they took the lead in just the 4th minute when... Read more »