Category: Matchday

Matchday 3/27: Fire vs. New York

We’re a mere four hours from watching the Fire take on the Red Bulls in what will be their first meaningful game since last November.  I’m excited.  It should be a great season for the Fire (I actually picked them to finish first in the Eastern Conference on and tonight should (hopefully) mark a... Read more »

Fire vs. FC Atlas: Game Thread

The Fire and FC Atlas are just over 30 minutes away from kickoff and I’m ready to provide some kick-ass coverage for you guys. I’ll be ditching class (sorry Dad, I promise I’ll check out the lecture slides asap) to provide updates throughout. I should be receiving some in-depth descriptions of important match events from... Read more »

Fire vs. Chivas Game Thread

The Fire is all set to take on Mexican club CD Chivas in today’s friendly in Guadalajara. I’ll be providing updates — including in depth descriptions of the goals courtesy of some emails from the kind people in the Fire front office — throughout the afternoon so stay tuned. **12:00 p.m. –** Game is set... Read more »

Doubleheader Game Thread

The Fire is all set to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps and Arizona Sahauros in today’s preseason doubleheader.  I’ll be providing updates — including in depth descriptions of the goals courtesy of some phone calls from the Fire front office — throughout the afternoon/early evening so stay tuned.  2:58 p.m. —  The Fire and Whitecaps... Read more »

Fire kicks off preseason schedule with two games today

Yes, I know it’s only preseason. And yes, I know the Vancouver Whitecaps and Arizona Sahauros won’t exactly offer the highest level of competition. But no matter the competition (or lack thereof…) and time of year of the game, I always feel a little excitement when the first match of the year rolls around. So,... Read more »

Sunday's Games: Your Open Thread

The best of today’s games feature Fulham-Sunderland (9 a.m. on Setanta Sports), Everton-Tottenham (10 a.m. on FSC), and one of the most intense rivalries in the world, Roma-Lazio (1:45 p.m. on FSC).  Hopefully the Roma-Lazio game doesn’t end with any rioting this time around, but you never know what will happen when the two Roman... Read more »

Matchday 12/5

Manchester City and Chelsea face off today in the Premier League’s bi-annual battle for the title of “Wealthiest team in Britain.” City has lost 8 straight to Chelsea and Mark Hughes’s boys will be hoping that they’ll be able to cash in a victory against Didier Drogba and the Blues. For a full list of... Read more »

Matchday: 11/29

It’s a huge day on the table for all of us soccer fans out here with several tremendous matches to pick from. The big-time London ‘derby’ (that one was for all you Brits out there…) of Arsenal-Chelsea (10 a.m. CDT, FSC) opens things up this Sunday but that’s just a teaser of the day’s main... Read more »

Matchday 11/28

With the MLS offseason now in full swing it’s time for me to start to take a deeper look at the European game. That’s a task that I plan on really kicking off this weekend and there really isn’t a better time to do so — as there is a full slate of fantastic matches... Read more »

Matchday 11/22: MLS Cup Final

The Fire’s season might already be over, but there is still business left to take care of in MLS. The L.A. Galaxy and Real Salt Lake will finish that ‘business’ tonight, when they meet in the MLS Cup Final (7:30 p.m. on ESPN) for the 2009 league title. I’ll be sharing my thoughts about the... Read more »