Posts tagged "Columbus Crew"

Crew 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

Offense couldn’t bail them out in this one. The Fire were shut out for the first time this season but continued to give up acres of space, uncontested time on the ball, and play generally sloppy defensively. With Mike Magee and Patrick Nyarko missing the offensive display was lethargic, wasteful, and without urgency but that... Read more »

Fire v Crew match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Kinney, Hurtado, Ianni, Cochrane M Duka, Larentowicz, Joya, Shipp F Amarikwa, Anangono bench: Reynish, Segares, Ward, Pause, Ritter, Watson, Pineda Notes: Magee is a late scratch due to calf tightness, Alex is out with a hamstring injury, Nyarko (knee), Palmer (kidney stones), Soumare (calf). Grant Ward is on... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview

Here we go again. It’s the Fire versus Columbus for the third time this season. The first encounter on April 20 was won by Chicago in what was arguably the Fire’s best overall game of the season up to that point. The second match, just over a week ago in the US Open Cup tournament... Read more »
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Fire defeat Crew 2-1 - advance to USOC quarterfinals

The Fire advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament by defeating the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Toyota Park. Mike Magee scored his fourth goal in as many appearances since joining the club and Patrick Nyarko provided the game winner in the 78th minute. The game was rescheduled for Thursday at noon... Read more »

Fire v Crew - USOC 4th round preview

Win and advance to the quarterfinals. The one game finality is what makes tournaments like the US Open Cup exciting. The Fire will have a chance to continue onward in their quest for a 5th USOC title but first they’ll need to dispatch rival Columbus in order to do so. The Crew aren’t in a... Read more »

Fire 1 Crew 0 - recap and ratings

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A well deserved three points was earned in this match with Jeff Larentowicz’s 83rd minute header providing the difference in a 1-0 win over rival Columbus Crew. Chicago was the better team throughout the game from start to finish and limited Columbus playmaker Federico Higuain to very few touches in dangerous spots while generating plenty... Read more »
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Fire v Crew match preview

The Fire will almost certainly be in direct competition in the later stages of this season with the Columbus Crew for one of the five Eastern Conference playoff berths so the importance of this match shouldn’t be understated. Columbus has played well enough (although somewhat unspectacularly) to begin the season at 2-1-3 and have gone four... Read more »

Fire 2 Crew 1 - recap and ratings

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A 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew has set up a first place showdown on Friday night in Kansas City.  If the Fire can manage to defeat Sporting for the third time this season they will claim a spot on top of the Eastern Conference table.  The club’s second victory of the season against Columbus... Read more »

Fire v Crew match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Nolly, Videira, Bone, Paladini, Thompson, Franco, Oduro Crew GK Gruenebaum D Miranda, Marshall, James, Williams M Gaven, O’Rourke, Mirosevic, Renteria F Higuain, Arrieta Bench: Lampson, Vukovic, Birchall, Gehrig, Tchani, Meram, Vargas
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Fire 2 Crew 1 - Ratings and Recap

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What appeared to be an easy win when the Fire took a 2-0 lead after 26 minutes turned into a nail biter after Gonzalo Segares was shown a straight red in the 29th.  The club showed some resolve by playing a man down for an hour and scratching out a big win against an Eastern... Read more »