Tag: Match Recap

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fire 1-Revolution 2: No Luck in New England

The Fire headed into Sunday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the New England Revolution knowing that they couldn’t afford to give the Revs many set piece opportunities. “We have to limit their set pieces,” Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett said earlier this week. “[We have to be careful on] throw-ins and corner... Read more »

Postseason Update: Seattle Sounders 0 - Houston Dynamo 0

The playoffs opened up last night in front of a raucous 30,000 + fans at Qwest Field in Seattle last night, but the expansion Sounders went home disappointed as they failed to find the back of the net in their [0-0 draw with the Houston Dynamo](http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/events/mls_cup/2009/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091030&content_id=7579462&vkey=mlscup2009&fext=.jsp). With the tie, Houston now only has to win... Read more »