Tag: Match Recap

Fire 1 - Chivas USA 0: Playoff Ticket Punched

The Fire finally clinched their spot in the playoffs tonight, earning the second seed in the Eastern Conference [with a 1-0 win at a rain-soaked Toyota Park over Western Conference leaders Chivas USA](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/fire/chi-23-fire-chicago-oct23,0,4467014.story). The Fire, who took the lead in the 67th minute when Chivas forward Eduardo Lillingston put a Cuauhtemoc Blanco corner kick in... Read more »

Fire 0 - Revolution 0: Still not in...

If someone would have told me midway through the season that the Fire’s playoff fate would be in the balance heading into their final match, I would’ve have called them crazy. But here we are. After [tonight’s 0-0 draw at the Revolution](http://chicago.fire.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20091017&content_id=7482334&vkey=news_chf&fext=.jsp&team=t100), the Fire find themselves with one game left to play and their future... Read more »

US 2-Costa Rica 2: Down to the wire in DC

The U.S.’s final World Cup qualifying match came down to the bitter end. But that end was sweet for the Americans — who used Jonathan Bornstein’s headed goal in the last minute of stoppage time to [pull out a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica at RFK Stadium Wednesday night](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=279543&cc=5901). Costa Rica, who fell out of... Read more »

Fire 0 - Galaxy 1: La La Losers...

Heading into Friday night’s game against the L.A. Galaxy, Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett knew to watch out for the Los Angeles counterattack. “They’re a very good counterattacking team,” Hamlett said of the Galaxy. “They have some good guys [that will] test out our back four.” But knowledge isn’t always power, and the Galaxy proved... Read more »

Fire 2 - Toronto FC 2: Another tie...

Playing without injured attackers Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Chris Rolfe, the Fire played to what they called a “disappointing” [2-2 draw with Toronto FC at Toyota Park tonight](http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-27-fire-chicago-sep27,0,7860822.story). The second place Fire, who has now tied three matches in a row, fall five points behind the league leading Columbus with the result – effectively eliminating them... Read more »

Fire 2 - Crew 2: Punished by a Penalty

The Fire had it all to fight for on Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Crew. First place in the East, a shot at the Supporter’s Shield, home field advantage in the playoffs, you name it and the Fire had it in their grasp this afternoon at Toyota Park but in the end it all slipped... Read more »

Fire 1 - Real Salt Lake 1: Fire gives up another late equalizer

After getting a well-deserved week off to rest their legs, the Fire came into tonight’s match against Real Salt Lake ready to start the final two months of the season with yet another road win. And while at times it looked like the Fire would be able to pick up all three points at Rio... Read more »

US 2 -- El Salvador 1

El Salvador gave the U.S. a whole lot to handle on Saturday night, but in the end the Americans pulled through, winning the important World Cup Qualifier 2-1 in Salt Lake City. The U.S. – who now has 12 points from seven games in the final qualification round – moves into second place with the... Read more »

Fire 0 - D.C. 1: Disappointment for the Fire

Coming off of last Sunday’s thrilling, come from behind 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids, the Fire put in a very disappointing performance tonight, [falling to longtime rivals D.C. United 1-0 at Toyota Park.](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/fire/chi-30-fire-chicago-aug30,0,7420722.story) Bryan Namoff scored the lone goal of the match in the 11th minute, when he flicked home a fantastic Christian Gomez... Read more »

Fire 3 - Rapids 2: Comeback Kids

The Fire pulled off a wild one tonight – getting three goals in the last 20 minutes to defeat the Colorado Rapids 3-2. “This was a test for us, this was a test to see what kind of character we have,” said a very happy Jon Busch. “Everybody stepped up. We got behind the eight... Read more »