Posts tagged "New York Red Bulls"

Fire prep for important stretch against Eastern Conference opponents

Consecutive streaks have been the norm for the Fire through their first eight matches of the season. The team dropped their first three games to Western opponents to start the season, before winning three straight against Eastern opponents, only to drop their last two, again at the hand of Western Conference teams. After compiling a... Read more »

Fire 3 Red Bulls 1 - recap and ratings

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Take a second to exhale. The Fire earned their first victory of the season with a 3-1 decision over the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park. Things weren’t looking good midway through the first half after the visitors grabbed a lead in the 17th minute despite the Fire controlling most of the play up... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Thompson, Anibaba, Berry, Jumper M Paladini, Pause, Larentowicz, Lindpere F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Videira, Kinney, Bone, Atouba, Amarikwa, Santos Red Bulls GK Robles D Barklage, Holgersson, Olave, Pearce M Alexander, Juninho, McCarty, Steele F Luyindula, Cahill Bench: Castano, Digao, Miller, Kimura, Sam, Bover, Henry
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Fire v Red Bulls match preview

It’s no secret. The Fire are in desperate need of a win. On Sunday they’ll get a chance to notch that first victory of the season against a club that has also seen their share of injury and underperformance this season. The New York Red Bulls come to Toyota Park with a record of 1-2-2... Read more »

Fire 2 Red Bulls 0 - recap and ratings

A bit of redemption and a huge three points moved the Fire closer to clinching a playoff spot after an impressive 2-0 win over the Red Bulls in New York.  Chicago reclaimed sole possession of second place after DC United’s victory in Toronto earlier in the day temporarily pushed them ahead of the Fire in... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls - match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Videira, Bone, Thompson, Alex, Oduro Red Bulls GK Robles D Barklage, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde M Solli, McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere F Cooper, Henry Bench: Gaudette, Lade, Marquez, Digao, LeToux, Ruthven, Tainio
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Red Bulls 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire’s game plan, particularly on the road of late has been to sit back and wait for one opportunity to spring a counter.  It’s resulted in some ugly offensive performances but it’s been somewhat effective in picking up points in Kansas City and Houston.  It almost worked again today but a spectacular effort from... Read more »

Fire 3 Red Bulls 1 - Recap and Ratings

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The Fire used their two week international break to recover from a busy stretch and three straight losses (including USOC) to bounce back with one of their best performances this season.  Another breakdown on a set piece temporarily allowed New York to get level but the club responded impressively with what should have been three... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Pardo, Pappa, Grazzini F Oduro Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Paladini, Robayo, Barouch, Puppo, Rolfe Red Bulls GK Meara D Barklage, Holgersson, Conde, Miller M Richards, Solli, McCarty, Pearce, Lindpere F Cooper Bench: Vuolo, Keel, Lade, Ballouchy, Borrajo, Palsson, Arteaga
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Fire v Red Bulls match preview

Hans Backe will make the trip to Chicago but New York’s two designated players will not.  Both Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez did not travel with the team and will miss this match.  That seems to be a bit of a break for the Fire, who are in need of a win at home after... Read more »