Tag: Philadelphia Union

Union 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

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After what was probably the club’s worst performance of the season, the Fire have seemingly lost the chance to catch Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the East.  Rather than sitting two points behind with three matches remaining the Fire are now five points back of the lead and appear destined to battle... Read more »

Fire v Union pre-game

Here are a few more notes going into a must win game if the Fire are going to push Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the East…. Segares out but not down Left back Gonzalo Segares will miss tonight’s match after being shown two yellow cards on Friday night.  The Costa Rican defender looked... Read more »

Fire 3 Union 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire continued to improve offensively with both of the club’s most recent additions on display in the starting eleven this time.  Alvaro Fernandez and Sherjill MacDonald both started but Chris Rolfe stole the show with two impressive scores.  Frank Klopas’ revamped offense has looked very good in the last three matches with possession, movement,... Read more »
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Fire v Union match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Pardo, Pappa F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Paladini, Videira, Alex, Nyarko, Oduro Union GK MacMath D Williams, Soumare, Okugo, Gaddis M Carroll, M. Farfan, G. Farfan, Daniel, Adu F Hoffman Bench: Harrison, Lahoud, Hoppenot, Pajoy, Martinez, Albright, Pfeffer  

Fire v Union match preview

A few notes of interest for the Fire/Union match tomorrow night. Former Fire defender Bakary Soumare could start for the Union.  He played in a reserve match last week and is listed as probable on the latest injury report. The Union are 5-4-1 at home but are 4-0-0 with John Hackworth at the helm. Steven... Read more »

Fire 1 Union 0 - Recap and Ratings

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The Fire rode a dominant first half effort, another fine performance in goal by Paolo Tornaghi, and yet another goal by Dominic Oduro to a 1-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union to start the home portion of the 2012 season on the right foot.  Chicago had the better of the opportunities throughout the match although... Read more »
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Fire v Union Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Gargan, Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares M Pappa, Pardo, Grazzini, Pause F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Nolly, Berry, Jumper, Paladini, Robayo, Puppo, Barouch Union GK MacMath D Lopez, Valdes, Albright M Gomez, Carroll, Daniel, M. Farfan, Torres F Mwanga, Pajoy Bench: Harrison, Gaddis, G. Farfan, McInerney, Hernandez, Martinez, Witkowsko

Fire v Union Match Preview

The Union come into this match with a variety of internal issues on top of the typical problems associated with coming into a season with high player turnover.  In addition to losing three players to the US-U23 squad for Olympic qualifying and another who is just returning from a call-up on Wednesday night, there is... Read more »

New York Wins - Fire Eliminated From Playoffs

The New York Red Bulls got an 8th minute goal from Dane Richards (officially ruled an own goal) and held on to defeat the Philadelphia Union 1-0 thereby eliminating the Fire from the 2011 MLS playoffs.  While it was always a longshot for qualification, the Fire were hoping that results would continue to fall their... Read more »
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Fire 1 Union 1 - Recap and Ratings

Fire 1 Union 1 - Recap and Ratings
Another day, another draw. Although the Fire were the better team on the night, dominated the stat sheet, and were more dangerous throughout ninety minutes than their opponent they still couldn’t manage to muster enough to gain all three points at home.  Sure, there were plenty of reasons for optimism.  Sebastian Grazzini was outstanding in... Read more »