Tag: Player ratings

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 »

Timbers 1 Fire 0 - Ratings and Recap

The Fire now have the dubious distinction of being the victim of the Portland Timbers’ first MLS home win and their first MLS road win.  Facing an almost certain “must-win” situation against a struggling expansion side at home, the Fire failed miserably and continue to drop behind the pack in the race for a playoff... Read more »

Galaxy 2 Fire 1 - Recap and Ratings

The Fire probably played well enough to earn a tie against one of the league’s top sides but a relapse into the team that blundered it’s way through the first eleven matches of the season ultimately made the difference.  After allowing two set piece goals, the second of which was next to inexcusable the Fire... Read more »

Mid Season Grades

Mid Season Grades
Now that the Fire have completed their 18th match, the MLS season is more than half way over and a review of the overall ratings for each player when averaged out over the entire season doesn’t produce many surprising results.  I’ve accumulated the player ratings doled out here after each match in order to come... Read more »

Fire 1 Chivas USA 1 - Recap and Ratings

 The Fire have now equalled the all-time franchise record for stalemates in one season with an incredible 2-4-12 record.  This time an energetic first twenty six minutes which saw numerous wasted opportunities to bury the home side before a Dominic Oduro goal gave them lead, turn into sixty four minutes of scrambling to defend and... Read more »

Fire 0 Real Salt Lake 0 - Recap and Ratings

The Fire played to yet another 0-0 draw for their tenth tie of the season.  Neither team created many opportunities and Real Salt Lake failed to even register a shot on goal in the second half.  The New York match on Sunday will mark the half way point of the MLS season and it still... Read more »

Fire 1 Crew 0 - Recap and Ratings

On a weekend chock full of late game heroics the Fire chipped in with a big victory of their own fueled by a 90th minute score by Cristian Nazirit.  After 89 minutes of generally outplaying the Crew in Columbus a third consecutive 0-0 draw almost seemed certain.  Particularly after Orr Barouch managed to find the post... Read more »

Fire 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Recap and Ratings

The eighth and ninth place teams in the Eastern Conference played exactly like you would expect the eighth and ninth place teams in the Eastern Conference to play a Thurday night match.  It wasn’t pretty for either side as bad passing, conservative play, too many long balls, another crossbar, and a possible missed penalty call... Read more »

Fire 0 Sounders 0 - Recap and Ratings

After an entertaining first half from both sides the Fire ultimately concluded another match at home in much the same fashion as the previous four games at Toyota Park, without a full three points.  That’s not to say there weren’t positives to be taken away because there were.  Set piece defending was much improved after an... Read more »

Union 2 Fire 1 - Recap and Ratings

The worst start in club history continues to get worse as a promising fixture list during the month of May has yielded only two points with one match remaining.  In increasingly frustrating fashion the Fire didn’t play a terrible game and the effort on the pitch was commendable but the results continue to mount against... Read more »