Tag: Real Salt Lake

Fire Reserves Down RSL

The Fire improved their record in the MLS Reserve League to 5-1-1 with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake at the Toyota Park practice field this morning.  Cristian Nazirit scored a Reserve League leading 5th goal and Diego Chaves added the second score from the penalty spot. The Fire initially had Corben Bone in... 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 v Real Salt Lake Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Oduro, Paladini, Husidic, Nyarko F Chaves, Barouch Bench : Conway, Mikulic, Ristic, Bone, Pappa, Videira, Ferrari RSL GK Rimando D Russell, Olave, Borchers, Beltran M Grabavoy, Beckerman, Warner, Johnson F Espindola, Aghasyan Bench : Reynish, McKenzie, Schuler, Gil, Gonzalez, Williams, Toia
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Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Preview

After losing to Monterrey at home in the final leg of the CONCACAF Champion’s League Final on April 27 Real Salt Lake has not looked like the same team that was considered to be the class of MLS by many observers at the beginning of the season, myself included.  A bit of a let down... Read more »

CJ Brown Joins Real Salt Lake Coaching Staff

Real Salt Lake announced today that CJ Brown is joining their coaching staff as an assistant to head coach Jason Kries.  Brown replaces Robin Fraser who left to take the top spot at Chivas USA.  The Fire released this statement from Technical Director Frank Klopas: “This is a great opportunity for CJ, and everyone at... Read more »

Defending Champions Ousted - FC Dallas Advances

My pick (and Sam’s) to win and repeat as MLS Cup Champions were eliminated by FC Dallas after a 1-1 draw in Salt Lake City.  Kevin Hartman kept RSL from tying the aggregate score and the loss of Javier Morales proved to be too much to overcome.  These two were probably the best all around... Read more »
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RSL 1 Fire 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire continue to shoot themselves in the foot by not giving themselves an opportunity to succeed.  Late goals allowed, sloppy defending, and listless offensive displays have been a staple of the team’s 2010 season so far.  Today’s match was no different.  This time Wilman Conde was again the culprit.  Conde continues to pick up... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Robinson, Brown, Conde, Segares M Pause, Ristic, Pappa, Ljungberg F John, Castillo Subs: Dykstra, Watson-Siriboe, Umanzor, Banner, Nyarko, Husidic, Carr RSL GK Rimando D Wingert, Borchers, Olave, Beltran M Beckerman, Grabavoy, Johnson, Williams F Saborio, Findley Subs: Reynish, Araujo, Gonzalez, Alexandre, Russell, Schuler, Campos

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Preview

With only eight matches remaining in the 2010 season it’s do or die time for the Chicago Fire.  The team’s failure to pick up wins against Toronto and Philadelphia last week places even more importance on their ability to pick up points against top teams like RSL.  There seemed to be a ramped up sense... Read more »
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Fire Catch A Break....Will They Finally Captitalize?

The Fire will catch a bit of a break this coming Saturday.  Real Salt Lake playmaker Javier Morales has been suspended for this weekend’s match up because of a knee to the midsection of Seattle’s Osvaldo Alonso.  The foul was missed by the officiating crew on the field but the MLS Disciplinary Committee caught it... Read more »