Posts tagged "Sporting Kansas City"

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 2 Sporting KC 1 - recap and ratings

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It certainly wasn’t pretty but the Fire managed to hold on for three points at home against a far less than full strength Sporting Kansas City side. What looked like a dire stretch of difficult matches two weeks ago with New York and Sporting Kansas City beginning a string of six challenging contests before the... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC match preview

The Fire appear to be catching Sporting Kansas City at a good time. The defending MLS Cup champions will be missing several important players due to international call-up and various injuries. Last year’s defender of the year Matt Besler and Graham Zusi (the key to SKC’s attack) are both away with the USMNT in preparation... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Kann, Thompson, Videira, Lindpere, Paladini, Santos, MacDonald Sporting KC GK Nielsen D Sinovic, Besler, Collin, Myers M Olum, Rosell, Feilhaber, Zusi, Kamara F Bieler Bench: Kronberg, Ellis, Opara, Peterson, Bunbury, Dwyer, Saad

Fire 0 Sporting KC 0 - recap and ratings

It wasn’t pretty but the Fire managed to overcome an overwhelming Sporting Kansas City advantage in the stat line to cling to a 0-0 draw and earn their first point of the 2013 season. Frank Klopas’ game plan was defensive and cautious and it worked well enough to get a result in a difficult place... Read more »

Sporting KC 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

The Fire lost out on an opportunity to take possession of first place in the Eastern Conference but not all is lost.  Although the outcome is certainly a disappointment given the expectations building up to this match, the club still has time to make up ground and possibly capture the top spot in the East... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC - match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Alex, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Thompson, Paladini, Bone, Oduro, Franco SKC GK Nielsen D Myers, Olum, Besler, Sinovic M Nagamura, Cesar, Espinoza F Kamara, Sapong, Zusi Bench: Kronberg, Collin, Harrington, Rosell, Joseph, Saad, Dwyer  

Fire 1 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Recap and Ratings

A third consecutive win against Eastern Conference competition should serve notice that the Fire are a legitimate playoff contender for those that questioned whether or not they were a “top 5” team in the division.  The latest victory, a hard fought 1-0 decision over Sporting Kansas City raises the club’s record to 8-5-3 and pulls... Read more »

Fire 2 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Recap and Ratings

The Fire continued their dominance against Sporting Kansas City with a victory over the Eastern Conference leaders that draws them to within reach of the team that started the campaign 7-0.  The win places them six points behind the first place club with one game in hand and could be the impetus needed to start... Read more »

Fire v Sporting Kansas City match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Jumper, Paladini, Robayo, Barouch, Puppo SKC GK Nielsen D Myers, Collin, Besler, Harrington M Cesar, Zusi, Espinoza, Convey F Sapong, Kamara Bench: Kempin, Aiyegbusi, Olum, Nagamura, Peterson, Bunbury, Dwyer