Tag: Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps 4 Fire 2 - Recap and Ratings

In a long string of disappointing and just plain awful results in 2011 this one just may be the worst.  Facing what amounted to a “must win” match against the worst team in the league the Fire turned in one of their most disjointed performances of the year.  A 4-2 loss in Portland comes to... Read more »

Fire v Whitecaps Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Pause, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares M Pardo, Paladini, Pappa, Nyarko, Grazzini F Oduro Bench: Conway, Gargan, Anibaba, Husidic, Videira, Nazirit, Barouch Whitecaps GK Nolly D Harvey, Rochat, Boxall, Leathers M Salinas, Vagenas, Koffie, Thorrington F Camilo, Hassli Bench: Cannon, Brovski, Janicki, Khalfan, Salgado, Chiumiento, Teibert

Fire v Whitecaps Match Preview

Two teams at the bottom of table are looking to keep faint playoff hopes alive with a victory on Sunday in Vancouver.  The Whitecaps are the worst team in the league with 15 total points and a 0-5-1 record in their last six matches.  Some in the Vancouver media view the Fire as an opportunity... Read more »

Fire 0 Whitecaps 0 - Recap and Ratings

The good news is the Fire recorded their first clean sheet of the season.  A maligned and mistake prone defense managed to limit chances and maintained a shut out.  The bad news is the team failed to score for the first time all season and continued to miss chances that should be put away.  The... Read more »

Fire v Whitecaps Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire  GK Conway  D Anibaba, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares  M Paladini, Bone, Pappa, Oduro, Puerari  F Chaves Bench: Dufty, Pantazopoulos, Robinson, Husidic, Paul, Ristic, Barouch Whitecaps  GK Nolly  D Leathers, Janicki, Akloul, Rochat  M Chiumiento, Dunfield, Koffie, Wagner  F Hassli, Camilo Bench: Cannon, Boxall, Brovsky, Khalfan, Salinas, Teibert, Salgado Patrick Nyarko is out... Read more »

Fire v WhiteCaps Match Preview

The month of May includes several matches which should be considered as “must win” challenges for the Fire.  A home game against a struggling expansion side coming off of a Wednesday night match is the first of those scenarios.  The Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw against the NASL’s Montreal Impact on Wednesday in... Read more »

Fire Mid Week Injury Report

MLS has released the early injury report for the match against Vancouver this weekend.  There are some familiar names on the list. CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); MF Michael Videira (concussion symptoms); FW Gabriel Ferrari (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Cory Gibbs (L hamstring... Read more »

Afternoon Delight -- Klopas's thoughts on the game

I briefly spoke with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas about yesterday’s doubleheader. Unfortunately, I was only able to ask Frank a few questions before he had to go to the team lunch, but he did share some thoughts on the two matches worth sharing. Here they are… On how he thought the Fire performed yesterday:... Read more »

Fire sweeps doubleheader; Wins 4-1 and 1-0

The Fire kicked off 2010 in style yesterday, sweeping their President’s Day doubleheader by defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 and the Arizona Sahuaros 1-0 in Phoenix. Collins John and Stefan Dimitrov each scored twice in the Fire’s victory over Vancouver, with John starting and getting his brace in the first half and Dimitrov replacing him... Read more »

Doubleheader Game Thread

The Fire is all set to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps and Arizona Sahauros in today’s preseason doubleheader.  I’ll be providing updates — including in depth descriptions of the goals courtesy of some phone calls from the Fire front office — throughout the afternoon/early evening so stay tuned.  2:58 p.m. —  The Fire and Whitecaps... Read more »