Archive for April 2011

Fire 1 Rapids 1 - Recap and Ratings

Two struggling teams played to a 1-1 draw in Colorado but the Fire probably feel good earning a point on the road.  Despite losing the possesion battle yet again by a lopsided margin, 64-36 and allowing another lead to disappear the second half actually seemed to be an improvement in controlling the play for longer stretches... Read more »

Fire v Rapids Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Conway D Anibaba, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares M Paladini, Bone, Pappa, Puerari, Oduro F Chaves Bench: Johnson, Husidic, Robinson, Pantazopoulos, Ristic, Barouch, Nyarko Rapids GK Pickens D Kimura, Marshall, Moor, Wallace M Nyassi, Larentowicz, Mastroeni, Smith F Akban, Cummings Bench: Cues, Palguta, Earls, Holody, Janniere, LaBauex, Nane Notes Some interesting moves... Read more »

Fire v Rapids - Match Preview

The Fire will have a new look in central midfield with the absence of team captain Logan Pause.  The Fire veteran strained a hamstring during training on Wednesday and will not be available in Colorado to face the defending MLS Cup champion Rapids.  Colorado has injury concerns of their own.  Forward Conor Casey is out and has... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day in 1981

FireStingDoug chips in with this episode of “Have Your Say” featuring another look at the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Sting’s 1981 NASL championship season……..   After a 1-0 win against the Tulsa Roughnecks at Comiskey Park the Sting travelled north of the border to face the Montreal Manic on April 28th.  The Manic had... Read more »

Mid Week Injury Report Updated

The injury report for Saturday’s upcoming match against the defending MLS Cup Champions has been release. CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); DOUBTFUL: MF Marko Maric (L ankle sprain/contusion); FW Gabriel Ferrari (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Cory Gibbs (L hamstring strain) COLORADO RAPIDS —... Read more »

Fire Open Reserve League Season with a Win

The Fire reserves got off to a good start in MLS Reserve League play by defeating the Houston Dynamo reserves 3-0 at the Toyota  Park practice field on Sunday morning.  The run of play favored the Fire in the first half before a sometimes chippy and somewhat disjointed second half which saw both sides get... Read more »

Fire 1 Dynamo 1 - Recap and Ratings

In honor of Earth Day and “Going Green” the Fire recycled the ending that has become all too familiar at Toyota Park.  A failure to hold on to a lead by allowing a late goal and dropping points at home.  It happened again tonight as an 83rd minute Bobby Boswell header levelled the score and... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Conway D Anibaba, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Husidic, Pappa F Oduro, Chaves Bench : Johnson, Robinson, Paladini, Ristic, Videira, Barouch, Puerari Dynamo GK Hall D Freeman, Hainault, Boswell, Ashe M Cruz, Palmer, Cameron, Davis F Bruin, Weaver Bench : Deric, Chabala, Robinson, Sarkodie, Clark, Watson, Garey

Fire v Dynamo Match Preview

One team is riding a four game unbeaten string despite missing several key players due to injury and the other is stumbling with three consecutive losses despite facing an undermanned opponent at home in it’s last match.  I don’t have to tell you which is which.  The Houston Dynamo currently sit in third place in the... Read more »

Injury Update and More

The midweek injury report has been udpated and both Cory Gibbs and Marko Maric are listed as doubtful.  Houston has several key players unavailable as well, although that hasn’t kept them from going undefeated in their last four matches.  CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); DOUBTFUL:... Read more »