Archive for September 2011

Fire 3 Real Salt Lake 0 - Recap and Ratings

Well that was unexpected. The Fire now have an opportunity to turn what seemed like a complete loss of a 2011 season just a few short weeks ago into a memorable campaign.  A huge win in Real Salt Lake and the return of Marco Pappa’s scoring touch has re-ignited playoff hopes ahead of next Tuesday’s... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Mikulic, Gibbs, Segares M Pause, Paladini, Pardo, Pappa F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Conway, Anibaba, Videira, Bone, Husidic, Chaves, Barouch RSL GK Rimando D Russell, Olave, Borchers, Wingert M Williams, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson F Espindola, Saborio Bench: Melia, Alvarez, Paulo Jr., Grabavoy, Morales, Schuler, Warner

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Preview

In a match that falls in the middle of a very busy stretch for both teams this game itself may not be the main focus of attention for either club.  With an eye towards resting his first team amid a run of six games in nineteen days, Jason Kreis fielded a side made up of... Read more »

This Day In 1981 : Soccer Bowl Edition

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FireStingDoug wraps up his look back at the 1981 Chicago Sting with the SoccerBowl against the New York Cosmos…. “In a sign of times, the Soccer Bowl was televised on tape delay because ABC insisted on showing a Love  Boat rerun. The Sting had many great chances in the first half but couldn’t break through while the Cosmos had... Read more »

Fire 3 Revolution 2 - Recap and Ratings

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The Fire continued to show their improved form at home with a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution while keeping their slim playoff hopes alive.  After taking a 3-0 lead against a sloppy and disorganized New England back line the Fire allowed two late goals that kept the score line close as the Revolution... Read more »

Fire v Revolution Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Mikulic, Anibaba, Segares M Pappa, Grazzini, Pardo, Pause F Oduro, Nyarko Bench: Conway, Cuesta, Bone, Husidic, Paladini, Barouch, Chaves Revolution GK Reis D Alston, Coria, Barnes, Tierney M Guy, Feilhaber, Joseph, Mansally F Caraglio, Schilawski Bench: Shuttleworth, Loewy, Boggs, Fagundez, Phelan, Dube, Kinne

Fire v Revolution Match Preview

The Fire have a chance to eliminate long-time rival New England Revolution from the MLS playoff hunt with a win.  The Revs are 1-8-6 on the road and have only one win in their last nine matches.  Games against the Revolution are almost always entertaining and this one should be no exception. Defensively New England... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

FireStingDoug takes a trip back to 1981 as the Sting played for a chance to advance to the Soccer Bowl.  A game he attended at Comiskey Park on September 21, 1981 against the San Diego Sockers would lead to the Sting’s first title opportunity……… “A deciding game three of the semi-final series against the San... Read more »

Fire Reserves Win Again

The Fire improved their record in the MLS reserve league to 6-1-1 with a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas in Texas this morning.  Diego Chaves scored two goals and Orr Barouch added the third tally.  Barouch is now tied with Cristian Nazirit for the reserve league goal scoring  lead with five.  Fire Line Up Conway; Gargan, Cuesta, Watson-Siriboe, Mendoza (Pantazopoulos... Read more »

Random Thoughts On Things That Matter......

It’s a slow newsday (CSN is reporting that Jay Cutler wished Kristin Whateverhernameis good luck on some ridiculous dancing show via twitter) but here are a few random thoughts and stories related to things that matter. The Columbus Crew currently sit on top of the Eastern Conference with 41 points despite a goal differential of... Read more »