Archive for May 2015

Fire 3 Impact 0 - recap and ratings

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Frank Yallop got the complete “ninety minute” performance he’s been looking for in Saturday night’s 3-0 thumping of the Montreal Impact. The Fire controlled the play from start to finish and never looked in jeopardy of surrendering that dominance against a visiting team that looked like they wanted to be anywhere but Toyota Park on... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

Martin Tomszak has a look at some familiar faces on the other side in this week’s match preview. Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal Rarely would you condone celebrating a tie the way that the Fire did last Friday, but considering it was a comeback away against a big rival that happens to be... Read more »

Fire notebook: Johnson or Busch, Nyarko return

There may not be a full-fledged battle for the starting goalkeeper position just yet, but Jon Busch’s start last Friday night in Columbus coupled with Frank Yallop’s response to questions about the decision does lend to some speculation. During his weekly conference call, Yallop indicated the Johnson could have started although he was experiencing some... Read more »

Fire 2 Crew 2 - recap and ratings

This time the shoe is on the other foot. It was the Columbus Crew’s turn to collapse under late game pressure and surrender a two goal lead. In similar fashion to the Fire’s demoralizing late-game stumble last weekend a stoppage time goal left the equalizing team with a bit of a false sense of accomplishment.... Read more »

Fire v Crew match preview

Our guy Martin Tomszak thinks there could be a bit of action in this match. Here’s the latest match preview as the Fire take on Columbus in yet another Friday night match. What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC To say that the Fire’s result in New York was frustrating is an understatement. Chicago... Read more »

Fire notebook - Magee could play next week and more

After Friday night’s let down in New York, Fire supporters were waiting for some good news and Frank Yallop provided a bit of that during his weekly media conference call. Yallop told reporters that Mike Magee could be available for selection soon. The 2013 MLS MVP participated in full team training on Monday morning and... Read more »

Fire 2 New York City FC 2 - recap and ratings

The Fire will rue opportunities like this one come October. After taking a lead in the 14th minute and clearly dominating a struggling and undermanned New York City FC side, the Fire added a second goal via a penalty kick in the 27th. The penalty kick foul also resulted in a straight red card to... Read more »

Fire v New York City FC match preview

Martin Tomszak is back with yet another look at New York City FC. The Fire defeated NYCFC 1-0 on April 24 at Toyota Park. What Are They All About? NYCFC (Away) Preview “We’ve hit rock bottom”. Those are the words that David Villa used to describe the situation that NYCFC finds themselves in after their... Read more »

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 »

Magee, Watson, Stephens injury updates and more

The complete solution to the Fire’s scoring problems probably doesn’t rest on the shoulders of just one man but help is on the way. Mike Magee resumed training with the team on Monday morning and is nearing a full return barring any setbacks in recovery. Frank Yallop outlined what he hopes is the timetable for... Read more »