Category: 2011 Regular Season

Fire v FC Dallas Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Nyarko F Chaves, Oduro Bench: Conway, Mikulic, Husidic, Paladini, Pineda, Videira, Barouch FC Dallas GK Hartman D Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez M Castillo, Cruz, Jacobson, Villar F Chavez, Jackson Bench: Seitz, Hall, Stewart, Warshaw, Guarda, Shea, Santos

Fire v FC Dallas Match Preview

Forget the Brimstone Cup.  If the Fire don’t come away with all three points in this match they will almost certainly be assured of missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season.  FC Dallas comes into this match riding a 360 minute scoreless run amid a streak of four consectuive losses (1-6-1 in their last... Read more »

Pappa Called To International Duty - Will Likely Miss FC Dallas Match

If the Fire are to make a last ditch effort to qualify for the MLS playoffs the mad push will have to start with a victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday.  That push will likely begin without the services of midfielder Marco Pappa who has been called by Guatemala for their match against Belize in... Read more »

Weekend Notes

MLS has scaled down the schedule this weekeend in light of international fixtures but the Fire have returned to training ahead of their upcoming match on Wednesday against FC Dallas.  With the US Open Cup Final behind them the Fire can focus on winning their last three matches, a likely requirement for MLS playoff qualification. ... Read more »

Fire 1 Dynamo 1 - Recap and Ratings

Three points would have been monumental but the Fire did well to pick up one in Houston while fielding a patchwork starting eleven ahead of the US Open Cup Final on Tuesday in Seattle.  This sixteenth draw doesn’t have the same grating effect of the first fifteen since picking up a tie against a solid... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Videira, Anibaba, Gibbs, Segares M Pause, Husidic, Paladini, Bone F Chaves, Oduro Bench: Conway, Mikulic, Gargan, Pardo, Pappa, Nyarko, Barouch Dynamo GK Hall D Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe M Clark, Camargo, Moffat, Davis F Ching, Costly Bench: Deric, Freeman, Taylor, Groz, Watson, Bruin, Carr

Fire v Dynamo Match Preview

Rather than playing out the string in anticipation of the US Open Cup Final the Chicago Fire are actually in the middle of a legitimate race for an MLS playoff spot.  Something that seemed completely out of the realm of possibility just weeks ago is within reach on the strength of five wins in the... Read more »

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 »