“Flag-gate”: Why Doesn’t Sporting KC Believe in Reciprocity?

About a week ago, On The Fire inserted itself into a Twitter debate between Section 8 Chicago and The KC Cauldron (SKC’s supporters group) regarding Sporting Kansas City’s unwillingness to let Fire fans traveling with Section 8 bring flags into DopeStrong park at the end of September…

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Dispatch from the Couch: Fire at DC United

I know what I saw last night: too much of this. (Photo: mlssoccer.com)

Houston, we have some problems: fitness, fatigue, questionable lineup and tactical decisions, and most apparent of all, liabilities in defense. And for good measure, I’ll throw a little hubris into the mix.

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago at DC United

DeRo: Don’t hate the playa?

A quick turnaround after the third Chitown beatdown in a row of an Eastern Conference opponent (the lowly New England Revolution) has the Men in Red traveling over to the nation’s capital to take on Dwayne De Rosario and the Dirty Birds known as DC United.

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Know Your Enemy: DC United

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On The Fire’s brother-in-arms and MLS oracle from Philly Stephen Mangat brings you the intel on the Dirty Birds from RFK.

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On The Fire’s Shameless Free Beer Promotion a Complete and Utter Success

We promised and we delivered. As many of you loyal readers know, last week On The Fire HQ approved a bold publicity stunt to promote this fine blog and reward its fans for their support and endearing love. And to everyone’s surprise (especially us) it worked! What happened? Well, take a look:

From left to right: @srgiago gives his signature one-gun salute to the New England Revolution while @manonthefire97 and @Kreegs4THP enjoy a cold one on the concourse at Toyota Park. 8.18.12

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Dispatch From a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. New England Revolution

(photo: goal.com)

(photo: goal.com)

As the afternoon passed, you could feel it. A heady vibe that smacked of faith rather than hope.

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. New England Revolution

Prime your Fire pump. It has a nice ring to it, does it not? This weekend, the Fire host Mr. Intensity Jay Heaps and his New England Revolution at Toyota Park at 7:30pm.

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Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire at Philadelphia Union

Fire fans (top right of opposite side), Delaware River (background), sweet Ron Jon shirt (foreground)

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Firemen in the Tweet-o-sphere: Premier Edition

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Ever wonder what the Fire are up to when they’re not training hard and giving it their all on the pitch? Or perhaps you’re curious about what the Men in Red deem to be thoughts worthy of sharing with the rest of us out here in cyberspace? Well, wonder no more! Their thumbs have been busy this week…

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Know Your Enemy: Philadelphia Union

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While the Men in Red prepare for Sunday evening’s match against the U, On the Fire is proud to bring you this week’s installment of “Know Your Enemy” direct from our Man in Philly, co-editor and contributing writer Mr. Stephen Mangat. Here’s the intelligence from Zololand…

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