Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round Five



Each week, OTF editor Scott Fenwick visits with the MLS pundits to see how they rate and rank our Men in Red…


Aggregate = 14.8/19 (+1.2 from last week)

Soccer America (14)

The Fire was a penalty kick away from its first win of 2014 but Mike Magee’s low shot was saved deep into stoppage time of a 2-2 tie with Philadelphia. Magee scored his first goal of the season early and struck the free kick by which Juan Luis Anangonó equalized late, but he couldn’t convert a PK earned when Anangonó was fouled. Of the conceded goals, one bounced in off defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and the second was a free kick that eluded everyone and wound up in the net.”

Just want to let you know I copy edited your butchering of “Anangonó”, Soccer Amerika. You’re welcome.

Seattle Times (14)

“Reigning MVP Mike Magee scored his season’s first goal, but couldn’t convert crucial late PK.”

Don’t remind me…

Fansided (14)

“Jesus just left Chicago and he’s bound for New Orleans.
Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and he’s bound for New Orleans.
Yeah, yeah.
Workin’ from one end to the other and all points in between.”

“If there was ever a Jesus-of-the-day for Frank Yallop’s Chicago Fire, it came not in the form of Mike Magee, who scored in the 16th minute…but in the form of Juan Luis Anangonó, whose 86th-minute strike salvaged a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union at Toyota Park. Actually, this was more Magee’s fault here…because he missed a penalty.”

Song lyrics to go with your power rankings? Actual commentary too? Hmm. Wonder where you got those ideas, Fansided? You’re welcome too. Call me.

Desde el cielo.

Desde el cielo. (14)

“They were a muffed Mike Magee PK away from getting their first win of the season. But they’ve yet to pitch a shutout, and have given up multiple goals in three of their five games.”

Best offense in the East and worst defense in the East = Lots ‘o one-pointers. Fact.

Sports Illustrated’s Planet Fútbol (16)

“The Fire scored an early goal, but they gave up the lead and missed a stoppage-time penalty to remain winless. Chicago did score twice and pressured the Union goal early, but the attack fizzled out in the second half. Chicago has to find a way to maintain that early momentum — especially at home — to end up in the playoffs at the end of the season.”

Or stop allowing cheap goals, eh?

ESPN FC (17)

“That’s four draws in a row for the Fire after the 2-2 stalemate with the Union. Mike Magee scored his first of the year and looked more in sync with fellow forward Quincy Amarikwa, but sleep will be hard to come by after seeing his late penalty saved.”

Money Mike = insomniac?

Soccer by Ives ()

I’m not going to wait until Friday for your power rankings, Ives. C’mon son!

*If you know of other weekly MLS power rankings, please let us know in the comments section below. Cheers.


Now our dreams are comin’ true
Through the good times and the bad
Yeah – I’ll be standin’ there by you



Scott Fenwick founded On The Fire in 2012 and is its Editor. Follow him @OnTheFire97

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