Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. DC United

Boo. (photo: zimbio.com)

They blinked. After a successful first half of play, one which resembled their fine, clinical performance at Red Bull Arena three weeks ago, your Chicago Fire entered the pitch with eyes wide shut in the second half on Saturday.

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Dispatch from a Hotel Room: Fire at New York Red Bulls

Big MacDonald had a brace…Lo, Lo, Lo, Lo, LOOOO! (photo: usatoday.com)

On The Fire’s Scott Fenwick is on the road tending to family business, but that didn’t stop him from reveling in and reflecting upon Chicago’s 2-0 victory at New York.

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Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. L’Impact

Di Vaio: That’s not the gesture he made after scoring last night. Di Vaio MERDA VAFFANCULO!!! (Photo: impactmontreal.com)

From the first kick, I felt as if something was off kilter. The Toyota Park crowd was quiet, Section 8 wasn’t bringin’ their usual ruckus, and ominous messages from reliable sources circulated the tweetosphere. My superstitions began to get the best of me. And sure enough, my gut was right…

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