Monday Musings, Episode III – Revenge of the Greek

Here is my third installment of “Monday Musings.”  As always, it’s a mix of insight, analysis and fluff.

Part I – Fired Up Friday

First off, after some notable snipping on Twitter among Fire fans, it’s a relief to see everyone happy after the Fire got its third victory of the season on a cold and blustery Friday night.  While not quite a sell out in terms actual attendance, the crowd was very loud, and truly into this match.  It has been a long time since we’ve had this type of atmosphere at Toyota Park.  Section 8 was very active and there was even stereo effect between Section 8 and Sector Latino during goal kicks.  You all know the irksome chant.  Someone did their best to translate it when Montreal’s Evan Bush was subjected to this “friendly greeting.”

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15 Things that Happened During the Chicago Fire Offseason

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In case you’ve been hibernating (and I don’t blame you), you missed a lot of Chicago Fire and MLS news since The Galaxy won a sloppy yawner of an MLS Cup over New England last November.  Well, today is your lucky day.  

Before the season starts (or, you know, doesn’t), some OTF Soccer editors compiled what we thought were the top fifteen stories you may have missed if you haven’t been paying attention…

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls #2

A new combination of defenders behind Red may have to slow down the RBNY attack.  (photo: mlssoccer.com)

Perhaps a new combination of defenders behind Red will have to slow down the RBNY attack (photo: mlssoccer.com)

OTF’s Jon Denham stops shaking his head long enough to get you ready for Saturday, and Seeing Red’s Mark Fishkin is back to tell a turnaround story…

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls

Thierry Henry and friends come to Toyota Park for the Fire's third straight Sunday tilt.

Thierry Henry and friends come to Toyota Park for the Fire’s home opener, their third straight Sunday match.
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OTF’s Jon Denham primes your pump before bundling up with Section 8 this weekend, and Mark Fishkin from Seeing Red provides the latest from out east…

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