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.”
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…
Michael Bradley owned the ball (torontosun.com)
T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire’s snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat..
Magee decides to use his PK to get Robles out of the way for his rebound shot (espnfc.com)
T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire’s second win of the season against the Red Bulls…
OTF’s Brian Howe Battle suppresses the feel-goody-ness that three points bring, and sits you down for some “real talk”.
A visual of the Fire on Wednesday night (unknown)
T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire’s train wreck in San Jose…
One Point! Of course we always get one point! (chicago-fire.com)
T.J. Zaremba tries to find something to take away from another lackluster Chicago Fire draw…