Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Columbus Crew #3

The Columbus Crew have only managed a penalty kick goal against the Fire so far in 2013

The Columbus Crew have only managed a penalty kick goal against the Austin Berry and the Fire so far in 2013
(photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF’s Jon Denham likes Cacha Rios to net his first Fire goal and Helltown Beer’s Larry W. Johnson scratches his head regarding Dominic Oduro’s role under Brian Bliss…

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Columbus Crew

Will Patrick Nyarko return to the starting XI on Saturday night? (photo: zimbio.com)

Will Patrick Nyarko return to the Fire’s starting XI on Saturday night? (photo: zimbio.com)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick looks back on the week that was in Fireland and looks ahead to Saturday’s derby with the yellowest team known to mankind…

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Dispatch From a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. Houston Dynamo

It was the first time all season. The first time I put on my Fire shirt and felt nervous. The first time I looked at my tickets and didn’t look forward to a fun night out.  The first time I felt apprehension and not excitement as kickoff approached. The first time in 2012 that I knew just how critical one match could be…

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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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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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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

GarganJohnson_1Sherjill MacDonaldheadshotAlvaro Fernandez

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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Dispatch from the Couch: Fire at San Jose Earthquakes

(photo: goal.com)

(photo: goal.com)

After a week of exciting front office action that saw the Fire add designated players Dutch forward Sherjill MacDonald and Uruguayan World Cup veteran midfielder Alvaro Fernandez, and unload some dead weight in forward Federico Puppo and midfielder Rafael Robayo, the Fire headed west to take on all-star laden MLS points leaders San Jose Earthquakes.

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