Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Columbus Crew

Will Patrick Nyarko return to the starting XI on Saturday night? (photo:

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

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. Columbus Crew

Baller Style. (Photo: Getty Images)

Crisp, clear fall weather. A crowd of 19,172. Section 8 at full throttle. Sector Latino rockin’ the house. A hated rival. All these things and more contributed to a playoff-like atmosphere inside Toyota Park on Saturday night when the Men in Red took on the Columbus Crew in a mutually vital Eastern Conference match.

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Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew

Why are they so yellow? (Photo:

The Cowlumbus Poo head to Chicago for another important Eastern Conference match this Saturday night at Toyota Park. And really, they’re all important from here on out.

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