OTF Roundtable: One Prediction

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The “Original Recipe” OTF Roundtable returns. Preseason practice has begun, the team looks considerably younger and (dare we say it), there are even some signs of hope. Even some of OTF’s perma-skeptics may be coming around to the team … maybe.

Today’s roundtable question:

What is one prediction about the 2016 Fire season that you are sure will come true?

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Dispatch: Chicago Fire (0) at Los Angeles Galaxy (2)

Robbie Keane welcomes Primetime MLS viewers to the 2015 season.

Robbie Keane welcomes primetime MLS television viewers to the 2015 season.

It’s too early to say anything overly positive or overly critical, so OTF’s Brian Howe Battle does both.

“Yallop was once asked if he might be tempted to roll out a 4-3-3 and he replied, wryly, ‘You can call it whatever you like, but you already know what it will be.'” -San Jose Earthquakes writer Nerdy Gales in an 11/1/13 OTF Guest Blog

You could call the beginning of this season whatever you would like, but part of your psyche already knows what it will be.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…

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How not to screw up CONCACAF Champions League: a guide for MLS

You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (wvhooligan.com)

You want this trophy, MLS? Try a little harder to get it this time. (wvhooligan.com)

CCL 2014-15 is nigh. Austin Fido is here to ease you back in to the CONCACAF Champions League chat with some friendly advice for MLS’s representatives… Continue reading

“Michael and Jermaine are in the Eastern Conference”

A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)

A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)

New OTF contributor Cory Jensen brings you a detailed look at the teams we in Fireland only have the pleasure of meeting once a year…

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CCL: Group Stage, Round 2 Roundup

For the benefit of Mr. Robert Suarez (photo: sportspyder.com)

For the benefit of Mr. Robert Suarez (photo: sportspyder.com)

Houston Dynamo heeded OTF contributor Robert Suarez’s call for a return to jerseys uncluttered by sponsors’ logos, and Austin Fido brings you everything else you should know about the second round of CONCACAF Champions League group play…

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CCL: The Galaxy went to Costa Rica and all we got was a dumb refereeing complaint

Intra-continental club soccer is back! Who's in? (image: concacafchampions.com)

Intra-continental club soccer: Are you in? (image: concacafchampions.com)

Please welcome OTF’s new contributing writer Austin Fido as he tackles the hot-button issue in CCL that shouldn’t be

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