Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew

Why are they so yellow? (Photo: zimbio.com)

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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Fire Training Notes with R.D. III: 9.20.12

El Capitan Logan “Wolverine” takes a Pause during training. (Photo: chicago-fire.com)

What’s up Fire Nation? Like you, the Men in Red are gearing up for Saturday night’s war vs. Cowlumbus Poo. It’s gonna be standing room only, so if you haven’t already, get your tickets now! 

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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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Dispatch from the Couch: Fire at DC United

I know what I saw last night: too much of this. (Photo: mlssoccer.com)

Houston, we have some problems: fitness, fatigue, questionable lineup and tactical decisions, and most apparent of all, liabilities in defense. And for good measure, I’ll throw a little hubris into the mix.

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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 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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