Toothless Fire Desperate for Goals

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(via Chicago Fire website)

The absence of David Accam and a clinical finisher made apparent in their 2-1 loss.

Real Salt Lake demonstrated remarkable efficiency in front of goal on Saturday at Toyota Park and sent the Chicago Fire to a disappointing 2:1 defeat. The up-and-down Fire started the season with three consecutive defeats, bounced back to win three in a row, and have now dropped their last two. The biggest story continues to be the moribund finishing.

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Jvlaha’s Monday Musings, Episode IV, “May the Fourth be With You”

May the “Fourth” be with you on this fine May day.

A new contributor to OTF Soccer (George George Gorecki) will be providing a game summary of the Fire’s 1-0 loss on Sunday to Sporting KC.  You can read it here:  http://otfsoccer.com/2015/05/05/tactical-notes-sporting-kansas-city-have-the-edge-over-the-fire/

In light of George’s considerable soccer acumen, I will simply offer my usual “fluff” and highlight some clever Tweets from Sunday’s frustrating loss.

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Monday Musings, Episode III – Revenge of the Greek

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.”

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago at Colorado Rapids

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Just how much traffic will there be in front of Sean Johnson, especially over the final 15 minutes when the game may be on the line? (photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF’s Jon Denham looks to the captain to step up as he returns to Colorado, while Emily Ainsworth brings the view from mile high…

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City

Mike Magee will try and lead the team to consecutive wins on Sunday. (chicago-fire.com)

Mike Magee will try to lead the Fire to consecutive wins this Sunday. (Photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF’s Jon Denham thinks it will be a bumpy (but successful) ride on Sunday at Toyota Park, while Down the Byline’s Mike Kuhn tells us of a crippled Sporting Club…

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