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.
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.
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.”
Fire players celebrate winning the drawing the drawing-games record cup (Chicago-Fire.com)
OTF’s Alex White reaches conclusions and paints you a picture of the Fire’s latest you-know-what… Continue reading
“Ouch! That hurts! That’s it, I’m falling down” (chicago-fire.com)
T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire’s march towards 16…
Quincy watching a different game than anyone else (www.theprovince.com)
T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire’s latest step in their march toward the league record in draws…
A visual of the Fire on Wednesday night (unknown)
T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire’s train wreck in San Jose…