They blinked. After a successful first half of play, one which resembled their fine, clinical performance at Red Bull Arena three weeks ago, your Chicago Fire entered the pitch with eyes wide shut in the second half on Saturday.
Friends, this one’s for all the marbles. Sort of. Well, as many marbles as both the Fire and United can hope to gain at this point anyway.
On The Fire’s Scott Fenwick is on the road tending to family business, but that didn’t stop him from reveling in and reflecting upon Chicago’s 2-0 victory at New York.
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.
Back by popular demand, it’s Chicago Fire team writer and media heartthrob Jeff Crandall’s favorite tweet treat…
First, editing and/or writing five articles in five consecutive days for this fine institution of sporting journalism is a lot of work. By Sunday, it will be eight in eight days. And I ain’t gettin’ paid…
What have your Firemen been up to during the past week and a half?
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.
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.
On The Fire’s brother-in-arms and MLS oracle from Philly Stephen Mangat brings you the intel on the Dirty Birds from RFK.
As the afternoon passed, you could feel it. A heady vibe that smacked of faith rather than hope.
¡Hola Fire fans! Your roving cyberreporters witnessed a slight drop-off in the thumb-action this week. Our beloved Firemen must be busy getting ready to take on the Revs at Toyota Park on Saturday…
Fire fans (top right of opposite side), Delaware River (background), sweet Ron Jon shirt (foreground)
Ever wonder what the Fire are up to when they’re not training hard and giving it their all on the pitch? Or perhaps you’re curious about what the Men in Red deem to be thoughts worthy of sharing with the rest of us out here in cyberspace? Well, wonder no more! Their thumbs have been busy this week…
Before “Big Mac” and “Flaco” hit the pitch and make their debut in front of the Fire faithful on Saturday night at Toyota Park vs. Toronto FC, let’s take a few minutes and get to know the Fire’s new offensive weaponry… Continue reading