Archives: Chicago Fire

US Open Cup Quarterfinals Gets Underway On Tuesday

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

After some heart pounding matches in the Third Round of the US Open Cup we have our elite eight getting ready to duke it out in the Quarterfinal Round. Once again we saw a tough favorite from the lower levels … Continue reading

Barrett Batters Chicago With Brilliant Brace

Posted on by Lars Lowther

Chad Barrett unleashed a force which is a sportsblogger’s (writer’s) dream today.  Not only did he produce 2 goals against the Chicago Fire, he produced instant corny material to be used in titles for articles. On a more serious note, … Continue reading

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half … Continue reading

MLS Table As It Now Stands 10/18 Update

Posted on by Eric Altshule

One week to go, and this is where we stand: As the table stands now, this would be the playoff matchup – WEST  Los Angeles vs Seattle Houston vs Chivas EAST Columbus vs  Colorado Chicago vs Toronto Remember, the first … Continue reading

MLS Table As It Stands Now

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With less than a month left in the season, this is promising to be one of the more exciting run-ups the MLS has ever had.  The new playoff format which allows wild card teams (teams that finish outside of the … Continue reading

Denis Hamlet Under Pressure

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the wake of the Fire blowing points at home again this weekend, assessing Denis Hamlet is a timely subject. The 2-2 draw at Toyota Park with the Crew, gives Columbus the inside track on winning its second consecutive Supporters … Continue reading

COLD DAY HOT FIRE

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

By Lou Bruno Since Christmas Day when my wife and daughter gave me a Fire jersey as a Christmas gift I waited for the Fire home opener for 2009 as my first chance to show my team pride at Toyota … Continue reading

Diary of a Football Saturday Morning

Posted on by Peter C

A pretty normal Saturday morning during MLS off season. My friends intimate I should get a life, but I’m having too much fun. Doesn’t that count? 5:15am up at normal time, first game on tap at 8am: Villa v Wigan. … Continue reading

Can the Crew Buck History?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

If Columbus wins tonight, we’ll have our first ever MLS Cup Final that does include DC United, the LA Galaxy, Houston/San Jose or Chicago.  MLS can rightly claim it is more competitive than I ridiculed it for not being just … Continue reading

Chicago’s Mistake?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chad Barrett scored the most significant goal for the United States at any level in the last five years: Barrett’s outstanding finish from a Benny Feilhaber free kick gave the US a 1-0 victory over Lionel Messi and eventual Champion … Continue reading