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Archives: Chicago Fire

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

The Chicago Mistake?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from MLSNet Chad Barrett scored the most signifcgant 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 … Continue reading

DC United the Victim of MLS Salary Cap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the salary cap for American sports leagues such as the NBA and NFL have been smashing successes testing the skill of most clubs front office, the same policy which so many in England want placed on Premier League clubs … Continue reading

DC United Falls Victim to Salary Cap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the salary cap for American sports leagues such as the NBA and NFL have been smashing successes testing the skill of most clubs front office, the same policy which so many in England want placed on Premier League clubs … Continue reading

Fire Advances

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In a show of absolute tactical savvy, Juan Carlos Osorio the Chicago Manager outfoxed Tom Soehn and DC United despite United having an active home crowd and a superior club. It must be pointed out that Soehn made two huge … Continue reading

Chicago-DC United Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Johnathan Starling has all the action at http://the3rdhalf.blogspot.com

Fire Still Short of Playoffs

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chicago had a golden opportunity to essentially clinch an MLS Playoff birth today. Kansas City lost to New York, but the Fire were unable to take advantage of superior possession and several good goal scoring opportunities to break down DC … Continue reading

Chivas and Chicago Draw in front of Ruckus Crowd

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In front of what was probably the most lively crowd at an MLS match in sometime, if ever Chicago gave away a lead for the third straight match and Manager Juan Carlos Osorio lost his temper and was shown off … Continue reading

Great Atmosphere as Chivas Draws Chicago

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In front of what was probably the most lively crowd at an MLS match in sometime, if ever Chicago gave away a lead for the third straight match and Manager Juan Carlos Osorio lost his temper and was shown off … Continue reading

“Blanco Cam” Debuts Tonight on ESPN 2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN 2 bombed with Beckham Cam, because the combination of injuries and poor supporting play doomed David Beckham’ s short stint in MLS. But tonight ESPN 2 is debuting a “Blanco Cam” to follow Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s every move on the … Continue reading

The Blanco Effect

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For all the hype around the arrival of David Beckham stateside, no mid-season signing has had the affect on its team than that of Cuauhtemoc Blanco for Chicago. Blanco’s signing was far from a sure thing: After all Mexican Internationals … Continue reading

The Blanco Effect

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For all the hype around the arrival of David Beckham stateside, no mid-season signing has had the affect on its team than that of Cuauhtemoc Blanco for Chicago. Blanco’s signing was far from a sure thing: After all Mexican Internationals … Continue reading