Every once in a while I find myself a good soccer video that compels me to press replay over and over again. And ever since I started supporting the club all those years ago, not much has brought me greater entertainment on youtube than Chicago Fire videos made by either the Fire front office, the media or our very own fans. Now, Chicago Fire Blog has decided to get in on the act and produce its very own promo for your viewing.
All footage in this video was recorded during the Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps match Saturday night at Toyota Park and all credit goes to Fire supporters Geoff Stellfox and Zach Huey for putting together this great video. Enjoy!
It’s been quite a while since a new post was published on Chicago Fire Blog, something I’ve strived to ensure has been a rarity since I first launched the blog. But over the past couple of weeks, I’ve decided to take a backseat in the Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer blogosphere in order to focus on my recently obtained internship with the Chicago Fire. More so, I’ve decided it would be in my best interest to take a break from writing and covering the club over the summer in order to avoid any conflict of interests.
As a result, match analysis and opinions will be minimal this summer but I’ll provide a few photos/updates from Toyota Park on match days and throughout the week. Feel free to follow my personal account on Twitter @jharbert7 as well as that’s where I’ll be tweeting from. Don’t be strangers!
Come out to Halsted Harp this Thursday for Fire Team Trivia Night! This fantastic event is a first for the club and is destined to be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. The event is hosted by Jeff Crandall and Drew Elden and will provide all Chicago Fire and soccer fans with the opportunity to test their Fire, MLS, and world soccer knowledge against other fans. Teams of six will be allowed to compete and a variety of prizes will be available for the event’s winners. Don’t miss out!
Location: Halsted Harp (2138 N. Halsted)
Date: 7:30 p.m., Thursday June 7th
Additionally, the Fire are also hosting ‘Brews and Bites’ Saturday from 3-5pm at Roots Pizza. More on that here.
The Revs snapped a 10-match winless streak against the Fire | Photo credit: yahoo! sports
An already disappointing week was made that much worse Saturday night as the Fire stumbled to a disheartening 2-0 defeat to rivals New England at Gillette Stadium. Kelyn Rowe and Benny Feilhaber both scored goals within five minutes of each other in the second half, condemning the Fire to a third defeat in the span of just seven days. Continue reading
The Fire look to back bounce from a shocking midweek defeat to the Michigan Bucks in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup. | Photo credit: zimbio.com
Chicago Fire at New England Revolution
Saturday June 2, 2012 (6:30 pm)
Last weekend I was more than a little bit worried that the match against Columbus was not going to end well for Chicago. Unfortunately, I was right. Chicago has been consistently inconsistent to such a degree that their record has become oddly balanced (excluding the US Open Cup failure on Tuesday). The Fire’s form over the last five matches, T-W-L-W-L, is just part of the see-saw season they’ve strung together thus far, and their home/away results are a near mirror image, 3-1-2 at home and 2-3-1 on the road. It’s irksome.
I mentioned last week over at Total MLS, that the Fire’s weaknesses can be pin-pointed. They have been woeful defending set pieces and have seemingly always been behind this season. Updating the states shows us that Chicago has allowed the opening goal nine times this season, which ties the wretched Toronto FC for the most games conceded first in MLS. This is a major problem. Chicago haven’t kept a clean sheet since May 9th which was only the second of the season, the first being against Philadelphia on March 24th. Continue reading