Happy matchday indeed … section8photogs

Happy matchday indeed … section8photogs

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Frank Yallop looks past Jermaine Jones saga, focused on end of season and 2015
NUMBERS GAME: Was Saturday the first time two Fire players scored against their former team? Sort of…
MLS Coin-Flips & CF97 Memory Hole: When to hoist the pirate flag?
Breakdown: Fire at Toronto
The Chicago Fire return to Toyota Park for a Brimstone Cup clash Saturday vs. FC Dallas …

The Chicago Fire return to Toyota Park for a Brimstone Cup clash Saturday vs. FC Dallas …

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MATCH REPORT:
FT Fire 2-2 TFC
In this game the Fire looked DAZZLING going forward. Besides the very unlucky own goal the Fire also looked very sound defensively (besides the breakdown that lead to their second.) Let us first talk about Amerikwa. He looked lively, pacey, and dangerous on the ball every time he had a touch. This was a great game for Amerikwa, and to cap it off he got the late equalizer we needed, and the goal he needed. However, our man of the match has to go to the Welshman. Robbie Earnshaw looked fantastic in his debut for the Fire. He came into to the game and showed off his natural ability to find the net almost immediately. He had a lovely header that got us back into the game, and then a great (dummy 😉) over head kick that lead to our second goal. This is a great signing from Yallop, and it showed today that with him in the side we will be able to get some goals. It would not surprise me one bit if he makes it into the starting eleven against FC Dallas next Saturday. One other thing I would love to see would be a little bit of a tactical change. We should stay in our 4-4-2 but play with a diamond midfield. Play Magee in the #10 role and Larentowicz at the holding position, and then start Earnshaw and Amerikwa up top. I believe that is a side that could score goals, and get on a nice little run towards a playoff spot. Overall though I’m proud of our boys for fighting back well against a very good Toronto FC team. Stay tuned this week for daily edits! #cf97 #cf97blog

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MATCH REPORT:

FT Fire 2-2 TFC

In this game the Fire looked DAZZLING going forward. Besides the very unlucky own goal the Fire also looked very sound defensively (besides the breakdown that lead to their second.) Let us first talk about Amerikwa. He looked lively, pacey, and dangerous on the ball every time he had a touch. This was a great game for Amerikwa, and to cap it off he got the late equalizer we needed, and the goal he needed. However, our man of the match has to go to the Welshman. Robbie Earnshaw looked fantastic in his debut for the Fire. He came into to the game and showed off his natural ability to find the net almost immediately. He had a lovely header that got us back into the game, and then a great (dummy 😉) over head kick that lead to our second goal. This is a great signing from Yallop, and it showed today that with him in the side we will be able to get some goals. It would not surprise me one bit if he makes it into the starting eleven against FC Dallas next Saturday. One other thing I would love to see would be a little bit of a tactical change. We should stay in our 4-4-2 but play with a diamond midfield. Play Magee in the #10 role and Larentowicz at the holding position, and then start Earnshaw and Amerikwa up top. I believe that is a side that could score goals, and get on a nice little run towards a playoff spot. Overall though I’m proud of our boys for fighting back well against a very good Toronto FC team. Stay tuned this week for daily edits! #cf97 #cf97blog

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Welcome to Chicago: Robert Earnshaw scores against former side in debut for the Fire

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HIGHLIGHTS: Toronto FC 2, Chicago Fire 2

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire at Toronto FC #2