Pre-match: Fire v. Nashville 7/17/21 7:30 WGN ESPN+

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by xtomx, Jul 17, 2021.

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The First road game in a while. What happens tonight?

  1. Fire Win, bigly, improving on the 1-1 draw with Nashville last season.

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. Fire Win

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. Fire Draw

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Fire return to their losing ways

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. Klopas is in charge, Fire will dominate, just like when we was coach. Well, we were "okay"

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  6. Something Stupid WILL Happen

    9 vote(s)
    69.2%
  7. Malört

    8 vote(s)
    61.5%
  8. Rubber Dick

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  9. Hauptman Out (just for the sake of Nostalgia)

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  10. I don't care, I am stoked for the mighty Grenada v. Qatar tilt. Nope, Gold Cup is NOT a joke! :)

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  11. Summer is half over! Boo! (Yes, by the calendar it is not, but "unofficial" summer is)

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  12. I won't watch, I will be gardening, bbqing, hanging out on the porch/deck, etc.

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
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  1. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The super high power offense of the Chicago Fire will be back on display tonight against the surprisingly good Nashville something or other ("Nashville SC" so we say "Nashville SuCks"?).

    Wicky is attending to a family illness, so Klopas is in charge.
    The Fire have had three winning seasons since 2010, 2 were with Klopas at the helm.

    Nashville has been very good this season, with 4 wins, 7 draws and only a single defeat. Nashville are unbeaten at home with a 4-5-0.
    I am quite confident that the Fire will add to Nashville's loss column.

    Despite being a good defensive squad, how can they possibly cope with the attacking Juggernaut the Fire have?!? Of course, the Fire have managed 0 points on the road, so they have to contend with that.

    The Gold Cup has taken a couple of Nashville's best players (including MLS Defender of the Year Walker (don't call me Walter) Zimmerman and a Panamanian player), and also Calvo from the Fire, so net positive for the Fire.

    The Fire have momentum and this may be one of the better times to pick up some points on the road:

    Prediction: 2-1
    (remember the caveat, I am always wrong).

    By the way, this is a bad picture. That looks like Offor's dad. For a kid who just turned 21, he looks old!
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  2. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    #2 bunge, Jul 17, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2021
    I’ve been gardening and cutting wood. If I’m still awake for the game I’ll be sure to have a drink for Wicky’s family.
     
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  3. Jiggly_333

    Jiggly_333 Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 8, 2015
    Corner of Bedlam and Squalor (It's that way ->)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First time predicting a game this season on Big Soccer actually before the game. I said on the pod I'm looking at a 2-2 draw, but looking at the funny numbers this is probably as good a chance as any for the Fire to get an away win. Good traveling support, an underperforming team, and a very amorphous strategy that's hard for a defense to fully get a read on since it can change at any moment. So I can easily see 2-1 or 3-2, but I'll stick with 2-2 for now.
     
  4. Andy Zilis

    Andy Zilis Member+

    Mar 9, 2005
    Rochelle, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Wicky not at tonight's or Wednesday's games due to a serious health problem in the family.
     
  5. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Yes, I mentioned that in preview.
    I hope all goes well for him and his family.
     
  6. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Stolen from a post by @bunge in the most recent news thread:

    “I’m interested to see if Frank still plays [Frankowski] in the most recent box to box central midfield role he’s excelled at.”
     
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  7. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Member+

    Jul 30, 2008
    Mordor, Middle Earth
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Trying to figure out if I care
     
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  8. lurak

    lurak Member+

    Aug 24, 2007
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    All I can say is let’s do this!
     
  9. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Shocking mistake.
     
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  10. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Can they fix Tyler's mic?
     
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  11. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    He was passing to CJ Sapong!

    And another bad give away.

    2-0 Nashville after 12:00
     
  12. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's the Fire i know & make me melancholy.
     
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  13. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Well they just shit the bed. Kappelhof with his worst game in a Fire uniform.
     
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  14. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Straight red to Kappelhoff.

    Was the worst 14 minute performance by a Fire defender ever?

    Give away for the first goal.

    Nowhere to be found for the second.

    Straight red for denying a goal scoring opportunity, free kick converted.

    Well, now it is 3-0, with a Mukhtar hat trick
     
  15. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Our only hope is Nashville picks up a red.
     
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  16. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell, why not a 15 minute hat trick? There is no joy in Mudville.
     
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  17. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope!
     
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  18. OG_Firefan

    OG_Firefan Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jun 9, 2021
    That’s …umm….I don’t even know what to say. I went out to watch at my local that I’m trying to convert to a soccer bar and people were asking me if the Fire were any good. I replied by saying “No, but they’ve had a really good three game run. So let’s see what happens here.”
     
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  19. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Member+

    Jul 30, 2008
    Mordor, Middle Earth
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How do I watch without switching off my roku?
     
  20. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You had to say it! That's the curse.
     
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  21. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Fixed your post
     
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  22. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm watching it via Roku.
     
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  23. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    I'm such a homer. I just talked myself into thinking we can actually comeback a man down.
     
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  24. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better chance for Obi-Wan.
     
  25. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The Nashville announcers are talking about the fastest hat tricks in MLS history and they cannot pronounce Harut Karapetyan and then went on to say that "nobody remembers him."
     

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