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
    Nashville still trying to score more.

    The Fire are just waiting to punch the time clock and go home.
     
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  2. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I don't blame Nashville a lick. It's what they're paid to do.
     
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  3. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Oh, definitely. More about the Fire have completely given up.
     
  4. danimal60914

    danimal60914 Member

    May 15, 2013
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    So, I just got home from the Steel City/Chicago House scrimmage in my hometown.
    What’d I miss?
     
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  5. Someone on twitter mentioned that Wicky leaving so suddenly might have been a factor in the mindless first half performance. There might be something there.
     
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  6. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Blissfully, that suckage is over. Time for an extra bedtime pill and to sleep.
     
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  7. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Atta boy!! House might outdraw the fire if this keeps up
     
  8. pena pirata

    pena pirata Member+

    Sep 28, 2013
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I also just got back from the House game. Looks like I made the right choice tonight.
     
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  9. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    ...even with going to Kankakee.
     
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  10. goldclover

    goldclover Member+

    Mar 25, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I miss Dax. None on the Fire are nearly as good as him as a CDM. I am still not sure why we let Sapong go unless he was asking for ungodly amounts of money.
     
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  11. TyrusRose

    TyrusRose Member

    chicago fire
    North Korea
    Jun 17, 2019
    No he wasn't but he was replaced with Offor. We ended negotiations with Sapong as soon as we got a commitment from Offor.
     
  12. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Heitz Out!
     
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  13. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    While that performance was well below what I’d expect from Kappelhof, I do not rate him as highly as most. Three unforced errors that each lead to a goal, and one earning a red, is obviously a bad day.

    CB is a serious weak point on this team.
     
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  14. danimal60914

    danimal60914 Member

    May 15, 2013
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Hey!
     
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  15. Do I need a passport for travel to Kankakee, or will the card that gets me into Canada and Mexico be adequate?
     
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  16. 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
    The Fire didn't lose because of sudden coaching changes, unnecessary changes to the lineup, and poor defensive leadership.

    We lost because the audio production quality on the broadcast was that sh!t. I mean, someone had the chance to do something during halftime. He was clipping the mic like crazy, could no one turn the mic down? Bad enough having to watch a losing team, I don't need my speakers wrecked by Terens describing another Fire turnover.
     
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  17. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    #92 xtomx, Jul 18, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2021
    He signed with Nashville for about $400,000, so not a bad amount for a starting MLS striker.
    About dead center in the Fire's wage structure, less than Beric, Gimenez, Medran, Aliseda, Calvo, Kappelhoff, Kronholm (?), Frankowski and Sekulic.
    It is more than double than Offor.

    If true, that is seriously shortsighted and dumb.

    Offor is a kid with almost no serious experience.
    Sapong has something like 74 goals and 27 assists in MLS and is a former US International.
    He scored something like a goal every 2.6 games for the Fire, despite all of the time away he had last season.

    It also seems more than a bit racist.
     
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  18. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The Fire lost because Nashville are a better team and Kappelhoff committed a few incredibly poor plays that put the Fire in a hole.

    It was a nightmare of a start and the Fire could not and would not recover.
     
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  19. pena pirata

    pena pirata Member+

    Sep 28, 2013
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Yep. Stopped at a friend's in Braidwood made perogie to eat beforehand and then went to the game. Chatted with Peter Wilt during halftime. So it was a good evening.
     
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  20. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    How so? Maybe I missed something.
     
  21. 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
    But the audio quality was still bad.
     
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  22. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    So was Kappelhof.
     
  23. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    They had the Nashville feed on ESPN+.
     
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  24. pena pirata

    pena pirata Member+

    Sep 28, 2013
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Just watching the low lights again, and something very concerning is the fact that on the second goal Sekulic doesn't even bother running with his man. If you watch the play from the end zone view, he just stands there while the player reacts. If this kind of play spreads to the rest of the team we might as well just claim the spoon for this season.
     
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  25. TyrusRose

    TyrusRose Member

    chicago fire
    North Korea
    Jun 17, 2019
    This was common with Sekulic last season but cleaned up on it this season mostly
     
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