GAME 23: CHICAGO FIRE at Columbus Crew 9/8/07 [R]

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by firefan2001, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MUST WIN!




    If we loss or even tie this game we might as well pack it in.
     
  2. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We got the best possible result out of the Columbus/Colorado game a 1-1 tie. So were just 2 points out of the 8th seed, but like I said above it's still a




    MUST WIN!
     
  3. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A playoff six-pointer!
     
  4. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I feel safe predicting that Cuauh will be fouled...a lot. I also feel safe predicting Fire win 2-0. This is a

    MUST WIN!
     
  5. salparadisejr

    salparadisejr Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Hollywood, FL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will this game have gridiron lines too? 'Cause I'm about fookin sick of them. Jesus it's like 4 of our last 5 will have been played on these monstrosities or something.
     
  6. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish this game would be on TV. This sucks they add my50 TV game to two home games there are already being televised by Telefutura and there home games. Why couldn't they have televisied the Columbus game and the October 13th game against DC United both are NOT ON TV.
     
  7. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Khan

    Khan Member+

    Mar 16, 2000
    On the road
    I agree that this is a "must-win" for our FIRE. I do, however, believe it to be a difficult task at this time. Consider:

    1. Unbelievably, with the injuries to Mapp and Guerrero, and the Costa Rica call-up for Segares, I'm not entirely sure as to who will man the left side of the MF. Gutierrez, perhaps?

    2. For that matter, who will man the Right side of MF in this match? Pause? Menezes? The lumbering Soumare? Robinson? Monteiro?

    3. With the entire starting left side of this team gone to injury or national team duty, who will move over to play LB? Robinson?

    4. [Assuming he gets his papers] How match fit is Conde at this point?

    In any case, this was a lineup I cobbled together, given the injuries http://web.mlsnet.com/stats/injuries.jsp and the club's national team commitments:

    Pickens

    Pause Brown Conde Robinson
    Armas
    Menezes Gutierrez

    Blanco
    Wanchope Rolfe


    Subs:
    Carr for Menezes,
    Soumare for Armas,
    Barrett for Blanco

    FIRE 1 - Cowlumbus 0
     
  9. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    During the NY game Rolfe almost appeared to play a withdrawn forward or advanced midfielder spot. Not sure if Osorio directed him to or what, but he needs to dedicate his efforts to playing up top without defensive responsibilities (because he sucks at defense). Whoever is in in the midfield needs to be able to do their job up and down that line to keep he and Wonchope free up top.

    And yea, this is a must win. This is one of the few games remaining against a non 'top of the heap team'. It certainly isn't going to get easier as the season wraps up.
     
  10. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pickens

    Pause ---- Brown --- Conde --- Robinson

    Soumare

    Menezes -------------- Gutierrez

    Blanco

    Barrett ------- Rolfe


    Fire 2-1 CBus

    Soumare's job is to kill anyone with the ball and stomp a mudhole in anyone that drops Blanco.
     
  11. kornkid15

    kornkid15 Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    chi-city
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    i think hes up to that
     
  12. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just kidding. I was thinking of some other game.
     
  13. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any news on Conde, is playing at Cowtown.
     
  14. bing1985

    bing1985 Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Near West ChiSuburbs
    Is this at least going to be on mlslive.tv?
     
  15. StormGathering

    May 27, 2007
    It will be on mlslive.tv, yes. A good thing for me too.
     
  16. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLSnet.com has it on DK, and MLSLive.tv, which I don't get.
     
  17. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Chicago Fire/AthletiCo "Recovery Room" :: September 4

    Curtin, Jeff - R groin strain - PROBABLE
    Curtin, Jim - R shoulder labral tear - OUT FOR SEASON
    Guerrero, Ivan - L ankle sprain - QUESTIONABLE
    Gutierrez, Diego - R foot contusion - PROBABLE
    Mapp, Justin - R ankle sprain - OUT
    Russolillo, Jordan - R hip labrum tear - OUT FOR SEASON
    Soumare, Bakary - R hindfoot sprain - PROBABLE
    Telesford, Osei - L groin strain - OUT

    http://www.mlsnet.com//news/team_ne...t_id=115406&vkey=news_chf&fext=.jsp&team=t100
     
  18. Kawal_Huja98

    Kawal_Huja98 Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Chicago
    I would love to see that line up, but I think Osorio will go with Wanchope and Armas.
     
  19. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is if Conde gets his visa in time for the game, NO NEWS YET!
     
  20. On the Road Again

    On the Road Again New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Just curious--Robinson apparently got a red card in the reserve game this last weekend. Will that have any impact on him playing in the Columbus game? If so, Osorio is going to have quite a job of putting together a lineup for Saturday night.
     
  21. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    No effect.
     
  22. Es Brennt

    Es Brennt Member+

    Feb 25, 2003
    Shermer, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nope. He'll be out for the next reserve game.
     
  23. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to this article, Conde will be available for Saturday's match.
     
  24. kornkid15

    kornkid15 Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    chi-city
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Umm...that says expected. It still hasn't been offically announced.
     
  25. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Totally not trolling here, but I would like to see you guys start Jon Busch in goal. Pickens is a great keeper but I think starting Busch at Crew stadium vs the team who dropped him like a piece of shit would be very motivating for him I think.

    And those damn Gridiron lines should hopefully be mowed off by Saturday, I don't think we are hosting any stupid High School football games before then...

    Best of luck to you gents and hope to see a strong turnout from ya on Saturday. May the best team win (the Crew of course, lol)!
     

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