Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Midweek tie puts pressure on Fire vs. rest D.C.
by Ridge Mahoney, September 21st, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[TV PREVIEW] Most of the time, a road point is cause for rejoicing, but nobody on the Fire was hopping around Thursday night at Pizza Hut Park after a 1-1 tie.

CHICAGO (8-10-7) vs. D.C. UNITED (15-6-4)
Sunday, 3 p.m., TeleFutura


A Carlos Ruiz stoppage-time equalizer stripped away two points that could cost Chicago a playoff spot. Chris Rolfe rifled a shot into the top corner from distance in the 56th minute for a 1-0 lead that lasted until the final seconds.

The Fire returns home to face a United team well-rested - no games since beating Real Salt Lake, 2-1, Sept. 12 - yet facing a rough two-game series against Guadalajara in the Copa Sudamericana starting Wednesday. Coach Tom Soehn gave the players four days off following the RSL game and they should be fresher than their fatigued Fire counterparts. They might also be rusty in the early going.

Defender Wilman Conde returns after serving a one-game suspension in the Dallas game but in that game Gonzalo Segares picked up his fifth caution, so Coach Juan Carlos Osorio will juggle his back line once again.

Soehn has to replace the suspended Ben Olsen, Fred and Christian Gomez, so perhaps the timing of this game can work to Chicago's favor despite a quick turnaround.

In the only meeting to date, United won, 3-1, at RFK June 16. The teams conclude their series on the penultimate weekend of the season.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: All 11 players in on England U-21 goal    
England beat Germany 3-2 in a U-21 friendly earlier this week. James Ward-Prowse scored the gamewinner ...
What They're Saying: Raheem Sterling    
"It's not about the money at all. ... I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. ...
What They're Saying: Florida state senator Jeremy Ring    
"My guess is every one of you has seen a coach, a parent-coach, on the other ...
MLS adds to Fred suspension    
For the second week in a row, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has added a game to ...
Mexico and Argentina friendlies average 56,500    
Just how strong is the U.S. market for international soccer? Mexico and Argentina both played two ...
Road to Russia: Kluivert's Curacao advances    
Former Dutch great Patrick Kluivert has led Curacao to the second World Cup 2018 qualifying round ...
Klinsmann, ever the optimist, refuses to buckle    
Another blown lead didn't prevent U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his players from finding positives ...
Video Pick: Soccer meets 'Game of Thrones'     
Does Brek Shea look like Brienne of Tarth? Lionel Messi like Bran Stark? You can be ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates. Emotion got the best of me ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"He used some verbal words. I asked the ref, obviously -- I told the players at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives