Author Archives: David G.

FC Dallas clinches playoff berth, Chicago in post-season jeopardy after home defeat

  By DAVE GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, IL — The Chicago Fire went into Wednesday night's match against FC Dallas knowing that anything short of a victory would all but erase their chances of reaching the playoffs. For FC Dallas, the match … Continue reading »

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Fire’s dream U.S. Open Cup run ends, focus turns back to MLS playoff race

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ISIphotos.com By DAVID GUBALA It was almost the perfect redemption to an unaccomplished season for the Chicago Fire. Winning the U.S. Open Cup for the fifth time in club history would have overshadowed all of the losses, … Continue reading »

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Sounders defeat Fire to win third straight U.S. Open Cup

  By JASON MITCHELL SEATTLE, WA - New York Greek American in the late 1960s. A St. Louis brewery side in the 1930s. The Seattle Sounders. After the Sounders topped the Chicago Fire 2-0 Tuesday night before a raucous, record-breaking crowd, … Continue reading »

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Timbers top Whitecaps to spoil BC Place opener

By DAVID GUBALA The inaugural Major League Soccer game at the newly renovated BC Place wasn't necessarily a one to remember for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Portland Timbers managed to spoil Vancouver's stadium opening with a 1-0 upset thanks to … Continue reading »

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Fire ride fast start to victory vs. Revs

By DAVE GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, Ill — The Chicago Fire knew they couldn't afford anything less than a win on Sunday afternoon and started the match like a team intent on securing all three points. The Fire did just that after … Continue reading »

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Koevermans stays hot, lifts Toronto FC to crucial CCL result

By DAVID GUBALA Toronto FC entered Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League match with a must-win mentality, looking to rebound from a heavy 4-0 defeat at Pumas last Sunday. A regular starting XI featured for Aron Winter's side with hopes of a … Continue reading »

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Oduro scores winner to help Fire hold off Chivas USA

    By DAVE GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, Ill – After watching a two-goal lead in the second half disappear in the span of two minutes, the Chicago Fire looked destined for yet another late-game disappointment. Dominic Oduro had other plans however, … Continue reading »

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Koeverman leads TFC over struggling Rapids

Colorado Rapids have lost four straight meetings at BMO Field when playing Toronto FC and added a fifth one by losing 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. It was the stellar Dutch striker, Danny Koevermans that piled on more misery for the … Continue reading »

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Chicago falls to Chivas Guadalajara in friendly

By DAVID GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, Ill — A stunning, left-footed free kick strike in the 62nd minute from Jorge Mora was enough to pull Chivas Guadalajara past the Chicago Fire 1-0 in an international friendly on Wednesday night at Toyota Park. … Continue reading »

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New England rebounds from mid-week collapse to knock off FC Dallas

When FC Dallas took on the New England Revolution on Saturday night it was supposed to be a mis-match. Even though they were visitors, FC Dallas were the heavy favorite, particularly against a New England side just three days removed … Continue reading »

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Toronto FC tops slumping Crew

  By DAVE GUBALA Toronto FC defeated the Columbus Crew for the very first time in franchise history in a six-goal thriller and were able to lift the Trillum Cup on Saturday night at Crew Stadium. It was a back … Continue reading »

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