Most of you have read the recaps of Saturday's 2-1 Fire loss at
by now. Overall I thought the game was a decent result for the team. Seattle is a top 3 team in MLS if not the top team in the league. The Sounders have given up just three goals in six games now. Chicago managed to create several dangerous opportunities against this top defense. On the Fire's defensive end, similar problems led to familiar goals. I think these problems can be fixed. More on this and the theatrics stealing the attention from the 2-1 scoreline are after the break.
in the 39th minute was all Arne Friedrich trying to do too much. If Friedrich left the ball alone, it would have fallen to another Fire player. Instead, the German defender stuck his foot out and tried to stop the ball himself. The trust and the teamwork should come with time.
in the 67th minute was all
once again misplaying a set piece. The Fire goalkeeper looked like a baseball outfielder trying to judge if ...