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Fire Fri Apr 04 2008


The Chicago Fire made a mockery of their defensive reputation, putting 4 goals past the New England Revolution in the first half of last night's home opener at Toyota Park.There were mitigating circumstances with two of the Revolution's best players out injured and a 7th minute red card depleting the visitors even further. But there were a lot of things to be encouraged about. The team showed the killer instinct in front of goal that they lacked so much of last season. New guy Tomasz Frankowski scored twice, which will surely help him feel more comfortable in his new surroundings. But the real star of the night was oft-maligned striker Chad Barret, who scored the first goal, set up both of Frankowski's, and in general exhibited a lot better decision making than we saw from him last year. As for the "Toyota Park experience," 3 seasons in and the parking lot still isn't completely paved. Also it took a little bit of looking around, but I can confirm that you can still buy an Okocim at the stadium.

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