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Fire Mon Jun 09 2008

Maybe They Should Just Stop Playing At Toyota Park

When they lost to Kansas City, I shrugged. When they lost to Houston, I raised an eyebrow. After their shocking injury time loss to DC United this weekend, I’m worried. The Chicago Fire, with an unbeaten 4-0-1 record on the road, now have a losing 2-3 record at home.

It’s tough to explain, especially now that the Fire are getting strong home support with an announced crowd of 19,000 this weekend. Maybe the Fire just aren’t used to playing in front of crowds? Even going back to the Soldier Field days, they always seemed to save their worst performances for large crowds showed up for an international doubleheader. It’s a good thing that their U.S. Open Cup home match will be played in Peoria on Tuesday night.

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