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Fire Fri Jun 06 2008

In the Meantime, Vote!

After an off week for the Fire, the soccer schedule's going to get very busy this weekend with the start of the European Championships, the U.S. playing Argentina at Giants Stadium and our very own Chicago Fire returning to Toyota Park to take on DC United.

In the meantime, you can whet your soccer appetite by voting for the MLS All-Star Team. The Fire haven't fielded too many players on the team in recent years, but that should change given this season's form. Of course Cuahtemoc Blanco is sure to make it. But for me, one player stands out and it would be a crime if he didn't make it. This season, Gonzalo Segares has gone from a good young defender, to quite simply the best left back in the league.

If you still want to exercise your democratic right to fill in online soccer polls, the Chicago Fire's website gives you a chance to vote for your the Chicago Fire All-Decade Team. Here's who I went with: Zach Thornton in goal; CJ Brown, Lubos Kubic, and Carlos Bocanegra in the back (with an honorable mention to Gonzo); DaMarcus Beasley, Chris Armas, Jesse Marsch, Peter Nowak, and Cuahtemoc Blanco in a pretty unstoppable midfield; and Frank Klopas and Hristo Stoichkov in attack (just couldn't vote for Razov). Feel free to tell me I'm an idiot in the comments section.

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Ken GreenAuthor Profile Page / June 6, 2008 2:18 PM

You didn't vote for Razov??? Why not? And, no, I'm not going to call you an idiot. :)

Steve Gillies / June 7, 2008 10:13 AM

It's something I can't quite put my finger on, but I just never really liked Razov. At first I thought it was because he was kind of soft, but after the run of games he played with a dislocated shoulder, you couldn't say that about him. Still, something about him always rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe he was a bit selfish, I can't remember him ever having a striker partner where I was like, "Woah, those two guys really combine well together." He'll almost definitely make the team, and I won't be crying foul when he does. I just couldn't bring myself to vote for him so I went with the sentimental favorite of Klopas instead.

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