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Monday, March 27

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Fire Tue Oct 28 2008

Ending the (Regular) Season In Style

If you missed it last Thursday (and I missed it because I was sick), the Fire ended the regular season in style, destroying the New York Red Bulls 5-2 in their best offensive display of the season. Chris Rolfe's hat trick against the Red Bulls earned him Player of the Week honors. It also pushed him up to 9 goals, which made him the Fire's top scorer. Other end of season awards went as follows: MVP, Jon Busch. Defender of the Year: Bakary Soumare. Humanitarian of the Year: Diego Gutierrez.

The win should give the team a lot of momentum to build off as they go into the two-game playoff series against New England with their attack finally firing on all cylinders. Both games will be on ESPN2, with the away game on October 30th and the home game on Nov 6. The Fire have torn it up on ESPN2 this year, going 4-1 with a plus six goal differential. They've also torn up the New England Revolution this season, going 3-0 with a plus eight goal differential. Do any of those stats counter the one that says the Revs have ended the Fire's season for the past four years? I think this might be the year, but they'll probably have to play the games to find out for sure.

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