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Fire Thu Oct 30 2008


The Chicago Fire kick off their playoff campaign tonight away to the New England Revolution on ESPN2 at 7pm. Their position as favorites in the two-game series has been cemented further by the news that Chicago nemesis Taylor Twellman is out indefinitely due to a concussion. On top of that, midfielder Steve Ralston is out with a broken leg and winger Khano Smith is suspended for going after the guy that broke Ralston's leg in the last game of the season. Still, New England have the best center midfielder in Shalrie Joseph. They also have a great coach in Steve Nicol, who will be facing his toughest challenge as a manager yet. Expect a battling performance from New England. There's no way they're going to make this easy.

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