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Fire Sun Nov 09 2008

It's Columbus

The Fire found out their Eastern Conference Final opponent on Saturday night when the Columbus Crew beat Kansas City 2-0. It should be a great game with a number of intriguing matchups: Blanco vs. Schelotto, Defender of the Year runner-up Bakary Soumare vs. Defender of the Year Chad Marshall, Brian McBride vs. his former hometown, and Jon Busch vs. Sigi Schmid. The game will be Thursday night on ESPN2 at 6:30 with the winner going on to face either Real Salt Lake or, surprisingly, the New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup Final. While it's not technically a home game for the Fire, try telling that to Section 8 who will be traveling to Columbus en masse.

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