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Fire Fri Nov 14 2008

Season's Over

I really thought this was the year. But the Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 to knock them out of the playoffs. The Fire looked strong in the first half, taking a well-earned lead through Brian McBride, but a poor five minute spell at the beginning of the second half saw the Crew score two quick goals through (ahem) Chad Marshall on a set piece and Eddie Gaven pouncing on a loose ball. After that, the Fire couldn't really get going and the Crew deservedly go through to the MLS Cup Final. There will be plenty of time for a lengthy post-mortem, second guessing coach Denis Hamlet, and wild speculation about the future of certain players. But for now, let's just take a second to be sad. Really sad.

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