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Fire Fri Apr 03 2009

Chicago Fire Opening Day This Weekend

The Chicago Fire open their season at home Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park against every Fire fan's least favorite team, the New York Red Bulls. The Fire owned the Red Bulls last season, going 3-0 and outscoring them 11-3. Will the Fire be able to continue their domination of New York? That's just one of several questions to be answered on Sunday. Others include:

  • Are Fire fans ready to forgive or forget about coach Juan Carlos Osorio's hasty departure from Chicago for New York?

  • Will Denis Hamlet start Cuahtemoc Blanco?

  • Will the new reduced price seating in the terraces dilute the atmosphere in Section 8 or will it mean noisier fans in other parts of the stadium?

  • How many fans will a home opener draw in the usually low drawing Sunday afternoon timeslot?

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