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Soccer Fri Apr 17 2009

Two Undefeated Teams at Toyota Park This Weekend

Two undefeated records go on the line at Toyota Park this weekend. First, the Chicago Fire face the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night. Avoiding a loss will give them their longest unbeaten start to a season, if you're into that sort of thing. Obviously, in MLS it's not how you play at the start of a season, but how you're playing at playoff time. And the Fire have seen some pretty good starts turn into really bad summers in recent seasons.

Then on Sunday, the Chicago Red Stars will have their home debut where they'll try to extend their 1-0-1 record. They'll also be trying to silence all the doubters that wonder how this league will succeed where other women's professional soccer efforts have failed. One thing they have going for them - the best uniforms of any team in Chicago.

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Dunl / April 17, 2009 12:10 PM

Though winning throughout the season does help with home-field advantage in the MLS playoffs...

Steve Gillies / April 17, 2009 3:55 PM

Oh, I agree. I definitely want to see the Fire hosting the Eastern Conference Final this year and think home field advantage would definitely help them over that particular hump. I'm just trying to temper excitement over the unbeaten start, since the bottom has fallen out from under them in June/July so many times in the recent past.

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