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Fire Mon Jun 01 2009

Unbeaten Run Ends for the Fire

The Chicago Fire's 11 game unbeaten start to the season ended in catastrophic fashion in a 3-0 loss to Dallas FC at Toyota Park. The Fire gave up two first half goals to set plays, continuing an alarming trend, before Kenny Cooper - who seems to always score against the Fire - added a third with a free kick. Another alarming trend is the Fire's inability to match their road results when playing in front of their home crowd.

There were mitigating circumstances for their miserable performance. Playing their third game in eight days and missing usual starters Wilman Conde, Gonzalo Segares, and Blanco, fans can hope this is a fluke. Some, however, will say the unbeaten start to the season was a fluke. One thing is for certain though: with Bakary Soumare set to join the group of Fire players leaving and CJ Brown leaving yesterday's match injured, the Fire have a tough month ahead of them.

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