It’s a cold Saturday evening here at Toyota Park in Bridgeview but that will not stop the Fire from hosting the Seattle Sounders tonight. The Fire are 2-1-2 on the young 2012 season, and they currently sit in fourth place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. The Fire could actually be 5-0-0 if it weren’t for the fact that goal scoring still seems to be their achillies heal as it was in 2011. But fourth place isn’t bad for the beginning of the season, but we all know the Fire could improve. And they hope to do that tonight against a Seattle team that has gone 1-1-1 in it’s last three games.
They are 5th in the MLS Western Conference standings with a overall record of 3-1-1. But they seem to be inconsistent at times and the Fire are hoping to capitalize on that aspect of Seattle’s game. The Chicago Fire are lead by Goalkeeper Sean Johnson who has started the last two games for the Fire. And in the span the fire have gone 1-0-1. The previous Goalie Paolo Tornaghi, started the first three games of the season and in that span the fire went 1-1-1 and only scored one lousy goal in that time. Since Johnson took over the net the Fire’s offense has improved slightly, they have scored 4 goals in just two games.
So hopefully the Fire can continue to get better and pull off a victory tonight. You can follow me during the game on Twitter: @GabeSalgado82 Hashtag: #Q101Sports
A couple of side notes that I must throw in. First and foremost I have both good news and bad news. The Good News: The Bulls win game 1 of their playoff series with Philadelphia 103-91 to take a 1-0 series lead. The Bad News: Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his knee. He went down hard during the final minute of play, and this devastating injury is just one of many injuries that plauged Rose this season. But the Bulls must continue on without him, C.J. Watson will be put in the starting lineup again. Game 2 is on Tuesday Night at the United Center.
The Chicago Rush lost to San Antonio 56-55 today. They are now 5-2 on the 2012 campaign and they return home next weekend to take on the Iowa Barnstormers. And the Bears wrapped up the 2012 NFL Draft today with the following picks: 4th Round- Temple Fullback Evan Rodriguez 6th Round-Nevada Cornerback Isaiah Frey 7th Round- Texas Christian Cornerback Greg McCoy. Surprisingly they did not draft an offensive lineman, but they could sign a rookie as an undrafted free agent. And former Northern Illinois Quarterback Chandler Harnish was this years “Mr. Irrelevant”. He was taken by the New England Patriots with the final pick of this years draft.