SANDY, UT - APRIL 27: Alvaro Saborio #15 of Real Salt Lake shakes the hand of head coach Victor Manuel Vucetich of Monterrey Mexico after they lost during the second half of the CONCACAF Championship game April 27, 2011 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Monterrey beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 to win the CONCACAF championship. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Jeff Crandall continues to roll out the hits on the Chicago Fire news. We give a sample of articles on the Real Salt Lake vs. Monterrey game. There are a couple of more items of general soccer interest after the break.
Real Salt Lake vs. Monterrey in CONCACAF Champions League
Real Salt Lake's defeat in the Concacaf Champions League final does not overshadow a step forward for MLS in regional visibility - though the showtime element needs some work.
Real Salt Lake meets Monterrey in chilly Utah tonight with a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup on the line. Jason Kreis’ team earned a 2-2 draw, so it’s "advantage MLS" in tonight’s return leg. So, is this the biggest game in MLS history? If you take the 1996 lid-lifter off the table, then I’d say it like this: Yep.
I've kept pretty quiet during RSL's CONCACAF Champion's League run. The Rapids have been keeping Uz, Jed, and myself all busy. But I just needed to tell you something that is far more important than the RSL/Rapids rivalry (which is immaterial when you look at the big picture)
SANDY — Real Salt Lake's bid for continental glory came to an end Wednesday night. Despite a dream scenario of only needing a draw at home
Carlos de los Cobos, técnico del Fire, afirma que el Real Salt Lake es favorito a ganar la Concachampions sobre el Monterrey
All evening, the giant trophy stood on the platform extending from Dave Checketts’ box, flanked by two guards.
Chicago Fire Team News
The injury report for Saturday's upcoming match against the defending MLS Cup Champions has been release.
Chicago MLS soccer squad brings new talent on board for 2011 season.
FireStingDoug chips in with this episode of "Have Your Say" featuring another look at the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Sting's 1981 NASL championship season.
The Fire have lacked possession and creativity from their midfield this season.
MLS commissioner Don Garber must have hoped all eyes this week would be on Real Salt Lake's historic match Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Champions League finals.He didn't get his wish. He got a distraction.