GAMETHREAD: FIRE v Sounders, 7:30 p.m., My50 Chicago

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Fire have never beaten Seattle in MLS play. Read that again, froth at the mouth, and share your rageful thoughts here

So it's the Sounders. They treat us like we're their shorter, zittier cousin from the country, which, in MLS terms stings because it bears a patina of truth. And, y'know, we've never beaten them.

That's right. Fire v Sounders? Zero wins. Cero. Zed. The empty set.

Here's the XI who will try to right this egregious wrong for CF97 this evening, and it's (as we suspected) as close to a first-choice XI as Frank Yallop and gang have available right now:

The Sounders counter with a suspiciously Fire-themed starting group - three former CF97 in the XI? Jebus:

[EDITORIAL: IF the Fire are defeated by a Seattle team which is starting CHAD BARRETT on the wing, I shall be most ... put out.]

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m., and the match will be available on My50 Chicago and MLS Live. TO OUR SHATTERED PSYCHES GO!

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