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Brimstone Cup: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas - Game Preview Roundup

Anxious to open the Chicago Fire's 2011 MLS season? We are too!

The wait is almost over as kickoff approaches at 7:30pm CST. Broadcast by Comcast Sportsnet.

Don't have access to the game on TV? Visit MLS Match Day Live for your live stream!

Get up to speed with the new look Fire and FC Dallas by reading the following articles previewing tonight's matchup.

Links after the break...

Brimstone Battle | Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Preview: Fire vs. FC Dallas
A great historical look at the club's rivalry and plenty of statistics for both clubs. A great look at what we can expect of tonight's matchup.

Coach's Take | Chicago Fire Soccer Club
VIDEO: Chicago Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos looks forward to FC Dallas.

Skype-Off: Brimstone Cup Edition | Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Battle of the writers: Chicago Fire beat writer Jeff Crandall vs. FC Dallas writer Casner. Both field questions about tonight's match via Skype.

Fire v FC Dallas First Kick 2011 Preview - Fire Confidential
The Fire haven't captured possession of the Brimstone Cup since 2001 and this year's season opener will provide not only a first step toward regaining bragging rights against the former Dallas Burn but it will also allow provide the revamped Fire an opportunity to measure up against one of the best teams in the league last year right from the start. Guillermo Rivera has the story.

2011 preview: New-look Fire open at Dallas - Chicago Fire Blog - ESPN Chicago
ESPN's Charlie Corr prepares as the new-look Fire open MLS play at FC Dallas Saturday night.

HERE WE GO  Fire set for Saturday’s season opener against FCD
Even the most devoted Fire fans will be hard-pressed to recognize the team that takes the field against FC Dallas in Saturday night’s MLS season opener at Pizza Hut Park (7:30 p.m., CSN). At least 11 new faces will be on the roster, many of them in the starting lineup.

FC Dallas starts over against Chicago |
FC Dallas lost the Major League Soccer Cup last season to the Colorado Rapids on an own goal in overtime and, after a fourth- month wait, finally starts over again Saturday night against the Chicago Fire.