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Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union - MLS #2 - 7:30 PM CST - CSN - Gamethread

Original photo by Conrad Akier/Section 8 Chicago.  Also credit to Pitch Invasion.
Original photo by Conrad Akier/Section 8 Chicago. Also credit to Pitch Invasion.


I don't need to write very much preamble for this gamethread. It's the Fire home opener. Enough said. After all winter, MLS soccer is back at Toyota Park. And it comes against a Union side that has talent, but is certainly in flux right now coming off defeats in their first 2 MLS matches of 2012, as well as some personnel issues. We have had quite the lead up for this match all week here at HTIOT. For those that may have missed some of this content and don't want to manually look for it, I have got you covered. For good inside info. direct from the Brotherly Game, click here. For a preview of not only the Fire game, but all MLS games this weekend, visit this. Stephen Piggott provided us with a great tactical analysis. Wondering whether Marco Pappa will get the start? We have a great discussion about him here. Finally, we have a nice little article on why this is a must win for the Fire tonight.

As you can see, there has been plenty of info. to prime you for the home opener. It's like Christmas, a new season at Toyota Park is upon us with high expectations. As always, lineups will be posted prior to kick off. We invite those of you who won't be at the game live to join us and talk all things Fire. Plus you don't want to miss Ruben Tisch's always good banter and picture posts. Tradition. Honor. Passion.