The winning ways of the Fire will hopefully continue tonight against a Portland team that has struggled out of the gates early. Our Men In Red seem to be rounding into a fine form, and Chris Rolfe hasn't even made his debut yet. I expect a pretty physical match tonight, especially given the fact that Jeld-Wen Field features a pitch that is as small as you can have and still fall under MLS rules. This will certainly clog things up a bit more, so the Fire are going to have to build attacks and be crisp in passing and possession. Set plays could also be the difference in the game so the more corners and fouls that the Fire can earn, the better.
As always, please join us tonight to sling some banter back and forth on the gamethread. Lineups will be posted when announced. Let's go Fire!