Chicago Fire superfan Ray Cook, recently featured in a short video segment on the club website (see below), won't get to see many starters in today's friendly against Colorado, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Chicago time in Tucson. With four games in a little more than a week and a half on the schedule, Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop intends to use the game to get one more good look at the men on the fringe of the roster, "guys who haven't gotten very many minutes lately," in his words.
Why am I talking, again? Let's let Frank speak in his own voice:
Ray Cook, Fire superfan
While we're taking a look at the work of the redoubtable Jeff Crandall, here is the profile of Ray Cook mentioned above.
Messi's penalty turned the game, and Barça cruised to a 2-0 road win in the first leg. Afterward, Manuel Pellegrini went ‘full wingnut,' accusing the Swedish ref of favoritism. Wow.
PSG crush Leverkusen
Then there was the fun in Paris, where Zlatan again did his thing in a 4-0 demolition of outmatched Bayer Leverkusen.
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