At least we're getting a different look tonight.
After an epic defensive collapse Wednesday against San Jose, the prospect of Chicago's usual back line facing a talented Tottenham XI tonight at Toyota Park was daunting - we gave up five to the 'Quakes, for the love of Zoroaster. Manager Frank Yallop apparently agrees, fielding an XI against Spurs that has a decidedly experimental feel:
That's the usual starting XI with the centerbacks excised and replaced with a backup and a defensive midfielder. It will be interesting, that's certain.
Tottenham responds a lineup that features everyone's favorite American Englishman, Brad Friedel, as well as plenty going forward. This is as close to a first-choice XI as Spurs have at the moment:
The subs benches are mainly of interest to Fire fans for the inclusion of Razvan Cocis on the CF97 list:
Let's remember: This matters how much? None much! None much at all! Come on, you Men in Red!