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A Warm, Safe Place: Fire v New England Open Thread

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We have a special all-day open thread as we anxiously wait for the game of all games to start at 7 p.m.

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The day is finally here. The Chicago Fire are going to try and win a road game.

Despite all the frustration of the season, this team has a chance to win a trophy. To get a crack at glory, they need to win this U.S. Open Cup semifinal in New England – which is of course the site of their last road victory two years ago.

I have no idea how they will do it. But I know I will be distracted and a nervous mess all day as I wait for the game to start. This is a warm, safe place for us all to unload some of that nervous energy. Feel free to share your hopes and dreams, your fears and sadness. We are here for you.

7 p.m. is a long way away. But we’ll get there together.