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Fire Set A League Record In Columbus Win

It’s a small accomplishment, but still!

MLS: Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

In the midst of a turbulent start to the season, the Chicago Fire has done something positive – well depending on how you would look at it.

After the nerve-racking 1-0 win against the Columbus Crew Saturday night the Chicago Fire has set a new MLS record. The Men in Red have now scored in 34 consecutive home games – the longest streak in the MLS since 2010.

The last time the Fire had failed to score was against That Yellow Team during the 2015 season in matchday 3 where they drew 0-0. Since then the lads have at least scored once in all home games since. Now, what does this mean in the end?

Absolutely nothing at all if the results prove otherwise. It’s great that the Fire is scoring in every home game, but do they all lead to wins

If we want to talk arbitrary records the Fire has quite a few. They sit alongside the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes setting the record of most consecutive ties at six. The Fire is also ranked eight out of 10 alongside That Yellow Team for most goals scored during a season. The club scored 67 goals during the 2000 season.

But there is something more to the number 34 than just this record. Hear me out.

*starts X-Files music*

  • Chris Rolfe retired at age 34.
  • Chris Rolfe played for the Chicago Fire.
  • The Chicago Fire is based out of Bridgeview which is a suburb of Chicago.
  • Chicago is famous for the Sears Tower, and to get to Toyota Park from the Sears Tower it takes about 34 minutes if you take the I-55.
  • Toyota Park has 34 Executive Suites.
  • Who is rumored to play in Toyota Park this Summer? Iker Casillas. Who he left Real Madrid for Porto at age 34.

Do you see where I’m going with this?