The 2000 edition of the Chicago Fire was one of the best in club history, narrowly missing out on a second MLS Cup win in three seasons because of a ridiculous, 10-save performance from Kansas City Wizards goalkeeper Tony Meola in that season’s final.
The 2000 season opened with a loss to the Dallas Burn that saw Hristo Stoichkov score twice in his Fire debut. TUDN is airing that Fire-Burn match tonight as part of its nightly “Lo Mejor de MLS” series. It’s on at 5 p.m. CT.
More Chicago soccer news
The Chicago Red Stars were supposed to host their home opener this Saturday at SeatGeek Stadium. Obviously, that’s on hold now because of COVID-19, but the club is still planning a “Fauxpening Day” celebration online. It’ll feature a tifo contest, and a Q&A with owner Arnim Whistler and new forward Kealia Ohai Watt. It’s at 3 p.m., and you can RSVP here.
“Who is your favorite teammate, ever?”
The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer and Matt Pentz asked a bunch of current and former MLS players to reveal their favorite teammates ever, and there’s a lot of Fire representation on the list—Dax McCarty, Carlos Bocanegra, DaMarcus Beasley, Jim Curtin, Chris Armas, Josh Wolff and Jesse Marsch are all either interviewed or mentioned as a favorite in the piece. It’s definitely worth a read.
Djordje’s at it on Tik Tok again
A few weeks back, we told you about the genius that is Djordje Mihailovic’s TikTok account. Well, he recently tried to take up cooking, and, well, you’ll see.
If you can’t see the embedded video, it’s probably because you reached us through a news service. Just go to HotTimeinOldTown.com and check it out there, or find Djordje MIhailovic on TikTok.