Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round 15



Each week, OTF aggregates the power rankings and visits with the MLS pundits to see what they say about our Chicago Fire… 


Aggregate = 14.9/19 ( +0.2 from last week)

Yahoo! Sports (14)

“Chicago’s home game against Portland was a perfect summary of their season: Showed up way too late, and that rally wasn’t good enough.”

Damn. A shockingly honest and accurate pimp slap to the face. Damn, damn, damn. (14)

“So it turns out that Mike Magee isn’t simply a product of the talent that was around him in LA. He officially hit a career high in goals with his eighth of the year, and has the Fire playing their best ball of the season.”

Mike Magee = Chi-Town Baller.

Sports Illustrated (15)

“Chicago did well to battle back from a two-goal hole to salvage a home point against Portland, with Daniel Paladini’s masterful free kick balancing the scales in the late stages. And if there was any doubt that Mike Magee’s scoring qualities translated elsewhere, he now has three goals in three games in all competitions as a member of the Fire, pulling within two of Jack McInerney in the race for the Golden Boot.”

Masterful free kicks? Golden Boots? Where am I? Somebody get me a glass of cold water to splash on my face, and a cigarette.

Bleacher Report (15) 

“The Mike Magee era in Chicago continued its spectacular start as the Fire earned a resilient point at home against a streaky Portland club. Magee ignited the two-goal comeback of the Fire in the 68th minute before Daniel Paladini secured a point for the club with a 82nd-minute free-kick goal. In the two matches that Magee has played in for the Fire since being acquired from the Galaxy, the club have recorded four points.”

Question: Does one need not use proper grammar if one writes for Bleacher Report? Sheesh.

ESPN FC  (15)

“The Fire continue to look like geniuses for obtaining Mike Magee. His goal got Chicago back in the match against Portland, a 2-2 tie. The Fire still have games in hand on nearly everyone in the East yet are 10 points out of the playoff places.”

Right, which means it’s time for #cf97 Nation to stop celebrating draws. Got it?

Soccer America (15)

“There’s a lot of season to be played, yet swapping the rights to Robbie Rogers for Mike Magee is paying off for the Fire. He started its comeback from a 2-0 deficit against Portland by tapping home a feed from Alex, and then drew a foul from which Daniel Paladini curled in the ensuing free kick for a 2-2 tie. The Fire has five points in its last three games; it accrued just seven in the first 10 games of the season.”

The Payback! Revenge, I’m mad! Got to get back! Need some pay back! That’s it! Payback!

NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk (16)

Mike Magee was the star of the show in a big two-goal rally, guiding the team to a 2-2 draw with Portland. That trade is looking more and more like the deal of the year, isn’t it?

Yep. And Javier Leon is Monty Hall!


*Party poopers did and Soccer by Ives did not publish their rankings in time for this post.


2 thoughts on “Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round 15

  1. I love the graphic. Especially nice touch is the corporate sponsor name on the front lest we forget how pro soccer out. (sigh) Well at least the Blackhawks are proud to wear the team logo sans advertisements. MLS needs to take a hint on this.

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