Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round 27


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


Aggregate = 12.3/19 ( -0.2 from last week)

ESPN FC  (11)

“Chicago endured a painful two points dropped, and not just because of Moffat’s equalizer. Chris Rolfe and Mike Magee peppered Houston’s goal but couldn’t convert. The hurt runs deeper with just three home dates left, but the Fire have games in hand.”

I need a vicodin.

Seattle Times (11)

“Heads to Seattle this weekend as the only MLS team that has never beaten the Sounders.”

Oy vey. (12)

“Look, this has clearly been one of the best teams in the league over the past two months. But that was a six-pointer in which they let Houston off the hook – and left themselves with a ton of work to do to get into the playoff picture.”

Look, you’re right.

Soccer America (12)

“A barrage of shots yielded only an own goal and a Mike Magee shot off the post as the Fire squandered a chance to move past Houston and tie the fifth-place Revs.

“Squandered” is an appropriate verb for 2013 in Fireland.

Bleacher Report (12) 

“Chicago had a win all wrapped up on Sunday until they were denied the full three points by a late Houston goal. That late goal dealt a huge blow to the playoff hopes of the Fire, who would have been tied for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a win. Instead, Frank Klopas’ club sit two points behind New England for the final playoff berth.”

We unwrapped our present and found…a deflated balloon.

Sports Illustrated (13)

“The Fire had their chances to put Houston away but failed to take them and then watched as the Dynamo struck back in stoppage time to make Chicago settle for an unsatisfying 1-1 draw at Toyota Park. Chicago remains firmly in position to compete for the fifth place in the East, and with two games against Toronto and one against D.C. still on the schedule, points are certainly there for the taking.”

Funny how many of us who pay close attention to the Fire aren’t so optimistic.

NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk (15)

“When Mike Magee doesn’t score, the team struggles desperately to win – and he isn’t scoring much lately. Latest playoff-chase setback: Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home with Houston.”

Calling all Fire forwards, calling all Fire forwards. We’ve got a Magic Mike in need of assistance…


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