Monday Musings, Episode III – Revenge of the Greek

Here is my third installment of “Monday Musings.”  As always, it’s a mix of insight, analysis and fluff.

Part I – Fired Up Friday

First off, after some notable snipping on Twitter among Fire fans, it’s a relief to see everyone happy after the Fire got its third victory of the season on a cold and blustery Friday night.  While not quite a sell out in terms actual attendance, the crowd was very loud, and truly into this match.  It has been a long time since we’ve had this type of atmosphere at Toyota Park.  Section 8 was very active and there was even stereo effect between Section 8 and Sector Latino during goal kicks.  You all know the irksome chant.  Someone did their best to translate it when Montreal’s Evan Bush was subjected to this “friendly greeting.”

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CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15: Quarterfinals – Saprissa vs America & Alajuelense vs DC United – 1st Leg Round-Up

Welcome to the (joint) top of the CCL 2014-15 scoring chart, Oribe Peralta (100x100fan.mx)

Welcome to the (joint) top of the CCL 2014-15 scoring chart, Oribe Peralta (100x100fan.mx)

OTF’s Austin Fido recaps the first legs of the second two quarterfinals of CCL 2014-15… Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15: Quarterfinals – Olimpia vs Herediano & Pachuca vs Montreal Impact – 1st Leg Round-Up

Ariel Nahuelpan's fifth goal of CCL 2014-15 puts him joint-top of the Golden Boot race (futbolizados.com)

Ariel Nahuelpan’s fifth goal of CCL 2014-15 puts him joint-top of the Golden Boot race (futbolizados.com)

OTF’s Austin Fido recaps the first two quarterfinals of CCL 2014-15… Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15: Quarterfinals Preview, Part 2 – America vs Saprissa & Alajuelense vs DC United

ICYMI, CONCACAF has a new sponsor. Thanks for pitching in, Scotiabank. (concacaf.com)

ICYMI, CONCACAF has a new sponsor. Thanks for pitching in, Scotiabank. (concacaf.com)

OTF’s CONCACAF editor Austin Fido previews the second two CCL 2014-15 quarterfinal match-ups: America vs. Saprissa and Alajuelense vs. DC United… Continue reading