OTF Roundtable: One Prediction

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The “Original Recipe” OTF Roundtable returns. Preseason practice has begun, the team looks considerably younger and (dare we say it), there are even some signs of hope. Even some of OTF’s perma-skeptics may be coming around to the team … maybe.

Today’s roundtable question:

What is one prediction about the 2016 Fire season that you are sure will come true?

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Fire Clinch MLS Basement

(via Washington Post)

(Courtesy Washington Post)

While presiding over one of the worst teams in the history of Major League Baseball, manager Casey Stengel asked, “Can’t anybody here play this game?” It would have been an apt to question to ask of the Chicago Fire’s performance on Sunday versus DC United. DC controlled the match from the outset and then pounded home three goals in rapid succession in the second half to complete the packaging on a 4:0 laugher. The result assures that the Fire will finish 2015 as the worst team in Major League Soccer.

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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 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

CCL 2014-15: Group Stage, Round 6 Round-Up

Ariel Rodriguez: heading into the CCL quarterfinals as joint top scorer in the tournament (sportingkc.com)

Ariel Rodriguez: heading into the CCL quarterfinals as joint top scorer in the tournament (sportingkc.com)

The group stage is over, taking CCL with it until the spring. Austin Fido chokes back his grief and looks back at the final round of the opening phase of CONCACAF’s Champions League…

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CCL 2014-15: Group Stage, Round 4 Round-Up

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CCL 2014-15 top scorer after four rounds of the group stage: Club America’s Martin Zuniga (pasionaguila.com)

Favorites reasserted themselves in the fourth round of CCL 2014-15’s group stage. Austin Fido brings the round-up and refreshed predictions…

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