Seeing The Men in Red play at home is really just half the fun, but not all Fire fans are able to see them anywhere else. To experience the joys of an Away Game by proxy, OTF contributor Jacob Peters provides us some background on Fire supporter group history on-the-road, established rivalries, and some footnotes on how to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire away games. First up, Saturday’s match-up against MLS newbies Atlanta United FC.
Sing in full voice. Hate with reason…
Most rundowns of Fire matches this season come with some history of why particular trips are marked on fan schedules far in advance, and how memories of past trips deepen Fire fandom. But this is Atlanta United FC—a team as new as their name is unoriginal (and nonsensical if you’ve ever experienced the disconnected sprawl that is metro Atlanta). So, in lieu of actual history, here’s a brief history of why first trips have a special spot in the hearts of many a Fire fan.
In the wake of their shootout victory against RWB Adria, OTF guest writer Eric Walcott reviews the match and the connection between NPSL’s Lansing United and their supporter group, the Sons of Ransom.
Lansing United seems to specialize in the dramatic. In their inaugural season, United won the Midwest Region’s Great Lakes West Conference by a single point. In the playoffs, they captured the regional championship with a win in extra-time. This week, United added another chapter to their short but magical story…
OTF’s Brian Battle has the scoop on a pivotal moment for Chicago Fire’s largest supporters group…
Where do we go from here?
The kerfuffle appears to have subsided, but what now? OTF’s Ricardo Ortiz gives you his thoughts on the matter…
Give me a ticket for an aeroplane. (image: chicago-fire.com)
Please welcome contributing writer and Fire/Celtic F.C. fan Scott Rutkowski as he dreams of Chicago Fire-laden exchange adventures…
Can’t make it to Kansas City this Friday? Upset that you must miss a road trip of epic proportions? No worries! As usual, On The Fire‘s got you covered!
We promised and we delivered. As many of you loyal readers know, last week On The Fire HQ approved a bold publicity stunt to promote this fine blog and reward its fans for their support and endearing love. And to everyone’s surprise (especially us) it worked! What happened? Well, take a look:
From left to right: @srgiago gives his signature one-gun salute to the New England Revolution while @manonthefire97 and @Kreegs4THP enjoy a cold one on the concourse at Toyota Park. 8.18.12