Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fire set sights on Columbus

Frank Klopas -- Getty Images
By Charlie Corr

The ugly moments of the Chicago Fire's 2011 season have been piling up from week to week. Their last effort, a scoreless draw against the Eastern Conference's last-place Sporting Kansas City, left a bitter taste for the team and for many folks attempting to watch the match.

"It wasn't a pretty game," Fire interim head coach Frank Klopas said of Thursday's match at Livestrong Sporting Park. "We had opportunities to make better passes and decisions, and we had opportunities on the break. Those are things that you've got to be working on, developing attacks from the back."

The Fire (1-4-8) prepare for another East battle on the road when they face the Columbus Crew (4-3-6) on Sunday at Crew Stadium. Columbus is 4-0-3 on its home pitch, most recently posting a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.


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