Friday, October 26, 2007

MLS: Chicago holds on for 1-0 win against D.C. + Playoff Preview

Chris Rolfe scored the lone goal to lead the Chicago Fire to a 1-0 playoff victory over D.C. United on Thursday night. The physical match included four yellow cards - two for each team - and 41 fouls.

Blanco's antics during the Fire's 1-0 victory over D.C. United in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Thursday night were occasionally comical, often shamelessly theatrical, undeniably entertaining and ultimately effective.

But United see it somewhat differently. They think Blanco is a cheat. A diver. A con man who fools referees into giving him calls and gets protected because he is one of the most high-profile players in Major League Soccer.

Martin Rogers' Playoff Picks

1 comment:

Bobbie BS said...

It was a great game. DC looked terrible in the first 15 minutes, they kept conceding possession and we had a number of beautiful chances. Rolfe looked great restored to a forward's role. After our score DC settled down and possession was more even. They never produced any quality chances with the exception of one through ball that Pickens cleared at the edge of the box with a sliding tackle.

We'll win in DC next week and that will be that. We are the Hilary Clinton of the MLS playoffs- we have the momentum, the cash, the terrifying laugh, Bill Clinton waiting in the wings, the healthcare plan and most importantly, the will to dominate. Look out USA.