Winless in Seattle; Chicago’s hex continues

With a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders Saturday night, the winless streak for the Chicago Fire continued. With the loss the Fire fall to 0-5-3 all-time in MLS Regular Season matches against the Sounders.

“What I liked is our character,” Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid said. “We kept plugging away. We kept battling and we fought until the end of the game. Character is something that the Chicago Fire continue to search for and lets hope this character isn’t as illusive as finding the legendary Bigfoot. Wow, did I just make a Bigfoot reference in soccer recap article?

chicago-pauseTransition, wait for it… here it comes; the only big-foot for the Fire once again is the Magic Man Mike Magee. He scored his 15th goal of the season in the 25th minute. Sounders’ season-long 316-minute shutout streak and marked the first goal they had allowed at home since July 28. But it wasn’t enough for The Fire to walk away with a victory.

Seattle scored in the 40th minute. Neagle was alone at the edge of the six-yard box for a left-footed shot that he popped into the back of the net for his seventh goal of the season to make it 1-1. And then it happened again. Minutes before the final whistle, at the 89 minute, the Fire score a goal! Yup, a goal into their ‘own’ net. Shit happens.

Boys, lets put this game behind us and concentrate on developing character. Concentrate all the way to the final whistle. Concentrate on getting some wins. And I’ll concentrate on writing a better recap story.

Playing in Emerald City has to be perhaps one of the toughest gigs. Venturing into this passionate and supportive fan base at CenturyLink Field is an incredible home field advantage. Chicago knows all about it.

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