The Fire right now stand in 4th place in the Eastern Conference, which means they’d be in the playoffs if the season ended today. They’re only 5 points behind the top two teams, Sporting Kansas City and DC United. The Fire still have time to blow it or kick ass down the home stretch.
Last Sunday the Fire lost versus reigning champs the LA Galaxy, who were without David Beckham because he was suspended, probably for being a douche but for conduct issues. Allegedly he was going to fight a mascot in San Jose, which, to me, is totally ok because mascots are dicks. Before that, the Fire enjoyed 3 wins and a tie in their last 4 games.
Next up: Chicago Fire take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Vancouver is sitting in 4th in the Western Conference and having a kickass year. By virtue of geography, Vancouver puts in seriously long haul flights and is probably tired of schleppin’ around the continent and are on their final game of a 5 game road trip.
On July 21st, the Fire take on EPL’s Aston Villa in a friendly match. I’m a big fan of friendlies - it’s a good way to see how your team stacks up with better teams, and it’s a good way for players to show they can play in Europe and make the big bucks.
Sponsors: Quaker Oats is being a super good sponsor of the team - they make delicious yummy stuff and it’s mutually beneficial. That’s awesome. Best Buy was sort of absent and you didn’t have that connection with the brand. And let’s face it, Wilford Brimley trumps the Geek Squad.
TV: The Chicago Fire has a few commercials on TV, and one of them features the fastest (probably) guy in MLS, Dominic Oduro, racing down the aisles at the grocery store and eventually taking off his shirt in celebration. The ad says “Dominic Oduro does *everything* fast” which is not something you want to say about a guy. He’s a handsome fella, and they really need to slut out the Fire players by putting those commercials during estrogen-filled TV shows. And if you’re going to say that he does *everything* fast, you have to let him say “I always try to score 3 times a night.” WINK WINK SEE WHAT I DID THERE.