On tap tonight: Mint Julep, Dale's Pale Ale, New Belgium Tour De Fall
What you need, when you need it: The Filibuster podcast is back once again to talk about D.C. United and the soccer that they play. We start off by talking about our range of emotions through the game against the Chicago Fire, talk about the defense generally and Taylor Kemp in particular, and then talk about the magic that was Luis Silva and how fair the result overall was.
D.C. United will be without Fabian Espindola, but the Party Boy will step in.
D.C. United will take on the Chicago Fire this weekend without the services of Fabian Espindola, whose ridiculous red card was upheld. United play the Fire twice in this last part of the season, and can hopefully turn those games into East-sealing points.
There's about a month to go in the MLS season, which will wrap up at the end of October. That means playoff races are reaching their apex, as the field is set for the November tournament that is the best of what the league has to offer.
MLS doesn't have promotion and relegation – and no, it's almost certainly not happening in your lifetime – the playoffs function as the alternative drama to the race against the drop.
United goes to a venue that they've failed to win in since 2009, give or take one Open Cup match, to face a Chicago team that cannot afford a loss.
For the Chicago Fire, there's almost no margin for error as their playoff hopes dwindle with each passing week. They've struggled to win all year long, but are unbeaten at home since early June and have beaten some solid playoff teams along the way.
Having sneaked snucked sneakled snacked snuck in around the back to nod in New England Revolution's equaliser against Chicago Fire, 19-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Diego Fagundez celebrated with what might just be the most American goal celebration of all time:a hail of musket fire from three strategically-placed Minutemen.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. For the first time in six matches, New England Revolution coach Jay Heaps didn't start Charlie Davies and Davies let him know about it.
On the field, that is.
Davies subbed on in the 58th minute and just two minutes later was crossing up Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson for the winner as the Revs held on for a 2-1 victory at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, their second straight week overcoming an early deficit to claim the full three points.
New England Revolution extended their Major League Soccer winning streak to four matches with a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire on Sunday. Sanna Nyassi put the Fire ahead after 28 minutes but Diego Fagundez levelled things four minutes before the break, heading in a Lee Nguyen cross,
Then Charlie Davies turned the game on its head on the hour just two minutes after coming on when he scored late in the second half off of a Jermaine Jones through ball from midfield.
The return of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a major league. His agent and the Chicago Fire had been holding serious negotiations and the Fire appeared to be on the cusp of a real coup just in time for a playoff run.
Major League Soccer finally signed Jermaine Jones to a contract but how they placed him on a team was a wild ride. The Chicago Fire and the New England Revolution were both hot on the chase for the World Cup star but after some back and forth the 32-year old lands in New England thanks to a blind draw held at MLS HQ.
The Jermaine Jones - MLS saga is finally over. The 2014 USMNT World Cup star has signed with Major League Soccer, according to Alexi Lalas, who reported the news at halftime of today's Cascadia derby between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. After a blind draw, due to equaled interest between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, Jones ended up moving to Foxboro.
While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team's defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled with the team to Brazil, and a few scattered amongst MLS and the English Premier League, the fight for a starting birth should become very interesting during the next year.
For the first half hour of tonight's match between D.C. United and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, it wasn't looking too good for road-weary United. Down 2-0 to a desperate squad on a terribly re-sodded pitch, you would have given the Black-and-Red the proverbial pass considering the team was wrapping up [.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution won their fourth straight match on Sunday night, coming back from an early deficit to defeat the Chicago Fire 2-1 in front of 12,204 at Gillette Stadium. For the second match in a row, the Revolution fell behind early, this time to a 28th minute Sanna Nyassi goal, but equalized before halftime through Diego Fagundez and then grabbed the game winner through Charlie Davies in the 60th minute.
With time dwindling and the score tied at one, Toronto FC forward Gilberto saw his toe-poke effort roll past Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and into the back of the net. However, celebrations would be short-lived, as refereeDavid Gantar kept Gilberto off the board and spared the Fire defense.
I was thinking that my game report was going to be short and sour. I was most unhappy with TFC looking horrible in Chicago. Then DeRo scored and ...... That ref decision in the final seconds to steal a goal from Gilberto was criminal.
"2015? Anyone? Anyone?" CHICAGO VS. TORONTO TOYOTA PARK - SATURDAY 8:30PM ET TV: SPORTSNET ONE MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "The Save Ferris Charity Match" FACTS* AND STATS** CHICAGO FIRE - "Les jeux sont faits. Translation: The game is up. Your ass is mine." is Mike Magee's favourite bit of banter in the tunnel before a match.
Tab Ramos is in the process of narrowing down his U-20 U.S. Men's National Team squad as he looks ahead to 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. But there are some challenges, he told SBI in an exclusive interview time is running out and a number of players will not be available for the tournament.
On tap tonight: Fermentation without representation, Evolution Lot No3 IPA, Red Hook ESB
With only minor technical difficulties this week the Filibuster gang is back in your earholes. We first start talking about the game between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, and how everyone seems to have already forgotten it.
Former Schalke 04 star and currentU.S. Men's National Team regular Jermaine Jones will join theNew England Revolution as a Designated Player after the club won a blind draw over the Chicago Fire conducted by the league.
The32-year-old midfielder joined the Revolution after the club submitted its bid to the leaguefor Jones' services.
I don't know what I did to deserve this? I'm a good person. I am a part of an internationally acclaimed podcast. I make custom soccer jerseys for laughs. I shouldn't have got sick on my birthday week. Now I'm on the couch while my brother in law babysits my seats. So stupid.