The GOTY Bracket: Day 2
2010 Chicago Fire Goal of the Year Tournament
Voting Day 2
(4/10 vs. San Jose) dominating win over #4 Baggio Husidic (5/1 vs. Chivas USA)
Wednesday moves him into the Finals of the Kubik Bracket to take on the winner
of #2 Peter Lowry (10/8 vs. Columbus) and #3 Wilman Conde (8/21 at Houston).
That match up will take place next Tuesday, November 16.
We move to
the Klopas Bracket today where #2 Freddie Ljungberg (10/23 at Chivas) takes on
#3 Steven Kinney (9/29 at San Jose).
Kinney’s 39th minute goal stood as the winner in the Fire’s
dominating 3-0 win at San Jose in September. It was also the first league goal
of the rookie defender’s career after previously hitting the bar twice against
Real Salt Lake in July and having an effort against Philadelphia called back
earlier in September.
Kinney’s header, which beat former Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch, came from today’s
opponent, Freddie Ljungberg. The Swedish international’s first of two entries
in the 2010 tournament also stood as the game winner in the Fire’s 4-1 season
ending victory at Chivas USA on October 23. A great ball from Peter Lowry gave
Marco Pappa a path into the box where he played a perfect ball for Ljungberg
through the legs of Goats defender Mariano Trujillo. The ex-Arsenal winger made
no mistake in finishing past former Fire goalkeeper Zach Thornton to put the
Fire up 2-0 in the 47th minute.