The Chicago Fire look to go seven games unbeaten and earn three straight wins vs. the Crew this season as they visit Columbus Saturday night (LIVE 6:30pm CT on My50).
Here are Five (short and sweet) Things You Should Know about Saturday night’s game...
Chris Rolfe on the Wing?
Chris Rolfe has played up top and he’s played out wide the shifting between those positions has been as much a part of his story with the Fire as certain chants Section 8 Chicago sings for him.
On Friday, Fire Confidential’s Jeff Krause asked if the Fire are better with Chris Rolfe out wide?
#FHEAST 2013 Take One
It’s not an army of 600 but I’ll be joining a slightly smaller (but still impressive) group of 175 Fire supporters at Crew Stadium (better known in Chicago as FireHouse East) Saturday night.
Hot in Cowtown
Weather.com is calling for a high of 88 degrees in Columbus today with a kickoff temperature of 80 and 60% humidity.
Already three wins in one year?
Saturday night the Fire have an opportunity to earn three wins against the Crew in 2013. While the Fire have beaten plenty of MLS sides three times in one season (see Toronto FC last year), a win tonight would mark the earliest date in club history the team achieved the feat
The Fire are 8-0-0 vs. Columbus in the month of June
I know right? Who thinks of that stat?
WATCH: Rolfe, Johnson preview Crew
Well as I was thinking of ways to justify that stat with the fact that the Fire are in the midst of a three games in eight-day stretch and that Columbus rested at midweek, I looked up the team’s record vs. the Crew in June.
Five wins in regular season play and three in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup should give some peace to Fire fans that might be nervous about tonight’s match.