Tonight, the Chicago Fire get a chance to remain undefeated in this MLS season as they take on Chivas USA, (7-1-3)and goalkeeper, Zach Thornton. Thornton, who was withering away on the New York bench under Osorio last season before making his escape to the West Coast,has become the top keeper in the league, with help from a pretty good defense.
The Fire, (4-0-6), will attempt to beat their former teammate at the Home Depot Center tonight, and are coming off a nice win over the Red Bulls last Sunday. Defensively, the Fire left a little to be desired, as Jon Busch was peppered with shots, and needed to register 10 saves to secure his second straight shutout.
Blanco plays tonight, and then heads to the Mexican National squad trying to help them qualify for next season's World Cup. As a result, he will miss Sunday's home game against FC Dallas at Toyota Park...a game the Fire should be able to win without their Mexican star.
It's a late start on the coast, but one that should be well worth staying up for.
Where was the Manchester United team that won the Premier League yesterday when they lost to Barcelona in Rome for the Champions League title? They never seemed to show up after a few attacks early. Once Barca scored, the Red Devils never really challenged. It was disappointing.