Itll be hard for Saturdays match against Aston Villa to match up with the Fires international friendlies of 2011 a rousing 3-1 loss to Englands Manchester United before 61,308 at Soldier Field and
Those soccer celebrity-watchers who hoped to see British icon David Beckham play at Toyota Park on Sunday will be disappointed.
Dominic Oduro and Calen Carr were the principals in what turned out a huge trade a year ago. On Sunday theyll be rivals when Oduros Fire hosts Carrs Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park.
Just a week ago there was a doubt that Jalil Anibaba would even be in the Fires starting 11 for Sundays home match against the Houston Dynamo.
Arne Friedrich played in 82 matches for Germanys national team. Despite his star-studded career in Europe, his debut with the Fire on Saturday came against a bunch of college kids.