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Cruz Azul Friendly Interrupts Fire Playoff Push

By Todd McClamroch in News on Oct 9, 2007 5:38PM

2007_10_09_fire_cruz_azul.jpgMexican Primera Division club Cruz Azul, or if you prefer, Club Deportivo Social y Cultural Cruz Azul, arrived in Chicago yesterday for their Wednesday night friendly with the Fire. The game will feature two of Mexico's more prolific goal scorers; the Fire's Blanco, who has been on fire, pun intended, since arriving in Chicago scoring four goals and providing six assists in just 12 games, will try to show up Cruz Azul forward Jared Borgetti who has scored more goals for his country than any other player.

The friendly comes at a bad time: The Fire should be resting players in preparation for the final two matches of the regular season, which are critical to their playoff hopes. After Wednesday's game, the Fire travel to the capital to take on the league-leading DC United on Saturday in what will be their third game in a week. Fire Faithful can catch Saturday’s game at the Globe Pub where the team is hosting a viewing party.

The Fire will then return for the final regular season home game against David Beckham's LA Galaxy. Fans that snatched up a seat for the Beckham game before his recent injury will be happy to learn that he has been training with the club and head coach Frank Yallop even said he would be surprised if Beckham did not play again before the season ends.