Sunday, July 27, 2014

How to hate other Major League Soccer teams, the Chicago way

From a Chicago Fire fan perspective, there are lots of reasons to hate other Major League Soccer teams. Is it MLS rivalry week, you ask? No. Is there too much hate in the world? Well… This handy list breaks down Chicago Fire’s arch-enemies from this Fire’s fan’s perspective. Some easy reasons to look at old and new rivalry traditions, while being as inclusive as possible.
  • Your closest neighbors are your arch-enemy: Columbus Crew, Sporting Kansas City
  • “Foreign teams” are your arch-enemy: Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC, Montreal Impact
  • Love-hate relationships are your arch-enemy: Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders
  • Peer cities are your arch-enemy: New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Not a city, reason enough to be arch-enemy: New England Revolution, Colorado Rapids
Teams from Texas are your arch-enemy: see also “foreign teams”: FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo
Arch-enemy that beats up your other arch-enemies: Real Salt Lake
  • Arch-enemy practice squad: DC United, New England Revolution, Philadelphia Union