Carlos de los Cobos chats with defender C.J. Brown

Fired up for home opener

Opening night in front of the home folks never gets old for Fire veteran C.J. Brown, while rookie Kwame Watson-Siriboe can't wait to experience it for the first time.

The Fire begin their fifth Toyota Park season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against San Jose. It's their first home game since last November's shootout loss to Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference title game.

"It‘s always exciting to be part of a home opener, and the atmosphere is amazing," said Brown, who has been a part of 12 previous Fire home openers in venues ranging from old and new Soldier Field, Naperville's Cardinal Stadium and Toyota Park.

"We want to show the fans what the coach has been trying to teach us."


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