1. What's the key for the Fire to be successful in the playoffs?
|Sean Johnson: The key for us is staying true to the way we play and what's been most successful at this point.|
|Matt Pais: Touch the ball with your hands. Throw the ball in the goal. Play dumb about the rules.|
|Jane Monzures: Keep the opponents out of the box, which is the opposite strategy I use with my cats.|
|Kat Velez: Try to forget they're from Chicago and therefore doomed to failure.|
|Ben Johnson: Lots of running and kicking.|
2. How should ties be broken in MLS games?
|Sean Johnson: Ties are good, especially where maybe a point on the road can be significant at a tough place to play.|
|Matt Pais: Three words: "The Hunger Games." If society will go that direction anyway, may as well get to it.|
|Jane Monzures: "Dancing with the Soccer Stars." Goalies compete in paso doble and quick step rounds.|
|Kat Velez: Shootouts! Because they work so well in hockey! This is sarcasm, by the way.|
|Ben Johnson: There should be something I'd call "extra running and kicking."|
3. What can you tell us about DC United, the Fire's opponent Saturday?
|Sean Johnson: D.C. is a pretty good side. They are strong defensively and going forward.|
|Matt Pais: OK I've had about enough of these soccer questions.|
|Jane Monzures: It's like Romney and Obama playing in the sandbox together but wearing shin guards.|
|Kat Velez: They're from, uh, D.C. And they're united?|
|Ben Johnson: They are from Washington, D.C., and they presumably play in unison.|
4. Chicago Fire soccer team vs. "Chicago Fire" TV show: Who's got the edge?
|Sean Johnson: Oh the soccer team, for sure.|
|Matt Pais: If you're suggesting that TV will come to life and play sports, then who wins is not the issue.|
|Jane Monzures: Who ever has the six-pack abs, so if my imagination can take over now, it might be a tie.|
|Kat Velez: The soccer team, because they don't actually suck.|
|Ben Johnson: I haven't seen an episode of the show. Can you watch it without going to Bridgeview?|
5. Give Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson a nickname.
|Sean Johnson: "The Milkman."|
|Matt Pais: "By Far The Fire Player I've Been Most Exposed To."|
|Jane Monzures: "Sleeping Beauty."|
|Kat Velez: Hockey taught me that adding a "y" or "er" to your name = nickname, so ... "Johnsoner."|
|Ben Johnson: "Hands."|