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Fire 'D' rises to occasion

Goalkeeper Busch is proud of the way his defense has played this season

Updated: November 8, 2009, 6:29 PM ET
By Charlie Corr

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire's offense and Cuauhtemoc Blanco earned the spotlight Saturday night as they advanced past the New England Revolution and into the Eastern Conference final against Real Salt Lake. They had to post a two-goal swing and came through.

But the Fire defense also stepped up and held the Revs scoreless en route to a 2-0 victory. And go figure, the defensive back line was a little different.

At left back, Daniel Woolard stepped in for Mike Banner, ...

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