Archive for August 2009

C.J. Brown injury update

As many of you have noted, Fire center back C.J. Brown got a little nicked up during Sunday’s match against Colorado. The injury was sustained in the first half of the match, when Brown and keeper Jon Busch collided in mid-air following a Colorado cross. “Buschy wanted to beat up on a big guy for... Read more »

Dasan Robinson -- What his performance on Sunday means for the Fire

After his poor performance in the Fire’s 2-0 defeat to the L.A. Galaxy last Wednesday night, center back Dasan Robinson was pretty upset. But the 25-year-old defender – who got beat on both Galaxy goals – bounced back in a major way Sunday night against the Rapids, playing solid defense and scoring a stoppage time... Read more »

Ward to have surgery: Will miss 8 weeks

Fire defender Tim Ward, who hasn’t played since he broke a toe on his left foot way back in the SuperLiga final against Tigres, will undergo surgery today to fully repair the injury. Apparently, Ward’s recovery from the injury wasn’t going as well as the Fire would have liked and they decided on Saturday that... Read more »

Fire 3 - Rapids 2: Comeback Kids

The Fire pulled off a wild one tonight – getting three goals in the last 20 minutes to defeat the Colorado Rapids 3-2. “This was a test for us, this was a test to see what kind of character we have,” said a very happy Jon Busch. “Everybody stepped up. We got behind the eight... Read more »

Matchday: 8-23

Hey everybody, I’m getting settled in at the Toyota Park press box ahead of tonight’s match so it’s really way past time that this post went up. I’ll be posting some info in the comments section as we go along here so look for that.  And as always, feel free to share any thoughts you... Read more »

Soumare to Boulogne

According to [a report from](, Fire defender Bakary Soumare is finally making his long-awaited move to Europe as he will leave Chicago to join Boulogne-Sur-Mer of the French Ligue 1 for a reported fee of 1.5 million Euros ($2.15 million). Though the deal has yet to officially go through, the newly-promoted Boulogne is expecting... Read more »

Fire vs. Colorado Rapids: Match Preview

The Fire, fresh off of Wednesday night’s weak performance in a 2-0 loss to the L.A. Galaxy, will be looking to reverse their fortunes Sunday evening, when they take on the Colorado Rapids at Toyota Park (5 p.m. on My50). The match will be the second time the Fire and Rapids have met in 2009.... Read more »

Matchday: 8-22

Today is another big day in the world of soccer as the MLS, EPL, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 continue their seasons while Italy’s Serie A kicks off.  Some of the more intriguing matches (from my point of view at least) are the Manchester United-Wigan game (first EPL match that I’ll watch on ESPN…), Hull-Bolton (possible... Read more »

Osorio Resigns as Head Coach of RBNY

Juan Carlos Osorio resigned his position as Head Coach of the New York Red Bulls today. Osorio coached the Fire for the second half of 2007, leading the team to a playoff spot before resigning to become head man in New York. Osorio, who was told earlier this week that he would be fired at... Read more »

Thorrington's Thoughts

Hey everyone, kind of a slower news day (so far…) for the Fire so I thought I’d run a little piece giving you guys John Thorrington’s take on the yellow card that he picked up Wednesday night and on how his previously injured groin held up in the match. The 29-year-old Thorrington drew the ire... Read more »