Archive for September 2009

Linked Up

It’s shaping up to be a light news day in the world of the Chicago Fire so without anything too new to report on, I thought I would share a few links with you guys to keep your Wednesday rolling along… Here’s a little write-up from’s Scott Powers detailing [Chris Rolfe’s upcoming transfer]( Sure... Read more »

A Look at Lowry's Performance

When Peter Lowry netted twice for the Fire in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Columbus, you couldn’t blame the midfielder for wanting to soak it all in. After all, it’s not too often that the 24-year-old Lowry gets a start, let alone scores two goals. “I was pretty excited,” said the second year midfielder. “It’s pretty... Read more »

Chris Armas to be inducted into "Ring of Fire" Hall of Fame

It was announced yesterday that [former Fire midfielder Chris Armas — who played with the club from its inception in 1998 through 2007 — will be inducted into the “Ring of Fire” Hall of Fame]( prior to Fire’s October 22nd game against Chivas USA. “As someone who once shared the pitch with Chris, I can... Read more »

Afternoon Notes: Segares and Thorrington Injury Updates

Just a few quick updates on the injury situations of Gonzalo Segares and John Thorrington to keep your day moving along… **Gonzalo Segares -** Segares, who has been out with a sprained left MCL since August 9th, told me last week that he was targeting this Saturday’s game against Toronto FC for his return and... Read more »

Fire 2 - Crew 2: Punished by a Penalty

The Fire had it all to fight for on Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Crew. First place in the East, a shot at the Supporter’s Shield, home field advantage in the playoffs, you name it and the Fire had it in their grasp this afternoon at Toyota Park but in the end it all slipped... Read more »

Matchday: 9/20

Today’s another busy day in the world of soccer as there are several very high quality matches going on, even as I type this entry. Some of the more marquee matchups include Manchester United v. Manchester City (7:30 a.m. on Setanta Sports), Chelsea v. Tottenham (10 a.m. on FSC) and of course Fire v. Crew... Read more »

Matchday: 9/19

There are a full slate of good soccer matches on the plate for today as the European leagues start to round out of the beginning of the year and MLS continues to inch towards the close of the 2009 season. Some matches that I might be checking out include Barcelona v. Atletico Madrid (3 p.m.... Read more »

Fire vs. Columbus Crew: Match Preview

With only five regular season games left in their season, every remaining match is critical for the Chicago Fire. Some matches, however, are more important than others and this Sunday’s battle at Toyota Park against the defending champion Columbus Crew (2 p.m. on My50/Telefutura) certainly fits that description. The first place Crew and the second... Read more »

Linked Up

Hey everybody, it’s a busy afternoon for me so here’s a few quick links to get you through the day.  Here’s a brief interview the Chicago Fire media relations people did with new acquisition David Myrie.  Not a whole lot there, but worth checking out. MLS announced yesterday that the league will take a break... Read more »

Crew win in Champions League Play: Carry momentum into Sunday

The first place Columbus Crew won their CONCACAF Champions League group stage match against Saprissa last night, [upsetting the Costa Rican side 1-0 on the road.]( Midfielder Eddie Gaven scored the winner for the Crew in the 5th minute of play, when forward Steven Lenhart played him in behind the Saprissa defense, giving Gaven a... Read more »