Archive for October 2009

Findley's Late Goal puts RSL past Columbus

Real Salt Lake got a late goal from striker Robbie Findley [to defeat Columbus 1-0 in the opening game of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series Saturday night](http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/soc/6696128.html). The match looked to be headed to a scoreless draw, but that all changed in the 88th minute when Findley slotted home a Yura Movsisyan cross to give... Read more »

Matchday 10/31

The MLS playoffs continue tonight with Columbus traveling to Sandy, Utah to take on Real Salt Lake in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series (6 p.m. Direct Kick).  If Real Salt Lake is to have any chance against the regular season champion Crew they need a result tonight — as they typically struggle... Read more »

Fire vs. New England Revolution: Game 1 Preview

After three consecutive years suffering playoff heartbreak against the Revolution, the Fire will try to extend their playoff winning streak against the Revs to two series this Sunday, when the two sides meet at Gillette Stadium for Game 1 (1 p.m. on FSC) of their two game Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup. The series, which could... Read more »
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Postseason Update: Seattle Sounders 0 - Houston Dynamo 0

The playoffs opened up last night in front of a raucous 30,000 + fans at Qwest Field in Seattle last night, but the expansion Sounders went home disappointed as they failed to find the back of the net in their [0-0 draw with the Houston Dynamo](http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/events/mls_cup/2009/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091030&content_id=7579462&vkey=mlscup2009&fext=.jsp). With the tie, Houston now only has to win... Read more »

UPDATE -- Blanco to Veracruz

Hey everyone, just wanted to clear a few things up in regards to the Blanco situation. A source close to the situation told me that Blanco and Veracruz agreed to a one year deal — which will begin in January — with an opt out clause for any point in the year.  This means that... Read more »

BREAKING -- Blanco to leave the Fire at end of year

The Fire has confirmed [an AP report](http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2009-10-29-2733898366_x.htm) that midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco will be leaving the club at the end of the year to join Mexican second division club Veracruz. Blanco, who played for Veracruz in 2004, is in the final year of a three year contract he signed with the Fire prior to the 2007... Read more »
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Mid-Week Update

Hey everybody, I just got off the phone with Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett so it’s time for the Mid-Week Update. Here we go… **Injury Updates –** **Gonzalo Segares –** Segares, who has been out with a left MCL sprain since August 9th, is getting closer and closer to making his long-awaited return to the... Read more »

Interview with Hamlett Tomorrow

Hey everyone, just wanted to open up the floor for any questions you have for Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett.  I’ll be interviewing him tomorrow afternoon so get your questions posted by noon and I’ll do my best to get them answered.  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.  I’ll be back tomorrow.

BREAKING -- MLS Moves Game 1 of Fire-Revs Series to 11/1

MLS just announced that Game 1 of the Fire-Revolution Eastern Conference Semifinal series at Gillette Stadium has been moved from Saturday, October 31st at 3 p.m. to Sunday, November 1st at 1 p.m.  The match will still be televised on Fox Soccer Channel and the time/date for Game 2 — Saturday, November 7th at 7:30... Read more »
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Fire vs. Revs: Five Questions

We should have known all along that it would come down to this. The Fire and the Revolution, facing off in the playoff’s for the eighth time in the Fire’s 12 year history. It’s one of the biggest rivalries in the league, sure to be full of nastiness and with no room spared for niceties.... Read more »