Archive for December 2009


Here are a couple of stories that are currently making the rounds… First, we have an update on the World Cup ticketing situation courtesy of the folks over at Soccer365.  I went through this very process back in 2006 (I failed to get tickets) and it’s a little bit tricky.  In order to be considered for tickets, you first... Read more »

CBA Stuff

At the beginning of September, Chris Rolfe announced that he would be leaving the Fire in January to join Danish club Aalborg BK. Rolfe, who tried to negotiate an extension with the Fire for two years before signing with Aalborg, said his decision to leave MLS was motivated by a few things – one of... Read more »

D.C. names Onalfo head coach

D.C. United has put an end to its head coaching search, [announcing this morning that Curt Onalfo will lead the club in 2010]( Onalfo previously was the head coach at Kansas City, where he lead the Wizards to two playoff berths in two seasons prior to be fired midway through 2009. Onalfo’s hiring means that... Read more »

Looking long term

It’s been a week but I’m back and better than ever. My batteries are recharged and I’m raring to go. My fire is lit. > “The point is that soccer clubs, prompted by media and fans, are always making financially irrational decisions in an instant. They would like to think long term, but because they... Read more »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope all of you who are celebrating today enjoy the holiday and a little bit of time off.  I’ll be back in the full swing of things next week (possibly even this weekend).  Until then, my best wishes to you and yours over the remainder of the holidays and into the new... Read more »

Fire in talks with De los Cobos

You knew I couldn’t stay away didn’t you? Mexican newspaper Record is linking Carlos De los Cobos, current head coach of El Salvador’s National Team, [with the Fire]( De los Cobos, 51, said that he will be leaving the Salvadoran “selection” when his contract expires at the end of the year. Though he said he... Read more »

Taking it easy

In the 7 full months that this blog has been up and running, I’m not sure if I’ve taken a single weekday off. Sure I may have been ‘light’ (ahem, it wasn’t that good, cough) on the content a couple of times or forgotten to post until 2 in the afternoon on occasion, but I... Read more »

Sunday's Games: Your Open Thread

Sunday isn’t the biggest day in the world of European soccer. The Premier League has little to offer (though Saturday was a big day in England, read about it [here](, Italy’s landscape is relatively barren and Spain doesn’t have either of its big boys in action (though Deportivo La Coruna v. Valencia — on at... Read more »

Champions League draw announced

There will be a couple of notable returns to old stomping grounds in the Champions League round of 16. With Jose Mourinho going back to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea and David Beckham facing off against Manchester United, some old passions will be renewed and a couple of old grudges brought to the surface.... Read more »

The Fire's Secret Santa

Christmas is only a week away and I have yet to start my shopping. I know, I’m bad news (and a bit of a procrastinator… just look at the time I posted this…) and I’m feeling a little guilty over my late start. So, to alleviate some of that guilt, I’ve decided to make a... Read more »