Archive for January 2010

Q + A: Chris Rolfe

Former Fire midfielder/forward Chris Rolfe was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses: **How does Aalborg compare to playing with the Fire so far? Good luck in Europe, Chris! -patrickhattrick** First of all, it’s somewhat nice to go through pre-season at our home training grounds and... Read more »

Fire sign Martinez to loan deal

The Fire announced this afternoon that midfielder Julio Martinez will join the club on loan from Mexican second division side Club Leon FC. Martinez, who played for Fire head coach Carlos de los Cobos on the El Salvadoran National Team, for which he has scored two goals in ten appearances. “Julio is a true professional... Read more »

Links

Just a few quick things I wanted to pass along before heading off to class for the day… The U.S. National Team is well into its annual January training camp and is set to [face Honduras in a friendly this Saturday at the Home Depot Center](http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2009/12/US-to-Face-Honduras-January-23.aspx). Though the game won’t feature any of either countries... Read more »
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Segares officially signs with Apollon FC

It’s finally official. [Gonzalo Segares and Apollon FC have put pen to paper and signed a deal](http://www.apollon.com.cy/apollon/indexen.php?report) that will bring the 27-year-old former Fire left back to the Cypriot club through the end of their season. I know, I know, it’s not like this is any sort of surprise, but I thought I’d share the... Read more »

Ask Chris Rolfe

Former Fire forward/midfielder Chris Rolfe has kindly agreed to take some time out of his schedule to answer some questions from you guys. I’m guessing Chris will have a good deal to say about his new situation at Danish club Aalborg BK (where the season will resume in the beginning of March), life in Europe,... Read more »

Report: Krol to Fire a done deal

Krol in action for the Poland U-23’s According to a [report out of Poland](http://www.wspolczesna.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100119/SPORT02/73679984), the Fire and defender Krzysztof Krol have agreed to a deal that will bring the 22-year-old former Real Madrid reserve team player to Chicago on loan. According to the report, which cites one of the owners of Jagiellonia (Krol’s club prior... Read more »
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Updating the Collins John situation

Let’s rewind to Thursday’s draft for a minute. The Fire picked up a couple of defenders, two midfielders and even a keeper with their selections, but neglected to draft a forward — seemingly a position of need — with any one of their five picks. On the surface (assuming the Fire took need into consideration... Read more »

Happy MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Hopefully you have the day off (as I do…) but if not, definitely spend a minute thinking about what Martin Luther King did for the people of this country — it’s a better place because of him. Secondly, apologies for the delay in posting. I had some stuff that... Read more »

Match of the Week

*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent you’re on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further soccer fans — I’m starting a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) the weekend’s best match. Also, consider... Read more »
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Quick thoughts on the Fire's draft

Source: Chicago Fire Frank Klopas and the Fire technical staff committed highway robbery yesterday. Not only did the Fire pick up Corben Bone and Kwame Watson-Siriboe in the draft much, much later than they were projected to go, but they also began to fill two of the team’s bigger needs in the process. Assuming they... Read more »