Archive for January 2010

Updating the Gonzalo Segares situation (Updated)

Despite it coming out over a week ago that Gonzalo Segares had agreed to a deal with Cypriot side Apollon FC, the 27-year-old left back — whose contract with the Fire expired at the end of the 2009 season — has yet to put pen to paper and sign with the Mediterranean island club. That... Read more »

MLS SuperDraft: Live Blog

With the draft set to get started in less than 20 minutes, it’s about time I started live blogging the event. The Fire has the 13th, 22nd, 29th, 45th and 52nd picks in this year’s draft; which contains four rounds and 64 picks. I’ll be watching the event live on ESPN2 beginning at 1 and... Read more »

A couple of things...

The MLS SuperDraft is tomorrow people. It’s going to be a big day for the Fire, who will have to wait until the 13th pick to make their first selection. I’m going to be live-blogging the whole damn thing and I’ll be having a good time with it, so be sure to check it out.... Read more »

Chicago denied opportunity to host World Cup matches

> And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them: > Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning. > – Carl Sandburg, from... Read more »

CBA Update

In the last 20+ years, every one of the so-called “major” sports leagues in America has gone through some sort of work stoppage. Whether it was the NFL in 1987, MLB in 1994, the NBA in 1998 or the NHL in 2004, every stoppage damaged the respective leagues. Attendance declined, playoffs were canceled, interest levels... Read more »

Happy Days

*Note: I changed the title of this article. The old one sucked.* > “For those who know their Fire history they remember a guy like [former head coach] Bob Bradley based on his integrity and the type of ethical guy that he is. When I sat down with Carlos the first thing i thought about... Read more »

Early reaction to the introduction of De los Cobos

The Fire formally introduced Carlos de los Cobos as head coach today, unveiling the 51-year-old Mexican manager in front of a crush of media members and fans. I’ll be transcribing the 45+ minutes of interviews I got from the press conference later on this afternoon, but I wanted to share a few quick observations now.... Read more »

Off to the press conference...

Apologies for my absence this weekend.  I was at a conference in St. Louis and had no internet access for the better part of three days.  It was awful. I will be attending this morning’s introduction of Carlos de los Cobos and plan to post shortly after the press conference ends.  Stay tuned.  (Update —... Read more »

Fire come to terms with De los Cobos

According to a report by Nick Firchau of the Southtown Star, [the Fire and Carlos de los Cobos have agreed to terms for the former Mexican international to become the fifth head coach in team history](,010710fireforweb.article). De los Cobos, who had been rumored as the front-runner for the job for about a week, most recently... Read more »

Draft Update

I’m sure many of you have heard of Megabus, the bus company that offers really low fares to and from cities across the country. And if you’ve heard of Megabus, you’ve probably heard that they offer free wi-fi on all of their buses.   Well I’m currently on a Megabus (going to St. Louis for... Read more »