Archive for March 2010

Updating the Krol Situation

*Very sorry this is going up so late. I had to deal with some issues and was kept away. Rest assured tomorrow will literally be chock full of posts. I’m planning on setting a record for number of entries. I intend to hold to that. On another note, this post is meant to update the... Read more »

Toronto to host MLS Cup

MLS announced yesterday that Toronto will host the MLS Cup this November. I’ve previously gone on the record as saying that I hate the fact that MLS doesn’t play its championship game in the home city of the higher seeded team. On that regard, nothing has changed. However, if MLS must pick a city to... Read more »

Busch signs with Earthquakes; Will backup Cannon

Just got off the phone with Jon Busch. He let me know that he has come to terms on a deal with the San Jose Earthquakes, officially signing a contract with the club this morning. Busch will start his career in San Jose as the number two goalkeeper, playing the role of backup to incumbent... Read more »
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Thorrington out for Saturday's game

Fire midfielder John Thorrington will miss his second consecutive game this Saturday due to a quad injury he picked up during preseason training. Thorrington, who originally thought he could play through the injury, said he’s hoping to be back by next Saturday’s home opener against San Jose. “I had a little… niggle in my left... Read more »

Caught up in stuff...

Unfortunately, today has been a lot busier than I originally thought it would be and I won’t have any time to write another post.  My sincerest apologies.  However, I will be at the Fire’s practice tomorrow so I encourage you to post any questions you have for any players, coaches, or staff in the comments... Read more »

Report: Busch signs with San Jose

A [report has surfaced that former Fire keeper Jon Busch has signed with the San Jose Earthquakes](http://www.centerlinesoccer.com/2010/03/28/earthquakes-acquire-goalkeeper-jon-busch/). I’ve reached out to Jon to confirm the report, but as of now he has not responded to my request for an interview. If the report is true, Busch will have to battle with both veteran keeper Joe... Read more »
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Klopas's take

I briefly (very briefly… thanks AT&T phone service) spoke with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas after the Fire’s 1-0 at New York last night.  I only asked him one question before my phone crapped out, but I thought I’d share his response anyway. Here’s what he had to say: “I’m a little disappointed that we... Read more »

Fire 0 - New York 1: Off in the opener

Disappointing night for the Fire, as they drop the opener 1-0 at New York. You can read most of my thoughts on the match over at [MLSsoccer.com](http://www.mlssoccer.com/content/promises-left-undelivered-fire), but I wanted to take the time to share a few extra opinions over here. Here goes… I was pretty disappointed by the roster moves de los Cobos... Read more »

Matchday 3/27: Fire vs. New York

We’re a mere four hours from watching the Fire take on the Red Bulls in what will be their first meaningful game since last November.  I’m excited.  It should be a great season for the Fire (I actually picked them to finish first in the Eastern Conference on MLSsoccer.com) and tonight should (hopefully) mark a... Read more »
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The season opener: Match Preview

*I’m heading out the door to catch my flight back to Chicago so – unfortunately – I’m going to have to make this one quick. Let’s get to it…* The Fire and Red Bulls are one day away from opening up their 2010 seasons at Red Bull Arena. Though they finished at opposite ends of... Read more »