Archive for April 2010

Fire vs Chivas USA Game Preview

The Fire come into this match on a bit of a roll and playing their best football of the young season.  Carlos De Los Cobos seems to have found a line-up and formation that maximizes the talent on his roster.  Chivas USA enters the contest coming off of a 3-2 victory against San Jose.  Despite... Read more »

USA World Cup Home Kits & Fire TV Schedule

  Nike revealed the USMNT’s white home kits today in New York.  This year’s model pays tribute to the 1950 American team that defeated England 1-0 in World Cup competition.  http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2010/04/US-Mens-National-Team-Unveils-Home-Uniform.aspx June 12 can’t get here soon enough.  Details coming soon on how you can nab one of these by entering our World Cup Bracket... Read more »

Conde Back at Training

Wilman Conde returned to training today after leaving practice early yesterday.  The best defender in MLS should be ready to go on Saturday vs. Chivas USA.
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Conde Injured?

The Sun Times’ Len Ziehm is reporting that Wilman Conde left training early today with pain in one leg.  Carlos De Los Cobos is hopeful that Conde will return to training tomorrow.  Hopefully the injury is not serious enough to keep him out of the Chivas match since Dasan Robinson is still not back at... Read more »

SuperLiga 2010 Schedule & Section 8 on Tour

SuperLiga 2010 MLS and the FMF have announced the dates for this year’s SuperLiga Tournament.  The Fire, Chivas USA, Houston, and New England are the MLS participants.  The four FMF teams will be annouced at the conclusion of their current playoffs.  Matches at Toyota Park will be held on July 14 and July 17 with the... Read more »

Mid Week Injury Report

The Fire’s mid week injury report upgrades Logan Pause from Doubtful to Questionable. CHICAGO FIRE – OUT: FW Calen Carr (R quad strain); DF Steven Kinney (L hamstring strain); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Logan Pause (L knee sprain) The Fire also have English midfielder Danny Spiller in for a look. http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/fire-notebook-pause-trains-english-mid-trial  ... Read more »
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June Madness

  MLS is taking a two week break in June since everyone will be watching the World Cup, including us.   I’ve got a few ideas for a Fire Confidential World Cup bracket pool but I’d like to gauge interest in participation before deciding which idea is the most practical option.  If you’d like to participate just... Read more »

Random Fire Links

Here’s another round of interesting links…………….. Ridiculous Not Fire related and I’m not sure if this has been posted before, but I though it was worth a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wTP-MPq98 I particularly like the way he strolls off like he’s the shiznit after every shot.   Ward Bounces Back Sam’s piece on Tim Ward on mlssoccer.com... Read more »

Meet the Team Season Ticket Holder Event

The Fire held their annual season ticket holder “Meet the Team” event featuring a chance for fans to meet and greet every player on the roster and the coaching staff.  If you’re a season ticket holder it’s always one of cooler events of the year.  The event was held at Best Buy in Bucktown.  
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Fire vs Houston Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire clearly controlled the play, especially in the first half during a 2-0 victory against Houston.  The Fire midfield controlled possesion while the defense limited Houston to very few dangerous opportunities.  Dynamo came out more aggressive in the second half which led to a chippy second 45 minutes marred by two red cards and a... Read more »