Archive for May 2010

Legia Warsaw 3 Fire 0

The Fire finished the Sister Cities Tournament in fourth place after being defeated by Legia Warsaw 3-0.  After a scoreless first half which saw some improved play from the previous effort on Wednesday against Paris Saint-Germain, the Fire provided a second half effort reminiscent of the disorganized effort againt Toronto two weeks ago.  Carlos De... Read more »

Fire Friday

Without an actual game that matters this weekend I’ll eschew the usual game preview today.  The Fire will play Legia Warsaw tomorrow at 6 pm for third place in the Sister Cities Tournament.  That game will be followed by the first place match between Paris Saint-Germain and Legia Warsaw.  Paris Saint-Germain will be holding an... Read more »

PSG 1 Fire 0

The Fire dropped the opening match of the Sister Cities Tournament by losing to Paris Saint-Germaine 1-0 in front of a US Open Cup sized crowd at Toyota Park.  Both teams seemingly appeared to approach the match as a typical friendly with little enthusiasm and sense of urgency.  The first half was an uneventful one... Read more »
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Fire vs PSG Game Day Notes

De Los Cobos Comments on Giuly From Sam Stejskal on mlssoccer.com, Carlos De Los Cobos acknowledges the Fire’s interest in PSG winger Ludovic Giuly and his desire for a central midfielder. Ward, Thorrington, and Carr A recap of the Fire’s injury situation.    

Fire vs PSG

Those of you waiting to get a look at rookie goalkeeper Sean Johnson in game action should purchase a ticket for tomorrow’s Sister Cities Tournament games.  Johnson will start against Paris Saint Germain in the first match at 7 pm. According to Carlos De Los Cobos, the usual starters will see playing time in the... Read more »

World Cup Bracket Pool

The World Cup is only 25 days away and MLS is taking a break during the first two weeks of group play.  That doesn’t mean Fire Confidential will be silent.  In addition to continued discussion of all things Fire, I’ll be watching the World Cup along with all of you.  Since we received a fairly... Read more »
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Misc Monday

Comments on the KC game from mlssoccer’s Greg Lalas “Fire and Rain Okay, I’m flummoxed. I have no idea what to make of this Chicago Fire team. At moments, they are a flowing, languid example of why it’s called the beautiful game. At other times, they make even the guy who wrote Soccer for Dummies... Read more »

2010 STH Scarf

  2010 Season Ticket Holder scarves are arriving in mailboxes.  One side announces “2010 Season Ticket Holder” while the other side reads “I Fuel The Fire”.  

Fire vs Wizards Game Recap and Player Ratings

A blown two goal lead and a late Kansas City equalizer cost the Fire two points in the standings.  The match featured plenty of up and down action with both sides creating numerous opportunities.  The wet field conditions along with the small pitch in KC contributed to an open affair that saw the Wizards control possesion... Read more »
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Fire/Wizards Starting 11

Andrew Dykstra Dasan Robinson, Wilman Conde, CJ Brown, Krzysztof Krol Julio Martinez, Baggio Husidic, Logan Pause, Patrick Nyarko, Marco Pappa Collins John Subs : Johnson, Watson-Siriboe, Umanzor, Banner, Lowry, Dimitrov, McBride De Los Cobos opts to stay with the 4-5-1 and Martinez surprisingly returns to the starting eleven.