Archive for May 2010

Fire vs Wizards Game Preview

The Fire travel to Kansas City tomorrow where the Wizards have found their only success of the season.  Kansas City is 2-0-1 at home and have not allowed a goal in their first three home matches.  The Wizards hammered DC United 4-0 on opening night before defeating Colorado 1-0 and holding Los Angeles to a scoreless... Read more »

Live KC/Fire Audiocast with Dan Kelly

The Fire are hosting a live audiocast featuring Dan Kelly during the Fire/Wizards match tomorrow.  Kelly will be taking questions during the match.  If you’re question is read on the air you’ll receive two free tickets to the next regualr season home game when the Fire take on FC Dallas.  The audiocast can be heard... Read more »

New Trialists

From Sam Stejskal’s piece on mlssoccer.com. Trialists Benjamin Kabongo and Stavros Glouftsis are in training with the Fire.
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A Look at the Klopas Era

The old sports saying goes that you have to wait three years before you can accurately assess or evaluate drafts and player acquisitions.  Frank Klopas was hired as Technical Director in January of 2008 and has now begun to shape the on-field product into his vision.  The term “attractive attacking football” was thrown around alot... Read more »

Early Injury Report

Tim Ward and Baggio Husidic were injured in training today and are new to the injury list.  John Thorrington is still out. CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: FW Calen Carr (R quad strain); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); DOUBTFUL: DF Tim Ward (L calf strain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Baggio Husidic (R calcaneus contusion); DF Steven Kinney... Read more »

Blanco in Chicago Again......at least for one night

Before Mexico’s friendly against Senegal last night the Chicago Fire presented Cuauhtemoc Blanco with a gift wishing him well at the World Cup.  The box appears too small to contain a contract offer.  En Fuego has details on the gift. According to Blanco he would entertain an offer to return.  Indications are that an offer... Read more »
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Bradley's USMNT 30 Man Camp

  This afternoon Bob Bradley named his 30 man provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup.  Several MLS squads are affected through the loss of key players. Goalkeepers : Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann Defenders : Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Johnathan Spector, Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMeritt, Heath Pearce, Chad Marshall... Read more »

Conde Imposes Contract Deadline?

According to Nick Firchau at mlssoccer, the Fire’s negotiations on a contract extension with Wilman Conde have hit a standstill.  Click here to read the entry. Conde’s contract expires after this season but the Fire have been working towards an extension since January.  If the report is true, Conde has imposed a June 1 deadline... Read more »

Sunday Musings

Here are some interesting items to look at in the wake of yesterday’s misery. From mlssoccer.com, Nick Firchau’s thoughts…. “On a night of few real surprises in the league, the biggest head-scratcher belongs to Carlos de los Cobos. The Fire coach is suddenly mortal again, thanks to his team’s 4-1 flop at Toronto FC. After... Read more »
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Fire vs Toronto FC Game Recap and Player Ratings

After controlling a good portion of the first half despite being down 1-0 the Fire turned in an absolutely dismal second half defensive effort in route to a 4-1 loss in Toronto.  Not only was the defensive effort lacking but it seems that several players were negatively affected by line up and formation changes.  Carlos... Read more »