Archive for June 2010

Julio Martinez Released

When asked about Julio Martinez’ status last night after the US Open Cup match, Carlos De Los Cobos inferred that “he was not right to play”.  It was assumed that this was due to injury.  Regardless if that was the case or not, Martinez was released today by the Fire.  Sam has more details on the... Read more »

Charleston 3 Fire 0 (Penalty Kicks)

The Fire don’t have additional fixture congestion to worry about in the coming months after bombing out of the US Open Cup competition again.  This time on penalty kicks in front of a small crowd of 2,526.  After a fairly listless first half, the Fire controlled a good portion of the run of play during... Read more »

Fire v Charleston US Open Cup Match Time

The Starting Eleven for the Fire: GK Johnson D Kinney, Watson-Siriboe, Umanzor, Krol M Pappa, Pause, Lowry, Bone, Banner F Dimitrov De Los Cobos goes with most of the young guys.  Watson-Siriboe gets another look after a shaky Sister Cities outing and Bone gets the start in central midfield.
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Fire v Charleston - US Open Cup

Can’t make it to the US Open Cup match tonight? Charlestonbattery.com is providing a live audio stream of the match. 

Fire 1 Revolution 0 Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire hung on in the second half to beat New England 1-0.  After a fair first half effort the Fire were content to sit back and protect the lead.  Although bunkering seldom works and often results in dropped points the Revolution just do not have the finishing talent to make anyone pay for giving... Read more »

Fire vs Revolution Starting Line Ups

Chicago Fire GK Dykstra D Robinson, Brown, Conde, Krol M Pappa, Husidic, Pause, Banner, Nyarko F McBride Subs: Johnson, Umanzor, Watson-Siriboe, Lowry, Dimitrov, Bone, Mapp New England Revolution GK Reis D Alston, Osei, Gibbs, Tierney M Joseph, Phelan, Perovic, Boggs F Nyassi, Schilawski Justin Mapp was originally in the Fire starting eleven but was scratched in... Read more »
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Fire vs Revolution Game Preview

It seems like a lot longer than two and half weeks but the Fire return to MLS action tonight against long time rival New England Revolution.  The Revs are off to brutal start carrrying a 3-7-2 record into this match (2-1-2 at home) although Steve Nicol perenially does more with less than anyone else in the... Read more »

Ghana 2 USA 1

USA’s run in the World Cup ended today with a thrilling extra time loss to Ghana.  Although it was a disappointing outcome, the Americans can hold their heads high in knowing that they  can compete at the highest level of the game on the World Stage.  Several missed opportunities and an early give away by Ricardo... Read more »

Busch Starting for the Quakes

Looks like Jon Busch has won the starting job in San Jose….at least for now.
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Media Watch

Here are a few doozies…….. This guy thinks the Ryder Cup is exciting but soccer will never make it.  This is an unbiased article but it contains some truly assinine comments from the jackal known as Glen Beck.  Not necessarily negative, but a buzz kill nonetheless. This guy should probably stick to the NBA.  He’s... Read more »