Archive for September 2010

Not A Pretty Picture

The Fire don’t return to full training until Wednesday ahead of the weekend re-match with Seattle Sounders.  Seattle, however has a Champion’s League match in Mexico against Monterrey on Wednesday night.  The game is a must win since Chicago is now a full ten points behind Seattle for the eighth and final spot with two... Read more »

RSL 1 Fire 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire continue to shoot themselves in the foot by not giving themselves an opportunity to succeed.  Late goals allowed, sloppy defending, and listless offensive displays have been a staple of the team’s 2010 season so far.  Today’s match was no different.  This time Wilman Conde was again the culprit.  Conde continues to pick up... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Robinson, Brown, Conde, Segares M Pause, Ristic, Pappa, Ljungberg F John, Castillo Subs: Dykstra, Watson-Siriboe, Umanzor, Banner, Nyarko, Husidic, Carr RSL GK Rimando D Wingert, Borchers, Olave, Beltran M Beckerman, Grabavoy, Johnson, Williams F Saborio, Findley Subs: Reynish, Araujo, Gonzalez, Alexandre, Russell, Schuler, Campos

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Preview

With only eight matches remaining in the 2010 season it’s do or die time for the Chicago Fire.  The team’s failure to pick up wins against Toronto and Philadelphia last week places even more importance on their ability to pick up points against top teams like RSL.  There seemed to be a ramped up sense... Read more »

New Team President Julian Posada Introduced

New Fire team President Julian Posada addressed the media via conference call this morning and shed some light on his vision for the franchise, how he became involved as a candidate for the position, and how he plans to increase the Fire’s visibility in a crowded Chicago sports landscape.  When asked if his emphasis will... Read more »

Training Report / Injury Update

Training was definitely fiery and intense this morning as the team seems to finally realize that it’s facing the possibility of missing the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.  A full scrimmage followed by some spirited discussion is a good sign that the team is not taking things lightly, but the question... Read more »

Bratislav Ristic Officially Signed - Finally

Almost two months after being added to the SuperLiga roster in July, Bratislav Ristic has finally been signed to a contract by the Fire.  Ristic is a central midfielder with pace who can also play on the wings.  The Fire’s official press release has probably been on ice for quite some time.   

MLS Roster Deadline Looms

The final MLS roster deadline closes tomorrow at 4 pm and the Fire currently have one roster spot open.  After the release of Stefan Dimitrov on August 27, the team has opted to continue with 23 senior roster players available for selection.  Homegrown talent Victor Pineda was signed on August 17 but does not count... Read more »

Fire Catch A Break....Will They Finally Captitalize?

The Fire will catch a bit of a break this coming Saturday.  Real Salt Lake playmaker Javier Morales has been suspended for this weekend’s match up because of a knee to the midsection of Seattle’s Osvaldo Alonso.  The foul was missed by the officiating crew on the field but the MLS Disciplinary Committee caught it... Read more »

Union 1 Fire 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

After a disjointed and sloppy first half that saw miscommunication in the back and a shocking inability to complete more than 2 consecutive passes, the Fire came into the second appearing to finally realize that the season was on the line.  A more spirited effort in the second 45 still did not provide a score... Read more »