Archive for October 2010

Mid Week Training Report

The Fire depart for California on Thursday to close out the season against Chivas USA on Saturday night.  The game doesn’t mean much to either side and the Fire could use the opportunity to get a look at some younger players.  According to De Los Cobos he wants to give Corben Bone another shot against... Read more »

Conde Headed To Israel?

According to this Israeli report, Wilman Conde will travel to Israel next week to trial with Maccabi Haifa FC.  Conde is likely to explore every option in search of the best deal possible since he is out of contract after the season.  It’s likely that his performance this season hasn’t produced the offers he was... Read more »

Before The Fire Get Too "Wacky".....

A recent article by’s Steve Davis got me thinking about the Fire’s current coaching situation and the dismissal of the previous coach.  Some members of the national media have taken the opportunity to point out that Denis Hamlett was relieved of his duties after two consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference final and have... Read more »

Fire 0 DC United 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

A disappointing end to the home season and Brian McBride’s final Chicago match featured a goal that was called back in the sixteenth minute as a result of an offsides call.  McBride was also stopped on a late first half header by a diving Troy Perkins.  The match itself was played with all the energy of... Read more »

Fire v DC United Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Dykstra D Kinney, Watson-Siriboe, Conde, Umanzor M Ristic, Lowry, Pause, Pappa F Nyarko, McBride Subs: Duffy, Brown, Bone, Husidic, Ljungberg, Carr, Castillo DC United GK Perkins D McTavish, James, Jakovic, Zayner M Najar, Morsink, King, Quaranta F Allsopp, Hernandez Subs: Harrison, Graye, Boskovic, Carreiro, Simms, Varela, Cristman

Fire v DC United Match Preview

How the mighty have fallen.  This is the first year in league history that DC United, New England Revolution, and Chicago Fire will fail to qualify for the playoffs in the same season.  DC has been a wreck from day one and it cost new coach Curt Onalfo his job in August after going 3-12-3. ... Read more »

Wizards 2 Fire 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

Calling this effort lackluster would be very gracious.  After a 2-0 win against Columbus the Fire came out and played like a team that has been eliminated from playoff contention.  Certainly the revolving door of personnel changes due to injury and call ups played a part in the overall performance but an apparent lack of... Read more »

Fire v Wizards Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Dykstra D Ristic, Brown, Watson-Siriboe, Krol M Bone, Lowry, Pause, Carr F Ljungberg, John Subs: Duffy, Umanzor, Conde, Husidic, Nyarko, Castillo, McBride Wizards GK Nielsen D Harrington, Besler, Conrad, Espinoza M Auvray, Arnaud, Rocastle, Kamara F Wolff, Bunbury Subs: Kronberg, Leathers, Myers, Thomas, Diop, Jewsbury, Zusi

Fire v Wizards Match Preview

The Fire are now mathematically eliminated from playoff contention and they can officially eliminate the Kansas City Wizards with a win or tie at Toyota Park.  Although Kei Kamara has managed to find the net 10 times this season, the Wizards have struggled to score for most of the season.  They’ve actually scored three less... Read more »

Fire Eliminated From Playoffs

San Jose defeated DC United 2-1 and Colorado earned a draw in Dallas.  That combination of results officially eliminated the Fire from any chance of qualifying for the 2010 MLS playoffs.  The most realistic chance of getting in involved the Fire winning their remaining three matches and Colorado losing their last three while making up... Read more »