Fire First Kick 2011 Announced

The Fire will open the 2011 season by travelling to Frisco, Texas to face FC Dallas in the first Brimstone Cup match of the new year.  The opening game on March 19 will be followed by the home opener one week later against Sporting Kansas City (still hard to get used to that) in an afternoon game at Toyota Park. 

The Fire also announced that the team will help christen two new soccer specific stadiums in Portland and Kansas City.  PGE Park opens up to MLS play on Thursday night April 14 while the former Wizards open the Kansas City Soccer Stadium on June 9, also a Thursday.  For those interested in travelling support at Fire matches, both of those games sound like fantastic trips. 

Here is the remainder of the MLS First Kick 2011 schedule.  The Fire's first home game will actually take place more than a week before the Cubs and Sox home openers.  Interestingly enough the White Sox seem to have purchased Fire season tickets since their new 2011 advertising campaign features the slogan "All In". 

Cory Gibbs is All In

Here's Cory Gibbs first interview as a member of the Chicago Fire in Jeff Crandall's All In podcast

Jersey Sponsor Poll

First they had the Protectionator now they've got the Sponsorinator.  Hot Time In Old Town has created a wish list of possible jersey sponsors along with a reader poll. 

USMNT 2011

US Soccer is set to announce the training roster for January's match against Chile.  All indications are that Bob Bradley is going with a young squad for this match so Sean Johnson should get some serious consideration in goal.  The official announcement will be made at noon tomorrow. 

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  • I would love to know what idiot scheduled the Fire vs. Sporting KC game on a Thursday. Other than Columbus, this is the fixture Fire fans travel for the best. Good luck getting half the traveling supporters there compared to seasons' past.

  • In reply to fcoba85:

    Seems the league is looking to get the new stadium openings on ESPN's Thursday night broadcasts.

  • In reply to fcoba85:

    GR see how much would it cost to sponsor the Jerseys. Maybe we can rally some investors and followers of the blog to help. I'm serious.

  • In reply to Janjo:

    Best Buy was ponying up $2.5 million per year....so it ain't cheap.

    Protein Shake sponsor?

  • In reply to cesba:

    Janjo's protein shakes!! I'm loving it!

  • In reply to fcoba85:

    I'll take a Thursday game if it means an ESPN broadcast

  • In reply to fcoba85:

    GR -- any more info on the preseason games? I would like to watch their games in Charleston if I can make plans ahead of time.

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    Here's some info on the Carolina Cup Challenge in March (includes a number to call for tickets)......

    http://www.live5news.com/Global/story.asp?S=13471356

  • In reply to cesba:

    Thanks I have a call in already !!

  • In reply to cesba:

    Seasons Greetings from Barcelona
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  • In reply to lonecoyote:

    Lone,

    Catching any La Liga action?

  • In reply to shortpasses:

    This rumor report says Necaxa is a possible loan destination for Nery Castillo.......

    http://www.aguasdigital.com/elmarcador/leer.php?idnota=26724

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