Open Tryouts Start Today

The Fire are holding their annual open tryouts at the Bridgeview Sports Dome today and tomorrow.  The Sun-Times' Len Ziehm has a short preview here and HotTimeInOldTown has a look at the tryout format here

The Fire are also providing tryout coverage here.  With 209 players participating and travellers coming from as far as China and Bolivia it's a busy weekend for assistant coach Larry Sunderland, who is running the tryouts.  Although it's a long shot that any of the trialists make the final roster there are qualified players participating.  Former UIC goalkeeper FC Dallas and Portland Timbers defender Steve Purdy is trying to make the team. 

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  • CRAP! my Iphone must have glitched, now I'm late!

  • Here's the current MLS Allocation order for those wondering......

    http://wvhooligan.com/2011/01/07/update-mls-allocation-order-2/

  • More STH benefits......

    http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2011/01/more-sth-benefits

  • In reply to cesba:

    At what point does the desperation for season ticket buyers become too much? When does this line get crossed?

  • New All-In podcast with Baggio Husidic.....

    http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2011/01/all-baggio-husidic

  • Former Fire defender Daniel Woolard signs with DC United

  • Rumors out of USL : Railhawks midfielder Dan Paladini will sign with the Fire.....season ticket hotline ringing off the hook.

  • Sarah Spain lets the great thinker that is Sepp Blatter have it.....

    http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/_/post/5999877/blatter-control-problem-again

  • In reply to cesba:

    man, Sarah Spain is everywhere now around Chicago. Good for her, she's fantastic!

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    You can say that again, RedLine55!!!

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    GR,

    Any word on when the league will be releasing the full season schedule? Or when the Fire will be releasing the new jersey for 2011/12?

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    New schedule in February and new jersey sponsor is anybody's guess.

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    Our old friend, Wilman Conde, is playing for Atlas (v. Morelia) on Galavision right now. Long time no see, Wilman.

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    haha, and he just scored a pretty excellent goal (header) off a corner! Gonna miss that...

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    RedLine55, Atlas is winning 3-0 in the 2nd half with nobody in the crowd.

  • In reply to longoria3:

    yeah, why is that? I didn't look in to it at all, but I'm assuming there's a good reason. It's not like "FC Dallas no one in the crowd", it seems like the public wasn't admitted. You know?

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    Who knows but it makes FC Dallas and Colorado crowds look like the Seattle Sounders.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Hopefully speaking to Frank Klopas today from the Combine. Stay tuned.....

  • In reply to cesba:

    I noticed when Greg Vanney left RSL for Chivas that he was one of 6"technical people" at the club, and would have to be replaced. How many technical people do the Fire have? I get the impession the Fire technical staff are few and that staff levels are below many MLS teams.

  • River Plate's Ariel Ortega wants to come to MLS.......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Ortega

    too old? too drinky?

  • In reply to cesba:

    and no thank you.

  • Denis Hamlett hired by Tom Soehn and the Whitecaps.....

    http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/backofthenet/archive/2011/01/07/whitecaps-add-hamlett-to-coaching-staff.aspx

  • In reply to cesba:

    OH JOY!!!!

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