Archive for February 2011

Allocation Order Leaves The Fire Waiting In Line

For those wondering why the Fire weren’t involved in talks to acquire either Charlies Davies or Kenny Cooper, here’s a look at the current MLS allocation order.  The current “roster rules” require that National Team players returning to or enteriing MLS be subjected to the allocation process.  “The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to... Read more »

Fire Trim Training Roster By Four

The Fire’s practice session on Saturday looked a bit lighter for good reason.  Several players are no longer in camp and won’t be headed to phase 2 of pre-season training in Florida next week.  Supplemental draft pick Yannick Salmon and trialists Barry Rice, Ashley McInnes, and Hunter Jarrett are the first casualties.   

Section 8 Annual General Meeting and Training Notes

  Section 8 held their Annual General Meeting at the Bridgeview Sportsdome today in conjunction with a Fire merchandise sale and the team’s Saturday practice session.  The supporter’s group conducted the meeting to elect board members and representatives and address fan questions and concerns.  After attending the meeting this afternoon it’s evident how much work... Read more »
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Hey Look It's A New Banner (not Mike)

It took a while but thanks to you guys, Fire Confidential finally has a new banner.  Blanco, McBride, and Conde are gone so hopefully Nyarko and Johnson will stick around for a while therefore saving me from the abuse regarding an out of date banner.  

Gaston Puerari is Behind Door #1

  The Fire have announced the first of two international player signings and mystery international striker number one is indeed Uruguayan Gaston Puerari. Puerari has played in the Uruguayan first division the last four seasons with Rampla Juniors and most recently Montevideo Wanderers.  His yearly stats are available here.  Puerari scored 5 goals in eleven... Read more »

Media Day 2011 - De Los Cobos and Klopas Talk 2011

Media Day at the Bridgeview Sportsdome featured the full current roster in training with the exception of the two mystery international strikers, Deris Umanzor who has been loaned to Aguila in El Salvador, and Steve Kinney and Mike Banner who are recovering from injuries.  Carlos De Los Cobos and Frank Klopas addressed the media after... Read more »
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Full List of Trialists and More

Here’s the complete list of trialists at training today: Yoximar Granados Mosquera Mike Videira Leonardo Nate Weiss Alec Duffy Barry Rice Pedro Chicarelli Ashley McInnes Pari Pantazopoulos Martin Rivas Hunter Jarrett Michael Muniz Eric Ustruck Matt Glaeser Fabian Burbano Castillo Amadou Sanyang Graham Dugoni   Mike Banner and Stephen Kinney did not participate in practice... Read more »