Archive for March 2011

Calen Carr traded to Houston

According to this Houston Chronicle report, Calen Carr has been traded to the Houston Dynamo for forward Dominic Oduro.  Oduro was the object fans wraith in Houston this weekend after missing a sitter against Philadelphia.

Fire Acquire Defender Cuesta from Chivas USA

The Fire have acquired defender Yamith Cuesta via trade from Chivas USA.  A supplemental draft pick in 2012 goes to the Goats in exchange for the 21 year old Colombian.  Details here. Cuesta will be added to the roster immediately. 

Fire Confidential Polls - Best Newcomer

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Fire 1 FC Dallas 1 - Recap and Ratings

Despite not being able to find a second goal after playing up a man for 35 minutes the Fire have to be fairly content with gaining a point on the road against one of the better sides in MLS last season.  Only several big saves by Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman denied the Fire the full... Read more »

Fire v FC Dallas Match Day

First Kick is here and De Los Cobos surprises with one addition to the starting XI.  He stays with the 3-5-2 but Mike Videira gets the nod ahead of Baggio Husidic.  Patrick Nyarko does indeed start on the bench. Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Mikulic, Gibbs M Ristic, Videira, Pause, Pappa, Segares F Puerari, Chaves... Read more »

Fire v FC Dallas First Kick 2011 Preview

The Fire haven’t captured possession of the Brimstone Cup since 2001 and this year’s season opener will provide not only a first step toward regaining bragging rights against the former Dallas Burn but it will also allow provide the revamped Fire an opportunity to measure up against one of the best teams in the league... Read more »
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Training Notes, Hauptman Q&A, New Section 8 Chicago Podcast, and More

After training on Wednesday morning Carlos De Los Cobos was still playing down the Fire’s reliance on the 3-5-2 formation that the coach used for most of preseason.  If the Fire is starting the year deployed in that line up, De Los Cobos isn’t saying so yet.  “I’m trying to teach the team to be... Read more »

Davis Paul Officially Signed

He was announced to the crowd as a member of the roster at Monday’s Season Kick Off Luncheon but today the Fire officially announced the signing of 3rd round draft selection (51st overall) Davis Paul.  The University of California product showed well during the preseason while playing with the starting eleven as a midfielder despite... Read more »

MLS Picks for 2011 - Fire in the Playoffs?

Looking at the Eastern and Western conferences it’s evident to most that the balance of power is leaning heavily toward the left coast again this season.  The playoff format has changed in 2011 with 10 teams qualifying in lieu of last year’s 8.  In an attempt to avoid having only one Eastern team qualifying for postseason... Read more »
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Fire U-18 Academy at Toyota Park Tonight

Want to catch a glimpse of potential homegrown player additions to the Fire roster?  The Fire’s U-18 Academy team will be taking on Mexico’s U-17 National team tonight at Toyota Park. The Fire’s first homegrown player, Victor Pineda will feature in the match. Admission is $5 and parking is free.