Archive for April 2011

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Sounders 2 Fire 1 - Recap and Ratings

Good efforts aren’t always rewarding and the Fire don’t have much to show tonight other than effort after a 2-1 loss in Seattle.  The Sounders controlled the action and the possesion for much of the first half as the Fire looked shaky defensively without Josip Mikukic in the middle.  A failure to close down O’Brian... Read more »

Fire v Sounders Match Day

Starting Line Ups **Fire** GK Johnson D Anibaba, Robinson, Gibbs, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Videira, Pappa F Puerari, Chaves Subs : Conway, Cuesta, Paul, Maric, Paladini, Oduro, Barouch **Sounders** GK Keller D Riley, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez M Friberg, Evans, Alonso, Rosales F Zakuani, White Subs : Boss, Ianni, Scott, Carrasco, Fernandez, Jaqua, Neagle

Fire v Sounders Match Preview

The Sounders are winless after four matches this season at 0-2-2 and they’ve struggled to score for periods early on.  After being blanked in their first two games against Los Angeles and New York and scoring a late goal to earn a 1-1 draw against Houston in their last home game, Seattle managed to score... Read more »

Hassli Takes Jersey Off To Reveal.........Another Jersey

I have to give Eric Hassli an A for creativity and an F for awareness. This silly move resulted in a second yellow and an ejection last night but it did get a chuckle out of me. Actually, the most amazing thing about this video is that John Thorrington can be seen in uniform and... Read more »

Injury Report Updated

CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); DOUBTFUL: FW Gabriel Ferrari (R hip flexor strain); PROBABLE: DF Josip Mikulic (L quadriceps strain); DF Cory Gibbs (R groin soreness); GK Sean Johnson (general illness) SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — DOUBTFUL: FW Mike Fucito (L ankle sprain); GK Josh... Read more »

Pre Seattle Notes and Links

Here are a few tidbits ahead of the Seattle match this weekend.  Injury News The early MLS injury report has been released and the Fire have a few new names on the list.  Josip Mikulic strained a quad in training last Tuesday and missed the USOC match against Colorado.  CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike... Read more »

Pantazopoulos Signing Announced

After beating out 210 players from 19 different nations, open tryout winner Pari Pantazopoulos can finally say he is officially a member of the Chicago Fire.  The Greek born, Mount Prospect transplant played professionally in Cyprus and Greece before returning to the Chicago area and participating in January’s open tryout.  The Fire’s release lists him... Read more »

Meet the Team 2011

The annual “Meet The Team” event is always one of the nicest outings of the year.  The 2011 version was held today at Chitown Futbol in Pilsen.  A large fan turnout gathered to meet and greet players and staff for autographs, play video games, and other soccer themed activities.  The turnout appeared to dwarf the... Read more »