Archive for June 2011

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Oduro, Paladini, Husidic, Nyarko F Chaves, Barouch Bench : Conway, Mikulic, Ristic, Bone, Pappa, Videira, Ferrari RSL GK Rimando D Russell, Olave, Borchers, Beltran M Grabavoy, Beckerman, Warner, Johnson F Espindola, Aghasyan Bench : Reynish, McKenzie, Schuler, Gil, Gonzalez, Williams, Toia

Nazarit Suspended For 2 Games

MLS will announce a two game ban and $500 fine for Cristian Nazirit as a result of what the MLS disciplinary commitee has deemed as a play that endangered the safety of his opponent in the 59th minute of the New England match this past weekend.  Nazirit received a yellow card for an elbow/forearm thrown near... Read more »

Fire v Real Salt Lake Match Preview

After losing to Monterrey at home in the final leg of the CONCACAF Champion’s League Final on April 27 Real Salt Lake has not looked like the same team that was considered to be the class of MLS by many observers at the beginning of the season, myself included.  A bit of a let down... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day in 1981

Have Your Say : This Day in 1981
Another look back at 1981 courtesy of FireStingDoug: After losing to the Sounders 1-0 on June 17, the Sting travelled to Portland to face the NASL’s version of the Timbers.  Powered by goals from Paul Hahn, Pato Margetic, Arno Steffenhagen, and Dave Huson the 4-2 victory ended the team’s three game losing streak.  The game... Read more »

Fire v Revolution Match Day

Starting Line Ups **Fire** GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Nyarko, Pause, Husidic, Oduro F Chaves, Nazirit Bench : Conway, Ristic, Robinson, Bone, Paladini, Barouch, Ferrari **Revolution** GK Reis D Barnes, Coria, Soares, Alston M Tierney, Joseph, Phelan, Nyassi F Mansally, Lekic Bench : Shuttleworth, Loewy, Guy, Kinne, Schilawski, Sousa, McCarthy

Fire v Revolution Match Preview

A second consecutive match on the road against an Eastern Conference rival offers the Fire an opportunity to get back in the thick of the playoff race with a result against a team that sits in a tie with them on fourteen points.  New England has struggled this season with a 3-7-5 record and only... Read more »

Fire's Next USOC Match June 28

The US Soccer Soccer Federation has announced the possible third round pairings for all eight remaining MLS clubs still alive in the US Open Cup tournament.  The Fire will play the winner of next Tuesday’s match between the Rochester Rhinos and Harrisburg City Islanders to be held in Harrisburg, Penn.  Harrisburg currently sits in third... Read more »

Puerari Headed To Mexico

Reports have surfaced out of Mexico that Gaston Puerari has been transferred to Atlas.  According to two spanish football media outlets, Atlas manager Ruben Omar Romano identified Puerari as a new reinforcement for this upcoming FMF season and the forward will report to the club this coming Sunday.  Puerari did draw some interest from teams... Read more »

Mid Week Injury Report & Notes

This week’s early injury report includes an upgrade to Josip Mikulic’s status.  The defender returned to full training yesterday while Marko Maric resumed light running on the side.  Steven Kinney and Mike Banner worked on the side as well but did not train.  CHICAGO FIRE — OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

Another look at the 1981 season from FireStingDoug: With a record of 10-4 the Sting took on the Washington Diplomats at Comiskey Park on June 14, 1981.  The Diplomats (also previously know as the “Dips”) folded after the 1980 season but the NASL moved the former Detroit Express into Washington to start the 1981 season... Read more »