Archive for July 2011

Fire Weekend Notes

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Prep for the Union The Fire are training this weekend ahead of  a mid-week match against the Philadelphia Union at Toyota Park.  The Eastern Conference leading Union will be without starting right back Sheanon Williams who was shown a red card in a 2-1 loss to Colorado last night. Pardo Arrives Pavel Pardo’s first training... Read more »

Bradley Out - Chicago Next?

US Soccer announced today that head coach Bob Bradley has been relieved of his duties with the US Men’s National Team.  The Fire’s coaching search for the 2012 season just got a ton more interesting.

Robinson Traded to TFC

The Fire have acquired defender Dan Gargan and a second round draft pick from Toronto FC in exchange for defender Dasan Robinson. Gargan is a right back who can also fill in at central defense.
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A Second Home Grown Player?

According to this report the Fire will be adding a second Home Grown Player to the roster some time next week.  That player will be US U-17 striker Kellen Gulley. A native of Clinton, Mississippi Gulley is regarded as one of the top young forward prospects in the nation and was discovered playing for the... Read more »

Pavel Pardo Joins The Fire ; Ristic Out

The Fire have signed former Club America midfielder Pavel Pardo and will add him to the roster upon receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.  Pardo will be available for selection on August 3 at home against Philadelphia and will report for training on Thursday. “Pavel’s international credentials and track record as a... Read more »

Fire Lose To Manchester United But Hold Their Own

Fire Lose To Manchester United But Hold Their Own
Yesterday’s match against Manchester United was about as succesfull as an international club friendly can be without actually winning the game.  The home team represented themselves well, actually leading the Premiere League champions 1-0 for 65 minutes and playing well enough to earn a bit of respect from the local fans amid a disappointing season... Read more »
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Fire v Manchester United Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Gibbs, Cuesta, Segares M Pappa, Paladini, Pause, Nyarko F Oduro, Nazirit Bench: Conway, Dufty, Mikulic, Pantazopoulos, Robinson, Banner, Husidic, Grazzini, Bone, Videira, Ristic, Barouch, Ferrari, Chaves Manchester United GK De Gea D Evra, Jones, Smalling, F. Da Silva M Carrick, Obertan, Cleverly F Berbatov, Welbeck, Diouf Bench:... Read more »

Fire v Manchester United Match Day Is Here

Fire v Manchester United Match Day Is Here
What is expected to be the largest crowd ever for a Fire game should be in attendance to watch the home side take on Premiere League Champions Manchester United at Soldier Field today at 4:00 CDT.  The previous record of 54,432 was set at Soldier Field on July 16, 2005 as the Fire drew with... Read more »

Pavel Pardo In Red?

Numerous reports have surface today that Club America midfielder Pavel Pardo has signed with the Fire.  While discussions have taken place with Pardo the reports are premature.  A source with knowledge of the situation informs me that a deal has not been reached and nothing has been signed at this time. Pardo was spotted at... Read more »
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Manchester United Arrives Today

Fresh off a 7-0 thumping of the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night, the Red Devils arrive in Chicago this afternoon.  The pre-game hype goes into high gear today as Frank Klopas, Sir Alex Ferguson, and others participate in  a media press conference. On Friday night the Premiere League Champions will train at Toyota Park’s turf... Read more »