Archive for July 2011

Fire Reserves Win Again

The Fire reserves improved their record to 4-0-1 after a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City this morning.  Orr Barouch opened the scoring in the 13th minute and Academy product Manny Guzman provided the winner in the 76th minute.  Academy players Peter Beasley and Brady Wahl also saw action. Fire Starting XI Conway Ristic, Robinson, Mikulic,... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

Another look back from FireStingDoug: A trip up to Metropolitan Stadium saw the Sting raise their record to 17-7 after defeating the Minnesota Kicks 2-0. John Tyma and Karl Heinz-Granitz (via another free kick) provided the scoring.  This marked the Sting’s final game in Minnesota against the Kicks.  The franchise folded after the 1981 season.

Timbers 1 Fire 0 - Ratings and Recap

The Fire now have the dubious distinction of being the victim of the Portland Timbers’ first MLS home win and their first MLS road win.  Facing an almost certain “must-win” situation against a struggling expansion side at home, the Fire failed miserably and continue to drop behind the pack in the race for a playoff... Read more »

Fire v Timbers Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Pappa, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko F Oduro, Nazirit Bench: Conway, Ristic, Robinson, Bone, Husidic, Videira, Barouch Timbers GK Perkins D Hall, Goldthwaite, Danso, Wallace M Nagbe, Jewsbury, Marcelin, Chara F Alhassan, Perlaza Bench: Brown, Horst, Purdy, Moffat, Cooper, Johnson, Zizzo

Fire v Timbers Match Preview

A new center midfielder and a US Open Cup victory on Tuesday night has brought some optimism back into the Fire’s 2011 season but the team faces a must win situation against a struggling expansion side at home.  After defeating Chicago in their home opener the Timbers have found some success at home but their road... Read more »

Fire to play Chivas de Guadalajara

Another international friendly has been added to the schedule.  The Fire will host Chivas de Guadalajara on Wednesday, September 14 at Toyota Park.  Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at noon but season ticket holders can use Bonus Game 1 vouchers for admission to this match. The match comes three days before hosting Chivas USA... Read more »

Fire Sign Sebastian Grazzini

Fire Sign Sebastian Grazzini
As expected the Fire have signed Argentine central midfielder Sebastian Grazzini.  The 30 year old playmaker will be added to the 30 man roster this Friday and will be available for selection upon receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. Grazzini will arrive in Chicago on Thursday night.  Although terms of the deal... Read more »

Fire Trounce New York 4-0 / New Player Announcement Imminent

The Fire hammered what was essentially the New York Red Bulls’ reserve squad 4-0 in US Open Cup play at Toyota Park tonight to advance to the US Open Cup semi-finals.  Dominic Oduro terrorized Red Bull defenders throughout the first half and scored the only goal of the first stanza although the Fire easily could... Read more »

Fire v Red Bulls USOC Matchday

Starting Line-Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares M Paladini, Pause, Nyarko, Pappa F Oduro, Nazirit Bench: Conway, Pantazopoulos, Robinson, Husidic, Videira, Barouch, Chaves Red Bulls GK Condoul D Albright, Keel, Lassiter, Jones M Kassel, Ballouchy,Rooney, Schneider F Da Luz, Hertzog Bench: Horwoth, Hot, Paulo

USOC Start Time Moved Up to 5pm Tonight

Due to power outages in Bridgeview the Fire have announced that the start time for tonight’s US Open Cup match against the New York Red Bulls has been moved up from 7:30 pm to 5pm.  The Fire are offering free admission and free parking to those who attend the match and all previous ticket purchases... Read more »