Here are a few stories of interest before MLS Cup this coming weekend and the expansion draft a week from Wednesday on November 23.
Note Pad Sales In Mexico To Increase
Former Fire head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has surfaced again after departing from Once Caldas in Colombia. He's now in charge of Puebla FC in Mexico where he'll manage former Fire winger DaMarcus Beasley.
Carolina Cup Challenge Field Set
The Columbus Crew have joined the Fire, DC United, and host Charleston Battery in the Carolina Cup Challenge preseason tournament to be held next spring.
MLS and Social Media
Here's an interesting article on how MLS clubs use social media which takes a head count of fans and followers on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter. The Fire rank 5th overall in total numbers.
Garber Making The Rounds
MLS commisioner Don Garber is hitting the media circuit discussing MLS Cup and the growth of the league. Here's an LA Times interview discussing profitability and an MSNBC piece talking about the league's growth.
Fire Goal of the Year
Voting continues over at the Fire's official site to determine goal of the year. Today's match up pits Anibaba against Grazzini.
Supporter's Player of the Year
Check out Dominic Oduro's acceptance speech after picking up the Supporter's Player of the Year award from Section 8 Chicago on Saturday afternoon.