Archive for November 2011

Final 2011 training day notes

Chicago Fire held their final first team training session of the 2011 season this morning officially bringing an end to a year of ups and downs that culminated in narrowly missing the playoffs for just the third time in team history. After training, head coach Frank Klopas took a few minutes to talk to reporters... Read more »

Fire To Participate In Carolina Cup Challenge

For the second consecutive pre-season the Fire will participate in the Carolina Cup Challenge hosted by USL’s Charleston Battery. Matches will be played at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC between February 25 and March 4.  DC United and another yet to be named MLS side will also participate. The Fire have also faced the Battery... Read more »

MLS Cup Final : Los Angeles v Houston

So it’s a match up of the Supporter’s Shield winner against the Eastern Conference’s representative, the Houston Dynamo.  A little more than a month ago I thought Houston could be in danger of missing the playoffs but road victories at Dallas and Portland coupled with a home win against the Galaxy’s B team ensured them passage into post season play. ... Read more »

Frank Klopas Announced As Head Coach - Jersey Sponsor Near?

Thursday afternoon the Chicago Fire announced what many had been speculating would be the case for weeks. Owner Andrew Hauptman held a press conference to officially introduce Frank Klopas as the club’s permanent head coach, dropping the “interim” title he has held since the club released Carlos De Los Cobos on Memorial Day weekend some five... Read more »

Klopas Still "Interim" Coach For Now

The Fire continue post season training at Toyota Park with an eye towards 2012 and assessing the roster going forward.  Interim Head Coach Frank Klopas, who will likely have the “interim” tag removed soon is using the time to continue developing and hopefully carrying over the success the team enjoyed in the final months of... Read more »