Archive for January 2012

Fire/Pardo Close to New Deal & Striker On The Way

With the 2012 Superdraft only days away, Frank Klopas and the Fire are in the process of shaping the squad that will report for the beginning of training camp next week.  That includes re-signing veteran midfielder Pavel Pardo.  Klopas expects that Pardo will be signed and ready to go when the team begins workouts for the... Read more »

Robayo Signing Announced

The Fire officially announced the signing of 27 year old Colombian midfielder Rafael Robayo.  Decribed as a box-to-box central midfielder with a tireless work rate who can aid in the attack, Robayo was a very popular player at Millonarios where the club president issued a public thank you note for his efforts upon receiving news of... Read more »

MLS/Fire Schedule Released

And it’s not even March yet.  Major League Soccer released the complete league schedule today and what do ya know…..the Fire are the opening day opponent for yet another expansion team at home.  Chicago will open the season north of the border on March 17 against Jesse Marsch and the Montreal Impact.  I was actually... Read more »

Open Tryout Winner & More

This year’s open tryout winner is Peruvian born midfielder Fabrizio Pittaluga .  Unlike last year’s winner Pari Pantazopoulos who is a local product, Pittaluga is based out of Miami, Florida and travelled 1300 miles to participate in last month’s open tryout camp.  The 6 foot, 22 year old midfielder has some experience via training stints... Read more »