Fire Down FGCU 3-0

The Fire completed their second outing of the pre-season with a 3-0 defeat of Florida Gulf Coast University.  The Fire goal scorers were Marco Pappa, Dominic Oduro, and Orr Barouch.

Pappa knocked in a rebound from a Federico Puppo shot in the 7th minute to give Chicago the lead.  Oduro followed up in the 21st minute converting on a feed from Pappa before Barouch completed the scoring with a tap in of a Corben Bone corner kick after the FGCU 'keeper misjudged the ball. 

Line Up


GK Kann (Tornaghi 31') (Woszczynski 61')

D Gargan (Videira 31') (Walls 61')

D Anibaba (Berry 31') (Watson-Siriboe 61')

D Gibbs (Stathakis 31')

D Segares (Guerrero 12') (Jumper 61')

M Pappa (Walls 31') (Pantazopoulos 61')

M Pardo (Paladini 31') (Chavez 61')

M Nyarko (Pineda 31')

M Grazzini (Bone 31')

F Oduro (Dube 31') (Frimpong 61')

F Puppo (Barouch 31') (Gulley 61')



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  • Crushin' it.

  • so can anyone explain something to me - how come Buddle gets to go back to LA straight off, but if Rolfe comes back to MLS, he has to go in for the international allocation deal?

  • In reply to CountChocula:

    The difference is two-fold.

    1. The Galaxy apparently made Buddle a qualifying offer before he left for Inglostadt so they retained his rights by extending said offer.

    2. MLS teams can retain those rights for up to two years. Buddle was only gone for one season. This summer would make it three seasons without Rolfe.

    The qualifying offer to Buddle apparently trumps the "returning national team player" allocation rule.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    I'm not one to piss in someone's Gatorade (partner's of Quaker...) but the two-year thing is not true... According to MLS Roster Rules found here:


    "When a player’s contract expires, the player does not count against the roster or budget of the team in question. Subject to the Re-Entry Draft rules, a team retains the rights to the player indefinitely following the expiration of a contract only if attempts were made to re-sign the player."

    The question becomes, did the Fire make the qualifying offer...? I would assume they might have...whether it was to keep him or make a play for him in the future. They were smart enough to protect Conde even though they knew he wasn't coming back and just got allocation money for him.

    Guillermo, I think its a great thing to ask the club.

  • In reply to seaside:

    I will certainly ask the question.

  • I'm not convinced that's the case. If the Fire made a qualifying offer to Rolfe like the Galaxy did to Buddle then they retain his rights.

    I've never seen anywhere written officially that Rolfe would be subject to allocation if he returned...

  • In reply to seaside:

    See above.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    I think you might be right Seaside....still looking into it.

  • In reply to seaside: are indeed correct. The Fire made a qualifying offer to Rolfe and still hold his rights, therefore he is not subject to the returning national team player allocation process.

    If he decides to return to MLS, the Fire would have a right of first refusal on his contract.

    Thanks for correcting my assumption on this one!

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    Chavez came in for Paladini at 61? Does this mean, Chavez is still with the Fire?

  • In reply to waam:

    That's draft pick Justin Chavez, not Diego Chaves.

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