Archive for February 2012

FC Books: The Very Best of Pitch Invasion

Tom Dunmore, Chairman of Section 8 Chicago for the last three seasons has been a busy guy.  Along with his involvement in planning and coordinating the group’s activities and charity efforts, he’s also authored two books, maintains two websites, and has served as an executive for the MISL’s Chicago Riot.  His first book, Historical Dictionary of Soccer... Read more »

Fire v Real Espana Highlights

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Highlights from the Fire’s 3-1 victory on Saturday.

Fire Defeat Real Espana 3-1

On the strength of two goals by Dominic Oduro and a late tally by Orr Barouch the Fire defeated Honduran side Real Espana 3-1. Chicago took the lead in the 26th minute when Sebastian Grazzini sent Oduro in on the Espana goalkeeper for the first score of the match.  Espana tied it in the 38th... Read more »

Drogba and the Fire plus Weekend Notes

Several reports over the last few days have surfaced citing claims that the Fire have “had talks” either with or about Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.  One of the articles also erroneously claimed that the club was pursuing former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack.  The club was quick to shoot down the Ballack nonsense and I wouldn’t... Read more »

Fire v FGCU Highlights

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Here are the highlights from last night’s match.

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... Read more »