Rolfe still out - Fire Confidential Podcast

Chris Rolfe did not participate in training this morning due to the ankle injury suffered last Thursday.  His status for the Seattle match this weekend is still up in the air but it doesn't sound good.  "We'll see.  He's day by day and he's not out here.  He doesn't have any swelling but there's still pain in his ankle," said Frank Klopas at the conclusion of the first training session of the week.  "He sprained an ankle.  That's all part of the game."

Fire Confidential Podcast Episode 4

In the latest episode of the Fire Confidential podcast we take a look at the win in Toronto, the addition of Chris Rolfe and the possible line up changes that may come as a result of the acquisition.  We also talk to Patrick Nyarko about where he prefers to play on the pitch, his scoring touch, and his thoughts on Rolfe.

You may have been surprised to hear during a recent All-in Podcast that the Ghanian playmaker believes that Rolfe is the best player he has ever played with....including Cuautehmoc Blanco.  "At that stage in (Blanco's) career (his time with the Fire), I'll take Chris Rolfe over Blanco," says Nyarko.

Listen to his reasoning and more by clicking here.

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  • "Job Well Done On Your Podcast Guillermo and Jeff."
    When Rolfe plays Pause should sit. As most agree
    Nyarko is much better than Pause on both sides of
    the ball with his speed in the offense as well as the
    defense. Papa needs to be told he stays on the wing
    and he needs to come back and help on the defense
    and not be the hog or he sits.

  • In reply to Juergen:

    Thanks Juergen!
    Klopas has some good options in this case.

  • Just saw this today about two time Fire alumnus Andy Herron:
    "Also honored for the second time this season was Ft. Lauderdale Strikers forward Andy Herron, named the NASL Offensive Player of the Week. . . . Herron scored two goals in the Strikers' 2-2 tie at San Antonio on Saturday." From Soccer America.

  • Former Fire goalkeepers coach Daryl Shore is also the head coach at Ft. Lauderdale.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    However Daryl Shore did the take the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers to the NASL cup last year only lose to the NSC Minnesota Stars. Former 2011 Fire draft pick and current NSC Minnesota Star striker Amani Walker was part of that championship team.

  • More interesting stuff on why possession stats just might be useless.......

    http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/23/opta-possession-stat-not-based-on-time-on-number-of-passes/

  • Fire sign midfielder Alex Monteiro De Lima (Will be added to Fire roster on June 27):
    http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2012/04/fire-sign-midfielder-alex-monteiro-de-lima

    A midfielder. Not sure it's what we need right now.

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