Archive for June 2012

Fire v Red Bulls match preview

Hans Backe will make the trip to Chicago but New York’s two designated players will not.  Both Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez did not travel with the team and will miss this match.  That seems to be a bit of a break for the Fire, who are in need of a win at home after... Read more »

To DP or not to DP?

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That is the question raised last night when this MLS report surfaced listing every current and past Designated Player since the rule was introduced in 2007.  To the surprise of many the Fire have one name on the list this season and you would have been hard pressed to guess who that could have possibly... Read more »

Grazzini's contract status unresolved, Alex arrives, & more

With the transfer window fast approaching MLS clubs are looking to complete roster moves that will likely define the remainder of the 2012 season.  For the Fire, the most pressing issue after adding another impact player at striker should be the re-signing of influential playmaker Sebastian Grazzini.  The Argentine midfielder’s initial one year contract with... Read more »
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A look at the Fire's 2012 "salary cap" situation

It’s that time of the year again where we play the MLS salary budget guessing game! With the recent release of the MLS Player’s Union salary information it’s possible to get a general look at where each team sits in relation to reaching the “salary budget” amount of $2,810,000.00 that each club has to spend... Read more »

Playoffs magic number - 12?

With less than half (actually 38% for the Fire) of the MLS regular season already on the books playoff battles are already starting to take shape.  In the Western Conference Real Salt Lake, San Jose, and Seattle seem to have staked a claim to the top of the table with Colorado and Vancouver currently occupying... Read more »

Revolution 2 Fire 0 - Recap and Ratings

This one will sting for a while and the Fire will have two weeks to stew in the aftermath.  After coming out to start the second half with full control of the first fifteen minutes of play the Fire’s defense completely collapsed allowing New England attackers to run free into the penalty area for two... Read more »
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Fire v Revolution match day

Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Berry, Anibaba, Segares M Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Nyarko F Oduro, Barouch Bench: Tornaghi, Jumper, Videira, Paladini, Robayo, Puppo, Rolfe Revolution GK Reis D Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney M Cardenas, Joseph, Feilhaber, Nguyen F Moreno, Sene Bench: Shuttleworth, Barnes, Lozano, White, Rowe, Fagundez, Brettschneider

Fire v Revolution match preview

Another day, another rivalry. After finally regaining the Brimstone Cup from FC Dallas and losing to the Crew in Columbus last week the Fire will renew hostilities with another long time nemesis, the New England Revolution on Saturday night.  A win against the Revolution may help remove some of the sour taste in the mouths... Read more »