Archive for August 2012

Pappa transferred to Heerenveen (updated with comments from Javier Leon)

Marco Pappa has been transferred to SC Heerenveen effective immediately. Pappa was originally slated to join the Dutch side this coming January when his MLS contract expired but according to Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon the move affords the Fire some space to move.  “This transfer provides the club with flexibility under the... Read more »

Barouch sold?

According to the official site for Israeli club Bnei Yehuda, the club has purchased striker Orr Barouch from the Fire.  Chicago received $400K and Barouch was rewarded with a 4 year deal.  Nothing has been announced here but the site claims Barouch will arrive in Israel on Thursday.

No Fire? No problem.....

The Fire aren’t playing this weekend but there is still plenty of MLS action taking place that can or will affect the Fire’s playoff position.  The Eastern Conference stretch run is shaping up to be an entertaining one with only thirteen points separating spots 1 through 7 in the table.  The statistical favorites to claim... Read more »
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DC United 4 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

A chance to create some space and push DC United further into fifth place went by the boards after the Fire’s worst defensive performance of the season resulted in deserved 4-2 loss.  DC pressured the Fire midfield and gave them little room to operate, effectively disabling the attack that has looked impressive over the last... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day

Staring Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Pappa, Pardo, Paladini, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Nolly, Gargan, Bone, Videira, Fernandez, Alex, Oduro DC GK Hamid D Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb M Pontius, Kitchen, Saragosa, DeLeon F DeRosario, Pajoy Bench: Willis, Chabala, White, Tan, Wolff, King, Salihi

Fire v DC United match preview

A win here would move the Fire to within one victory of the top two clubs in MLS so far this season.  San Jose and Sporting Kansas City both have 14 wins and have appeared to be front runners for the Supporter’s Shield for most of the season.  Picking up three points at RFK stadium... Read more »
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Fire 2 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

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Twelve victories and 41 points pushes the Fire into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference table.  The team continues to push the game from an offensive standpoint and is creating ample opportunities to score.  Chris Rolfe, Patrick Nyarko, Marco Pappa, Alvaro Fernandez, and Sherjill MacDonald have combined to provide a look at... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Paladini, Pardo, Nyarko F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Nolly, Gargan, Bone, Alex, Pappa, Videira, Oduro Revolution GK Reis D Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney M Cardenas, Simms, Guy, Nguyen F Sene, Brettschneider Bench: Murray, Barnes, Lechner, Fagundez, Feilhaber, Rowe, Bengston

Grazzini loaned out

The Fire have announced that midfielder Sebastian Grazzini has been loaned out to Argentine first division side Atletico de Rafaela.  Terms of the loan were not made available by the Fire or MLS but reports out of Argentine suggest that the deal is based on a one year loan for no fee. This puts an... Read more »
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Kinney returns, Pineda shines in reserve victory

The Fire Reserves defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-1 this morning in a match that featured the on-field return of injured defender Steven Kinney, an impressive effort from homegrown player Victor Pineda, some interesting positional changes, and appearances by players in the U-16 Academy program.  Kinney, playing in his first competitive match since tearing his Achilles... Read more »