Archive for August 2012

Logan Pause out 4-6 weeks

The Fire will be without team captain Logan Pause for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering two broken ribs and a collapsed lung as result of a first half collision on Sunday night in Philadelphia.  Pause has started every game this season and trails only CJ Brown in all-time appearances for the club. Without Pause... Read more »

Pappa to Heerenveen in January

After months of speculation it’s finally official.  Marco Pappa has signed a pre-contract with SC Heerenveen and will join the Dutch club when his MLS contract expires at the end of the year.  Pappa, who is currently third among all-time leading Fire goal scorers is one of the more talented wide players in MLS and... Read more »

Fire 3 Union 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire continued to improve offensively with both of the club’s most recent additions on display in the starting eleven this time.  Alvaro Fernandez and Sherjill MacDonald both started but Chris Rolfe stole the show with two impressive scores.  Frank Klopas’ revamped offense has looked very good in the last three matches with possession, movement,... Read more »
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Fire v Union match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Pardo, Pappa F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Paladini, Videira, Alex, Nyarko, Oduro Union GK MacMath D Williams, Soumare, Okugo, Gaddis M Carroll, M. Farfan, G. Farfan, Daniel, Adu F Hoffman Bench: Harrison, Lahoud, Hoppenot, Pajoy, Martinez, Albright, Pfeffer  

Fire v Union match preview

A few notes of interest for the Fire/Union match tomorrow night. Former Fire defender Bakary Soumare could start for the Union.  He played in a reserve match last week and is listed as probable on the latest injury report. The Union are 5-4-1 at home but are 4-0-0 with John Hackworth at the helm. Steven... Read more »

Johnson defends his house

March 27. An errant bounce and the goal that led to the elimination of the US Men’s Soccer team from Olympic competition seems like it occurred ages ago.  Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson dealt with the disappointing outcome and the scrutiny that came as a result of that play in impressive fashion.  He seemed to immediately... Read more »
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Fire 2 Toronto FC 1 - recap and ratings

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With their tenth win of the season the Fire have now surpassed their win totals for each of the last two seasons.  Combined with a Columbus loss at DC, the Fire now hold a seven point advantage over the Crew for the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.  Toronto FC sits at the bottom... Read more »

Fire v Toronto FC match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares M Fernandez, Pause, Pardo, Pappa F Oduro, Rolfe Bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Alex, Nyarko, Paladini, Videira, MacDonald Toronto FC GK Kocic D Henry, Eckersley, Emory, Morgan M Lambe, Frings, Dunfield, Silva F Hassli, Johnson Bench: F. Hall, J. Hall, Maund, Avila, Wiedeman, Amarikwa