Fire v Earthquakes live stream

The Fire take on Dan Gargan, Jon Busch and the San Jose Earthquakes tonight at 8pm. The match will be streamed live at or you can watch it here and comment on the proceedings.

Jeff Crandall has posted game notes which features information on trialists and guest players. The well traveled Quincy Amarikwa is a guest player for the Fire tonight. Arne Friedrich, Patrick Nyarko, Sean Johnson, and the newly acquired Dilly Duka will all be available for selection.


Filed under: 2013 Pre Season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • Trialist Maxwell Griffin is a forward for Orlando City in USL-Pro.

    Borfor Carr is an attacking midfielder who plays for the Atlanta Silverbacks in the NASL.

    They were previously known as trialists 3 and 4.

  • The Fire's starting 11 tonight will probably be the first choice starters on opening night...

    GK Johnson
    D Pause, Friedrich, Berry, Segares
    M Duka, Lindpere, Larentowicz, Nyarko
    F Rolfe, MacDonald

    Subs: Belshaw, Kinney, Anibaba, Thompson, Bone, Paladini, Atouba, Amarikwa

  • Hey GR! How do you think Pause will be at RB? More of a stay-at-home obviously, I would assume. Seems like a real shift from last season. And wow, what a midfield mix-up from last year. Do you see this being pretty much a straight up 442? Looking forward to the new season!

  • In reply to RedLine55:

    Pause will stay home more and probably won't provide as much as Anibaba would/has going forward. Not that Anibaba's been great overlapping or crossing from right back but I think he was getting better at it. Pause will be less prone to make a mistake back there though.

    I can see more of a flat 4-4-2 with this line up.Lindperes not really a prototypical top of the diamond CAM but he's a solid box to box center mid. They've got guys who can play off the dribble like Nyarko, Duka, and Rolfe....just need to finish.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    Pause played right back earlier in his Fire career and was adequate at that spot. Given Anibaba's weaknesses, I don't think that the Fire are worse with Pause at right back.

    I want to see more of Atouba. The kid has speed and shows a willingness and capability of taking people on.

  • In reply to StaryByk3:

    They'll be okay with Pause at right back, he won't embarrass himself you pointed out, he's played there before. The question is whether or not Anibaba is a better option at this point. It's debatable.

    I think everyone would like to see more of Atouba.

  • They're really just trying to find a place for Pause on the field. They can do better at that position. Reminds me of when they stuck Banner out there.

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