Archive for May 2013

Fire v Union match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Berry, Anibaba, Thompson M Lindpere, Pause, Larentowicz, Duka F Rolfe, MacDonald Bench: Tornaghi, Videira, Bone, King, Alex, Amarikwa, MacDonald Union GK MacMath D Gaddis, Soumare, Okugo, Williams M Cruz, Carroll, Kleberson, Cruz, Farfan F LeToux, McInerney Bench: Konopka, Torres, Casey, Daniel, Fernandes, Albright, Hoppenot

Fire v Union match preview - again / Forlán to MLS?

The Fire did what they had to do in exposing a suspect Philadelphia back line last week and created numerous opportunities to score over the course of last week’s match. They only thing they didn’t do was finish their chances. On Wednesday night, the Union actually played a decent first half against the Los Angeles... Read more »

Fire's USOC third round draw announced

US Soccer has released the potential match-ups for the third round of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament after coin flips this morning to determine the pairings. The Fire will play the winner of the match between the Seattle Sounders U-23 (PDL) team and the Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro). That game will be played on... Read more »

Rogers deal in the works? - Soumare trade update and more

This afternoon, the Fire’s President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon acknowledged that talks are ongoing with Robbie Rogers and the Los Angeles Galaxy pertaining to the player’s future in MLS. While the Fire would prefer to negotiate a deal with Rogers to play in Chicago the club will continue to listen to offers which would... Read more »

Union 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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Looking at the final numbers after the match you’d be hard pressed to explain just how the Fire managed to drop yet another home game against an opponent that they should have been able to beat. Philadelphia came into this match missing two starters on the back line and one of the replacements hadn’t played... Read more »

Fire v Union match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Thompson, Anibaba, Berry, Segares M Duka, Pause, Paladini, Lindpere F Rolfe, Nyarko Bench: Tornaghi, Videira, Atouba, Bone, Alex, Amarikwa, Santos Union GK MacMath D Gaddis, Soumare, Okugo, G. Farfan M Carroll, Daniel, M. Farfan, Cruz F McInerney, Casey Bench: Konopka. Albright, Kleberson, Torres, Hoppenot, Kassel, Le Toux

Fire v Union match preview

Bakary Soumare will be back in Chicago but it won’t be in the manner it seemed it would be 10 days ago. The former Fire defender is likely to make his second MLS appearance for Philadelphia versus the team that he made his only Union start against. His old club, the Chicago Fire. Soumare said... Read more »

MLSPU releases player salary info - a look at the Fire's 2013 budget situation

It’s that time of the year again. The MLS Player’s Union has released the complete list of 2013 player salaries opening the door for the annual tradition of salary budget speculation and number crunching. Of course, as always one must qualify these numbers by stating that what you see here isn’t always the exact amount... Read more »

Rogers: "I don't want to go to Chicago"

This morning Robbie Rogers put to rest some of the speculation about whether or not he would return to Major League Soccer and his destination if he did indeed decide to play. During a radio interview with “Soccer Today”, Rogers said that a return this season is something he’s considering. After spending a week in... Read more »

Soumare: Fire and Union have had preliminary talks

The Fire will host the Philadelphia Union on May 11. It’s possible Bakary Soumare will be there even if he’s not a member of the visiting team. In the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Podcast, Soumare talks about his return to MLS last season and where he could be headed this year. Chicago is... Read more »