Archive for December 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone and thanks again for your support and passion for all things Fire and soccer! 2014 will mark my fifth season here at Fire Confidential and we’ll hopefully have some new and exciting things happening this summer. In the meantime, if you’re not out and about ringing in the New Year (and... Read more »

Fire to host Tottenham in July

The Fire aren’t wasting any time in announcing next summer’s international friendly. They will take on BPL side Tottenham Hotspur on July 26 at Toyota Park. Spurs currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League and are one of the clubs that Frank Yallop mentioned as a potential loan partner for players that could... Read more »

Fire's changes not quite complete heading into 2014

As 2013 came to a close with a flurry of activity expect 2014 to start with another busy few weeks of Fire related news. As Frank Yallop wrapped his first two months on the job decisions needed to be made on player options ahead of the Re-Entry Draft. Chris Rolfe was re-signed after initially having... Read more »
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Rolfe officially re-signs; Fire pass in re-entry round 2

As expected, the Fire announced today that Chris Rolfe has agreed to a restructured deal with the club. As usual terms were not disclosed but it’s apparent that Rolfe accepted a lower salary while gaining a longer term contract. Logan Pause is also expected to officially re-sign with the team in the near future. Rolfe... Read more »

Klopas named Montreal coach and director of player personnel

The speculation is over in Montreal. The Impact announced today that Frank Klopas has been named the club’s head coach and director of player personnel. Klopas will keep the assistant coaches in place but will also have a technical director to deal with and a sporting director above him. The question of how that hierarchy... Read more »

Yallop's town hall meeting sows optimism & Monday notes

Frank Yallop addressed a variety of questions from supporters at a town hall meeting for season ticket holders on Saturday morning. Just about everything from homegrown to designated players was covered. Here are the highlights: One of Yallop’s first tasks was figuring out where the club was budget wise. He described the situation as “stretched”... Read more »
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Fire acquire Palmer from RSL

He might be best remembered as the guy the who missed the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City the MLS Cup last Saturday but the Fire acquired a solid role player in Lovel Palmer today. The well traveled Jamaican defender can play right back and holding midfield and should pose some competition for... Read more »

Klopas to interview for Montreal job

Marco Schallibaum is out in Montreal and sources tell Fire Confidential that former Fire gaffer Frank Klopas will interview for the vacant head coaching position. The Impact are now searching for their third head coach in as many seasons since joining MLS in 2012 as an expansion club. Former Fire midfielder Jesse Marsch was the... Read more »

Paladini traded to Crew; Bone is freed

An active Re-Entry Draft day didn’t see the Fire select anyone available but they were involved in other dealings. If you follow Fire Confidential on twitter you knew earlier today that Daniel Paladini was on the move but now the Fire have made it official. Paladini has been traded to Columbus for a fourth round... Read more »
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CJ Brown returning to Chicago

Sources have confirmed to Fire Confidential that CJ Brown is returning to the Fire as an assistant coach under Frank Yallop. Brown joined Real Salt Lake’s staff after retiring at the conclusion of the 2010 season and now has a chance to rejoin the club he started his MLS career with. An official announcement is... Read more »