Archive for December 2013

Fire decline options on 8 players including fan favorite Rolfe

Ahead of Thursday’s first round of the annual Re-Entry Draft the Fire have announced that 10 player options have been exercised and another 8 have been declined. The players who may be on the move include Mike Videira, Corben Bone, Joel Lindpere, Daniel Paladini, Logan Pause, Kellen Gulley, Chris Rolfe, and Maicon Santos although Frank... Read more »

Brian Bliss named as Fire Technical Director

Frank Yallop needed someone with knowledge of MLS’ inner workings and an eye for talent as his right hand man and he apparently got that with the hiring of former Columbus Crew Technical Director Brian Bliss. His resume includes a six year stint as TD in Columbus before taking over as interim coach to close... Read more »

Magee wins MVP award

The Fire’s failure to qualify for the playoffs in 2013 didn’t hurt Mike Magee after all. Some voters in the media felt that the Most Valuable Player in the league had to come from a playoff club and apparently switched their votes but that didn’t stop the remaining voters from overwhelmingly supporting Magee as their... Read more »

Magee named to MLS' Best XI - MVP next?

Mike Magee was named as one of the forwards on the MLS Best XI squad for the season. The honor comes ahead of Thursday’s announcement regarding the winner of the league’s MVP award. Magee was named as a finalist for MVP along with LA’s Robbie Keane and Marco Di Vaio of Montreal and indications are... Read more »