Fire to unveil new primary kit March 4

Uniforms and jerseys are always a hot topic of conversation for supporters and the 2014 season is sure to provide more kit discussion as the Fire will hit the pitch with a new primary jersey this season. The new look will be unveiled on March 4 at the annual Season Kickoff Luncheon. The event is always one of the highlights of the early season as it's the first chance for most to meet the team for the upcoming campaign. The kickoff luncheon benefits the Chicago Fire Foundation. Details regarding tickets can be found here.

New 'keeper?

New York based Empire of Soccer published a report this morning that New York Cosmos and former Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Kyle Reynish is on his way to Chicago. Reynish was the NASL's Golden Glove winner in 2013 and spent six seasons as back up to Nick Rimando. He went unclaimed in last season's Re-entry Draft before signing with the Cosmos.

Reynish would fill the role as Sean Johnson's main support and a possible interim starter if Johnson does manage to claim a spot on the US roster heading to Brazil for the World Cup. EOS speculates that Reynish would be insurance in the event of a Euro move for Johnson, but the Fire are interested in contractually extending their starting goalkeeper past 2014. If Johnson shows well in USMNT camp he may well have some options ahead of him.

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  • Can't wait for a jersey without a collar.

    Did anyone else see that Topps is producing posters, probably based on the cards they released before the All-Star Game? http://www.mlssoccer.com/sideline/news/article/2014/01/07/now-available-mls-player-posters-topps-featuring-biggest-mls-stars-sideline

    What's messed up is that you can't get a poster of the league MVP - probably because the posters were based off the cards, and they must not have made a Magee card.

    It's okay, though, because you CAN get a poster of #cf97 fan favorite, the dear departed and never to be forgotten - Sherjill MacDonald. I s**t you not.

    Who is advising Topps on this? When did they possibly make the decision to go ahead with MacDonald posters? Maybe they made posters for all the players that were on cards, but I'd be embarrassed if I were Topps.

  • In reply to Modibo:

    I'm guessing they picked the players to be featured before the season started. You would think a DP would be a safe pick for posterization.....right?

  • Michael Bradley to TFC? I think he would've been great for the Fire, if this is true, that's quite a coup for Toronto.

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    It's not true

  • In reply to DDT5583:

    It seems there is some truth to it. It would be a shocker no doubt.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    well, that just blows my freakin' mind

  • Surely if there is some truth to it then he MIGHT be interested. Why not give Roma a call and see if we could get him instead of TFC? It couldn't hurt to ask...

  • In reply to Rubberbandman189:

    $$$$$$$$$

  • Speaking of returning US players.....the Fire are involved in a lottery for this guy....

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/01/08/midfielder-brian-cobi-span-signs-mls-weighted-lottery-scheduled-thursday

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    hmm. interesting, is he worth jumping into the lottery for? guess he's risky, but young with upside. but would be tough to be out of the lottery all year in the event someone better becomes available. curious if anyone has an educated opinion on Span...

  • In reply to Drew:

    If they win this lottery it doesn't affect their standing in allocation order. It's a different mechanism.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    so then they simply couldn't join another lottery for this type of player?

    "Generation adidas players signed after the MLS SuperDraft or draft eligible players to whom an MLS contract was offered but who failed to sign with the League prior to the Draft."

  • In reply to Drew:

    They could. These are weighted lotteries. The worse you finished the previous year, the better your odds if winning it. Teams have the option of participating or passing if they're not interested in the player.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    "The team that wins the lottery for Span will not be able to participate in another weighted player lottery this season unless all teams have taken a player via the process or have waived their option to participate in the lottery."

  • In reply to Drew:

    Ah got it....thought you were referrig to being left out of allocation.

  • Should be hearing news of Harrison Shipp signing with the Fire very soon.

  • According to this, MLS clubs were notified that Bradley was available last week. TFC's financial clout pushed to the forefront......

    http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1674922/toronto-fc-set-acquire-michael-bradley-roma?cc=5901

    I can't think of any other teams looking for a central midfielder and needing to make a splash....

  • Bradley is a well known player coming from a top tier European league, over the last few years the Front office has opted to sign players we have never heard of from South America and hope they pan out. Yallop may have gone scouting in Europe, but watch, they will,sign some second division Uruguayan and loan him out like the others when he fails to deliver. Sorry,but the pessimism will continue until I am proven wrong

  • In reply to DerSting:

    Well get ready to punch that optimism into high drive....one of those Uruguayans could be back. If they can't find another loan for Puppo, he'll be back with the first team sucking the life out of a DP spot.

    So there's that.....

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    what an epic disaster that signing was. it wasn't even close, and for the length of time they gave him. of course his worst scoring rate in his career was with the fire to boot.

    according to wiki he scored 2 goals in 15 games last year. that sounds about right. i'm sure glad there's been some changes within the Fire org...

  • In reply to Drew:

    A ridiculous mistake that they're still paying for. Bringing him back and wasting a DP spot on him would compound the error even further. The guy can't play in MLS.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    While they're at it, maybe they'll bring Nery Castillo back?

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    We could always see if a USL affiliate wants him on loan. Just sayin', though I pray it doesn't come to that.

  • So will Ellen ever let Andy spend the "Keane like money" he talked about or was that just said to boost his ego?

  • In reply to penapirata:

    Proof will come when they actually do spend that type of money on a player.

  • Apparently "Keane like money" is in currency the dollar is strong against. 5,000,000 Uruguayan pesos is around $250,000 US. , so in his mind maybe he is spending Keane like money.

  • In reply to DerSting:

    ha, that's a good one.

  • Steve Goff reporting that FC Dallas won the lottery for Brian Span.

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