Archive for April 2014

Tuesday's notes and more

Squad close to fully fit Alex, Dilly Duka, and Gonzalo Segares have all returned to full training and should give Frank Yallop a pretty full compliment of players to choose from this Saturday. Segares played 45 minutes in last Friday’s reserve match but hasn’t seen real game action since week 2 against Portland. Greg Cochrane... Read more »

Anangono brace leads Reserves to 3-2 win

Two goals from Juan Luis Anangono led the Chicago Fire Reserves to a 3-2 win over USL-Pro’s Charlotte Eagles on Friday night. The Fire found themselves trailing by two after 15 minutes thanks to goals by former Revolution midfielder Zak Boggs and Jorge Herrera. Anangono scored his first in the 21st minute and Quincy Amarikwa... Read more »

Fire news, notes, and injury update

The Fire convened for their first training session since Saturday’s 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution. Their sixth consecutive draw equals the MLS record set by Colorado for most consecutive ties in the regular season. Despite the draws, Frank Yallop said morale among the players is good and he is happy with their play... Read more »
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Fire 1 Revolution 1 - recap and ratings

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Incredibly, the Fire have mangled two stoppage time penalty kick attempts in each of the last two home games. The result of those two misses are two frustrating draws and four dropped points at home against Eastern Conference opponents. The numbers are similar to the slanted advantages of last week. Possession was 52-48 to the... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Hurtado, Soumare, Cochrane M Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Shipp F Magee, Amarikwa Bench: Reynish, Ianni, Ritter, Joya, Pineda, Watson, Anangono Revolution GK Shuttleworth D Alston, Soares, Farrell, Barnes M Dorman, Nguyen, Kobayashi, Fagundez F Sene, Bunbury Bench: Knighton, McCarthy, Tierney, Caldwell, Neumann, Bengston, Davies

Fire v Revolution match preview

The days of heated rivalry seem to be past but this is still an important match for both clubs. The Fire need to win at home against Eastern Conference rivals following five consecutive draws. The Revolution have won twice but a Fire win would push Chicago past them in early jockeying for the top five... Read more »
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Fire news and notes

The Fire ran through training this morning on the pitch at Toyota Park, which seems to be in a little better condition than it has been for the previous two home matches. Players and coaches noted the difficulty of playing on the bumpy surface after games versus New York and Philadelphia but Frank Yallop feels... Read more »

Is Saturday's match already a must win?

The “it’s early” mantra starts to become more wearisome with each passing week. Six rounds into the 2014 campaign, the Fire have yet to record a victory and this Saturday’s match against the New England Revolution may be the best chance to to collect all three points for a while. This next home match is... Read more »

Fire 1 Impact 1 - recap and ratings

Another day, another draw. The Fire played a decent match once again but unfortunately it was only good enough to earn one point. The old adage says that picking up a point on the road is a good result but that only applies when you’re taking care of business at home and you’re beating the... Read more »
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Fire v Impact match preview

Three teams in the Eastern Conference have yet to register a victory. Two of them are featured in this match. Both have allowed 9 goals through the first five contests and both have attackers that can find the net. Marco Di Vaio missed the first three games of the season due to suspension and predictably... Read more »