St. Louis joins USL-Pro and Fire notes

As expected USL-Pro has added a club in St. Louis. The team will be operated by youth club Scott Gallagher and run on a daily basis by CEO Jim Kavanaugh who is also the CEO of World Wide Technology, a company listed by FORTUNE as one of the top 100 companies to work for. They will have a 5,000 seat stadium to play in and eventually an MLS partner in Chicago.

The Fire haven't officially closed the deal with the St. Louis group according to Frank Yallop but finalization seems to be a formality contingent on final MLS approval. "Nothing is finalized yet," Yallop told reporters this morning. "We're talking to those guys now but until we get a definite we can't say anything."

The Fire's USL affiliate will be just a short ride away via I-55.


  • Gonzalo Segares continues to train but he's not ready to resume 90 minute shifts. Greg Cochrane appears to be a lock to start again on Saturday night.
  • Yallop did not let on regarding his plans at forward in Quincy Amarikwa's absence.
  • The name Word Wide Technology reminded of Prestige World Wide. If you don't know what that is, do your self a favor and google it.

On the spot?

On Tuesday Yallop told that Jeff Larentowicz would be the man to take penalty kicks from here on out. The captain downplayed the duties and said that the issue had to be worked out between himself, Mike Magee, and the coach.

Well today, Larentowicz told reporters that Mike Magee would be the man to take PK's when the opportunity arises. The only thing that appears to be certain is that Juan Luis Anangono won't be standing over the ball the next time a referee points to the spot.

Filed under: 2014 Regular Season

Tags: Chicago Fire


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  • On Fire Weekly this morning, Brian Bliss described what the Fire may be looking for in the July window. A versatile attacker who can play at the top of a diamond or underneath at forward seems to be the preference.

    Also said Grant Ward will be joining the team soon.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    the fire have had this need for years, but give me a playmaking CAM first and foremost please. i wouldn't be disappointed to see a Arne Friedrich type signing either.

    good to hear about G Ward. look forward to seeing what he brings to the team.

  • Weekend picks

    TFC 2 Revs 1
    Vancouver 2 San Jose 0
    Fire 1 RSL 1
    Colorado 1 LA 1
    Seattle 3 Philadelphia 1
    Chivas USA 1 Houston 1
    Portland 2 DC 0
    FC Dallas 1 New York 1
    Sporting KC 2 Columbus 1

  • My picks:

    Tor-NE Tor
    Van-SJ Tie
    Chi-RSL* Tie
    Col-LA LA
    Sea-Phi Sea
    Chv-Hou Tie
    Por-DC DC
    Dal-NYRB Tie
    KC-Clb** Tie

    *Shipp scores, and a defensive mental lapse earns us the tie and a new MLS record
    ** I think this would be a good match to watch.

    Record: 29-38 w/2 unaccounted

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