Archive for July 2014

Fire add Romanian international Razvan Cocis

Frank Yallop has added some support to his midfield with the signing of 31 year old Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis. While this acquisition won’t excite the masses or give the Fire a marketable name, Cocis is a veteran who last played in the Ukranian Premier League with Russia’s Lokomotiv Moscow featuring as the biggest club... Read more »

Fire 1 Revolution 0 - recap and ratings

Three points, a win on turf, and a clean sheet. All in one night. The Fire are within four points of the fourth and fifth place teams in the Eastern Conference at the mathematical half way point in their season. An early Quincy Amarikwa goal was enough to get by a New England Revolution side... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Soumare, Hurtado, Segares M Alex, Watson, Larentowicz, Shipp F Amarikwa, Magee bench: Reynish, Ianni, Cochrane, Ward, Pause, Ritter, Fondy Revolution GK Shuttleworth D Tierney, Goncalves, Soares, Farrell M Dorman, Fagundez, Rowe, Kobayashi, Bunbury F Mullins bench: Knighton, Alston, Barnes, Caldwell, Neumann, Bengston, Sene

Fire advance to USOC semifinals with 3-1 win over Atlanta

Nothing comes easy for the Fire and a trip to Atlanta to face a suspension depleted NASL club with a 3-5-1 record was no exception. A gritty 3-1 victory over the Silverbacks was the Fire’s first win on artificial turf since June 28, 2011. Frank Yallop fielded close to a first choice side but Atlanta... Read more »

Transfer window opens as Fire search for reinforcements

This is a busy week for Frank Yallop and the Chicago Fire technical staff. Following Sunday’s 1-1 draw in Kansas City, the team returned to training today and depart for Atlanta this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night’s US Open Cup quarterfinal match against the NASL’s Silverbacks. They’ll go from Atlanta to Boston, where they’ll train... Read more »

Fire 1 Sporting Kansas City 1 - recap and ratings

Normally a point on the road in Kansas City wouldn’t be a bad thing. In past seasons, the Fire have gone into Sporting Park and essentially parked the bus, waited for counter opportunities, and played for a draw on the road. In the context of an individual effort this draw shouldn’t draw much concern. Unfortunately,... Read more »

Fire add forward Fondy

The recent releases of Orr Barouch and Giuseppe Gentile combined with the loan move sending Juan Luis Anangono to Ecuador made it obvious that the Fire would need to add forward depth some time soon. Former Tottenham striker Cameron Lancaster trialed with the team last week but he’s longer in Chicago. With that in mind,... Read more »

AnangonĂ³ loaned to LDU Quito

Dilly Duka wished him luck this afternoon via twitter (the sentiment has since been removed) and a keen eyed supporter (@chow3) tweeted a link to this article out of Ecuador breaking the news that Juan Luis AnangonĂ³ was headed back to his native country on a one year loan. Another one bites the dust. The... Read more »

Fire 1 Toronto FC 1 - recap and ratings

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The return of MLS from the World Cup break hasn’t exactly provided scintillating, attractive soccer. This past weekend’s slate of games weren’t pretty and this match followed suit. Neither team seemed like they wanted to attack much in the first twenty minutes and the Fire still didn’t show any desire to push the game even... Read more »