Archive for August 2014

Fire v Red Bulls match day

Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Soumare, Larentowicz, Segares M Alex, Cocis, Watson, Shipp F Magee, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Hurtado, Nyassi, Pause, Ritter, Ward, Fondy Red Bulls GK Robles D Duvall, Sekagya, Oyongo, Miller M Alexander, McCarty, Cahill, Sam F Wright-Phillips, Henry bench: Meara, Eckersley, Convey, Armando, Akpan, Bover, Luyindula

Transfer window yields nothing but Fire still hopeful on Jones

The Fire needed to add reinforcements before the transfer deadline yesterday but weren’t able to get a deal done. Frank Yallop told reporters this morning that a deal fell through at the last minute when the club they had been working with backed out. “We had something really close, that basically in the last couple... Read more »

Fire 1 Crew 1 - recap, ratings, plus Yallop on Jermaine Jones and the transfer window

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Another draw. This match felt eerily similar to Wednesday’s night 0-0 stalemate against Vancouver. Maybe it was because the Fire trotted out the exact same line-up that trudged through that contest. Or maybe it was because the flow of the match featured the same characteristics of the Vancouver game: close possession numbers, few real chances... Read more »

No Jones? - Either way Fire not done making moves

A report issued late last night claimed that Jermaine Jones had rebuffed the Fire’s contract offer of $6 million over the next 2.5 years. Per the report, Jones is now pursuing other options beyond MLS. While those numbers are consistent with what Fire Confidential has heard in terms of dollars, it is short of the... Read more »