Archive for September 2014

Dynamo 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

A switch to a more attack minded 4-3-3 formation didn’t change the results and didn’t provide any more offensively than the Fire have been able to generate over the last few weeks. A few isolated chances in an otherwise drab performance in Houston resulted in Chicago’s eighth loss of the season. The record breaking 17th... Read more »

Fire news and notes - Soumare suspended, third kit look

It’s been pretty quiet as the season winds down but here are a few things to take note of over the next few weeks: Soumare suspended The MLS Disciplinary handed down a one game suspension and an undisclosed fine to Bakary Soumare for stepping on DC United forward Michael Seaton in the 9th minute of... Read more »

Fire 3 DC United 3 - recap and ratings

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The Fire were the better team through the first forty-five minutes of this match after finishing the first half with one of their better starts to a game this season. Unfortunately, like the rest of the season, they found ways to negate the positive with just as much negative en route to equaling the all-time... Read more »
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Fire v DC United match day

starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Soumare, Larentowicz, Palmer M Shipp, Cocis, Watson, Ward F Alex, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Ianni, Pause, Nyarko, Earnshaw, Sinama-Pongolle, Fondy DC United GK Hamid D Franklin, Boswell, Birnbaum, Kemp M DeLeon, Arnaud, Kitchen, Inkoom F Silva, Seaton bench: Willis, Korb, Opare, Jeffrey, Martin, Neal, Pontius

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign
Major League Soccer lifted the curtain on a new logo that will replace the familiar green/blue cleat and ball that has adorned jerseys and all manner of league product since inception. Starting in 2015 the league will be represented by a bland red and white shield with blue trim and three stars below the letters... Read more »

Fire 1 Toronto FC 1 - recap and ratings

With the Fire on their way to breaking their own record for draws in a season, the sober reality that playoff hopes are all but extinguished seems to be taking hold. “Usually, you find a ways to lose matches as a group, as a lot of coaches say, but we find ways to tie matches,... Read more »
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Fire v Toronto FC match day

New sod has been laid at Toyota Park and the pitch isn’t exactly in picture perfect condition. Frank Yallop and the Fire issued this statement before the game: “The field is in bad condition. This has been an on-going issue this season, which is frustrating to all of us at the Club and our fans,... Read more »

Magee out 6-8 months, Fire sign Sinama-Pongolle

The Fire announced today that Mike Magee will be out of action for the next 6-8 months after undergoing hip surgery on Monday night. Magee has missed the last three games and hadn’t played since a 1-0 loss in Montreal on August 16. He had been struggling with various injuries that seemed to stem from... Read more »

Revolution 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

A must win game on the road against a Revolution side that is on a roll was always going to be a difficult task but the Fire, as they’ve done all season, made it more difficult on themselves than it had to be. Following the formula of frustration that has placed them in the position... Read more »
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Pause calls it a career after 12 seasons with the Fire

Pause calls it a career after 12 seasons with the Fire
It’s not often that professional soccer players can say they have spent their entire careers wearing the colors of just one club. The Fire drafted Logan Pause with the 24th overall pick in the 2003 MLS Superdraft and 11 years later he’s retiring from the only team he’s ever played for as a pro. In... Read more »