Archive for December 2014

Happy New Year from Fire Confidential

With 2014 mercifully over Fire fans can start looking forward to a new season which officially begins in a few weeks when players report for physicals on January 25. The squad will look much different in 2015 with new Designated Players David Accam and Kennedy Igboananike in the fold but Frank Yallop and company still... Read more »

Brazilian CB Adailton added to roster

The Fire now have 21 players under contract with the addition of 31 year old Brazilian centerback Adailton. The veteran defender spent last season with Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil where he recently terminated his contract. He had been with Swiss Super League side Sion FC for the previous five seasons which included two loan... Read more »

Fire add Patrick Doody as Homegrown Player

Frank Yallop and Brian Bliss continue to shape the 2015 roster with the addition of Indiana University defender Patrick Doody as the fourth Homegrown Player on the current roster. Doody joins Harry Shipp, Chris Ritter, and Collin Fernandez as HG players under contract going into 2015. Doody, a 6′-0″ defender has made several appearances with... Read more »
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David Accam signs with the Fire

Frank Yallop got his man this time. The Fire are very high on 24 year old Ghanaian forward David Accam who signed with the club as a Designated Player. Accam had other options with Premier League clubs reportedly pursuing his signature but chose to come to Chicago and MLS based on meetings with Yallop this... Read more »

Fire open 2015 season in Los Angeles

It may be another week or two before the full schedule is released but MLS announced home opening dates for every team this morning. The Fire will feature in the first match of the new season on March 6 as they visit the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The game will be televised... Read more »

Accam deal inches closer plus more Fire notes

Rumor, speculation, and posturing abound but the Fire’s pursuit of Ghanaian striker David Accam appears to be heading to a conclusion. Accam will be in Chicago at the end of this week and is expected to sign a contract with the Fire and MLS at that time. Accam has fielded other offers but the Fire... Read more »
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Fire in pursuit of Ghanaian striker David Accam

A report out of Sweden earlier tonight cited the Fire as the club of choice next season for 24 year old Ghanaian striker David Accam. While the Fire have not commented on the report, sources indicate that the club is indeed pursuing Accam although the deal has not been finalized. The Fire are hopeful that... Read more »

Fire add another local product in Eric Gehrig

Not long after being selected in the 10th round of the Expansion Draft by Orlando City SC, former Columbus Crew defender Eric Gehrig found himself in a familiar place. The Crown Point , Indiana native and Loyola University alum was traded by Orlando to his hometown club in Chicago. The Fire acquired the Right of... Read more »

Michael Stephens returns home to Chicago

The rebuilding process moved along today with the official announcement that former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder and Fire PDL alum Michael Stephens has signed with the Fire. Stephens, a local product who grew up in the Naperville area saw an opportunity to play professionally at home and jumped at the chance. The decision was an... Read more »
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Fire's expansion protected list features minor surprises

MLS clubs were required to submit the names of eleven players that each team would protect from selection by New York City FC and Orland City SC ahead of this Wednesday’s expansion draft. The Fire’s protected list includes a few minor surprises in Juan Luis Anangono and Robert Earnshaw. Because clubs are required to “protect”... Read more »