Archive for April 2015

Monday notebook - Yallop on Johnson loan, Magee/Nyarko returns

Monday notebook - Yallop on Johnson loan, Magee/Nyarko returns
Sean Johnson’s aborted short term loan move to Montreal was the main topic of conversation during Frank Yallop’s weekly media conference call. Yallop explained the situation and told reporters he wasn’t thrilled with EPSN’s Sunday halftime coverage in which Taylor Twellman seemed to indicate that a loan deal had been completed while discussing the possibility... Read more »

Johnson loan to Montreal not happening

A tweet from goal.com’ Nick Sabetti on Sunday afternoon set social media ablaze with speculation and some outrage when it seemed possible that the Montreal Impact would pursue Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson on a short term loan for the second leg of the CCL Final this week.   If Bush card stands, Impact keen on... Read more »

Fire 1 New York City FC 0 - recap and ratings

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A third consecutive victory has the Fire half way to their win total for all of 2014 as they continue to show that they will play an entertaining style of soccer even if the finishing wasn’t quite there for this match.  The home team came out on the front foot as expected with 20 days in... Read more »
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Eric Gehrig ready for return after long break

Eric Gehrig ready for return after long break
Eric Gehrig knows today’s matchup between the Fire and New York City FC is an important one. After twenty days without a match, the Fire take the field again Friday night in hopes of continuing their unbeaten run, and making the most of a hobbled NYCFC team that will be missing key players when they... Read more »

Fire v New York City FC match preview

Another look at the next opponent by Martin Tomszak. What Are They All About? NYCFC Preview After what seems like an eternity (twenty days to be exact) the Chicago Fire finally return to action on Friday April 24th against New York City FC. When the two sides step out onto the Toyota Park pitch fans... Read more »

Fire notebook - Stephens likely out as long break nears end

The long, unintentional, early season break is almost over and the Fire can finally look forward to a competitive match this coming weekend. New York City FC, a team winless in their last five matches, comes to Toyota Park on Friday with injuries to several key players. The expansion side will face a Fire team... Read more »
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Jones Finding His Form In Chicago

Jones Finding His Form In Chicago
When the Fire closed the book on their 2014 season supporters knew wholesale changes were in store for a team that struggled to a 6-10-18 finish. The departure of familiar names like Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares, and Steven Kinney gave way to new players coming in, many of whom were unfamiliar to most Fire fans,... Read more »

Fire notes - more on Alex trade, schedule moves

Fire notes - more on Alex trade, schedule moves
Frank Yallop’s weekly conference call was about more than just rescheduled contests thanks to a Monday morning trade that sent Brazilian midfielder Alex to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for forward Jason Johnson. Yallop described the trade as a one that could benefit all parties since Alex wasn’t likely to see much playing time due... Read more »

Trade - Alex to Houston for forward Jason Johnson

The Fire have acquired 24 year old forward Jason Johnson from the Houston Dynamo in exchange for midfielder Alex. Johnson. a Jamaican international who holds a US green card, has scored one goal in 21 appearances for Houston over the last two-plus seasons. He was selected 13th overall in the 2013 Superdraft by the Dynamo... Read more »
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Fire v Impact match rescheduled

What looked to be shaping up as a good opportunity for the Fire to pick up three points on the road against an Eastern Conference opponent this coming week is off the board. The Fire were set to visit a Montreal Impact side on Saturday (4/18)  just four days before Frank Klopas’ team was scheduled to... Read more »