Archive for June 2015

Fire notebook - Yallop on the hotseat?, Magee/Nyarko updates, Chicharito talk

With the Fire sitting at the bottom of the MLS table following four consecutive losses in league play, questions were sure to be raised regarding Frank Yallop’s job security. Last Wednesday’s home defeat at the hands of Eastern Conference leading DC United seemed to bring that issue to the forefront with Yallop himself indicating that... Read more »

Fire v Independence - USOC match preview

Our guy Martin Tomszak is back with another US Open Cup match preview. What Are They About? Charlotte Independence Deja vu. The Chicago Fire find themselves facing another lower league club in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open cup as they take on the USL expansion side Charlotte Independence on Tuesday. Chicago is on the back... Read more »

Quincytime expires - Amarikwa traded to SJ for Harden

Quincytime expires - Amarikwa traded to SJ for Harden
A little over a week after scoring his only goal of the season in the Fire’s 1-0 US Open Cup victory over Louisville City FC, Quincy Amarikwa has been moved to the San Jose Earthquakes. In exchange, the Fire have acquired veteran MLS defender Ty Harden. The Fire needed help defensively and Harden may provide... Read more »
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DC United 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

DC United 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings
The situation continues to get more glum for the Fire. A fourth consecutive loss has pushed them to the bottom of the table in MLS and at 4-9-2 actually have 2 less points than they did after 15 games in a miserable 2014 season. The overall performance wasn’t dreadful, the numbers were actually tilted in... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

Martin Tomszak is back with another match preview. This time it’s another look at DC. What Are They All About? D.C. United After needing 120 minutes to defeat USL side Louisville City FC in the U.S. Open Cup last Tuesday, the Fire had the weekend off to rest. Tonight they welcome Supporter’s Shield leaders and... Read more »

Fire notebook - Maloney out 2-3 weeks, Accam doubtful for DC, and more

The Fire were idle this past weekend but they’ll be missing several key players for the Wednesday night match at home against DC United. Frank Yallop told reporters via conference call on Monday afternoon that Shaun Maloney is out and David Accam is doubtful for the game. Matt Polster will also be missing due to... Read more »
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Razov to be inducted into Ring of Fire

Razov to be inducted into Ring of Fire
It’s been a long time coming. The Fire’s all-time leading goal scorer will be officially inducted into the club’s Ring of Fire during a ceremony on October 3. Razov will join Peter Nowak, Frank Klopas, Lubos Kubik, Peter Wilt, Bob Bradley, Chris Armas, and CJ Brown as the eighth individual to be honored. Razov is... Read more »

Fire survive Louisville City, advance in USOC tournament

Fire survive Louisville City, advance in USOC tournament
The Fire averted what could have been an embarrassing US Open Cup disaster by squeaking past USL side Louisville City FC 1-0 in overtime. Quincy Amarikwa, who squandered countless opportunities throughout the night, scored the game winner in the 116th minute. While standing in the way of Guly do Prado’s shot attempt, Amarikwa redirected the ball... Read more »

Fire notebook - USOC, transfer window help, Hauptman frustrated, and more

The Fire will look to take the first step on the road to a fifth US Open Cup title tonight with a fourth round match against USL side Louisville City FC. Frank Yallop told reporters during his weekly conference call on Monday morning that he will likely field a mostly first choice line-up against the... Read more »
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Fire v Louisville City FC - USOC match preview

Martin Tomszak takes a look at the Fire’s opening foray into the 2015 US Open Cup competition. Needless to say, the Fire need a win. What Are They About? Louisville City FC It’s that time of year again! No, the Fire have not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs… It’s the start of Chicago’s Lamar... Read more »