Archive for June 2015

Revolution 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

There were no surprises in this one. True to form, the Fire had chances in the first half in which they failed to capitalize and a two-minute span of lax concentration resulted in two New England goals. Considering the absentees and the line-up deployed for this match, those things should come as no surprise. Without... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

Before you settle in for another match preview by Martin Tomszak, take a listen to the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Live podcast. Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch is the guest. The fan favorite talks candidly about his departure in 2010, his return to the team, playing with Cuauhtemoc Blanco, the problems that the current... Read more »

Fire notebook - no panic, dropped points, team defending, rescheduled games and more

Another late game collapse at home has pushed the Fire into ninth place it the Eastern Conference. During his weekly conference call on Monday afternoon, Frank Yallop told reporters that the team used the usual post game meeting to discuss more than just the result. Urgency and coming together to solve the problems that have... Read more »

Orlando City 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

Orlando City 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings
During his days in San Jose, Frank Yallop was in charge of a team that became known for late game and stoppage time goals preserving points and sometimes stealing all three in heart-stopping fashion. Now the trend seems to be just the opposite of what occurred with the Earthquakes in 2012. Like some sort of Reverse-Goonies,... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match preview

Our guy, Martin Tomszak is back with another game preview looking at the opposition. What Are They All About? Orlando City SC Well then… The roller coaster continues for the Fire after a 3-1 loss to D.C. United on Wednesday night. There’s no rest for the weary as they welcome Orlando City to Toyota Park... Read more »

DC United 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

With another league match ahead on Saturday and Shaun Maloney away, Frank Yallop changed his line-up a bit coming off of the team’s best overall performance against Montreal. Ben Olsen did the same on the opposite bench. Both teams featured a less than first choice squad but the Fire failed to capitalize on a penalty... Read more »

Fire v DC United match preview

Here’s a look at tonight’s opponent from Martin Tomszak. What Are They All About? DC United Finally! Chicago Fire Designated Player Kennedy Igboananike had a great weight lifted off of his shoulders as he put his first MLS goal past Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush to seal a 3-0 home victory against the Impact on Saturday.... Read more »

Fire notebook - updates on Magee, Accam, goalkeepers, and more

Mike Magee played sixty minutes on Saturday night during a short term loan spell at Saint Louis FC. He’s returned to Chicago and trained with the team during Monday morning’s practice session. Frank Yallop told reporters during his weekly conference call that Magee was feeling a little stiff and sore but it was nothing unusual.... Read more »