Last New Year’s Eve I wrote that results on the field had to be better than they were in 2015, but somehow they actually went backwards. Unfortunately for the Fire (and all of you), 2015 was the worst season in team history despite the addition of three new Designated Players. That failure has precipitated yet another regime change and a bit of renewed optimism with a new General Manager and Coach on board.
The lack of player movement to date has caused some restlessness, but the recent silence ensures that the next few weeks will be full of transactions and news to pour over.
Fire Confidential will be back in 2016 with the breaking news, stories, and coverage that you’ve come to expect over the last six years. I’d like to thank all of you again for your passion, support, and time in reading and commenting here. Your contributions on this blog, and to the community are very much appreciated.
Special thanks should also go out to the Fire Confidential contributors in 2015. Jeff Krause on the Fire Confidential Live podcast, Sean King on game day photography, Martin Tomszak on match previews, and Edgar Rivera on post-game videos, all helped make this space what will hopefully continue to be your first stop for local soccer news and discussion.
Looking back at last year’s predictions for MLS, I did manage to land 10 of the 12 playoff participants but the order of finish was, let’s just say, a bit off. Seattle and Toronto came nowhere near MLS Cup. We’ll throw another dart at the board in 2016.
There will be plenty to talk about in the coming months, including the buzz for even more professional outdoor soccer locally.
Until then, have a Happy and Safe New Year!
Filed under: 2015 Post season