Archive for January 2016

Fire wrap trade heavy draft day with 3 new players

Nelson Rodriguez’s wheeling and dealing during the MLS SuperDraft has resulted in the addition of Stanford left back Brandon Vincent, North Carolina CB Jonathan Campbell, and North Florida midfielder Alex Morrell. By selecting Jack Harrison with the first pick, it also enabled the Fire to gain allocation money from New York City FC along with... Read more »

Fire notebook - Rodriguez addresses draft, roster, more

This week’s notebook is all about Nelson Rodriguez’s Tuesday afternoon press tele-conference. There’s a lot to digest, so let’s get right to it. Rodriguez on the lack of news so far “I know that announcements haven’t been publicized yet, I wouldn’t want that to be misconstrued as there hasn’t been work that’s been conducted or... Read more »

Fire looking to deal on draft day

Holding the first pick in Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft gives the Fire several options. The first scenario involves what most draft experts have been alluding to for several months. Go with the presumed number one player available in Georgetown’s Josh Yaro and fill a need on the back line. There are questions as to what need Yaro... Read more »

Wilt to leave Indy Eleven - One step closer to NASL in Chicago

Peter Wilt’s exit from Indy Eleven became official today. The club announced its President and General Manager was departing in order to pursue the creation of an NASL club in Chicago. As first reported here last April, NASL has been working to land a club in Chicago for some time. Empire of Soccer identified Wilt... Read more »

Complete Fire/MLS schedule announced

MLS has published full schedules for every team. The Fire start the season at home on March 6 against New York City FC and head to Orlando the following week for a night of MLS SAP. They’ll close the regular season on October 23 at Toronto FC. They’ll also have a chance at getting off... Read more »

Nyarko traded to DC United

Nyarko traded to DC United
The Fire have completed a trade sending midfielder Patrick Nyarko to DC United in exchange for the 33rd pick in next week’s MLS SuperDraft. The move came at the request of Nyarko, who desired a fresh start with a new team as he enters his 30’s and what could be his last chance to compete... Read more »

Fire notebook - moves ahead, Magee, Bliss, and more

The full MLS schedule is set to be announced on Thursday and the Player Combine takes place this weekend so things are about to pick up in terms of news around the league and in Chicago. The Fire are pursuing help on the backline as a priority. Expect the most significant signings this offseason to... Read more »