Posts in category "2012 Post Season"

Prepping for the January window

As 2012 winds down and the New Year approaches it’s almost time for soccer’s mid winter “silly season” to commence.  Things probably won’t get really interesting until the week of the Superdraft on January 17.  In the meantime here are a few nuggets for your entertainment….. Podcast Mania Former Fire midfielder Peter Lowry is the... Read more »

Anibaba, Berry.......Falcao

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Here’s a pretty cool video that is definitely worth a watch.  KickTV followed Jalil Anibaba and Austin Berry around in Spain during their training stints with Atletico Madrid.  The trip provided an opportunity for the young duo to go up against one of the top strikers in the world, Atletico’s Radamel Falcao. Have a good... Read more »

Posada's exit raises questions

Julian Posada left the Fire yesterday after serving for a little more than 2 years as the fifth President* in club history.  Like John Guppy and Dave Greeley before him, Posada managed to remain in the post for a relatively short time.  Guppy, the man tasked with the unenviable position of following Peter Wilt assumed the title from April... Read more »
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Offseason heating up - Fire open at LA

I’ve been a little wrapped up for the last week or so but now it’s time to get back to the business at hand.  It’s MLS transfer season and things across the league are heating up.  Sporting Kansas City seems to be putting the entire Eastern Conference on notice with recent transactions and the addition of... Read more »

Fire add Santos via draft

The Fire used the 11th pick in the Re-Entry Draft to make forward Maicon Santos the only player selected on the day.  TheBrazilian scored 7 goals in 26 games for DC United last season but most of those came during a torrid early season run.  Santos has bounced around a bit since coming to MLS... Read more »

Segares re-signs, avoids Re-Entry Draft

Crisis averted. The Fire have re-signed left back Gonzalo Segares to a multi-year deal thereby removing his name from the list of players available to other teams in tomorrow’s Re-Entry Draft.  The club took a bit of a gamble exposing him to the Re-Entry process but negotiations were already underway when the league released the... Read more »
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Three options not renewed; Segares move is a gamble

The Fire are taking a gamble that could backfire if another club feels that Gonzalo Segares is enough of an asset at left back to warrant a salary in excess of $200,000.00.  Surprisingly, the club did not renew his option for 2013 making him available for the Re-Entry Draft on Friday afternoon.  Segares’ base salary... Read more »

Transfer season officially begins today

With MLS Cup in the rear view mirror teams can begin focusing in earnest on the 2013 season beginning now.  The league trade window opens today and there seems to be plenty of action underway already.  Talk of Real Salt Lake in the midst of a major reconstuction by trading Jamison Olave and Fabian Espindola to... Read more »

Cory Gibbs retires

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The Fire announced the retirement of centerback Cory Gibbs today.  The 12 year veteran suffered a knee injury early in the season that initially ruled him out of action for 4-6 months.  After apparently recuperating quickly from the surgery Gibbs was optimistic about a possible return this summer but the knee did not respond as... Read more »
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanskgiving everyone! Thanks for making my third season of Chicago Fire Confidential a fun one! After the announcement that Austin Berry had won the MLS Rookie of the Year award a couple of other interesting stories have come to light. Jalil Anibaba is in Spain training with the Fire’s “strategic alliance” partner Atletico Madrid... Read more »