Posts in category "2015 Pre Season"

Kick-off nears with CBA talks looming

Kick-off nears with CBA talks looming
The Fire’s annual Kick-Off Luncheon is always a place for optimism and well wishes but the possibility of a player’s strike cast a bit of a pall over the proceedings. The event raised over $85,000.00 which will benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation as they expand their P.L.A.Y.S. (Pariticipate, Learn, Achieve, Youth, Soccer) Program. PLAYS is... Read more »

Fire end preseason with draw

The Fire and Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw thanks to a late tying goal from trialist Shahdon Winchester leaving the team with a 1-0-4 preseason record.  Draws in practice matches aren’t a big concern and Frank Yallop is fairly happy with the team’s progress going into the start of the season. “What I... Read more »

Fire 1 Timbers 1 - news and notes, Accam questionable for opener

The third draw in four preseason matches may raise some eyebrows after last season’s record breaking number of ties but Frank Yallop was happier with the performance in this match than he was after Sunday’s draw against Stabaek. “I thought the performance was very good in all departments,” said Yallop after the match. “We created some... Read more »
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Fire draw Stabaek but Accam injured in debut

The Fire played to a 0-0 draw with Bob Bradley’s Stabaek IF but the bigger story on the night is injuries. David Accam finally made his debut with the team after missing the first phase of camp on national team duty but left the match in the 62nd minute with an apparent injury just before... Read more »

Midweek news and notes

Here’s a rundown of the goings on today as the 2015 season approaches. Assuming there is no work stoppage as a result of failed collective bargaining sessions the Fire will kick off for real in just a little over two weeks. The team trained at The Private Bank Fire Pitch over the last two days... Read more »

Fire winning MLS Cup? What are the odds?

Fire winning MLS Cup? What are the odds?
Let’s face it. One of the reasons professional and college football, basketball, and to a lesser extent baseball garner so much peripheral interest in this country is due to fact that one can wager on the outcomes of said contests. Soccer hasn’t come anywhere near reaching that element of US sports fandom but that hasn’t... Read more »
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Fire close first phase of camp with 1-0 win over QPR

Quincy’s Amarikwa’s 15th minute goal held up to give the Fire a 1-0 win over Premier League side Queens Park Rangers this morning. The goal was set up via a combination play with Shaun Maloney and Harry Shipp. Those three players led the attack in Frank Yallop’s 4-3-3 with the middle three also looking a... Read more »

Yallop on preseason opener, formations, & more

The Fire opened preseason with a 0-0 draw against Norwich City this morning. The final result wasn’t as important as the overall effort and Frank Yallop seemed to be pleased with what he saw from two different groups of eleven in each half against the second division English club. “After nine or so days of training,... Read more »

Segares retires, joins Academy staff

Segares retires, joins Academy staff
                Gonzalo Segares has announced his retirement as a player after ten professional seasons. Drafted by the Fire in the third round of the 2005 SuperDraft, Segares spent his entire career in Chicago with the exception of a stint with Cypriot club Apollon Limassol in 2010. A popular... Read more »
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Fire announce camp roster for UK trip

The Fire have released the names on the training camp roster for the trip overseas and there are a few new names added to the list of guest players/trialists. Former Portland Timbers midfielder Franck Songo’o, Wilmington Hammerheads defender Albert Edward, and undrafted New Mexico defender Nick Miele round out the new additions. Mike Magee and... Read more »