Category: Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Will Blanco Play for Mexico?

Despite missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, Fire forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco could very well return to the field this Saturday night, when he and the rest of the Mexican National Team face off against El Salvador in an all-important World Cup Qualifier. Blanco, who injured his hamstring in the second half of... Read more »

A look ahead to this weekend's CONCACAF Qualifiers

As I’m sure all of you know the Fire has this weekend off. But despite the lack of Chicago-related MLS action to look forward to, this weekend should be a great one for soccer fans in the Second City as CONCACAF kicks off its penultimate round of World Cup Qualifying. The CONCACAF race is currently... Read more »

Blanco named to Mexican roster for qualifiers

Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been named to the Mexican National Team roster for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica (September 5th) and Honduras (September 9th). Fortunately for the Fire, Blanco won’t miss any MLS games while on international duty — as the qualifiers come during and just after the team’s September 5th... Read more »

USA - Mexico Clash Tomorrow

Wednesday is typically a pretty slow day in the world of soccer but tomorrow (or Wednesday, August 12th for those of you not paying attention…) isn’t any ordinary Wednesday. That’s because tomorrow is when the next slate of World Cup Qualification matches are going down and there are some big matches, most notably the U.S.... Read more »

Afternoon Notes

Hey everybody, thought I’d share a few bits of Fire related news with you to *spark* your Monday afternoon… **Lowry up for Goal of the Week –** Peter Lowry has been nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for his sliding right footed volley against Houston last night. Peter has some pretty stiff competition for... Read more »

Blanco, Segares Named to National Team Rosters for Qualifiers

Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been named to the Mexican National team roster ahead of their all important World Cup Qualifier against the United States. Fire defender Gonzalo Segares was also named to his country’s roster; he’ll play with Costa Rica when they take on Honduras on the same day. The early word is that... Read more »

The Report

The Fire held a spirited practice today at the Toyota Park training field and here are a few quick notes from the training session… **Soumare transfer update:** [As I wrote about the other day](, there are quite a few transfer rumors surrounding Fire center back Bakary Soumare. Baky and his agent (former Fire player Diego... Read more »

Fire Practice Report -- 6/22

Here are a few notes from the Fire’s practice today: **1 – No Thorrington** The Fire midfielder did not participate in full training with the team today as he continues to rebound from a mild back injury. Thorrington did do some work with the trainers though and looks to be getting back into the swing... Read more »

Fire 1 -- San Luis 0

The Fire finally ended their three game losing streak Saturday night, [defeating Mexican side San Luis 1-0](,0,3615049.story) in SuperLiga action at Toyota Park. Brian McBride scored the match’s lone goal in the 69th minute of play, when he was able to smash a Cuauhtemoc Blanco back-pass into the upper 90 from the top of the... Read more »

Blanco Ready for Trinidad & Tobago

Fire Midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco is all set to take the field tonight, as Mexico hosts CONCACAF cellar-dwellers Trinidad & Tobago in a crucial World Cup Qualifying match. Mexico currently stands in 5th place out of 6 teams in qualifying and ‘El Tri’ will see tonight’s match as absolutely vital to their qualification hopes.  Expect Blanco,... Read more »