Category: Former Fire Players

Fire Alumni Update

Chris Rolfe started again for AA Aalborg in their 0-0 draw with Esbjerg. Rolfe missed an opportunity for a goal in consecutive games when he clanked a chip shot off the cross bar.  Gonzalo Segares did not play in Apollonas’ 0-0 draw against Omonoia. Bakary Soumare started and went the full 90 in Bolougne’s 2-1 loss... Read more »

Fire Alumni Update & notes

Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Veracruz lost again.  This time to Hidalgo 3-1 although Blanco did score the only goal from the PK spot.  El Cuauh also had some time on his hands so he appeared on Mexican television to pay up on a lost wager, do a little dance, and ride around on Pee Wee Herman’s... Read more »

Fire Alumni Update

Here’s a quick run down on the activities of some of the most recent former Fire. Everyone’s favorite professor (especially a certain soccer scribe on the east coast) Juan Carlos Osorio and Once Caldes defeated winless Nacional 1-0 in Columbia yesterday.  The lone goal was scored by midfielder Jhon Valencia, who I’m told is a... Read more »

Afternoon notes

I went to U of I this past weekend and learned a couple of things about myself.  1) I am a klutz.  2) I have an astounding propensity to accidentally injure myself.  3) I am a huge klutz.  Now, let’s learn a couple of things about MLS – none of which have anything to do... Read more »

Fire waive Woolard and Washington - Trim roster to 28

The Fire announced today that they have waived defenders Daniel Woolard and Austin Washington. Washington — whom the Fire drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft — and Woolard — who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 SuperDraft — combined to make eight starts in 2009. Here’s Klopas’s quote,... Read more »

Former-Fire midfielder Marsch retires

Former Fire midfielder announced his retirement today, putting an end to a 14-year MLS career that saw him play with the Fire from the club’s inception in 1998 through 2005. Marsch, who won four trophies while with the Fire, will now join the U.S. National Team as an Assistant Coach for Bob Bradley — whom... Read more »

Q + A: Chris Rolfe

Former Fire midfielder/forward Chris Rolfe was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses: **How does Aalborg compare to playing with the Fire so far? Good luck in Europe, Chris! -patrickhattrick** First of all, it’s somewhat nice to go through pre-season at our home training grounds and... Read more »

Segares officially signs with Apollon FC

It’s finally official. [Gonzalo Segares and Apollon FC have put pen to paper and signed a deal]( that will bring the 27-year-old former Fire left back to the Cypriot club through the end of their season. I know, I know, it’s not like this is any sort of surprise, but I thought I’d share the... Read more »

Ask Chris Rolfe

Former Fire forward/midfielder Chris Rolfe has kindly agreed to take some time out of his schedule to answer some questions from you guys. I’m guessing Chris will have a good deal to say about his new situation at Danish club Aalborg BK (where the season will resume in the beginning of March), life in Europe,... Read more »

Segares to sign with Cypriot club

Left back Gonzalo Segares is close to signing a deal with Cypriot team Apollon FC. The two sides have reportedly agreed to terms with the 27-year-old Segares needing only to complete a physical for the deal to become official. “I talked to his agent and I talked to Gonzalo and I think they’re pretty close... Read more »