Category: Gonzalo Segares

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 »

Updating the Gonzalo Segares situation (Updated)

Despite it coming out over a week ago that Gonzalo Segares had agreed to a deal with Cypriot side Apollon FC, the 27-year-old left back — whose contract with the Fire expired at the end of the 2009 season — has yet to put pen to paper and sign with the Mediterranean island club. That... 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 »

Why Gonzalo Segares needs Europe

I first met Gonzalo Segares this June while covering a Fire training session. Gonzalo was playing through a calf injury at the time and left the practice field early to enter the locker room to receive some extra treatment on his leg. But before he could escape I jogged over to introduce myself to him.... Read more »

Fire Announce Expansion Draft Protected Players

The Fire announced their list of 11 expansion draft protected players today. The players, who will be ineligible for selection by the Philadelphia Union in Wednesday’s expansion draft, include the following: GK: Jon Busch DEF: Wilman Conde, C.J. Brown, Dasan Robinson, Tim Ward MID: Justin Mapp, Marco Pappa, Logan Pause, John Thorrington FWD: Brian McBride,... Read more »

World Cup Field Finalized; US Loses in Friendly

[Six teams qualified for next year’s World Cup in South Africa today](, finalizing the field that will compete in the first World Cup in African soil. France, Slovenia, Uruguay, Portugal, Greece and Algeria advanced to the finals ending the dreams of Ireland, Russia, Costa Rica, Ukraine and Egypt in the process. That means that Costa... Read more »

Gonzalo Segares: "Trying to move and see if I can play in Europe"

It’s pretty easy to see why this season was a frustrating one for Fire defender Gonzalo Segares. After being a stalwart in the backline for years for the Fire, Segares was forced to the sidelines this year, only playing in 12 regular season games due to a combination of injuries and national team call-ups. Adding... 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 »

Afternoon Notes: Segares and Thorrington Injury Updates

Just a few quick updates on the injury situations of Gonzalo Segares and John Thorrington to keep your day moving along… **Gonzalo Segares -** Segares, who has been out with a sprained left MCL since August 9th, told me last week that he was targeting this Saturday’s game against Toronto FC for his return and... Read more »

Fire Practice Report -- 9/2

Here are a few notes from today’s high-intensity Fire training session… **McBride Back in Action -** Injured forward Brian McBride (torn labrum) was back on the training field today, participating in his first “full go” practice since having surgery in mid-July. McBride, who isn’t listed on the Fire’s injury report this week, looked good in... Read more »