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Brazilian CB Adailton added to roster

The Fire now have 21 players under contract with the addition of 31 year old Brazilian centerback Adailton. The veteran defender spent last season with Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil where he recently terminated his contract. He had been with Swiss Super League side Sion FC for the previous five seasons which included two loan... Read more »

Fire open 2015 season in Los Angeles

It may be another week or two before the full schedule is released but MLS announced home opening dates for every team this morning. The Fire will feature in the first match of the new season on March 6 as they visit the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The game will be televised... Read more »

Michael Stephens returns home to Chicago

The rebuilding process moved along today with the official announcement that former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder and Fire PDL alum Michael Stephens has signed with the Fire. Stephens, a local product who grew up in the Naperville area saw an opportunity to play professionally at home and jumped at the chance. The decision was an... Read more »

News and Notes - May 8, 2014

The Fire trained on the Toyota Park stadium pitch this morning as they tried to shake off Saturday’s defeat to RSL and prepare for this weekend’s conference clash with New York Red Bulls. New York is currently situated in a four-way tie for first place in the East. Talk of lineups and defense dominated head... Read more »

Atouba waived - Fire down to 28 man roster

Yazid Atouba, a second round pick last season who impressed enough in 2013′s training camp to earn a few minutes early on in the year was waived today. The move gets the Fire down to 28 players on the active roster, which is where Frank Yallop has indicated he’d like to be to start the... Read more »

Yallop on Magee, Ward, the Berry trade and more (updated)

The Fire trained for the final time in Tucson Friday morning under perfect skies and 80 degree temperatures, a far cry from the weather bound to meet them at the home opener just over 3 short weeks away. After training, Fire manager Frank Yallop granted Fire Confidential an exclusive interview, covering a variety of topics. He addressed the introduction of Mike Magee back to preseason training after a two week absence, as well as discussion of the salary cap, the Austin Berry trade, and the release of Federico Puppo. Here's a blow-by-blow from the Fire gaffer...

Gulley, King cut

The Fire’s infusion of new, young talent in the form of additional homegrown players, trialists, and draft picks meant that some names already on the roster weren’t going to make it to first kick on March 9. The first two “signed” player casualties are forward Kellen Gulley and midfielder Brendan King. As the Fire’s second... Read more »

Fire v FGCU match day

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Fire starting line up GK Kann D Ward, Alves, Kinney, Jumper M King, Ritter, Shipp, Pineda F Dantes, Gentile Players Available: Signed Players Goalkeepers (3): Sean Johnson*, Alec Kann, Kyle Reynish Defenders (8):  Austin Berry, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Hunter Jumper, Steven Kinney, Lovel Palmer, Gonzalo Segares, Bakary Soumare Midfielders (10): Yazid Atouba, Dilly... Read more »

Pre season is almost here - Yallop, Bliss, Brown talk 2014

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Frank Yallop, Brian Bliss, and CJ Brown hit on a variety of topics in a pre-season press conference this afternoon. Players report for physicals tomorrow and the team departs for Florida on Sunday and the top three decision makers on the Fire’s revamped technical staff were made available to discuss their plans going forward. You... Read more »

Fire decline option on Pause but look to keep him with the club

With today’s deadline for clubs to notify MLS if player options are being renewed for 2014 it’s possible that captain Logan Pause may have played his last game for the Fire. Frank Yallop declined the 2014 option on the veteran midfielder thereby making him eligible for December’s Re-Entry draft. Yallop told that he’s still... Read more »