Category: World Cup Qualifiers

US names roster for WC Qualifiers - Sean Johnson called

The Fire will be without starting goalkeeper Sean Johnson this coming weekend against Chivas USA. The 23 year old ‘keeper in his fourth season with the club has been recalled by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico on the 22nd and 26th respectively. Johnson was... Read more »

Morning Links: Davies Injury Update

As I’m sure most of you now know, U.S. National Team forward [Charlie Davies is in serious but stable condition after surviving a one car accident]( in which another person was killed. Davies underwent five hours of surgery Tuesday to repair a lacerated bladder, fractured femur, fractured tibia, left elbow fracture and facial fractures. The... Read more »

Saturday Roundup -- US, Mexico Qualify for World Cup

Yesterday was a huge day for soccer fans around the world as eight more teams secured their spot in South Africa for next year’s World Cup. The U.S. and Mexico each used a big-time win to ensure their qualification, with [Mexico getting a goal from Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco in their 4-1 defeat of El... Read more »

Matchday: 10/10

With a schedule jam packed with MLS and World Cup Qualifying action, today is a big day in the soccer universe.  Some of the international matches sparking my interest include Denmark v. Sweden (1 p.m., FSE), Hungary v. Portugal (2:45 p.m., Setanta Sports), Mexico vs. El Salvador (5 p.m., Telemundo), Costa Rica v. Trinidad &... Read more »

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 »