Tag: 2011 Pre Season

Fire Face Cuts Ahead of March 1 Roster Deadline

WIth the MLS roster compliance deadline less than 24 hours away the Fire will have several cuts to make in order to meet the thirty man roster limit on March 1.  Currently the team has 21 signed players, 2 draft choices, and 12 trialists still available.  The signed players : GK : Sean Johnson, Jon... Read more »

Fire - Sounders Highlights

Here’s a pretty decent highlight video from yesterday’s Fire v Sounders preseason match.  Check it out here.

Klopas Speaks on PreSeason and More

I spoke to Frank Klopas yesterday about a number of topics before the Fire played New York in two exhibition matches in Florida.  Klopas cited the general positive attitude surrounding the team as an encouraging sign early in camp.  “The second phase has been very good as far as what we’ve planned for and what... Read more »

Fire Show Improvement in New York Exhibitions

The Fire brass have to be happier after today’s twin bill against the New York Red Bulls than they were following the team’s first effort last week against a local college side.  While pre-season results aren’t really an important part of judging the roster at this point, the Fire got both results and several impressive individual... Read more »

Roster Trimmed Ahead of Wednesday Exhibition v New York

The Fire trimmed the training camp roster to 33 remaining players (21 signed players, 2 draft picks, and 10 trialists) today after cutting draft choice Amani Walker and trialists Jordan Seabrook, Eric Ustruck, Evan Schwartz, Fabian Burbano, Anderson Costa, and Jocian Bento. Tunisian Nadir Taider has been identified as one of the new trialists and interestingly... Read more »

Fire Draw 2-2 in First Result of 2011

The Fire can’t be too happy with a 2-2 draw with Florida Gulf Coast University on Thursday night.  The game was played in three thirty minute halves and featured most of the trialists on the pitch as the Fire relinquished a two goal lead after the first sixty minutes. Here’s the Fire line-up: Sean Johnson... Read more »

Media Day 2011 - De Los Cobos and Klopas Talk 2011

Media Day at the Bridgeview Sportsdome featured the full current roster in training with the exception of the two mystery international strikers, Deris Umanzor who has been loaned to Aguila in El Salvador, and Steve Kinney and Mike Banner who are recovering from injuries.  Carlos De Los Cobos and Frank Klopas addressed the media after... Read more »