Tag: Andrew Dykstra

Dykstra Cut and Some Trialists Identified

The Fire have announced the release of last season’s opening day goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra.  The acquisition of Jon Conway via trade on draft day led to some speculation that the Fire would keep three ‘keepers on the roster in order to make one available for reserve league action while the other competed for the back... Read more »

Dykstra: "I believe in what I'm doing"

Just got off the phone with new starting keeper Andrew Dykstra.  Here’s a few notes from our conversation: Dykstra called replacing Busch “a shock.”  He — just like the rest of us — did not see this move coming.  He took the news that Busch, who he called his “mentor” was released a bit hard,... Read more »

Some notes on Dykstra

I was planning on clearing up the Fire’s goalkeeping situation today by talking with Frank Klopas and Andrew Dykstra. Unfortunately, both interviews fell through. I didn’t want to leave you without any sort of update though, so I’ll go ahead and share a couple of notes about the Fire’s new starting goalkeeper. *Dykstra is a... Read more »

Report: Busch out

According to a [report by Ives Galarcep of Soccer by Ives](http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/03/fire-ready-to-unload-busch.html), the Fire will part ways with keeper Jon Busch by the end of the week. Per the report, Busch, who has started every league game for the Fire for the last two seasons, will either be traded or released prior to Saturday night’s opener... Read more »

Moving on up?

Before ALS wracked his body and ended his playing career, baseball star Lou Gehrig was known as the Iron Horse for his incredible streak of 2130 consecutive games played. The story goes that Gehrig, who would go on to become one of the greatest hitters of all time, started his streak when regular first-baseman Wally... Read more »

Fire to face Chivas Guadalajara in friendly on Thursday

The Fire announced this afternoon that they will take on Mexican-club Chivas de Guadalajara in a closed-door friendly Thursday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. The Fire, who began their two-week stay in Mexico with training today, will play a second exhibition in Mexico on March 3rd. The opponent for the second match has yet to be... Read more »

Rookie Update

When I talked with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas on Monday, our conversation naturally turned towards the Fire’s 2010 rookie class. The group — which includes draft picks Corben Bone, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Drew Yates, Sean Johnson and Steven Kinney along with trialists Mark Blades and Jovan Bubonja — is currently in Arizona getting their first... Read more »

Fire Release Nick Noble

The Fire waived 24-year-old goalkeeper Nick Noble yesterday, ending his 2 ½ year stay with the club.  Noble was demoted to third string goalkeeper earlier in the year, foreshadowing yesterday’s release. Noble’s release comes at a strange time for the Fire, who is about to lose starting keeper Jon Busch for up to a month... Read more »