Tag: Chris Rolfe

Is the Fire better with Rolfe out wide?

During Chicago’s USOC fourth round matchup against the Columbus Crew last week, Dilly Duka took a knock to the head in the first half that left him a bit out of sorts. He played on but was subbed out at halftime of a level match that Chicago would eventually go on to win. Much of... Read more »

Rolfe returns to training - USOC fallout

Chris Rolfe returned to full training today for the first time since injuring his ankle in his second practice session with the club on April 19.  He traveled with the club to Columbus and worked out with trainer Tony Jouaux before the game on Saturday but wasn’t quite ready to go without a complete training... Read more »

Friedrich out 3-4 weeks/Rolfe, Robayo news & more

After enjoying off days on Monday and Tuesday the Fire resumed training today ahead of a Sunday visit to Portland to face the Timbers, a team they lost to twice last season.  They’ll be without central defender Arne Friedrich for a while though.  The World Cup veteran left Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City with... Read more »

Rolfe trains with the Fire - Toronto FC ahead

Chris Rolfe participated in full training with the Fire this morning without his customary #17 which is currently worn by Pavel Pardo.  After embarking on a 9 hour direct flight from Copenhagen to Chicago on Monday, Rolfe took some time to unwind yesterday and arrived at training today sporting the newly assigned #18.  “It’s good... Read more »

Rolfe returns to the Fire

The Fire have made it official.  Forward Chris Rolfe is returning to the club and will be available for selection this coming Saturday against Toronto FC.  After departing for Aalborg BK of the Danish Superliga in 2009, Rolfe scored 6 goals in 32 matches over three seasons although the injury bug that plagued him from... Read more »

Fire Alumni Update

Here’s a quick run down on the activities of some of the most recent former Fire. Everyone’s favorite professor (especially a certain soccer scribe on the east coast) Juan Carlos Osorio and Once Caldes defeated winless Nacional 1-0 in Columbia yesterday.  The lone goal was scored by midfielder Jhon Valencia, who I’m told is a... Read more »

Q + A: Chris Rolfe

Former Fire midfielder/forward Chris Rolfe was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses: **How does Aalborg compare to playing with the Fire so far? Good luck in Europe, Chris! -patrickhattrick** First of all, it’s somewhat nice to go through pre-season at our home training grounds and... Read more »

Ask Chris Rolfe

Former Fire forward/midfielder Chris Rolfe has kindly agreed to take some time out of his schedule to answer some questions from you guys. I’m guessing Chris will have a good deal to say about his new situation at Danish club Aalborg BK (where the season will resume in the beginning of March), life in Europe,... Read more »

CBA Stuff

At the beginning of September, Chris Rolfe announced that he would be leaving the Fire in January to join Danish club Aalborg BK. Rolfe, who tried to negotiate an extension with the Fire for two years before signing with Aalborg, said his decision to leave MLS was motivated by a few things – one of... Read more »

Fire Injury Report

With the Fire getting ready to take on the New England Revolution this Saturday, the time is ripe for an injury update. Here we go… **John Thorrington – Out** The central midfielder, who hasn’t played since August 29th, will miss this weekend’s match with a case of athletic pubaglia (English translation: groin pain/sports hernia). Thorrington... Read more »