Tag: Collins John

John and Krol Officially Released

A busy day at Toyota Park continued with the announcement that Krzysztof Krol and Collins John were being released.  Krol’s departure was expected given that his one year loan agreement expires in December and he has expressed interest in pursuing options in Europe.  The “mutual decision” to part ways with John came as a bit of... Read more »

Collins John Back at Training

Team doctors have cleared Collins John for light training today.  The condition which has kept him out of training has been classified as a “gastrointestinal illness”. 

Sunday Musings

Here are are few Fire related items of interest :   Fire on TV Courtesy of En Fuego: Collins John will be appearing on tonight’s Final Word sports recap show on Fox Chicago.  Fox is actually one of the few local media outlets that has shown that they will cover the team with any regularity.  Carlos De... Read more »

A whirlwind week

To say last week was a bit wacky for Fire forward Collins John is an understatement. Conflicting reports swirled around the 24-year-old Dutch forward, who began a trial with the Fire early last month, for a three-day period, and speculation about the ex-Fulham forward’s future ran rampant. Wednesday morning, the Washington Post reported that John... Read more »

It's official: John signs with Fire

Not really too much of a surprise here, but the Fire just announced that forward Collins John has officially signed with the team.  The signing puts an end to a whirlwind last few days for John — who was reportedly leaving for Europe on Wednesday, before changing his mind and resuming his training with the Fire, only to sign a deal... Read more »

John and Fire agree to tentative deal

The latest reports have Dutch striker Collins John and the Fire coming to terms on a tentative agreement. This could put an end to a wild last 24 hours in which John had reportedly ended his trial with the Fire, then hadn’t, then was working out a deal, and now — reportedly — has agreed... Read more »

John gone? Maybe not... (UPDATED)

Turns out this episode is starting to take a little turn…  Frank Klopas wasn’t available today, so I just got off the phone with a source familiar with the situation regarding Collins John.  Here’s what they had to say about the whole thing: “We made an offer to Collins and he’s considering it.  We’re continuing... Read more »

John and Fire can't agree to deal; John will return to Europe

*Apologies for the lack of updates yesterday. I had a very busy day and was unable to write as much as I would’ve liked.* Steve Goff is reporting that [Collins John and the Fire have been unable to agree on a contract](http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/) and that John, who began a trial with the Fire this preseason, will... Read more »

John: Still in trial period

The Fire is sticking with the party line and telling me that the contract status of on-trial forward Collins John is still up in the air.  The Fire will continue to look at the former Fulham striker until the end of preseason, at which time they will make a decision on whether or not to... Read more »

No decision on John yet

Though Collins John has impressed thus far in his trial with the Fire, the team isn’t quite ready to offer him a contract quite yet. “We’re still just looking at him for now,” Frank Klopas said of the Dutch striker.  “We want to make the best decision for the team as a whole [so we’ll... Read more »