Tag: Corben Bone

Corben Bone Injury Update

Rookie midfielder Corben Bone hasn’t had the ideal start to his Fire career. Drafted with the 13th overall pick out of Wake Forest, Bone was just starting to get settled into his new surroundings when he picked up a right knee contusion in the Fire’s February 15th friendly against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The injury, which... Read more »

Bone enjoying the start of his Fire career

Life as a MLS player is busy this time of year.  Between two-a-days, team meals, trips to and from the training ground and general soreness, a player’s schedule is kept pretty full.  For rookies coming into this atmosphere after up to four years of college – where the atmosphere (though busy) is more relaxed –... Read more »

Corben Bone injury update

Instead of boarding a plane to Mexico for the second phase of preseason training with the rest of his teammates on Monday, Fire rookie midfielder Corben Bone remained in Chicago, where he is rehabbing a bone bruise picked up in last week’s friendly against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Bone, who was the Fire’s top draft pick,... 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 »

Ask Corben Bone

I’m currently in the process of scheduling an interview with Fire rookie midfielder Corben Bone for next week. But, instead of hogging all the questions for myself, I’ve decided to open up the floor so all of you can pose some questions to the Wake Forest product. Bone, who the Fire drafted with the 13th... 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 »

Preseason Storylines

Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend today’s Fire practice today at the MAX indoor facility in McCook (class beckons…). But that doesn’t mean I don’t have to post. So, with that, here are three storylines that should play out throughout the Fire’s 6-week long training camp. **1 — What will the final roster look... Read more »

Klopas being realistic with expectations for Fire rookies

Every now and again in the world of sports, a player who was originally expected to be selected with a top-5 pick will slide way down on draft day. These experiences, which are incredibly uncomfortable/sad if the player is actually attending the draft (remember Brady Quinn and Aaron Rodgers?), generally end with a team giddily... Read more »

Quick thoughts on the Fire's draft

Source: Chicago Fire Frank Klopas and the Fire technical staff committed highway robbery yesterday. Not only did the Fire pick up Corben Bone and Kwame Watson-Siriboe in the draft much, much later than they were projected to go, but they also began to fill two of the team’s bigger needs in the process. Assuming they... Read more »