Tag: Cuauhtemoc Blanco

The Secret?

In November, ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons – affectionately known as the “Sports Guy” – published *The Book of Basketball* with one goal in mind: to answer every question that could ever be posed about the NBA. One of those questions deals with what Simmons calls “The Secret.” Simmons learns of the “secret” on the deck of... Read more »

The Designated Player Search

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving (I know I did, the turkey was delicious…) but I’m back with more Fire news for you on what will hopefully be a leisurely day of leftovers, relaxing and maybe – for the adventurous amongst us – Black Friday shopping. Today’s post concerns the topic... Read more »

Fire vs. Real Salt Lake: Four Questions

After up and down regular seasons that saw one team consistently dissatisfied with its results and one team barely scrape its way into the playoffs, it’s only fitting that the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake take each other on. Both teams will enter the Eastern Conference Final feeling that they have something to prove... Read more »

UPDATE -- Blanco to Veracruz

Hey everyone, just wanted to clear a few things up in regards to the Blanco situation. A source close to the situation told me that Blanco and Veracruz agreed to a one year deal — which will begin in January — with an opt out clause for any point in the year.  This means that... Read more »

BREAKING -- Blanco to leave the Fire at end of year

The Fire has confirmed [an AP report](http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2009-10-29-2733898366_x.htm) that midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco will be leaving the club at the end of the year to join Mexican second division club Veracruz. Blanco, who played for Veracruz in 2004, is in the final year of a three year contract he signed with the Fire prior to the 2007... Read more »

Linked Up (UPDATED): FIFA 10 Launch Party, The "Beach Ball Goal"

Hey everybody, I thought I’d share a few links with you all as the weekend slowly comes to a close. As I mentioned yesterday, the Fire is hosting a FIFA Soccer 10 launch party Monday night at the Hancock Center Best Buy starting at 4. If you go you’ll not only get a chance to... Read more »

Saturday Roundup -- US, Mexico Qualify for World Cup

Yesterday was a huge day for soccer fans around the world as eight more teams secured their spot in South Africa for next year’s World Cup. The U.S. and Mexico each used a big-time win to ensure their qualification, with [Mexico getting a goal from Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco in their 4-1 defeat of El... Read more »

Will Blanco Play for Mexico?

Despite missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, Fire forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco could very well return to the field this Saturday night, when he and the rest of the Mexican National Team face off against El Salvador in an all-important World Cup Qualifier. Blanco, who injured his hamstring in the second half of... Read more »

Mid-Week Update: Fire Injury Report

With a whopping six players listed on this week’s injury report, the Fire’s second bye week of 2009 couldn’t have come at a better time. The team is hoping to return at least a few of the players on this week’s injury list in time for next Saturday’s game at New England and it looks... Read more »

A look ahead to this weekend's CONCACAF Qualifiers

As I’m sure all of you know the Fire has this weekend off. But despite the lack of Chicago-related MLS action to look forward to, this weekend should be a great one for soccer fans in the Second City as CONCACAF kicks off its penultimate round of World Cup Qualifying. The CONCACAF race is currently... Read more »