Tag: Gonzalo Segares

Segares retires, joins Academy staff

Segares retires, joins Academy staff
                Gonzalo Segares has announced his retirement as a player after ten professional seasons. Drafted by the Fire in the third round of the 2005 SuperDraft, Segares spent his entire career in Chicago with the exception of a stint with Cypriot club Apollon Limassol in 2010. A popular... Read more »

Segares re-signs, avoids Re-Entry Draft

Crisis averted. The Fire have re-signed left back Gonzalo Segares to a multi-year deal thereby removing his name from the list of players available to other teams in tomorrow’s Re-Entry Draft.  The club took a bit of a gamble exposing him to the Re-Entry process but negotiations were already underway when the league released the... Read more »

Segares is Back / Ward Traded

  Frank Klopas continued an impressive three week period of wheeling and dealing today with the announcement that the Fire has re-acquired defender Gonzalo Segares.  The move immediately improves the Fire defensively with a player who had been one of the best defenders in MLS over the last several seasons.  Segares signed a six month... 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 »

Segares officially signs with Apollon FC

It’s finally official. [Gonzalo Segares and Apollon FC have put pen to paper and signed a deal](http://www.apollon.com.cy/apollon/indexen.php?report) that will bring the 27-year-old former Fire left back to the Cypriot club through the end of their season. I know, I know, it’s not like this is any sort of surprise, but I thought I’d share the... Read more »

Updating the Gonzalo Segares situation (Updated)

Despite it coming out over a week ago that Gonzalo Segares had agreed to a deal with Cypriot side Apollon FC, the 27-year-old left back — whose contract with the Fire expired at the end of the 2009 season — has yet to put pen to paper and sign with the Mediterranean island club. That... Read more »

Segares to sign with Cypriot club

Left back Gonzalo Segares is close to signing a deal with Cypriot team Apollon FC. The two sides have reportedly agreed to terms with the 27-year-old Segares needing only to complete a physical for the deal to become official. “I talked to his agent and I talked to Gonzalo and I think they’re pretty close... Read more »

Why Gonzalo Segares needs Europe

I first met Gonzalo Segares this June while covering a Fire training session. Gonzalo was playing through a calf injury at the time and left the practice field early to enter the locker room to receive some extra treatment on his leg. But before he could escape I jogged over to introduce myself to him.... Read more »

World Cup Field Finalized; US Loses in Friendly

[Six teams qualified for next year’s World Cup in South Africa today](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=685287&sec=worldcup2010&root=worldcup2010&cc=5901), finalizing the field that will compete in the first World Cup in African soil. France, Slovenia, Uruguay, Portugal, Greece and Algeria advanced to the finals ending the dreams of Ireland, Russia, Costa Rica, Ukraine and Egypt in the process. That means that Costa... Read more »

Gonzalo Segares: "Trying to move and see if I can play in Europe"

It’s pretty easy to see why this season was a frustrating one for Fire defender Gonzalo Segares. After being a stalwart in the backline for years for the Fire, Segares was forced to the sidelines this year, only playing in 12 regular season games due to a combination of injuries and national team call-ups. Adding... Read more »