Tag: John Thorrington

Fire Lose Thorrington and Lowry

The Fire lost midfielders Peter Lowry and John Thorrington in today’s MLS expansion draft.  As most expected the relatively inexpensive and productive Lowry was the type of player that would draw some interest from expansion teams.  Lowry was selected in the 7th round by the Portland Timbers. The Fire gambled that John Thorrington’s salary and... Read more »

Central Midfield Discussion

Here’s an excerpt from Steve Davis’ “Talking Tactics” column on mlssoccer.com.  He addresses the same issue with the midfield spot that we’ve been discussing here. “New Chicago Fire manager Carlos de los Cobos wants more passing and possession at Toyota Park. I like the way he’s thinking, but does he have the right personnel? Can Chicago... Read more »

Thorrington out for Saturday's game

Fire midfielder John Thorrington will miss his second consecutive game this Saturday due to a quad injury he picked up during preseason training. Thorrington, who originally thought he could play through the injury, said he’s hoping to be back by next Saturday’s home opener against San Jose. “I had a little… niggle in my left... Read more »

CBA Update

Fire midfielders Logan Pause and John Thorrington did not train with the team Monday or Tuesday. Instead, the pair of central midfielders — who also happen to be the Fire’s Union Representatives — were in Washington D.C., sitting in on collective bargaining agreement negotiations between MLS and the Players’ Union. “We haven’t heard from [Pause... Read more »

No Comment

The league and players union have only two more days until the deadline to agree to a new CBA comes and goes. The expiring CBA, which has been the only one used throughout league history, doesn’t have any provisions for player free agency or guaranteed contracts — both points that the players union want included... Read more »

The Fire's Secret Santa

Christmas is only a week away and I have yet to start my shopping. I know, I’m bad news (and a bit of a procrastinator… just look at the time I posted this…) and I’m feeling a little guilty over my late start. So, to alleviate some of that guilt, I’ve decided to make a... Read more »

Fire Injury Report

Back in late July and early August – when several Fire players began falling victim to injury – it was assumed that most would be able to return in time for the start of the playoffs. Now, with the Fire only a couple of days away from the decisive Game 2 of their Eastern Conference... Read more »

Morning Links

Here are a few links to get your day started… The ‘Players Only’ section of the Chicago Tribune did a fun little piece with Fire midfielders John Thorrington and Logan Pause the other day.  Thorrington interviewed Pause for the entry, asking Logan all sorts of things in rapid-fire format.  Logan and John had some pretty... 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 »

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 »