Tag: Kwame Watson-Siriboe

Watson-Siriboe Loaned to Tampa Bay

The Fire have announced that the team has loaned defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe to the NASL’s FC Tampa Bay for the remainder of the 2011 season.  The second year center back had fallen behind Josip Mikulic, Cory Gibbs, Yamith Cuesta, and Dasan Robinson for playing time at the position but has seen some action in reserve... Read more »

Fire sign Watson-Siriboe and Kinney, Release Yates

The Fire just announced that rookie defenders Kwame Watson-Siriboe and Steven Kinney have both agreed to contracts with the club.  The Fire selected Watson-Siriboe, a UConn product, with the 26th pick out and picked Kinney with the 45th selection out of Elon.  Drew Yates, who the Fire selected with the 29th overall pick this year,... Read more »

Watson-Sirboe adjusting to life in the pros

Fire rookie Kwame Watson-Siriboe during my phone interview with him yesterday. Thanks to Becky Carroll of the Fire front office for the photo. Despite being thrown onto a Chicago Fire team that went through a plethora of changes this offseason, rookie defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe has found the atmosphere surrounding the club to be anything but... Read more »

MLS extends deadline for CBA talks... again

As I’m sure many of you have already heard, Major League Soccer and the Players’ Union have agreed to extend the deadline to agree to a new CBA from today to February 25th.  The new deadline was agreed to after blizzards blanketed the D.C. area — preventing all the necessary parties from being able to... Read more »

Krol's revelations raise some questions

When I first heard about the Fire’s interest in Krzysztof Krol, I assumed that the team was looking at him as a potential replacement for left back Gonzalo Segares. I stopped operating under that assumption a few hours ago, when I read Charlie Corr’s report in which Krol revealed that he has been playing primarily... 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 »