Tag: Pavel Pardo

Pavel Pardo retires

Pavel Pardo has retired from soccer after a 19 year career that included 148 appearances for the Mexican National Team. The official announcement came this afternoon but Pardo told MedioTiempo.com’s Ocscar Guzman (also the Fire’s spanish radio play by play announcer) last night that he was calling it a career. Pardo was offered a position... Read more »

Pardo mulls retirement & draft day notes

The Fire made their only selection in the first two rounds of this year’s Superdraft but that wasn’t the most interesting news to come out of the annual event. Frank Klopas informed media after the conclusion of the draft that Pavel Pardo is contemplating retirement and may not return to the club as a player this... Read more »

Fire/Pardo Close to New Deal & Striker On The Way

With the 2012 Superdraft only days away, Frank Klopas and the Fire are in the process of shaping the squad that will report for the beginning of training camp next week.  That includes re-signing veteran midfielder Pavel Pardo.  Klopas expects that Pardo will be signed and ready to go when the team begins workouts for the... Read more »

Final 2011 training day notes

Chicago Fire held their final first team training session of the 2011 season this morning officially bringing an end to a year of ups and downs that culminated in narrowly missing the playoffs for just the third time in team history. After training, head coach Frank Klopas took a few minutes to talk to reporters... Read more »

Tuesday News and Notes

ML$ News The last few days have yielded some interesting news on the MLS financial front.  Firstly Sports Business Journal reported on a possible transaction between MLS and Providence Equity Partners.  The deal would involve Providence purchasing a 25% stake in Soccer United Marketing (SUM) from MLS for a cool $125-$150 million.  SUM is the... Read more »

Fire 1 Union 1 - Recap and Ratings

Fire 1 Union 1 - Recap and Ratings
Another day, another draw. Although the Fire were the better team on the night, dominated the stat sheet, and were more dangerous throughout ninety minutes than their opponent they still couldn’t manage to muster enough to gain all three points at home.  Sure, there were plenty of reasons for optimism.  Sebastian Grazzini was outstanding in... Read more »

Fire v Union Match Preview

The Fire lost to Philadelphia 2-1 back on May 21 but like many games this season they felt a better fate was deserved. A long distance goal from Michael Farfan and a 75th minute golazo by Carlos Ruiz that caught Jon Conway flat footed proved to be the difference on that occasion. Ruiz, who is... Read more »

Fire Weekend Notes

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Prep for the Union The Fire are training this weekend ahead of  a mid-week match against the Philadelphia Union at Toyota Park.  The Eastern Conference leading Union will be without starting right back Sheanon Williams who was shown a red card in a 2-1 loss to Colorado last night. Pardo Arrives Pavel Pardo’s first training... Read more »

Pavel Pardo Joins The Fire ; Ristic Out

The Fire have signed former Club America midfielder Pavel Pardo and will add him to the roster upon receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.  Pardo will be available for selection on August 3 at home against Philadelphia and will report for training on Thursday. “Pavel’s international credentials and track record as a... Read more »

Pavel Pardo In Red?

Numerous reports have surface today that Club America midfielder Pavel Pardo has signed with the Fire.  While discussions have taken place with Pardo the reports are premature.  A source with knowledge of the situation informs me that a deal has not been reached and nothing has been signed at this time. Pardo was spotted at... Read more »