Tag: Peter Lowry

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 »

A couple of notes...

The Washington Post’s Steve Goff is reporting that the new CBA has upped the salary cap from $2.3 million to $2.5 million.  Clearly that’s a positive change.  At worst, it will allow a few players on each team a little bump in salary.  At best, it will allow teams to up the salaries of certain... Read more »

Working on some interviews... (UPDATED)

Hey everybody, I’m working on getting some interviews with Fire personnel scheduled so I will hopefully have some stories up regarding the ‘protected list’ decisions later on. If the interviews don’t work out, don’t worry, I’ll be back with another post today but the content will be slightly different. **UPDATE — I just got off... 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 »

A Look at Lowry's Performance

When Peter Lowry netted twice for the Fire in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Columbus, you couldn’t blame the midfielder for wanting to soak it all in. After all, it’s not too often that the 24-year-old Lowry gets a start, let alone scores two goals. “I was pretty excited,” said the second year midfielder. “It’s pretty... Read more »

Fire Youngsters Making an Impact

In the game of soccer, any team playing a match without seven – that’s right seven – regular starters doesn’t stand much of a chance. So when the Fire, who has been bit by the injury bug in a major way for the last month, got key contributions from a quartet of youngsters in their... Read more »

Fire Practice Report: 8-12

I was at Toyota Park for the Fire’s practice this morning and unfortunately there is not a whole lot of good news coming out of Bridgeview… **Segares, Ward, Woolard all to miss significant time -** The Fire has dealt with injuries all year long, but at no point has the team been without so many... Read more »

Afternoon Notes

Hey everybody, thought I’d share a few bits of Fire related news with you to *spark* your Monday afternoon… **Lowry up for Goal of the Week –** Peter Lowry has been nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for his sliding right footed volley against Houston last night. Peter has some pretty stiff competition for... Read more »

Fire 2 -- Earthquakes 0: Blanco comes through again

A [depleted Fire team beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0](http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/fire/chi-19-fire-chicago-jul19,0,4724572.story) tonight at Toyota Park. Check out the link for my Tribune recap and continue after the jump for a little something extra… **Temo Time:** Well after seeing Cuauhtemoc Blanco play two spectacular matches in the last four days I can only come to one conclusion... Read more »