Tag: Sebastian Grazzini

Grazzini departing indefinitely

You can’t write soap opera stories with this many strange turns.  Sebastian Grazzini told reporters present at training today that he was returning to Argentina to attend to personal matters.  His departure is indefinite and no return date has been established.  Grazzini also stated that he has no problem with the club but has to... Read more »

Fire prep for another Eastern Conference battle, Pappa talks rumors, and Grazzini trains

The Fire returned to training at the Toyota Park practice field on the heels of three consecutive wins against Eastern Conference foes but face another test on Tuesday with a trip to Houston.  The Dynamo are in the fifth place only four points behind Chicago and Frank Klopas is expecting another difficult match on enemy... Read more »

Fire pick up Grazzini's option but he won't travel to KC

Javier Leon, the Managing Director of Andell Sports Group announced today that the club has excercised the option on the contract of midfielder Sebastian Grazzini thereby extending his stay with the club until the end of the season.  “The option has been triggered and we expect him to be with us until at least the end... 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 Sign Sebastian Grazzini

Fire Sign Sebastian Grazzini
As expected the Fire have signed Argentine central midfielder Sebastian Grazzini.  The 30 year old playmaker will be added to the 30 man roster this Friday and will be available for selection upon receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. Grazzini will arrive in Chicago on Thursday night.  Although terms of the deal... Read more »

Fire Trounce New York 4-0 / New Player Announcement Imminent

The Fire hammered what was essentially the New York Red Bulls’ reserve squad 4-0 in US Open Cup play at Toyota Park tonight to advance to the US Open Cup semi-finals.  Dominic Oduro terrorized Red Bull defenders throughout the first half and scored the only goal of the first stanza although the Fire easily could... Read more »