Tag: Training Report

Training Notes : Pause Nears Return to Fitness and Conway Will Start In Goal

Heading into the Philadelphia match on Saturday Carlos De Los Cobos isn’t anticipating many changes to the line up that has won approximately 65% of the possesssion battle over the last two games.  De Los Cobos seemed enthusiastic about the performance of midfielders Corben Bone and Daniel Paladini. “All players in the world need time. ... Read more »

Training Notes, Hauptman Q&A, New Section 8 Chicago Podcast, and More

After training on Wednesday morning Carlos De Los Cobos was still playing down the Fire’s reliance on the 3-5-2 formation that the coach used for most of preseason.  If the Fire is starting the year deployed in that line up, De Los Cobos isn’t saying so yet.  “I’m trying to teach the team to be... Read more »

Mid Week Training Report

The Fire depart for California on Thursday to close out the season against Chivas USA on Saturday night.  The game doesn’t mean much to either side and the Fire could use the opportunity to get a look at some younger players.  According to De Los Cobos he wants to give Corben Bone another shot against... Read more »

Mid Week Training Report - Castillo Out?

The Fire returned to training today amid the realization that making the playoffs at this point will take something short of a miracle.  Carlos De Los Cobos called the task “very difficult” but not impossibe. “Every week we talk and I tell you unfortunately the same thing.  We’re having mistakes, we lose concentration and make... Read more »

Training Report / Injury Update

Training was definitely fiery and intense this morning as the team seems to finally realize that it’s facing the possibility of missing the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.  A full scrimmage followed by some spirited discussion is a good sign that the team is not taking things lightly, but the question... Read more »

Fire Training Report - Nyarko, Thorrington, John Updates and More

The Fire continue training this weekend ahead of Wednesday’s match against the New England Revolution.  Here are a few highlights from today’s session : Patrick Nyarko sat out of training again but he is feeling better and will see the doctor today.  Carlos De Los Cobos is hopeful that he can return to training tomorrow... Read more »

Fire Training Notes and Possible DP's

Injuries continue to be a big issue ahead of the Eastern Conference Final rematch tomorrow night against Real Salt Lake.  Brian McBride is questionable with a leg injury although he did participate in light running today at training.  If McBride can’t start, which seems likely, Stefan Dimitrov will get the nod against RSL.  Tim Ward and... Read more »