Tag: World Cup

World Cup break soccer overload

We’ll have very little MLS regular season action over the next two weeks and no league games for the Fire until July 2 but there will be plenty of soccer to occupy our time. The World Cup begins tomorrow with Brazil taking on Croatia at 3pm (ESPN). The greatest sports tournament in the world (you... Read more »

World Cup Bracket Pool Winner

  The World Cup is over and football has a new champion.  Spain claimed their first World Cup title becoming only the 8th nation to do so.  “The Lester Long All Stars” won the Fire Confidential bracket pool thereby winning the Nike USA jersey.  The winner can email me (you know who you are) with... Read more »

Ghana 2 USA 1

USA’s run in the World Cup ended today with a thrilling extra time loss to Ghana.  Although it was a disappointing outcome, the Americans can hold their heads high in knowing that they  can compete at the highest level of the game on the World Stage.  Several missed opportunities and an early give away by Ricardo... Read more »

Random World Cup Weekend Thoughts

Robert Green gifted the United States a goal but the US deserved the point.  Jozy Altidore’s shot hit the post after Green got a hand on it and England was fortunate not to be down 2-1 at that point.  Tim Howard was fantastic in goal for the United States. England is very slow in the... Read more »

World Cup Bracket Pool

The World Cup is only 25 days away and MLS is taking a break during the first two weeks of group play.  That doesn’t mean Fire Confidential will be silent.  In addition to continued discussion of all things Fire, I’ll be watching the World Cup along with all of you.  Since we received a fairly... Read more »

Blanco in Chicago Again......at least for one night

Before Mexico’s friendly against Senegal last night the Chicago Fire presented Cuauhtemoc Blanco with a gift wishing him well at the World Cup.  The box appears too small to contain a contract offer.  En Fuego has details on the gift. According to Blanco he would entertain an offer to return.  Indications are that an offer... Read more »

June Madness

  MLS is taking a two week break in June since everyone will be watching the World Cup, including us.   I’ve got a few ideas for a Fire Confidential World Cup bracket pool but I’d like to gauge interest in participation before deciding which idea is the most practical option.  If you’d like to participate just... Read more »

World Cup Draw Announced

To say the U.S. got a tough draw at the 2006 World Cup would be an understatement. Paired with European heavyweights Italy and the Czech Republic and African upstart Ghana, the Americans struggled in Germany and finished a disappointing fourth place in their group. But it was a different story this time around for the... Read more »