Archive for May 2010

AC Milan 1 Fire 0 and Seedorf to MLS?

The Fire’s performance was an improvement over the last few games although the match ended in a loss.  Overall fluidity and team play was better but finishing chances remains a huge problem.  It seems that the 4-5-1 formation is the team’s best shape at the moment although the second half was a bit disjointed due... Read more »

Fire vs AC Milan

Starting Line Up The Fire goes with the regular starters: GK Dykstra D Robinson, Brown, Conde, Krol M Nyarko, Husidic, Pause, Mapp, Pappa F McBride Subs: Banner, Bone, Kinney, Martinez, Umanzor, Watson-Siriboe, John, Lowry, Dimitrov, Johnson AC Milan GK Dida D Abate, Favalli, Nesta, Antonini M Brocci, Blasi, Di Gennaro, Seedorf F Pato, Ronaldinho Subs:... Read more »

Fire vs AC Milan Game Day & MLS Saturday

MLS Saturday’s slate of seven matches featured plenty of goals and some surprising results. The Los Angeles Galaxy showed why they are the best team in the league this season by beating the Crew in Columbus 2-0 without Buddle and Donovan.  The Crew controlled the game and outshot LA 21-3, but Bruce Arena has put together... Read more »

Fire vs FC Dallas Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire continued their increasingly frustrating habit of dropping points at home.  This 1-1 draw against FC Dallas opens up more questions and problems for Carlos De Los Cobos and Frank Klopas.  The first half saw the Fire control possesion and create more opportunities than FC Dallas.  The second half was controlled by the Hoops although... Read more »

Fire vs FC Dallas Starting Line Ups

De Los Cobos changes things up a bit…… Fire GK Dykstra D Brown, Conde, Krol, Robinson M Pause, Husidic, Banner, Mapp F McBride, Nyarko Subs: Johnson, John, Lowry, Martinez, Pappa, Umanzor, Watson-Siriboe FCD GK Hartman D Loyd, John, Ihemelu, Benitez M Ferreira, McCarty, Shea, Hernandez F Cunningham, Harris Subs: Sala, Avila, Guarda, Pearce, Davies, Leyva, Yeisley... Read more »

SuperLiga Teams and Dates

MLS/FMF have announced dates, groups, and the remaining teams that will participate in SuperLiga 2010.  Along with the Fire, Chivas USA, New England, and Houston on the MLS side, the Mexican First Division will be represented by Monarcas Morelia, Pachuca, Puebla FC, and Pumas UNAM. Group Pairings Group A: Chivas USA, Houston, Pachuca, Puebla FC... Read more »

Fire vs FC Dallas Preview

FC Dallas’ Schellas Hyndman has struggled with disappointment and frustration over his team’s lack of finishing and discipline.  The Hoops have played 6 of their first 9 games of the season at Pizza Hut Park but have managed to come away with only 11 points and a 2-2-5 record.  Dallas is 0-2-1 on the road... Read more »

USA World Cup Roster Announced

USMNT World Cup Final 23 Bob Bradley has announced his 23 man roster for the World Cup.  Here’s the list… Goalkeepers (3): Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann. Defenders (7): Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector. Midfielders (8): DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Landon Donovan, Maurice... Read more »

McBride on FFF

FSC’s FFF Brian McBride will be a guest on Fox Soccer Channel’s Fox Football Fone-In tonight.  The talk show airs from 6-8 pm on FSC and is hosted by Nick Webster and former Fire Eric Wynalda.  Fire Confidential Podcast Episode 1 features De Los Cobos’ post game comments.  I’d like to know what else you’d... Read more »

Fire vs Legia Post Game

Carlos De Los Cobos, Justin Mapp, and Corben Bone answer questions and address the media after the 3-0 loss to Legia.  You can listen to the entire De Los Cobos press conference here.