Archive for September 2010

Bradley Announces US Roster for October 9

US Soccer has announced the roster for friendlies against Poland on October 9 at Soldier Field and Columbia on October 12 at PPL Park.  GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton) DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Étienne), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Michael Parkhurst... Read more »

Fire 3 Earthquakes 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire’s passing was sharper than it has been all season and the end result was their biggest margin of victory this year.  A 3-0 win with a more agressive line up while eliminating some of the repetitive errors made throughout the first 24 matches should create some higher spirits heading into Dallas on Saturday.  San... Read more »

Fire v Earthquakes - Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Kinney, Watson-Siriboe, Robinson, Krol M Ristic, Pause, Thorrington, Pappa F Ljungberg, Carr Subs: Dykstra, Brown, Lowry, John, McBride, Nyarko, Conde Earthquakes GK Busch D Leitch, McDonald, Hernandez, Ward M Wondolowski, Cronin, Stephenson, Convey F Geovanni, Johnson Subs: Edwards, Burling, Ring, Alvarez, Sealy, Glen, Eduardo

Fire v Earthquakes - Match Preview

San Jose is still fighting for their playoff lives and the Fire are just hoping to salvage something from 2010 before some difficult decisions will need to be made.  The pill becomes harder to swallow after acknowleding the fact that former Fire ‘keeper Jon Busch is now the main man in goal for the Earthquakes... Read more »

Section 8 - Thirteenth Anniversary Festivities

  Section 8 has three days of activities planned around the Fire’s thirteenth anniversary on October 8 including a pre-game tailgate and a supporter’s match at 3pm.  I’m seriously thinking of dusting off my boots, playing in the game, allowing a last minute goal, and taking a red card in honor of this year’s Fire. ... Read more »

Fire Head to San Jose - More Change Coming?

Headed to San Jose with not much more than pride on the line, the Fire are saddled with another batch of possible injury issues.  Freddie Ljungberg, Bratislav Ristic, and Gonzalo Segares were all held out of a short training session this morning before boarding a plane for California (read Sam Stejskal’s wrap up here).  Nery... Read more »

Sounders 1 Fire 0 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

The finish to this match couldn’t have been a more appropriate or fitting end for a team that has piled frustration on top of frustration for the better part of the past six months.  An 88th minute deflected goal by Blaise Nkufo is probably the final nail in the coffin for any playoffs hopes in 2010. ... Read more »

Fire v Sounders Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Ristic, Brown, Watson-Siriboe, Segares M Nyarko, Thorrington, Pause, Pappa F Carr, Ljungberg Subs: Dykstra, Robinson, Umanzor, Bone, Husidic, John, McBride Sounders K Keller D Riley, Ianni, Parke, Gonzalez M Nyassi, Alonso, Sturgis, Zakuani F Montero, Nkufo Subs: Boss, Marshall, Scott, Fernandez, Seamon, Fucito, Levesque

Fire v Sounders - Match Preview

This match could very well be the last gasp effort in this season’s attempt at any success and a late playoff run.  Win and whatever slim hopes of postseason play are kept alive another day.  Lose or draw and any realistic chances of capturing the eighth and final playoff spot are out the window.  Seattle... 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 »