Archive for December 2010

Fire Confidential 2011

Now that 2010 is nearly behind us and the New Year will signify opportunities via the opening of the international transfer window it’s time to start thinking about Fire Confidential in 2011.  My initial goal in writing this blog was to provide a platform for the type of Fire/soccer discussion and coverage that was largely... Read more »

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Here’s hoping that you all have a safe and happy holiday……and if you didn’t get everything you were hoping for, don’t forget the transfer window opens in January.

Fire Close to Deal with Ramon Morales? - Updated

According to this article the Fire are close to a deal with former Chivas midfielder Ramon Morales. Morales has been a rumored name for over a year.  He played last in FMF with Estudiantes and had his season cut short due to injury.  He’s 35, usually plays on the left side, and recently had surgery... Read more »

Johnson Gets USMNT Call

Sean Johnson will be a part of Bob Bradley’s 24 man USMNT training camp ahead of the January 22 friendly against Chile.  Johnson’s first call into training for the Nats will see him battle Dominic Cervi, Matt Pickens, and Nick Rimando for his first cap.  Oddly enough, three of the four keepers invited to camp have... Read more »

Fire First Kick 2011 Announced

The Fire will open the 2011 season by travelling to Frisco, Texas to face FC Dallas in the first Brimstone Cup match of the new year.  The opening game on March 19 will be followed by the home opener one week later against Sporting Kansas City (still hard to get used to that) in an... Read more »

Fire Add Experienced Center Back, But What's Next?

The acquistion of Cory Gibbs in the MLS Re-Entry Draft provides the Fire with a sorely needed experienced central defender but no one in the Fire organization should feel comfortable with a central pairing featuring any combination of Gibbs, Kwame Watson-Siriboe and Dasan Robinson.  Gibbs is a competent, if not solid MLS defender who was... Read more »

Euro Scouting Trip Targets?

A report out of Serbia claims that the Fire is interested in two young Red Star Belgrade players.  One is 25 year old striker Aleksandar Jevtic and the other is 20 year old attacking midfielder Darko Lazovic.  Here’s a Lazovic highlight video (albeit a few years old) and a look at Jevtic in action.  I... Read more »

New Jersey Sponsor in 2011

Best Buy’s initial uniform sponsorship deal with the Fire expired at the end of this season and it’s been speculated for some time that the relationship would not continue into 2011.  A release from Best Buy and the Fire today officially puts an end to the speculation.  The Fire are now in the market for... Read more »

Recapping the Conde Situation

Reports surfaced this morning via Raza Deportiva (a spanish language ESPN radio broadcast) that Wilman Conde was leaving Puebla’s training camp and was not signing a contract with the team.  Last week Puebla FC announced on their web site that Conde had signed on with the team as a new reinforcement for 2011.  The site... Read more »

Conde's Deal at Puebla Falls Through and Other Fire Related Links

Here are a few Fire related stories from the last few days. Brown at Riot Game Sunday CJ Brown is taking the ceremonial first kick and signing autographs before the Riot take on Missouri on Sunday December 12 at the Odeum.  Conde Not Signing with Puebla? According to Raza Deportiva, Wilman Conde will not be... Read more »