Archive for March 2011

Fire 2 Rapids 1 USOC Highlights


USOC - Fire v Rapids

The Fire take on the MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids in a US Open Cup play in game.  Jeff Crandall and Brendan Hannan are the broadcast team at Line ups Fire Johnson, Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares, Nyarko, Videira, Pause, Paul, Chaves, Puerari Subs: Conway, Robinson, Oduro, Paladini, Bone, Barouch, Husidic Rapids Joyce, LaBauex, Marshall, Holody,... Read more »

Fire v Manchester United at Soldier Field

It’s been rumored for a while but today it’s official.  The Fire will face Manchester United at Soldier Field on Saturday July 23 (7 pm kick off).  The game is part of the World Football Challenge event that MLS announced last week.  The details, schedule, and complete format of the WFC have yet to be... Read more »

Fire Confidential Polls - Man of the Match

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Fire 3 Sporting Kansas City 2 - Recap and Ratings

The Fire are off to a positive start in 2011 after defeating Sporting Kansas City 3-2 in front of a frigid 12,157 fans in Bridgeview.  Defending home turf has been an issue over the last two seasons but the Fire have followed a positive result in Dallas with a win at home.  “I remember last... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC - Matchday

The Starting Line Ups Chicago GK Johnson D Gibbs, Mikulic, Anibaba M Pause, Videira, Nyarko, Pappa, Segares F Puerari, Chaves Bench : Conway, Robinson, Husidic, Paladini, Paul, Barouch, Oduro Kansas City GK Nielsen D Lorenz, Besler, Espinoza, Myers M Auvray, Stojcev, Arnaud F Rocastle, Bravo, Sapong Bench : Kronberg, Ellis, Jones, Zusi, Bunbury, Diop  ... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC - Match Preview & More

Sporting Kansas City comes into town minus one famous “trialist” but they’ve still got some star power, particularly up front.  Chivas Guadalajara hero Omar Bravo is coming off of a 2 goal debut against the California version of the Goats although he should find the Fire defense tougher to beat than the mistake prone outfit... Read more »

Crank It Up

Check out the Fire’s new promo video for the home opener. Pretty sweet.

"Stand and Deliver" Commemorated

As an organization the Fire have taken a few lumps over the years when it comes to fan relations and the manner in which the front office has interacted with supporter’s groups.  The latest sign that those days are likely over is exemplified in this simple yet classy gesture. The team will wear the armbands pictured... Read more »

Training Notes, Sporting KC, Section 8 Nears 800 and More

A busy morning in Bridgeview concluded with Carlos De Los Cobos updating the Fire’s injury situation and addressing the acquisition of defender Yamith Cuesta and forward Dominic Oduro. The Injury Update Steven Kinney and Mike Banner are still listed as out but Marko Maric, Bratislav Ristic, and Gaston Puerari are now concerns.  Maric strained a hamstring... Read more »