Archive for March 2011

2011 Season Kick Off Luncheon Impresses Garber

MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
The Fire’s 2011 Season Kick Off Luncheon enjoyed the largest turnout yet for the annual event.  Over 750 people attended the luncheon established to benefit the team’s charitable causes through the Chicago Fire Foundation.  Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, the event allows fans to meet and mingle with  players and coaches... Read more »

Fire v Battery - Live Chat Saturday

Check back here on Saturday at 6pm for another live chat as the Fire take on the Charleston Battery in their final preseason match before the MLS season kicks off.   Chicago Fire v Charlston Battery

US Open Cup Match To Be Played In Peoria

Since playing a US Open Cup qualifying match at Toyota Park was apparently not an option, the Fire have announced that the March 30 match up against the Colorado Rapids will be played at Bradley University’s Shea Stadium in Peoria.  While the Fire have played Open Cup matches in Peoria before, 2008 against the Crew... Read more »
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Comcast SportsNet and My50 Return to the Broadcast Team in 2011

The announcement today that Comcast SportsNet and My50 will televise 24 of the Fire’s 34 games this season should be considered a good thing for Fire fans but it should also serve as a reminder that just getting the games slapped onto the airwaves isn’t enough.  While Comcast and My50 soccer telecasts haven’t been terrible over the last few... Read more »

Fire Sign Barouch and Videira

The Fire have announced the signing of Orr Barouch and Mike Videira bringing the total number of “signed” players on the roster to 25.  Barouch, a 6′-2″ nineteen year old forward and product of the Tigres UANL youth system scored 4 goals against the New York Red Bulls reserves last month.  Videira, 25, has MLS... Read more »

Someone Must Have Let ESPN Know the Season Starts Next Week

ESPN actually took some time and put together a short MLS season preview.  
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Fire v DC United : Carolina Challenge Cup

I’m planning on bringing back the live chat for the final pre-season match on Saturday night…in the meantime here are the starting line ups for the second match of the Carolina Challenge Cup: Fire Conway; Anibaba, Mikulic, Gibbs; Ristic, Husidic, Pause, Pappa, Paul; Puerari, Chaves DC United Onstad; Barklage, White, Brasesco, Burch; Quaranta, Morsink, King,... Read more »

Fire Confidential Poll - Open Issues

Last week’s Q & A session with Julian Posada brought to light several issues that supporters still feel the team needs to address. A team store at Toyota Park will finally become a reality but several concerns still remain. Finding a jersey sponsor remains acutely evident to everyone and the team certainly needs to increase... Read more »

Winning - Fire 1 Toronto FC 0

The Fire defeated Toronto FC 1-0 in the first match of the Carolina Challenge Cup.  Chicago controlled the play for the most part during the first thirty minutes before an uncharacteristic Logan Pause red card forced the team to play a man down for the remainder of the match.  Carlos De Los Cobos started the... Read more »
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Pre Season Live Streaming and Live Chat

The Fire announced today that all three Carolina Challenge Cup matches will be streamed live via Chicago-Fire.com.  Tomorrow’s match against Toronto FC will kick off at 4 pm and if you’d like to watch the game and comment on the proceedings in real time click back here tomorrow and join the first Fire Confidential live chat... Read more »