Archive for January 2012

Fire/DC Highlights

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Highlights of the 0-0 draw in Florida on Sunday.

Fire Start Preseason With 0-0 Draw

The Fire and DC United played to a 0-0 draw to begin 2012 pre-season play.  The team also released the names of the trialists in camp.  Goalkeepers Alec Kann and Paulo Tornaghi, defender Jonathan Okafor, and midfielders Walter Restrepo, Omar Persad, Alex, and Ivan Guerrero are all vying for a spot along with open tryout... Read more »

Mikulic & Cuesta Returns In Doubt

It’s a good thing the Fire drafted center backs Austin Berry and Justin Chavez because the position which seemed very deep a few days ago isn’t as stacked as originally thought.  During an afternoon conference call with reporters Frank Klopas provided an update on the status of Josip Mikulic and Yamith Cuesta. Neither appears likely... Read more »

Monday Misc Notes

Conde Trade Soon? Tim Ream’s clearance for a work permit allowing his transfer to Bolton could signal another move from the Fire.  The New York Red Bulls will receive a sizable allocation for Ream and it is believed that NY will use some of that money to acquire the rights to Wilman Conde from the... Read more »

New 2012 Jerseys and Quaker

The 2012 kits have finally been unveiled along with a brand spanking new sponsor that’s reportedly shelling out around $8 million over three years for the right to have the Quaker Oats logo adorning the front of shirt.  My thoughts on the new look? Okay, so that road jersey isn’t exactly the “Chicago Flag” jersey... Read more »

Quaker Oats Jerseys Revealed

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Check out this video featuring Logan Pause and the Fire’s brand new 2012 kits.

Fire Add 4 In Supplemental Draft

The Fire added four new players that will compete for spots on the opening day roster via the MLS Supplemental Draft today.  The 9th overall pick Evans Frimpong (F – Delaware) will be the third Ghanian forward on the squad. Carl Woszczynski a 6′-4″ goalkeeper from UAB who claims he grew up supporting the Fire... Read more »

Players Report On Wednesday

As MLS camps open across the country Fire players are set to report to Toyota Park on Wednesday and Thursday for physicals and medical exams before heading off to Ave Maria, Florida to begin training.  The club has also released their full pre-season itinerary.  Warm up fixtures include: January 29 (1:00 pm) vs DC United at Florida... Read more »

2012 SuperDraft Provides Depth

The Fire added some depth with three selections in this year’s MLS draft.  The club’s first selection, 6′-2″ Austin Berry is a center back out of Louisville that Frank Klopas described as the “best center back in the draft” and “someone that could have an impact right off the bat”.  Berry was considered one of... Read more »

Fire Add Forward Federico Puppo

The Fire have signed Uruguayan striker Federico Puppo.  During the 2011 Apertura season with Danubio he scored twice in ten games.  Prior to that he scored 17 times in 57 matches with Atletico River Plate.  At only 5′-8″, Puppo isn’t the prototypical “target” forward that most observers felt the team needed to add but he... Read more »