Archive for July 2012

Fernandez arrives ; Tuesday notes

Newly acquired Alvaro Fernandez trained with the team for the first time this morning and feels he’s ready to step in where ever he’s needed.  Where exactly on the pitch that might be has yet to be determined but the Uruguayan midfielder says he can play anywhere including in the middle of the park.  “Generally... Read more »

Fire 1 Earthquakes 1 - ratings and recap

For 97 plus minutes the Fire battled the top team in the league and held their own.  A spectacular effort by Sean Johnson kept San Jose from at least equalizing during regulation time before a 98th minute strike from Steven Lenhart salvaged a point for the home team.  The effort and the result on the... Read more »

Fire v Earthquakes match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Gargan M Pause, Pardo, Nyarko, Rolfe, Alex F Oduro Bench: Nolly, Jumper, Videira, Paladini, Bone, Barouch, MacDonald Earthquakes GK Busch D Zayner, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow M Salinas, Cronin, Baca, Dawkins F Wondolowski, Gordon Bench: Bingham, Opara, Corrales, Garza, Lenhart, Stephenson, Guvenisik

Fire v Earthquakes match preview, Fernandez notes & more

San Jose has the best record in MLS with 43 points through 22 games.  Picking up a result in California will be a tall task for the Fire, who will be playing without Marco Pappa due to yellow card accumulation.  The Earthquakes push the game offensively particularly at home where they have outscored opponents 25-12... Read more »

Alvaro Fernandez to the Fire

It’s been a busy week for the Fire. With the MLS transfer window closing today the club has announced the acquisition of midfielder Alvaro Fernandez from Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for allocation money.  Recent talks of a loan move to Deportivo Cali apparently fell through and Seattle’s addition of Christian Tiffert made it necessary... Read more »

Robayo to Millonarios - finally

The Fire’s South American exodus continued today as Rafael Robayo finally got his wish and returned to his former club Millonarios.  The deal is a technically a loan but more importantly the transaction frees up another international roster spot.  The club is currently looking at 22 year old Dutch midfielder Gianluca Nijholt.  The player’s agent... Read more »

Fire sign Sherjill MacDonald - As a DP...Puppo loaned out

After weeks of speculation surrounding the acquisition of Dutch forward Sherjill MacDonald the Fire officially announced the signing today.  MacDonald will begin training this morning but will not be officially added to the roster until an international spot is made available.  The Fire are currently at the league maximum of eight internationals. All of this... Read more »

Vote for the top 15 players in Fire history

In honor of the club’s fifteenth anniversary the Fire are conducting a poll asking you to name the fifteen best players in team history.  The candidates are: Chris Armas, DaMarcus Beasley, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Carlos Bocanegra, CJ Brown, Jon Busch, Jim Curtin, Ivan Guerrero, Diego Gutierrez, Frank Klopas, Roman Kosecki, Dema Kovalenko, Lubos Kubik, Justin Mapp,... Read more »

Aston Villa 1 Fire 0 - postgame

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Frank Klopas discusses the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in an international friendly, the return of Steven Kinney, and playing time for some of the bench.  Dan Gargan also shares his thoughts on the match.  

Fire v Aston Villa match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Nolly D Gargan, Friedrich, Berry, Jumper M Bone, Paladini, Alex, Robayo, Pappa F Barouch Bench: Tornaghi, Anibaba, Segares, Walls, Kinney, Pause, Nyarko, Pardo, Videira, Oduro, Puppo Aston Villa GK Given D Herd, Baker, Dunne, Lichaj M Ireland, Delph, Gardner, N’Zogbia F Agbonlahor, Weimann Bench: Guzan, Marshall, Lowton, Warnock, Collins, El... Read more »