Archive for July 2013

Rios move not in the cards

Rumors out of Italy and South America have floated about recently regarding the Fire’s interest in midfielder Arévalo Rios. A report today went so far as to claim a deal was imminent and suggested that Rios’ agent was in Italy working out the details to complete a move to MLS. While the Fire have expressed... Read more »

Fire 1 Dynamo 1 - recap and ratings

The Fire need to start amassing wins as the second half of the season moves into full gear but taking a point in Houston can’t be considered a bad result. Despite a good chance or two, the home team had a little better of the play overall and Chicago did well to keep them off... Read more »

Fire v Dynamo match preview

The Fire’s last trip to Houston on April 14 resulted in a 2-1 loss to the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season. The Fire played relatively well in that game and if not for two individual plays by Brad Davis, would have left Texas with a result. In April, Davis dusted fill-in... Read more »

Juan Luis Anangonó joins the Fire

The Fire’s newest addition officially signed his MLS contract today and joined the team for Tuesday morning’s training session. Juan Luis Anangonó didn’t participate in full training but did light work and fitness on the side with Tony Jouaux. The Ecuadorian forward said he’s not fully match fit at the moment but he’s been working... Read more »

Fire hoping Anangonó can deliver

The Fire have apparently made a move to bolster the squad with an international striker during the July transfer window and are close to finalizing a deal for 24 year old Ecuadorian Juan Luis Anangonó. It’s not the high profile acquisition that many had hoped for and it’s not exactly the established impact player with... Read more »

Fire 4 DC United 1 - recap and ratings

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Well, it was only DC United but you still have to beat the opponent in front of you. The Fire did just that with a resounding 4-1 beat down of the league’s bottom dwellers. Joel Lindpere enjoyed his best outing in a Fire uniform and Chris Rolfe scored his 3rd and 4th goals of the... Read more »

Fire v DC United match day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Lindpere, Alex, Larentowicz, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Kann, Francis, Videira, Pause, Amarikwa, Santos, MacDonald DC  GK Willis D White, Woolard, Korb, Kemp M DeLeon, Thorrington, Kitchen F Nyassi, Silva, Ruiz Bench: Dykstra, Jeffrey, Riley, Porter, Townsend Note: Patrick Nyarko is out with... Read more »

Leon on new additions, designated players, and more

In the latest episode of the Fire Confidential Podcast, Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon joins us to discuss a variety of topics including the Fire’s search for reinforcements in this July transfer window, designated players, Keane money, homegrown players, the Fire Academy, Sherjill MacDonald’s recent comments, scouting, loan deals and more. A young,... Read more »

Fire Reserves beat Columbus 5-3

The Fire Reserves defeated the Columbus Crew 5-3 to improve their Reserve League record to 2-5-0. The match featured a switch to a 4-3-3 formation and the first appearance in game action for trialing center backs Yamith Cuesta and Elias Vasquez. The starting line-up also saw a return to the pitch for team captain Logan... Read more »

Third kit design contest announced

Municipally themed third kit you say? With MLS rolling out a new program which institutes third kit designs for each club, it was a just a matter of time before the Fire announced plans for their alternate uniforms in 2014. Supporters have been clamoring for a City of Chicago Flag themed kit for several seasons... Read more »