Archive for August 2013

Independent Supporter's Association statement on "editorial" and fan safety

The Chairman of the Independent Supporter’s Association/Section 8 Chicago has issued a statement regarding last week’s Fire “editorial” and fan safety. Below is the statement in it’s entirety:   “The past few years have seen steady positive growth in the relationship between Fire supporters, ownership, management, and security. The implementation of the club charter has... Read more »

News and notes

Before the weekend MLS action kicks off on Friday here’s a look at the top Fire related stories today. Lindpere & Rios called Joel Lindpere and Egidio Arévalo Rios have been called up by their respective countries for World Cup qualifying matches. Both players will depart after the Houston game on Sunday but won’t be... Read more »

East going down to the wire

With only seven points separating the top spot from the seventh in the Eastern Conference it’s not hard to imagine that the playoff qualifiers may not be determined until the final weekend of the season. The Fire have ten games remaining and currently sit outside of the pack in seventh place but they’ve got as... Read more »

Fire 1 Sporting Kansas City 0 - recap and ratings

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The Fire took a step backward last weekend with a 2-0 loss to New England but regained the lost footing with a 1-0 win over Conference leader Sporting Kansas City. Hunter Jumper’s 13th minute diving header allowed the Fire to play with a lead and despite losing the possession battle 59-41 didn’t gave up many... Read more »

Fire v Sporting KC match day

Fire GK Johnson D Segares, Jumper, Berry, Anibaba M Duka, Larentowicz, Alex, Alex F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Lindpere, Nyarko, Paladini, Pause, Amarikwa, Anangono Sporting KC GK Nielsen D Sinovic, Besler, Collin, Myers M Rosell, Joseph, Feilhaber, Zusi, Sapong F Bunbury Bench: Kronberg, Olum, Opara, Jerome, Bieler, Saad, Dwyer

Nothing to do with family - Fire continue to shoot themselves in the foot

To call Wednesday night’s “editorial” posting at unfortunate may be an understatement but it was exactly that. Among many other things it is also a misguided cluster of a piece that simply failed to get a coherent point across without angering the club’s fan base. To make matters worse it comes at a time... Read more »

Mid week notes

The Fire returned to training yesterday in preparation for another critically important match against Sporting Kansas City. Also returning to practice were vital parts of the club’s attack and depth, Patrick Nyarko and Chris Rolfe. Nyarko has missed the last two games due to concussion symptoms and Rolfe missed the New England game after coming... Read more »

Revolution 2 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

It may not be time to write off the Fire’s playoff chances but this loss makes the task all the more difficult. With an opportunity to move further away from New England and creep closer to the fifth spot  in the East, the Fire delivered a dud that dampens much of the excitement generated by... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

Every game is big from this point forward. As the Eastern Conference playoff race approaches the stretch run every club still has a realistic chance of qualifying for postseason play (with the exception of DC and Toronto FC). The Fire are two points behind fifth place Houston and only one point ahead of the Revolution.... Read more »

Fire/MacDonald part ways

The Fire have cleared an international roster spot enabling them to officially add Arévalo Rios by mutually agreeing to part ways with Sherjill MacDonald. The Fire unsuccessfully sought a transfer or loan deal for the Dutch striker but were not able to find a taker. By agreeing to part company, MacDonald can now presumably return... Read more »