Archive for January 2014

Sources: Anibaba traded to Seattle

It looks like the Fire have completed a pre-draft trade sending Jalil Anibaba to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Patrick Ianni. There could be other moving parts in the deal but that appears to be the meat of the trade. Stay tuned.

Fire add Northwestern's Chris Ritter as Homegrown Player

The Fire have added the fourth Homegrown Player in team history with the signing of Northwestern midfielder Chris Ritter. Recently ranked as the 10th best college player in the nation, Ritter has been described as an excellent defender who is often tasked with marking the opposition’s best player. He’s also dangerous on the other end... Read more »

Fire sign Notre Dame's Harrison Shipp to Homegrown deal

It’s not exactly a Michael Bradley-esque announcement but it’s a positive move. The Fire have agreed to terms with Notre Dame’s Harrison Shipp as the club’s third Homegrown Player signing. Shipp would likely have been a top five selection in the annual MLS Superdraft if he hadn’t been claimed by Chicago as a Homegrown prospect.... Read more »

Fire to unveil new primary kit March 4

Uniforms and jerseys are always a hot topic of conversation for supporters and the 2014 season is sure to provide more kit discussion as the Fire will hit the pitch with a new primary jersey this season. The new look will be unveiled on March 4 at the annual Season Kickoff Luncheon. The event is... Read more »

Magee, Johnson invited to USMNT January camp

Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his roster for this month’s training camp which begins on Monday in California. Among those invited are the Fire’s Sean Johnson and Mike Magee. Twenty-six players will participate in a week long first phase before the roster is pared down to 23 and travels to Brazil for phase two from January... Read more »