Fire news and notes - Soumare suspended, third kit look

It’s been pretty quiet as the season winds down but here are a few things to take note of over the next few weeks:

Soumare suspended

The MLS Disciplinary handed down a one game suspension and an undisclosed fine to Bakary Soumare for stepping on DC United forward Michael Seaton in the 9th minute of last Saturday’s match. Soumare was whistled for a foul on the play but did not draw further discipline from referee Fotis Bazakos, who was positioned right in front of the play.

The Fire will be without Soumare and right back Lovel Palmer against Houston this Sunday. Palmer will miss the match due to yellow card accumulation.

17th Anniversary festivities

The Fire will celebrate the 17th anniversary of the club’s founding on October 8 with a party to be held in Toyota Park’s Stadium Club. The event will be attended by Fire players, coaches, and staff and will kick off with Section 8 Chicago’s October board meeting at 6:00 pm. Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation to the Chicago Fire Foundation.

Third kit

The black “flag themed” third kit contest winner will be available for purchase on October 1 but fans got a live look at it yesterday if they attended the Soccer & Style Fashion Show last night.

They’re actually not bad as far as third kits go.

Filed under: 2014 Regular Season


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  • This black kit is not bad, but someone needs to have their gradient controls removed from their computer. Maybe we won't get as many "The men in red" comments from Dan Kelley with this.

  • In reply to Bumsteer:

    Yep...the gradient stripe on the front is a drawback.

  • In reply to Bumsteer:

    Wishful thinking on the "men in red" comments. They were playing Real Salt Lake last season and RSL was in its home Red, the Fire in Blue. Kelley kept saying "men in red" referring to the men in blue. I get the Fire nickname, but it is annoying as hell when the guy is supposed to be describing a game..

  • So you think it'll be Ianni and Larentowicz in the middle with Watson at right back? Then Shipp, Joya, Ward, and Cocis in the middle?

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    Surely Ianni at centerback. Not sure about Watson at right back but that's plausible.

    Who is this Joya character you refer to? ;)

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    For-give-a-ness, please!

    You're right, get ready for the Chris Ritter Turn-Over Experience, live from Houston!

  • I am curious if Ritter would ever be considered as a CB. The guy is big and is tough. I would give him a shot to see if he can play in the back. I would put Ward at right back.

  • In reply to Krasov:

    They have looked at him at center back in training and even some reserve action.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    How did he do? No good?

  • In reply to Krasov:

    Did alright. Not sure if they would use him there in a game though.

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