Archive for July 2015

Fire v FC Dallas match preview

With the clock ticking towards the August 6 transfer window deadline, the Fire are still looking to add a defender or two but until then there are games to be played. Martin Tomszak has a look at FC Dallas in this season’s lone Brimstone Cup match. What Are They All About? FC Dallas   After... Read more »

Fire noteboook - Gilberto, Drogba, and funny money

The Fire made the deal official this morning, announcing that Didier Drogba had signed a contract with MLS and was traded to Montreal in exchange for a king’s ransom in general allocation money and newly created target allocation money. The acquisition of former Toronto FC forward Gilberto was also finalized and he will be added... Read more »

Fire acquire TFC forward Gilberto

The Fire didn’t take long in putting plan B into action once Didier Drogba decided to pursue MLS life north of the border. Chicago has acquired Toronto FC forward Gilberto on waivers. The pursuit as first reported via Fire Confidential twitter and confirmed by ESPN, intensified this weekend once Drogba’s preference became known on Friday. Gilberto signed... Read more »

Fire 2 Revolution 2 - recap and ratings

The Fire had all three Designated Players available for the first time since May and a renewed sense of optimism courtesy of a mid-week Open Cup win but the final result and post game commentary sounded quite familiar. “Obviously a disappointment to end the game, we looked a bit laggy and not sharp in the... Read more »

Fire/Impact talks for Didier Drogba continue

The Fire and Montreal Impact continue to work towards an agreement that would allow Montreal to acquire the MLS rights to forward Didier Drogba. Chicago upped its offer to Drogba earlier this week but on Friday, the player expressed that his preference was to play in Montreal. The current hold-up in completion of the deal... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

With the clock ticking on #DrogbaWatch the Fire are ironically set to host the team which beat them out in last season’s transfer/blind draw fiasco. Martin Tomszak has a look at the Revolution. What Are They All About? New England Revolution As unbelievable as it seems, the Chicago Fire are two wins away from hoisting... Read more »

Fire down Orlando City 3-1, advance to USOC semi-finals

Fire down Orlando City 3-1, advance to USOC semi-finals
The beauty of the US Open Cup tournament is that every team has a chance to win in a one game elimination format. By virtue of the 3-1 victory over Orlando City, the Fire have advanced to the USOC semi-finals on August 11 in Philadelphia. They will face is a Union team that is tied... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City USOC match preview

While Drogbawatch continues the Fire will attempt to advance to the US Open Cup semi-finals against Orlando City. A win will pit them against the winner of today’s Philadelphia v New York Red Bulls contest on August 11 or 12. Martin Tomszak takes a look at Orlando City in the latest match preview. What Are... Read more »

Fire noteboook - USOC, Drogba/transfer window, and more

Frank Yallop didn’t identify which player he was referring to when he said he was trying to avoid another “Jermaine Jones” situation while waiting for a decision on whether or not said player was going to accept an offer to play in Chicago but it’s not hard to figure out who that might be. Chelsea... Read more »

Crew 3 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

In the last 5 days Columbus has picked up their first road win of the season and their first penalty kick opportunity of the season. The latter was also the fastest PK given in MLS history. Sure, it was a soft call by referee Chris Penso but in a second consecutive year where everything that... Read more »