Archive for November 2016

Fire pick up option on 9 players (including Johnson), decline 9 others

Sean Johnson is still a Fire player for now. This afternoon, the Fire announced that they have exercised contract options on nine players including the veteran goalkeeeper. The others include Arturo Alvarez, Jonathan Campbell, Matt Lampson, Matt Polster, Brandon Vincent, and Homegrown Players Joey Calistri, Drew Conner, and Patrick Doody. Nine players had their options... Read more »

Johnson wins Supporters' Player of the Year award - what's next?

As the longest tenured Fire player on the current roster, Sean Johnson’s days in Chicago may be over. Then again, they might not be. Johnson was named the 2016 Supporters’ Player of the Year as voted on by fans. Johnson and Section 8 Chicago donated $1000 to Matt Lampson’s LampStrong Foundation which aids in the support... Read more »

Schweinsteiger and Paunovic meet?

Schweinsteiger and Paunovic meet?
Speculation continues to circulate about where Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be heading once the January transfer window opens. The 32-year old veteran certainly isn’t in Jose Mourinho’s plans and MLS is in play as a possible landing spot. Reports overseas indicate that Manchester United is preparing to buy-out the remainder of Schweinsteiger’s contract,... Read more »

NFR: Looking ahead in America

Eight years ago the American people elected a President based on the concept of Hope and a vision of an inclusive country that would potentially unite both major political parties. That talk of unity has been present at the conclusion of all recent election cycles, but it never materializes. That unity isn’t likely anytime soon... Read more »

The Fire's highest rated player of 2016 was...

The Fire's highest rated player of 2016 was...
With only eleven players currently under contract for 2017 it’s possible that the Fire roster will see significant turnover again next season. The league’s trade window will open briefly on December 11 before the Expansion Draft takes place the next day so the Fire’s “protected” list shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out given the... Read more »