Category: 2010 Regular Season

Fire Reserves Stay Unbeaten - Tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1

An 11th minute goal from newcomer Cristian Nazirit and a 40th minute equalizer from Chance Myers provided the scoring in the Fire’s Reserve League match against Sporting Kansas City this morning at the Toyota Park practice field.  The Fire’s starting eleven included Alec Dufty in goal and Dasan Robinson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Josip Mikulic, and Bratislav... Read more »

Krol Goes Indoors and Riots

Krzysztof Krol is finding a way to stay on a soccer field before looking for greener pastures in Europe during the January transfer window.  During the month of December, Krol will head indoors and play for the Chicago Riot.  Although he won’t be available for the home opener on Sunday night at the Odeum in... Read more »

Pappa Wins MLS Goal of the Year

The Fire did manage to win something this season after all.  MLS announced today that Marco Pappa’s week 3 bomb against San Jose was voted the AT&T Goal of the Year.  Pappa managed to defy all adds and beat out the ballot stuffing, bot-voting fans in Seattle who only managed to get one goal named... Read more »

2010 Season Player Ratings

At the midway point of the season the Fire sat in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 5-5-5 record.  They had just completed a 3-2 win in Los Angeles, they held a 3 game in hand advantage over most playoff contenders and the arrival of Freddie Ljungberg, Nery Castillo , and Gonzalo Segares... Read more »

Matkovich and "Profe" Out

The Fire have released Assistant Coach Mike Matkovich and Fitness Specialist Alvaro “El Profe” Briones.  Matkovich has been an assistant since January of 2009 after replacing Chris Armas on the staff.  Briones joined the staff this past February, shortly after Carlos De Los Cobos was hired.  What does this all mean?  In pro sports, changes... Read more »

Fire Announce 2010 Team Awards

As if on cue, the Fire have announced the recipients of the 2010 Individual awards.  Most Valuable Player – Logan Pause Defender of the Year – CJ Brown Humanitarian of the Year – Dasan Robinson Golden Boot – Marco Pappa The Fire, in conjunction with Section 8 will honor CJ Brown and the other winners... Read more »

2010 Season Ending Awards

The Fire usually announce their annual award winners during the pre game festivities of the first playoff match.  There will be no such opportunity this year but the awards will be doled out anyway.  Here’s my take on the team’s Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, and Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season. ... Read more »

Fire 4 Chivas USA 1 - Game Recap and Player Ratings

The Fire saved their first four goal match of the season for the final day of the campaign.  After a fairly even first half that saw the Fire grab a 1-0 lead on a fantastic back heel flick from Brian McBride, Chivas USA defenders allowed the Fire room to operate and the attack lead by... Read more »

Fire v Chivas USA Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Kinney, Brown, Conde, Umanzor M Ristic, Pause, Lowry, Pappa F Ljungberg, McBride Subs: Dykstra, Watson-Siriboe, Husidic, Bone, Nyarko, Carr, Castillo Chivas USA GK Thornton D Trujillo, Borja, Jazic, Bornstein M Espinoza, Nagamura, Zemanski, Flores F Braun, Padilla Subs: Guppy, de la Fuente, Lahoud, Romero, Zaragosa, Zizzo, Maldonado

Fire v Chivas USA Match Preview

A typical match preview is tough to put together when two teams that have nothing to play for are the combatants.  Similar to the Fire, Chivas USA is suffering through a miserable season with a new coach after qualifying for the playoffs in 2009.  They also played on Wednesday night and were victims of a Chris Wondolowski... Read more »