Category: 2011 Pre Season

2011 Season Kick Off Luncheon Impresses Garber

MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
The Fire’s 2011 Season Kick Off Luncheon enjoyed the largest turnout yet for the annual event.  Over 750 people attended the luncheon established to benefit the team’s charitable causes through the Chicago Fire Foundation.  Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, the event allows fans to meet and mingle with  players and coaches... Read more »

Fire v Battery - Live Chat Saturday

Check back here on Saturday at 6pm for another live chat as the Fire take on the Charleston Battery in their final preseason match before the MLS season kicks off.   Chicago Fire v Charlston Battery

Fire Sign Barouch and Videira

The Fire have announced the signing of Orr Barouch and Mike Videira bringing the total number of “signed” players on the roster to 25.  Barouch, a 6′-2″ nineteen year old forward and product of the Tigres UANL youth system scored 4 goals against the New York Red Bulls reserves last month.  Videira, 25, has MLS... Read more »

Fire v DC United : Carolina Challenge Cup

I’m planning on bringing back the live chat for the final pre-season match on Saturday night…in the meantime here are the starting line ups for the second match of the Carolina Challenge Cup: Fire Conway; Anibaba, Mikulic, Gibbs; Ristic, Husidic, Pause, Pappa, Paul; Puerari, Chaves DC United Onstad; Barklage, White, Brasesco, Burch; Quaranta, Morsink, King,... Read more »

Winning - Fire 1 Toronto FC 0

The Fire defeated Toronto FC 1-0 in the first match of the Carolina Challenge Cup.  Chicago controlled the play for the most part during the first thirty minutes before an uncharacteristic Logan Pause red card forced the team to play a man down for the remainder of the match.  Carlos De Los Cobos started the... Read more »

Pre Season Live Streaming and Live Chat

The Fire announced today that all three Carolina Challenge Cup matches will be streamed live via  Tomorrow’s match against Toronto FC will kick off at 4 pm and if you’d like to watch the game and comment on the proceedings in real time click back here tomorrow and join the first Fire Confidential live chat... Read more »

Some Good News and Some Not So Good News - Updated

Julian Posada attended Section 8 Chicago’s monthly board meeting tonight (along with Director of Soccer & Team Development Paul Cadwell and Vice President Emigdio Gamboa) and addressed a variety of issues while taking questions from the attendees.  I’ll get right to the highlights: The Fire will finally have a team store at Toyota Park.  The... Read more »

Fire Sign Marko Maric

The Fire now have 23 officially “signed” players on the roster after announcing the signing of 6-2″ Croatian midfielder Marko Maric.  Described as a box to box player who can fill an enforcer role if needed, Maric is the sixth international on the roster.  The other five are Pappa, Ristic, Mikulic, Chaves, and Puerari.  The Fire... Read more »

Manchester United in Chicago?

According to this report Mancheser United will return to Chicago this summer for more than just a work out and some photo ops.  The report claims that the Red Devils will play the Fire on July 23.  The game was originally planned for Wrigley Field but that has apparently fallen through.  The Cubs host the... Read more »

Fire Face Cuts Ahead of March 1 Roster Deadline

WIth the MLS roster compliance deadline less than 24 hours away the Fire will have several cuts to make in order to meet the thirty man roster limit on March 1.  Currently the team has 21 signed players, 2 draft choices, and 12 trialists still available.  The signed players : GK : Sean Johnson, Jon... Read more »