Category: 2014 World Cup

Fire add former DCU man Hicks as VP of Communications / Ward stays for remainder of 2014

The Fire announced a change in front office structure this morning with the addition of long time DC United executive Doug Hicks. His official title as Vice President of Communications will move him into overseeing “all communication efforts of the Club, including PR, broadcasting, digital media, content creation, social, and community outreach in Chicago” according... Read more »

World Cup break soccer overload

We’ll have very little MLS regular season action over the next two weeks and no league games for the Fire until July 2 but there will be plenty of soccer to occupy our time. The World Cup begins tomorrow with Brazil taking on Croatia at 3pm (ESPN). The greatest sports tournament in the world (you... Read more »

USMNT "after-Landon" begins tonight

US Soccer begins the post-Landon Donovan era tonight with a friendly against Azerbaijan. Jurgen Klinnsman has hinted that the line up deployed in this game could strongly resemble what we see against Ghana on June 16. Of course, Klinsmann has been known to throw a curve ball every now and then so I wouldn’t be... Read more »

Donovan left out of World Cup squad and Fire notes

Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the US soccer community today by naming the 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. The surprise exclusion of Landon Donovan, who is arguably the best American soccer player ever, has many fans wondering how the country’s all-time leading scorer in international competition could be left off. Klinsmann called it... Read more »

US preliminary World Cup roster set - MLS takes the next step with $720m tv deal

US preliminary World Cup roster set - MLS takes the next step with $720m tv deal
Jurgen Klinsmann named the 30 man preliminary roster for the upcoming  World Cup. The final roster will be pared down to 23 by June 2. As expected Nick Rimando beat out Sean Johnson for the third ‘keeper spot. Players begin reporting to camp in Palo Alto, California on Wednesday. Here’s the complete roster: GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad... Read more »