Category: 2015 Regular Season

Fire v Toronto FC match preview

The nonsensical playoff talk can finally be silenced as the Fire try to avoid a staggering 20 loss season. The current total of 17 is already an MLS worst and all-time club high – or low depending on your perspective. Martin Tomszak previews Toronto FC led by the player who appears to be the sure... Read more »

Impact 2 Fire 1 - recap and ratings

Frank Yallop may be gone but the look and the results weren’t any different for the Fire. A 2-1 loss in Montreal featured many of the issues that were evident during the first 29 games of the season. Lack of finishing when given chances, no possession coupled with weak midfield play, and the seemingly inevitable... Read more »

Fire v Impact match preview

The Fire may have a different look on the pitch with Brian Bliss at the helm. They’ll face Didier Drogba again after a defensive fiasco a few weeks ago. Martin Tomszak is back with another Impact preview.  C’est la Fin des Haricots: La Troisième Rencontre avec Montréal And then there were none. The first time... Read more »

Yallop out - What changes this time around?

After less than two full seasons at the helm, Frank Yallop is out as Head Coach and Director of Soccer. The Fire have parted ways with Yallop and assistants Clint Mathis and Marc Bircham. Technical Director Brian Bliss and Vice President Logan Pause have been handed the first team reins for the last five games... Read more »

Orlando City 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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As the Fire inch closer to mathematical elimination from playoff contention it’s obvious that something just isn’t right with this club. Their second loss at home this season to expansion Orlando City SC was a case study in the type of loss that has come to be standard operating procedure at Toyota Park. A large... Read more »

Fire v Orlando City match preview

The Fire and Orlando City SC will meet for a fourth and final time this season (assuming that they don’t meet in the playoffs). Martin Tomszak takes yet another look at the Lions, who could be without Kaka in this match. And yeah, the playoff remark is not to be taken seriously. What Are They... Read more »

New podcast - Evan Whitfield reviews the season

It’s been a while since the last podcast. Former Fire defender and television analyst Evan Whitfield joined us earlier this season and now he’s back to take a look at what’s gone wrong in 2015. The topics include the possibility of yet another roster overhaul, supporter discontent, formations and tactics, Hunter Jumper’s recent comments, and... Read more »

Fire notebook - Jumper, injury update, Magee's 2016 status, and more

The Fire have six games remaining this season but the attention over the weekend came from former Fire defender Hunter Jumper’s twitter account. His comments didn’t put the organization in a good light and certainly didn’t do much for the previous technical staff. Frank Yallop addressed the rant during his weekly conference call although, as... Read more »

Former player Hunter Jumper unloads on organization

Hunter Jumper was drafted by the Fire in the 2012 MLS Superdraft and he appeared in seven games before his career was cut short by a medical condition last season. Tonight, in response to a tweet by Fire Confidential contributor and podcast co-host Jeff Krause, Jumper embarked in a night of commentary about the Fire... Read more »

Red Bulls 3 Fire 2 - recap and ratings

After last weekend’s four goal defensive meltdown against the Montreal Impact, Frank Yallop tried a different look along the back line with Daneil Cyrus and Ty Harden both making their Fire debuts. Predictably, the results weren’t any different. The Fire squandered a two goal lead and another decent effort against the best team in the... Read more »