Category: Bakary Soumare

Q + A: Bakary Soumare

Former Fire defender Bakary Soumare was kind enough to take some time to answer some of your questions. Here are his responses: **First, we miss you and it’s no surprise that you are starting now. What do you miss most about Chicago and your teammates? What are the most fun and most challenging parts of... Read more »

Ask Bakary Soumare

Always stylish former Fire defender Bakary Soumare has graciously agreed to answer some questions from you guys. I’m guessing the 24-year-old Soumare, who transferred from the Fire to French Ligue 1 side Boulogne back in August, will have a good deal to say about his time at Boulogne ([where he has become entrenched in the... Read more »

It's Finally Official: Soumare transferred to Boulogne

Well after months of rumors and a few days of unofficial reports, [the transfer of the now former Fire Defender Bakary Soumare to Boulogne]( of the French First Division has finally gone through. Of course, this news is merely a formality at this point — I think we all knew Baky was going to go... Read more »

Soumare to Boulogne

According to [a report from](, Fire defender Bakary Soumare is finally making his long-awaited move to Europe as he will leave Chicago to join Boulogne-Sur-Mer of the French Ligue 1 for a reported fee of 1.5 million Euros ($2.15 million). Though the deal has yet to officially go through, the newly-promoted Boulogne is expecting... Read more »

Afternoon Notes

Despite their horrible performance in a 2-0 defeat to the L.A. Galaxy last night, the Fire will go on and their focus must now turn to Sunday’s increasingly important match against Colorado. But before we get to the Fire’s next game, I wanted to pass along a few bits of info I picked up last... Read more »

Fire Practice Report: 8-17

I was at the Toyota Park training field today and although only about half of the Fire’s roster was on the field with me (don’t worry, the rest aren’t injured, just inside lifting weights) it was still a pretty busy news day. Read on for all the latest… **Baky’s Back -** Defender Bakary Soumare returned... Read more »

Soumare and Hamlett fined for Locker Room "Incident"

The Fire revealed tonight that defender Bakary Soumare and Head Coach Denis Hamlett were each fined an undisclosed amount for what the team is calling a “locker room incident” that took place at halftime of last Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Houston. According to [Soccer By Ives](, the “incident” — which lead to Baky being subbed... Read more »

Soumare Added to All-Star Team

Fire center back Bakary Soumare was added to the MLS All Star Team today. Soumare will be replacing Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching on the roster. The All Star selection is the first of Baky’s career and he will join Fire teammates Wilman Conde and Cuauhtemoc Blanco in Salt Lake City for the match against... Read more »

The Report

The Fire held a spirited practice today at the Toyota Park training field and here are a few quick notes from the training session… **Soumare transfer update:** [As I wrote about the other day](, there are quite a few transfer rumors surrounding Fire center back Bakary Soumare. Baky and his agent (former Fire player Diego... Read more »

An interview with Bakary Soumare

Here is a little interview I did with Fire (and Malian National Team) defender Bakary Soumare prior to last Saturday’s match against Tigres UANL. I found Baky to be a very nice guy and he gave a good interview as well, touching on his experiences with Mali and his return to the Fire. Check it... Read more »