Category: Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Blanco to Irapuato Not a Done Deal

According to this article over at SBI, Cuauhtemoc Blanco is still weighing the offer from Irapuato and no deal has been finalized.  This jibes with what I’ve been able to gather from inside Toyota Park.  There have also been rumblings of additional player acquisitions although no names have surfaced yet. 

Blanco to Irapuato?

According to this article Cuauhtemoc Blanco has chosen to play for Mexican second division side Irapuato.  Blanco made no mention of Irapuato during his radio program yesterday although the deal was reportedly reached last night.  The article does mention an offer on the table from the Chicago Fire.

Stejskal Source : Blanco's Return Likely

  Sam Stejskal checks in with the following information regarding the possibility of Blanco’s return to the Fire. An independent source with knowledge of the situation said that “it’s more likely than not” that former Fire forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco will sign with the club this summer.  The 37 year old Blanco, currently out of contract,... Read more »

Blanco in Chicago least for one night

Before Mexico’s friendly against Senegal last night the Chicago Fire presented Cuauhtemoc Blanco with a gift wishing him well at the World Cup.  The box appears too small to contain a contract offer.  En Fuego has details on the gift. According to Blanco he would entertain an offer to return.  Indications are that an offer... Read more »

Blanco anyone?

 A quote from Mr. White’s agent, Jose Manuel Sanz (from “Sanz also represents CuauhtĂ©moc Blanco, who is currently in camp with the Mexican National Team in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. He would not rule out a possible return for the former Chicago Fire midfield leader.” “His years with the Chicago Fire were... Read more »

The Secret?

In November,’s Bill Simmons – affectionately known as the “Sports Guy” – published *The Book of Basketball* with one goal in mind: to answer every question that could ever be posed about the NBA. One of those questions deals with what Simmons calls “The Secret.” Simmons learns of the “secret” on the deck of... Read more »

The Designated Player Search

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving (I know I did, the turkey was delicious…) but I’m back with more Fire news for you on what will hopefully be a leisurely day of leftovers, relaxing and maybe – for the adventurous amongst us – Black Friday shopping. Today’s post concerns the topic... Read more »

UPDATE -- Blanco to Veracruz

Hey everyone, just wanted to clear a few things up in regards to the Blanco situation. A source close to the situation told me that Blanco and Veracruz agreed to a one year deal — which will begin in January — with an opt out clause for any point in the year.  This means that... Read more »

BREAKING -- Blanco to leave the Fire at end of year

The Fire has confirmed [an AP report]( that midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco will be leaving the club at the end of the year to join Mexican second division club Veracruz. Blanco, who played for Veracruz in 2004, is in the final year of a three year contract he signed with the Fire prior to the 2007... Read more »

Saturday Roundup -- US, Mexico Qualify for World Cup

Yesterday was a huge day for soccer fans around the world as eight more teams secured their spot in South Africa for next year’s World Cup. The U.S. and Mexico each used a big-time win to ensure their qualification, with [Mexico getting a goal from Fire midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco in their 4-1 defeat of El... Read more »