Category: John Thorrington

Thorrington out for Saturday's game

Fire midfielder John Thorrington will miss his second consecutive game this Saturday due to a quad injury he picked up during preseason training. Thorrington, who originally thought he could play through the injury, said he’s hoping to be back by next Saturday’s home opener against San Jose. “I had a little… niggle in my left... Read more »

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The league and players union have only two more days until the deadline to agree to a new CBA comes and goes. The expiring CBA, which has been the only one used throughout league history, doesn’t have any provisions for player free agency or guaranteed contracts — both points that the players union want included... Read more »

Afternoon Notes: Segares and Thorrington Injury Updates

Just a few quick updates on the injury situations of Gonzalo Segares and John Thorrington to keep your day moving along… **Gonzalo Segares -** Segares, who has been out with a sprained left MCL since August 9th, told me last week that he was targeting this Saturday’s game against Toronto FC for his return and... Read more »

Fire Practice Report -- 9/2

Here are a few notes from today’s high-intensity Fire training session… **McBride Back in Action -** Injured forward Brian McBride (torn labrum) was back on the training field today, participating in his first “full go” practice since having surgery in mid-July. McBride, who isn’t listed on the Fire’s injury report this week, looked good in... Read more »

Thorrington's Thoughts

Hey everyone, kind of a slower news day (so far…) for the Fire so I thought I’d run a little piece giving you guys John Thorrington’s take on the yellow card that he picked up Wednesday night and on how his previously injured groin held up in the match. The 29-year-old Thorrington drew the ire... Read more »

Updating Pause and Segares's Gold Cup Debuts

Despite both being away from the Fire, both Logan Pause and Gonzalo Segares aren’t missing any game action, as they each played the full 90 minutes in their national team games this past weekend. Pause, who got his first cap on Saturday night, started alongside Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman in the central midfield and... 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 »

Fire Practice Report -- 6/22

Here are a few notes from the Fire’s practice today: **1 – No Thorrington** The Fire midfielder did not participate in full training with the team today as he continues to rebound from a mild back injury. Thorrington did do some work with the trainers though and looks to be getting back into the swing... Read more »

Segares and Thorrington named to premilinary Gold Cup rosters

John Thorrington and Gonzalo Segares were both named to their countries preliminary 30-man rosters for the CONCACAF Gold Cup today. The rosters will be cut down to 23 players when the Gold Cup opens on July 3rd. While I fully expect Segares to make Costa Rica’s final roster, Thorrington’s chances of making the U.S.’s final... Read more »

Fire Practice Report

Here are a few quick notes from the Fire’s practice on Wednesday… Chris Rolfe is NOT boltin’ to BoltonThe rumors that English Premier League club Bolton FC was interested in Chris Rolfe seem to be unfounded.  Rolfe was unaware of the rumors  and it looks like the striker will be sticking around Chicago (at least... Read more »